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3 ways to stay up-to-date with schooling

Many young people will now be at home rather than school due to the coronavirus outbreak.

With Year 11 and Year 13 students no longer sitting GCSEs and A levels in the next few weeks, it’s important to remember that life will turn back to normal and you will still get the qualifications you need.

Whilst you are off, your school will have its own plan for supporting pupils and supplying work during, so it’s important to follow their advice and any work set online.

Other things you can try are:

  1. Keep revising topics you have covered in school – make a timetable of revision you could do each day for a few hours to not overload yourself but also keep your brain active. There are plenty of resources online to support you with this, for example BBC Bitesize and Education Quizzes
  2. Create a quiz for your friends – you can set questions for each other on subjects and share your knowledge between each other on messaging apps and social media, whilst also socialising and checking in to make sure they’re getting on okay
  3. Get creative – make learning fun and in line with your interests. You could try changing the lyrics of your favourite song to poems for English, make models and collages of cells for science or make a maths board game to play with the family!

Useful links

Thinkuknow- Home activity packs

Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency. They are releasing fortnightly activity packs around online safety to support your learning. Download the packs here:

Off School

An online learning hub filled with activities, videos and ideas to help with home learning. Created by teachers, there are lots of videos available covering many different topics and themes.

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If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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