Remote Learning

Please find below a collection of information regarding how we will support parents and children with remote learning.


Links to Online Learning Provision
  • Online Singing Lessons –  Free daily singing lessons run by the Diocese of Leeds
  • Kerboodle – digital books for GCSE MFL, Science and RE – pupils have login details
  • Seneca Learning – offers many online courses for pupilsBBC, very wide ranging aimed at KS4 mainly
  • BBC Bitesize – online resources and videos for all pupils of all ages – excellent “go to” resource
  • Gojimo – has GCSE quizzes that relate to different specifications and are set up and ready to go
  • Quizlet – can be used to create keyword flashcards online, revise key vocabulary, create vocabulary lists
  • Kahoot – online learning very interactive, learning games, requires sign up but it is free
  • TED-Ed – TED-Ed offers a free suite of high‐quality videos on a variety of topics for learners of all ages, including supplemental materials, discussion questions, and opportunities to probe deeper into areas of interest
  • MathsWatch – excellent KS4 resource with video tutoring and exam style questions – Y10/11 have login details
  • MyMaths – ideal resource for all years groups; self-help lessons followed by questions then MyMaths marks the answers – all pupils have login details
  • Corbett Maths – various resources aimed at KS4 pupils
  • BBC Teach – wide variety of resources for all year groups
  • General English Skills – interactive quizzes to develop generic English skills
  • Creative Writing Tasks – daily story starters to practise descriptive writing
  • Lancashire Libraries – free reading material if pupils have a library card
  • Free ebooks – over 60,000 ebooks available free to read
  • Bedrock Learning – Bedrock Learning for Years 7 and 8
  • ePlatform Digital Library – Access to a library of around 1,000 eBooks
  • Accelerated Reader – Accelerated Reader Login
  • Oak National Academy – Oak National Academy offers near 10,000 free lessons and resources covering many subjects
  • Greenshaw Learning Trust – Greenshaw Learning Trust offering a range of remote learning resources and lessons
GCSE Examination Specifications

English

English Literature GCSE – Edquas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-literature/gcse/

Pupils at Holy Cross only study the following set texts: Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls (Sets 1 & 2) or Blood Brothers (All other sets) and the Eduqas Poetry Anthology.

English Language GCSE – Eduqas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader Quizzes

Mathematics

Mathematics GCSE – AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300/specification-at-a-glance

Science

Science GCSE – AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Religious Education

Religious Education – Edexcel

We are studying Edexcel Specification A -Catholic Christianity.

The papers we have chosen to study are
1A – Catholic Christianity
2F – Judaism
3A – Catholic Christianity

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Religious%20Studies/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-Religious-Studies-A-June-2016-Draft-4.pdf

Religious Education – Eduqas

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies-gcse/#tab_overview

History

History GCSE – AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

Geography

Geography GCSE – AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/introduction

Modern Foreign Languages

French GCSE – AQA

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/french/specifications/AQA-8658-SP-2016.PDF

German GCSE – AQA

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/german/specifications/AQA-8668-SP-2016.PDF

Spanish GCSE – AQA

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/spanish/specifications/AQA-8698-SP-2016.PDF

Physical Education

Physical Education GCSE – Edexcel

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Physical%20Education/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE-physical-education-2016-specification.pdf

Core PE – Keeping Fit

Computing

Creative iMedia – OCR

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/assessment/

Computer Science – OCR

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j276-from-2016/

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j276-from-2016/assessment/

Design and Technology (includes Art, Food and Product Design)

Art GCSE – AQA

Course Specification

Design Technology GCSE – AQA

Course Specification

Food Preparation and Nutrition – EDUCAS

Course Specification

Well-Being

Well-being links recommended by Morna, our counsellor

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/
There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing.  Every Mind Matters can get you started with a free NHS online plan, showing you simple steps to help manage anxiety, to sleep better and boost your mood.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/
Looking after a child or young person’s mental health – NHS support

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/youth-mental-health/
Mental health and self-care for young people

www.kooth.com
A free anonymous counselling and emotional wellbeing service which includes articles to read, links for support and online counselling is available.

Childline: http://www.childline.org.uk Phone: 0800 1111
Get help and advice on a wide range of issues.  Call, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide:  HOPELINE UK Phone: 0800 068 4141 Text: 0778 620 9697

Shout: www.giveusashout.org Free 24/7 text service Text 85258.

The Mix: Essential support for under 25s.  http://www.themix.org.uk/ or phone 0808 808 4994

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/ The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Anna Freud https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2305/childrens-mental-health-week-toolkit-final.pdf


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