In March this year the Secretary of State announced the summer 2020 exams series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of COVID 19.  Therefore, student GCSE grades will now be teacher assessments. Ofqual have stated there is no requirement to set additional mock exams or home work tasks for schools to determine a grade and no student should be disadvantaged if they are unable to complete any work set after schools were closed.  Nevertheless, in order to support our Year 11s with future education choices and preparation for work we have provided a range of optional educational resources online should students wish to access it. Teachers are also available to provide feedback for work students complete at home and email this to school, should they wish to do so. Home learning for some students will be based on an individual basis to reflect the specific progression point and pathway of the individual student. If students or parents wish to discuss home learning with teachers please call the following numbers South Provision 07966270999 or North Provision 07966270977.

11north@stthomas.blackburn.sch.uk

11south@stthomas.blackburn.sch.uk

 

A MESSAGE FOR ALL GCSE STUDENTS – HOW WILL GCSE GRADES BE CALCULATED?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020/letter-to-students-summer-2020-grading

 

English

Y11 Home Learning instructions 4th May

Instructions for English Home Learning wc 11th May 2020 (PDF)

Instructions for English Home Learning wc 11th May 2020 (WORD)

The Sea Eats the Land at Home (PDF)

The Sea Eats the Land at Home (WORD)

District English

District – understanding figurative language powerpoint

ICT

11N ICT

11S ICT

KS4_ICT_Mon18-05

Science

AQA Biology Unit 4.7 Ecology Student Progress Sheet

AQA Ecology Knowledge Organiser

Ecology Booklet

Student-long-answer-question-on-Characteristics of living organisms

PSHE

PSHE North & South

PSHE North & South 2

 

Pathways

KS4_Pathway_Computer_Science_Mon_18-05

KS4_Pathway_Computer_Science_Wed_20-05

KS4_Pathway_Computer_Science_Fri_22-05

Home Cooking Skills

Home Cooking Skills – Cooking methods

Princes Trust 12/05

Princes Trust 14/05

Princes Trust 19/05

Princes Trust 21/05

BTEC Health and Social Care introduction

BTEC Health and Social Care Lesson 1 – PIES

BTEC Health and Social Care Task

 

Useful Websites

 

 

AQA GCSE English revision website

http://www.aqa.org.uk

Students can access past papers via the website.

 

Edexcel GCSE Maths revision websites

https://diagnosticquestions.com/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb (Edexcel GCSE)

https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-maths-revision/

https://www.onmaths.com/

https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/z9p3mnb

https://corbettmaths.com/

http://mrbartonmaths.com/students/gcse/

 

AQA GCSE Science revision website

https://www.gcsepod.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw (free Science lessons on YouTube channel)

http://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

https://www.primrosekitten.com/

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education