- Secondary Home Learning
AQA have produced an INSIGHT report. This may be useful for you to view and interweave into your teaching/online provision packages. The hubs have been focused on maths in science – these are not yet released, but will be soon so keep an eye on their website. It will be here too as a resource along with SOME ALREADY AVAILABLE helpful AO2 and AO3 resources: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/focus-on-success-science.
There is a good collaboration of resources forming. It’s important that there is an activity that is appropriately challenging for students to apply their learning if using a resource. Google classroom can be used to ‘turn these in’ or if you have another alternative platform that does this it will allow you to track/feedback when appropriate.
We recommend a strategic plan for overseeing the potential move to home learning – whereby you can plan for all groups and then have a rolling programme. Google classrooms, show my homework and Microsoft teams all offer online opportunities for setting work/interaction/feedback. Rather than give lots of choice, it is recommended you have core learning items to complete – with extras if needed and you have time to signpost. So for example, everyone covers ‘Seneca on bonding’, then completes questions on ‘bonding worksheet 1’ and submits, rather than a choice of tasks using different platforms. This makes it easier for you to track and give feedback when necessary.
Free Science Lessons - videos with questions to answer as they go through. https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/
e-Chalk (KS3&4) - online simulations and interactive mostly used as a teaching tool but could be used for distance learning. https://www.echalk.co.uk/
Seneca - I think everyone is aware of this. https://www.senecalearning.com/
Phet (KS4 - sometimes useful for KS3) - online simulations. https://phet.colorado.edu/
Twig (KS3&4) - online multimedia database, videos are no longer than 5 minutes and there are some interactive quizzes and worksheets, but mainly used as a multimedia platform for consolidation of ideas. https://www.twig-world.com/
My GCSE Science - mixture of free and premium video tutorials, exam-style questions and revision resources https://www.my-gcsescience.com/