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Links, Tips and Guides

The internet has a wealth of resources created to help students and parents navigate their way through these days spent at home.  On this page we will signpost just some of what our staff have found to give you ideas and support on your homelearning journey.

Art

Hobbycraft Ideas KS3
Ideas from Hobbycraft particularly suited to Years 7 and 8
Art History Kids All
Art Every Day is a free week-long workshop for kids that makes it easy for you to say YES to art! Dive in for a quick lesson each day to learn about a famous artist and make art inspired by their process
Virtual Tours All
A collection virtual tours into the world’s best Museums and Art Galleries.

Dance, Physical Education

Online Dance Classes All
Join in with Oti Mabuse's online dance classes.
Sadler's Wells Digital Stage All
Free dance performances and lessons from Sadler’s Wells beginning 27th March.

Dance

Alvin Ailey Performances All
Alvin Ailey's dance company is moving it's performances online for us to enjoy
Quizlet - Physical All
Revise your physical skills
Quizlet - Mental All
Develop your mental dance skills
Quizlet - Expressive Skills All
Revise your expressive skills
Quizlet - Technical Skills All
Revise your technical dance skills
Contemporary Warm Up All
A contemporary warm up online for you to follow along to
Contemporary Dance Class All
A complete contemporary dance class online for you to follow along to
Italia Conti All
Online contemporary dance technique class from Italia Conti – a performing Arts school.  Great for developing your dance technique ready for the practical assessments in year 11.
Contemporary Dance Routine All
Learn a contemporary dance routine
Jazz Warm Up All
Follow the video for a jazz warm-up and stretching routine
Contemporary Dance Routine All
Learn a challenging contemporary dance routine
Floor Work Routine All
Learn a floor work routine
Hip Hop Routine All
Learn a hip hop routine

Modern Foreign Languages

Pearson Active Learn Year 8
You will need your login details to access the site which you should have from your MFL lessons
Linguascope KS3, KS4
Students will need to login using their account supplied by the school (they should already have this)
Memrise KS3, KS4
You will need your login details to access this site which you should have from your MFL lessons
Duolingo KS3, KS4
You will need your login details to access this site which you should have from your MFL lessons
Languages Online KS4
GCSE French online, students can choose the level, task type and self-mark their attempts
Kerboodle KS4
You will need your login details to access this site which you should have from your MFL lessons

Mathematics

The Maths Factor KS3, Year 7, Year 8
Free Maths resources for Years 7-8
Diagnostic Questions KS3, Year 7, Year 8
Maths Mastery for Years 7-8.
White Rose Maths KS3, Year 7, Year 8
Maths Home learning support and tasks for Years 7 and 8.
Stem.org.uk KS3, Year 7, Year 8
Applying maths to key areas of the economy focusing on functional mathematics skills for Key Stage Three students.
StemNRICH KS3, KS4
stemNRICH is a collection of resources exploring the maths involved in science, technology and engineering for Years 7-11
TT Rockstars KS3
Free online timetables memory games for Year 7 and 8
Hegarty Maths KS3
Students will often have set tasks from our Maths faculty set through Hegarty Maths

English, Literacy and Reading

KSCS English - Year 8 Reading Suggestions Year 8
We've put together some reading suggestions for our Year 8 students. Many of these books can be hired via the online library system using your library card, others may be free to download via ebook reading sites as classic texts.

English, Mathematics, Science

Twinkl - Free Resources KS3, Year 7, Year 8
Free Maths and English resources for ages 4-12 - Enter code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS to redeem a free 30 days

Literacy and Reading

GLT Year 7 Reading Challenge Year 7
An alternative to the ten minute reading challenge, read along and answer questions.
GLT Year 8 Reading Challenge Year 8
An alternative to the ten minute reading challenge, read along and answer questions.
GLT Year 9 Reading Challenge Year 9
An alternative to the ten minute reading challenge, read along and answer questions.
GLT Year 10 Reading Challenge Year 10
An alternative to the ten minute reading challenge, read along and answer questions.
Education Platform All
Educational book platform
Free Audible Stories All
Free Audio books from Audible available through their website
David Walliams Audio Books All
Free David Walliams audio books released each day for the next 30 days, this started on 25/3/20.
World Book Online All
Free audio books - you will need to register to access the resources
KSCS Literacy and Reading All
Our Literacy and Reading section holds resources and reading lists to help support parents and students.
Open Library All
Access free ebook classics
Vivacity Online Library All
Access free ebooks and audiobooks using your library card

Science

BBC Bitesize Science KS3, KS4
Useful resources for Years 7-11
Twinkl Science KS3
Free Science resources for Year 7 and 8
Pearson Active Learn KS3
You will need your login details to access the site which you should have from your Science lessons
Crest Awards All
Complete crest awards at home. All of the information on how to get started is on the page.
School Science All
Lots of STEM projects to have a go at.
Cyber Physics All
Physics support for students
Phet Interactive Simulations All
Interactive Science simulations
STEM Challenges All
STEM challenges and fun practical’s and challenges to do at home daily. Just scroll the page to join group.
IFL Science All
Latest science news and interesting stories

Geography

NASA Games Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
Some games from NASA, useful to Years 7, 8 and 9
NASA Eyes on the Earth KS3, KS4
Useful for Years 7-11
NASA Climate Kids KS3, KS4
Explore our Earth and how our climate affects it
BBC iPlayer - Simon Reeve documentaries KS4, KS5
These documentaries are of particular interest to our GCSE/Post 16 students
Online Geography Field trips All
Lots of links to free online geography field trips
Kew Gardens All
Kew Garden's online learning platform
BBC Bitesize Geography All
Geography resources for all year groups
Time for Geography All
Geography resources for all year groups
BBC iPlayer - David Attenborough All
David Attenborough has many documentaries up on the BBC iPlayer, useful and interesting to all year groups
Young Geographer of the Year All
A competition for our aspiring geographers

History

Family Days Tried and Tested All
Visit museums and landmarks from the comfort of your living room
Live History lessons from Secre All
Free history events - WW2 at the time of posting this link

Physical Education

Joe Wicks - Daily Workout All
Follow Joe Wicks for a live daily work out every morning at 9

Drama

What's On Stage - Shows and Musicals Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Lots of online theatre productions to watch for free
Monologue Blogger KS3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
Short monologues particularly suited to Years 7, 8 and 9
Wind in the Willows online KS3, Year 7, Year 8
A free stream for you to watch this classic play
BBC Bitesize Drama KS4
Free GCSE Drama revision text and online tests to support home learning.
BBC GCSE Bitesize - Drama KS4, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Useful revision resources for Years 9, 10 and 11
GCSE Bitesize - Drama KS4, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Revision resources for GCSE Drama students
Shakespeare KS4, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Shakespeare resources for our GCSE students
Drama Online Library All
Explore the RSC's innovative range of resources and opportunities.
What's On Stage All
Watch theatre productions from the comfort of your own home

Business Studies

BBC Bitesize - Business Studies KS4
Free AQA GCSE Business Studies revision text and online tests to support home learning.

Post 16

Class Central KS5
Access to free University Courses

Wellbeing

Dove Self-Esteem Project All
Useful resources for parents/carers to help support students during these difficult times
Childline - Calming Exercises All
There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of these breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Autism and Self Isolation All
The need to self-isolate has had an impact on all of our lives. For pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) the impact on family life can be profound. This document offers some guidance, strategies and resources that might support families during this difficult time
Supporting Agencies All
A list of agencies that can support you through this difficult time. You can also email the school at any time using the address NeedToTalk@kscs.org.uk

GCSE Studies

Sencalearning KS4
Free Online GCSE Support for a wide variety of subjects.
SencaLearning - GCSE Revision KS4
Free Online GCSE revision support for a wide variety of subjects.

Careers

Creative Career Experiences Post 16
Career experience programmes in five relevant industries LIVE & ONLINE this spring.
University Events and Experiences Post 16
Links to all up-coming university events and taster experiences for students
Skills Builder All
Resources to help you build essential life skills
The Skills Service All
Useful information about careers and things you can do from home

Across Subjects

Years 7 & 8 Phase 2 Home Learning Year 7, Year 8
Some suggested timings and subjects for our Year 7 and 8 students to follow
BBC Bitesize Year 9 Year 9
BBC Bitesize has online notes, clips and revision tasks for Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Computer Science, French, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE.
Year 9 Phase 2 Home Learning Year 9
Some suggested timings and subjects for our Year 9 students to follow
Year 10 Phase 2 Home Learning Year 10
Some suggested timings and subjects for our Year 10 students to follow
Year 11 Phase 2 Home Learning Year 11
Some suggested timings and subjects for our Year 11 students to follow
A3 Activities you can do from home Year 12, Year 13, Year 14
Lockdown Ideas Year 12, Year 13, Year 14
BBC Bitesize KS3 KS3
BBC Bitesize has online notes, clips and revision tasks for Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Computer Science, French, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE.
BBC Bitesize KS4 KS4
BBC Bitesize has online notes, clips and revision tasks for Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Music and Wellbeing.
Post 16 Phase 2 Home Learning Post 16, Year 12, Year 13
Some suggested timings and subjects for our Post 16 students to follow
The Oak National Academy All
The Oak National Academy has online lessons and activities for Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, French and Art.
Phase 2 Home Learning All
Please click to download some suggested weekly timings. These are a guide to try and make things simpler and more achievable in the next few weeks.

Phase 2 Home Learning

Please click to download some suggested weekly timings. These are a guide to try and make things simpler and more achievable in the next few weeks.

Need To Talk?

At KSCS we know this is a really difficult time and students may feel they need to talk to someone about their wellbeing. Please contact us by email on Needtotalk [at] kscs.org.uk with a brief outline of how we can help (please make sure your parents/carers are aware) and someone will be in touch. Also please check out specialist support services available to all students on our website here

Twitter

Follow our Twitter account - we're retweeting useful resources as we find them!

Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing page has lots of useful tips and links

Careers

Our Careers page also contains lots of useful links and resources

Our faculty Facebook pages are sharing subject specific information and interactive challenges

Our Year 11 Facebook page gives specific information, challenges and activities for our Year 11 students

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