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 Literature GCSE – Edquas

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

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader Quizzes


Mathematics GCSE – AQA


Science GCSE – AQA

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

Religious Education – Eduqas


History GCSE – AQA


Geography GCSE – AQA

Modern Foreign Languages

French GCSE – AQA

German GCSE – AQA

Spanish GCSE – AQA

Physical Education

Physical Education GCSE – Edexcel

Core PE – Keeping Fit


Creative iMedia – OCR

Computer Science – OCR

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


Course Specification

Design Technology GCSE – AQA

Course Specification

Food Preparation and Nutrition – EDUCAS

Course Specification


Well-being links recommended by Morna, our counsellor
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.
Looking after a child or young person’s mental health – NHS support
Mental health and self-care for young people
A free anonymous counselling and emotional wellbeing service which includes articles to read, links for support and online counselling is available.

Childline: 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: Free 24/7 text service Text 85258.

The Mix: Essential support for under 25s. or phone 0808 808 4994

Young Minds: The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Anna Freud

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