Secondary Home Learning
To find resources for your child to complete when learning at home, please click on their year group:
To find general resources for subjects or activities, click on the subject or activity in the table below:
|Online learning platforms||Maths||English||Science||Arts and culture||Business Studies||Computer Science||Drama||French||Geography|
|History||i-Media||Music||PE||RE||Sport Studies||Personal Development||News||Mental Wellbeing|
Between us we can limit the disruption to your child’s education.
Through the virtual school we are providing your child with the appropriate standard and amount of work to be completed at home. Your child should use Ark Victoria's virtual school resources whilst the academy building is closed.
Whilst operating the Virtual School, you can help to create the right conditions for learning at home.
- Your child should give full attention their work and should work free from distractions; so it is important that they work alone and in silence. If possible, your child should have access to a quiet place to study with a desk and no distractions. They may need to use their mobile phone to access work that has been set online but it is advised that you monitor this so that they are not being distracted.
- A daily routine is really important. Try to make sure that your child gets up at their usual time and follows the timetable on the website. As well as giving a sense of normality, it will also ensure that weaker subjects are not neglected. Your child will potentially be distracted by the draw of video games, television and social media. However, we suggest that these are used as a reward at the end of a day of studying, rather than throughout the day.
- We advise your child has regular breaks to keep them motivated and able to maintain a high standard of concentration and work.
- If there is only one laptop or PC available, you may need to give priority to children in examination year groups.
A parent guide to home learning
GCSEPOD - With pedagogical content knowledge for 27 GCSE/ IGCSE subjects, GCSEPod make it easy to learn and revise from wherever you are, on any device and is particularly suited to remote learning. (Year 9 - Year 11)
Seneca - is a free online platform created for both students and teachers. Students can use Seneca for revision, utilising the platform to learn information before testing themselves. (Year 7 - Year 11)
BBC Teach - BBC resources that cover various subjects at secondary school. (Year 7 - Year 11)
BBC Bitesize - Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid pupils in both schoolwork and, for older pupils, exams. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Oak National Academy - A range of resources and online lessons to allow students to continue to study independently. (Year 7 - Year 10)
BBC Daily lessons - Online lessons and resources created and delivered by the BBC. (Year 7 - Year 10)
Hegarty Maths - The aim of Hegarty Maths is to provide a top quality, home learning platform to students so that, along with fantastic teacher-led Maths lessons in school, your child will be supported at home with their Maths learning.(Year 7 - Year 11)
Maths Mastery - Resources aimed at KS3 students designed by the Ark Curriculum team. (Year 7 - Year 9)
Bowland Maths Resources - downloadable assessments on a range of subjects, including sample answers and assessment tips. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Corbett Maths - a range of videos and downloadable questions categorised by topic and predicted grade. (Year 9 - Year 11)
Maths Kitchen - an interactive GCSE revision website. Resources are categorised by topic, including video lessons and practice questions. (Year 9 - Year 11)
Nrich - a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range. (Year 7 - Year 11)
English Mastery - Resources aimed at KS3 students designed by the Ark Curriculum team. (Year 7 - Year 9)
Audible - all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed. (Year 7 - Year 11)
English and Media Centre - downloadable resources covering a range of texts for key stage 3. GCSE resources are categorised by examination board. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Pobble 365 - a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Poetry by Heart - not required to view poems, but it is required to access teaching resources. (Year 7 - Year 11)
The Children’s Poetry Archive - an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Pupils can listen to poems being read aloud. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Stem Learning - an online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Isaac Physics - online problem-solving activities to support teachers and students. The content focusses on physics but also covers some maths and chemistry. (Year 7 - Year 11)
12 free Musuem tours - Free virtual tours of museums around the world. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Google Arts and Culture - Access to 500 museums and art galleries from around the world. (Year 7 - Year 11)
My Money Week - My Money Week is a national activity week for primary and secondary school aged children and young people, providing a fantastic opportunity for them to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to thrive in society. (Year 7 - Year 11)
CraignDave - Youtube channel that covers a range of Computer Science topics (Year 7 - Year 11)
Code Academy - Online learning platform that allows you to learn various coding languages (Year 7 - Year 11)
Code Club - Various projects to allow your child learn how to code (Year 7 - Year 9)
Cyber Security - Challenges and competitions designed for students interested in Computer Science and online security (Year 7 - Year 11)
National Theatre - Each week the National Theatre is streaming an award winning production on YouTube (available for 7 days). (Year 7 - Year 11)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals - Every Friday a classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be available on YouTube for 48 hours. (Year 7 - Year 11)
Twinkl French - An extensive range of resources such as worksheets, games and vocabulary tools all focusing on KS3 French. (Year 7 - Year 9)
National Geographic for Kids - National Geographic website that explores the world around us. (Year 7 - Year 9)
Virtual Tours - Virtual tours from locations around the world from San Diego Zoo to the Great Wall of China (Year 7 - Year 9)
Reach Out Reporter - Information and news articles from the world of Geography (Year 7 - Year 9)
History Podcasts - Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made. (Year 7 - Year 11)
ETX game design - Take free online game design courses to build your skills. (Year 9 - Year 11)
BBC Music - opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 years old. Explore exciting films, master classes and live lessons. (Year 7 - Year 9)
BBC Bitesize - GCSE revision and quizzes for OCR Music. (Year 9 - Year 11)
Fitness Blender - videos featuring a range of exercises and workouts. You can choose exercises by: degree of difficulty, type, gender and whether equipment is needed or not. (Year 7 - Year 11)
#ThisIsPE - videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube. (Year 7 - Year 11)
BBC Religions - Information about all the different religions in the world. (Year 7 - Year 11)
TrueTube - A website that has a range of resources and videos for RE and PSHE. (Year 7 - Year 11)
BBC Bitesize - GCSE revision and quizzes for EDEXCEL RE. (Year 9 - Year 11)
BBC PSHE and Citizenship - Personal development resources to help your child understand the world better.
Safer internet resources - Resources to help your child understand the dangers online and how to stay safe.
Philosophy - A crash course in philosophy which covers topics such as self, ethics, religion, language, art, death, politics, and knowledge through a philosophical perspective.
The Day newsletter - a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.
Newsround - News designed for young children and teenagers.
BPS - advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.
Children’s Society - information and support on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
MindEd - an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
Rise Above - videos with tips on gaining confidence, dealing with anxiety and coping strategies from other young people.