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Remote learning for Years 10 & 12

On this page you can find all you need to know about remote and face to face learning for students in Years 10 and 12.

 

Live sessions timetable: year 10

The timetable of live sessions is below. If a student is organising their study time according to their normal timetable, they may have to move things around to make time for these live sessions.

You can also download a copy of this timetable from the bottom of this page.

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Live sessions timetable: year 12

The timetable of live sessions is below. If a student is organising their study time according to their normal timetable, they may have to move things around to make time for these live sessions.

You can also download a copy of this timetable from the bottom of this page.

 

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How do students access remote learning?

All work is set and collected in on Google Classroom

We know that some students are still finding Google Classroom challenging to use and this is causing frustration for both students and their teachers. You can view training materials and videos about how to use Google Classroom on our IT Support page here.

Parents need to give consent for their child to participate in live sessions. The consent form was sent when we surveyed parents about students' potential return to school. If you did not provide your consent, please contact the relevant key stage office by email, stating that you are consenting to your child receiving live teaching via Google Classroom. Thank you!

 

What kind of teaching & learning is available to students?

Teaching and learning for students in Years 10 and 12 will be a mixture of:

  • One day of face to face teaching in school per week.
  • New learning set on Google Classroom (e.g. reading, research, skills practice).
  • Work to submit by student on Google Classroom (e.g. writing, solutions, practical pieces).*
  • Audio explanations of tasks (live and recorded).
  • Livestream lessons or drop-in sessions with departments.
  • Written feedback on Google Classroom and verbal feedback on face-to-face platforms.

*This is the work that is handed in for marking.  Many subjects are reporting that students are not attaching this piece of work.  Teachers cannot give feedback unless this piece is attached.  Please check with your child that they understand how to do this.

Students have been sent their timetable for face to face teaching in school. They will have one day in school each week this academic year. For Year 10 students, two of these days will focus on English and maths; the rest will focus on their other option subjects. Year 12 students will have more sessions for individual subjects as they are studying fewer subjects.

 

How do teachers check students' progress?

We are monitoring every child’s progress. This is done by individual teachers and shared with colleagues at key stage level. When we have a concern about a child’s progress/learning we put in a range of support, including help with using IT, independent learning, managing lack of motivation/wellbeing/mental health issues, lack of technology.

If you are concerned about your child please, as ever, contact the key stage team.

 

How are students rewarded for their efforts?

Students in Year 10 and Year 12 are given reward points for every piece of work handed in. There are prizes for effort and improvement. Watch out for the virtual teacher certificates that will be coming out soon.

 

how do students access live sessions?

Students will be sent links to the live sessions by their subject teachers via Google Classroom. 

When a student clicks on the live lesson it will bring up further information about the class, including a link that says 'Join with Google Meet'.

When students click on this link:

  • If they are using a computer - it will open a new window with the live lesson.
  • If they are using a mobile device - it will open the Google Meet app.

If a student uses a mobile device and has not downloaded the Google Meet app they may be prompted to download it from the App Store or Google Play. We advise that students using mobile devices download the Google Meet app as soon as possible, so they are prepared in advance.