Poll: How much input are you getting from your teachers right now?
Live taught lessons (8)
13.79%
Work is set every lesson, and teachers are very responsive. (25)
43.1%
Work is set every lesson, but it's not easy to contact my teachers and ask for help. (15)
25.86%
I've been set some extended project work/revision to do, with little teacher input. (7)
12.07%
I haven't been set any work. (3)
5.17%
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Hey everyone! I hope everyone’s doing as well as they can and getting on well with studying at home.

Especially before Easter, it seems like there was a lot of variation in the amount/quality of work being set by schools, and some students weren’t getting much at all. If you’re in Y10, it’s especially important you keep working at home- but what if your school isn’t setting much work?

Contact your teachers!

Even if you haven’t been set much/any formal work by your school, the first thing I would suggest is to contact your teachers. They may have set work somewhere you have missed, or they may be able to make some suggestions about what you should be doing at home. Do this from your school email, as other email addresses may be blocked or filtered.

Now might also be a good time to check what exam board and syllabus you are following!

If you don’t get any response at all, I’d suggest getting a parent or carer to contact the head of school and ask what’s going on.

Look at the specification for your course.

All exam boards have the spec for your course available freely online. The specification tells you everything you could be examined on in your GCSEs, so it’s a good idea to get familiar with it anyway.

It’s very easy to find these by googling “[your subject name] [your exam board] GCSE spec”. Here’s an example of a specification (AQA combined science) so you know what you are looking for: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...64-SP-2016.PDF

Most schools follow the specification’s order of teaching, at least roughly, so you should be able to read through and work out the topics you have just covered, and what you would be starting this term.

Alternatively, you could go back through the specification, and look for any gaps you might have or areas you felt weak on and use this time to revise those areas. Short term, I do think revision is a good option, as there are lots of resources available online.

Teaching yourself new content.

Teaching yourself new content is tricky. There’s a lot of revision material available online, which is great- but often this doesn’t go into quite enough detail when you’re learning things first time around.

However, Oxfordpress, and Collins, who are two of the big textbook publishers have made a lot of their resources free:

https://global.oup.com/education/con...ces/?region=uk

https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home

There are also lots of really good youtube channels out there, which cover concepts in detail, and visual explanation is often very useful.

For science, I like:

Fuseschool: https://www.youtube.com/user/virtualschooluk/playlists

And

Cognito: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG...zG2w/playlists

Which both cover maths as well.

Finally, Twinkl have offered a free month’s membership to everyone learning at home, and they have great PowerPoints, worksheets and revision materials on a range of topics:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to...de-for-schools

This is just scratching the surface of what is out there, so do add any resources you find useful below!

Testing yourself

When you’ve taught yourself about a topic, it can be really hard to know what you’ve actually taken in! That’s why it’s important to do some self-quizzing or self-testing afterwards.

My favourite site for doing this is senecalearning.com. They’ve got tailored courses for nearly every exam board and spec, so you can find the right one for you. Each quiz is pretty short, so you can get immediate feedback on how you are doing. Even better, Seneca is developed by cognitive scientists and their system is supposed to be tailored towards people remembering as much as possible.

If you get to the point where you want to start testing yourself with exam style questions, there are also a lot of websites out there that can help you with this.

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/ is a great site with exam questions (and mark schemes) organised by topic. They cover a lot more than physics and maths now, but unfortunately, they still don’t cover every subject/exam board, so if you have another, similar site, make sure to share it in the thread!

How should I organise my time?

Once you’ve worked out a plan of action- I’d try to stick to your normal school timetable as much as you can. Don’t forget you’ll need to allocate some time to finding resources as well.

For each “lesson”, I’d start with 5/10 minutes of self-quizzing on old content using a website like Seneca or BBC bitesize. It’s important to make sure you understand the last topic, before you move on.

Then, I’d move on to whatever you’re trying to learn this day- read through relevant pages/watch a video and make notes or a mind map. Try to do something active as part of this e.g. textbook questions or a Twinkl worksheet.

Finally, finish off with some self-quizzing on today’s content via Seneca.

If you can, every so often it might be fun to break this up with a longer activity, such as making a revision poster, or an information leaflet, or maybe a creative project such as making origami DNA or a stop motion video about mitosis. Share your ideas and creative projects in the thread!

As always, well done for getting to the end of this, and please feel free to ask any questions you might have or share your own thoughts in the thread!
4
reply
Evil Homer
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Tagging everyone in the Year 10 chat thread again! Sorry for the double tag today but think this might be really useful for some of you

Year10


(Original post by king1234567890;undefined)
x
(Original post by D_Patel14;undefined)
x
(Original post by Owenstampy;undefined)
x
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234;undefined)
x
(Original post by Roses & Dreams x;undefined)
x
(Original post by Madz178;undefined)
x
(Original post by electriclions15;undefined)
x
(Original post by BreezyM;undefined)
x
(Original post by username4187664;undefined)
x
(Original post by Student_studies;undefined)
x
(Original post by username4982256;undefined)
x
(Original post by Ambiguous Super;undefined)
x
(Original post by aitch20;undefined)
x
(Original post by SnowMiku;undefined)
x
(Original post by username4745258;undefined)
x
(Original post by username4935358;undefined)
x
(Original post by KillerWolf;undefined)
x
(Original post by dolphins123;undefined)
x
(Original post by Satyr;undefined)
x
(Original post by ellaswords;undefined)
x
(Original post by r555yyyaa;undefined)
x
(Original post by foreverrocking;undefined)
x
(Original post by RoxyThorn;undefined)
x
(Original post by Esha_aaaaaaaaaaa;undefined)
x
(Original post by Bobbycar;undefined)
x
(Original post by onlydafuture;undefined)
x
(Original post by Evil Homer;undefined)
x
(Original post by Stressed Girl;undefined)
x
(Original post by soy.un.libro;undefined)
x
(Original post by vortex13;undefined)
x
(Original post by Daveological;undefined)
x
(Original post by Monnét-Marie;undefined)
x
(Original post by sabihah_m;undefined)
x
(Original post by wannabenurse:);undefined)
x
(Original post by tiaaxn;undefined)
x
(Original post by apolaroidofus;undefined)
x
(Original post by Marvellover65;undefined)
x
(Original post by ewaddilove2016;undefined)
x
(Original post by jiunaughten;undefined)
x
(Original post by ConcerndSister;undefined)
x
(Original post by Hlacey;undefined)
x
(Original post by Annonymous66;undefined)
x
(Original post by mass63;undefined)
x
(Original post by theodora110;undefined)
x
(Original post by sanahcreamy123;undefined)
x
(Original post by DarkShadow101;undefined)
x
(Original post by Nancy_s;undefined)
x
(Original post by springrollz;undefined)
x
(Original post by marnie188;undefined)
x
(Original post by EvieDR14;undefined)
x
(Original post by Gvvsvsihsk;undefined)
x
(Original post by pari2104;undefined)
x
(Original post by Emmafcgs;undefined)
x
(Original post by 16uahmed;undefined)
x
(Original post by Josh135;undefined)
x
(Original post by Granger_Bookworm;undefined)
x
(Original post by 123SophieW;undefined)
x
(Original post by DAMIANLANGFORD;undefined)
x
(Original post by Poorabi;undefined)
x
(Original post by Dilshani8;undefined)
x
(Original post by insert_variable;undefined)
x
(Original post by halimah_s;undefined)
x
(Original post by alicewantsana;undefined)
x
(Original post by faucets;undefined)
x
(Original post by snigdhad0002;undefined)
x
(Original post by angelica13456;undefined)
x
(Original post by saskahailey;undefined)
x
(Original post by JatBains;undefined)
x
(Original post by Julia C;undefined)
x
(Original post by Calmyourself123;undefined)
x
(Original post by Lala143;undefined)
x
(Original post by username4741558;undefined)
x
(Original post by RazzzBerries;undefined)
x
(Original post by starshine1155;undefined)
x
(Original post by thepolishguy04;undefined)
x
(Original post by The_million;undefined)
x
(Original post by thatcollegegirl;undefined)
x
(Original post by biscoesean;undefined)
x
(Original post by Starlight15;undefined)
x
(Original post by peachmilk;undefined)
x
(Original post by Michelle Odubola;undefined)
x
(Original post by Mckoya1665;undefined)
x
(Original post by Durrantlu;undefined)
x
(Original post by average_human;undefined)
x
(Original post by Saffron08;undefined)
x
(Original post by freddddd123;undefined)
x
(Original post by laurenx24;undefined)
x
(Original post by ihateschoo123;undefined)
x
(Original post by mez_merising;undefined)
x
(Original post by stressedallday;undefined)
x
(Original post by toriaworia123;undefined)
x
(Original post by parii_xd;undefined)
x
(Original post by sxilzxi;undefined)
x
(Original post by joestar__joseph;undefined)
x
(Original post by lorinsrem;undefined)
x
(Original post by Rosiebriginshaw;undefined)
x
(Original post by xcatcatastrophex;undefined)
x
(Original post by eleanor1309;undefined)
x
(Original post by xalishax;undefined)
x
(Original post by jessicaiscoool;undefined)
x
(Original post by J.Shorty;undefined)
x
(Original post by mirren.;undefined)
x
(Original post by star_56137;undefined)
x
(Original post by Uknown7865;undefined)
x
(Original post by Imogen_Bella;undefined)
x
(Original post by Randomofo;undefined)
x
(Original post by ellioondra;undefined)
x
(Original post by Sarahvokes;undefined)
x
(Original post by yzanne;undefined)
x
(Original post by JoshReid;undefined)
x
(Original post by Scott1066;undefined)
x
(Original post by Srr11;undefined)
x
(Original post by AbbyScuito;undefined)
x
(Original post by Olivia_x09;undefined)
x
(Original post by sabrina.lny;undefined)
x
(Original post by miss_understood_;undefined)
x
(Original post by alishbax;undefined)
x
(Original post by Tin-Tan;undefined)
x
(Original post by rajayasaswini;undefined)
x
(Original post by sudiii;undefined)
x
(Original post by Elizabethrosesa;undefined)
x
(Original post by Relipse;undefined)
x
(Original post by ThunderFexemex;undefined)
x
(Original post by COreo;undefined)
x
(Original post by saporitoez;undefined)
x
(Original post by s_misery;undefined)
x
(Original post by Ashley16RAF;undefined)
x
(Original post by Bergine123;undefined)
x
(Original post by JackFitz;undefined)
x
(Original post by febreze;undefined)
x
(Original post by MC24;undefined)
x
(Original post by 07cricket;undefined)
x
(Original post by ID2005;undefined)
x
(Original post by Adeel989;undefined)
x
(Original post by chloe_breagan;undefined)
x
(Original post by kiran2468;undefined)
x
(Original post by b_4db9a;undefined)
x
(Original post by _.adam_k;undefined)
x
(Original post by Fahrenheit2101;undefined)
x
(Original post by Aramina 17;undefined)
x
(Original post by oli_oxox;undefined)
x
(Original post by CT545;undefined)
x
(Original post by missRose_M;undefined)
x
(Original post by Kie38;undefined)
x
(Original post by _lottieee;undefined)
x
4
reply
Granger_Bookworm
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
Wow, this is really helpful, thank you!
I also use https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/ -this has been really useful when it comes to science lessons.
2
reply
Josh135
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by Evil Homer)
Tagging everyone in the Year 10 chat thread again! Sorry for the double tag today but think this might be really useful for some of you

Year10


Thanks for the tag
1
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by Granger_Bookworm)
Wow, this is really helpful, thank you!
I also use https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/ -this has been really useful when it comes to science lessons.
Free science lessons is really great for revision- but in my opinion (as a science teacher) it doesn't go into enough detail for learning new content!
1
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Free science lessons is really great for revision- but in my opinion (as a science teacher) it doesn't go into enough detail for learning new content!
Hi, would you recommend the cgp 9-1 textbooks for triple science?
0
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
Hi, would you recommend the cgp 9-1 textbooks for triple science?
CGP guides are always good for revision! If you're able to link the specific books, I can say whether I think they go into enough detail for self-teaching.
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#8
Report 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
CGP guides are always good for revision! If you're able to link the specific books, I can say whether I think they go into enough detail for self-teaching.
I have this for each science
Attached files
0
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#9
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
I have this for each science
Those are great for practicing what you've learned- they have loads of questions in them that will help you. However, if you're trying to teach yourself content from scratch you'll probably need a textbook similar to the one you use in school or some good online resources. You can often buy textbooks second hand pretty cheaply. If you want some recommendations, then let me know!
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Those are great for practicing what you've learned- they have loads of questions in them that will help you. However, if you're trying to teach yourself content from scratch you'll probably need a textbook similar to the one you use in school or some good online resources. You can often buy textbooks second hand pretty cheaply. If you want some recommendations, then let me know!
Ok thank you- yes please could you recommend me some!
0
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#11
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
Ok thank you- yes please could you recommend me some!
These are (IMO) the two best textbooks for GCSE science:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biology-Com...7384234&sr=8-8
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...7384294&sr=8-6

You can also buy them directly from AQA, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...7384294&sr=8-6

If you can't get hold of textbooks, then IMO the next best option is probably Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/science

It doesn't quite follow the UK curriculum, but it goes into enough detail compared to a lot of online resources.

I'd also go on Twinkl (in the OP) and sign up for a free account, as they have lots of useful resources you can download.
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
These are (IMO) the two best textbooks for GCSE science:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biology-Com...7384234&sr=8-8
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...7384294&sr=8-6

You can also buy them directly from AQA, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Physic...7384294&sr=8-6

If you can't get hold of textbooks, then IMO the next best option is probably Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/science

It doesn't quite follow the UK curriculum, but it goes into enough detail compared to a lot of online resources.

I'd also go on Twinkl (in the OP) and sign up for a free account, as they have lots of useful resources you can download.
I don’t think I can use the first link because I’m doing triple.
But thanks for recommending the second one I have a biology one of that already!
I’m going to start using Twinkl!!
0
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#13
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
I don’t think I can use the first link because I’m doing triple.
But thanks for recommending the second one I have a biology one of that already!
I’m going to start using Twinkl!!
They do triple versions as well- but if you already have the biology collins one, then that's great. You may want to get a chemistry and physics version too.

Twinkl has loads of great resources- definitely worth a look! The powerpoints aren't always great, but some of them are- and there are loads of good knowledge organisers, revision mats and assessment packs on there which will be really useful. Everything is really clearly titled as well.
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#14
Report 1 year ago
#14
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
They do triple versions as well- but if you already have the biology collins one, then that's great. You may want to get a chemistry and physics version too.

Twinkl has loads of great resources- definitely worth a look! The powerpoints aren't always great, but some of them are- and there are loads of good knowledge organisers, revision mats and assessment packs on there which will be really useful. Everything is really clearly titled as well.
Thanks!
1
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#15
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#15
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
Thanks!
Glad it was helpful! Feel free to come back with any other questions!
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#16
Report 1 year ago
#16
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Glad it was helpful! Feel free to come back with any other questions!
Is twinkl free because it mentioned something about a membership?
0
reply
SarcAndSpark
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#17
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#17
(Original post by Cherrygrape1234)
Is twinkl free because it mentioned something about a membership?
There's a code for one month's free membership during the school shutdown available here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to...de-for-schools

After that, there are still some free resources on there, but some are paid for- so I'd download everything that looks useful during your free month
0
reply
Cherrygrape1234
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#18
Report 1 year ago
#18
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
There's a code for one month's free membership during the school shutdown available here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to...de-for-schools

After that, there are still some free resources on there, but some are paid for- so I'd download everything that looks useful during your free month
Ok thank you for clearing things up!
0
reply
Granger_Bookworm
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#19
Report 1 year ago
#19
(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Free science lessons is really great for revision- but in my opinion (as a science teacher) it doesn't go into enough detail for learning new content!
Hi, what site/ resource would you recommend for learning new content?
0
reply
Elmo127
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#20
Report 1 year ago
#20
Hey, I’m a year 13 student. If I can help in any way for anyone let me know! I do music, Computer science and maths at a level. And My gcse results are as follows so you can see what kinda subjects I am better in (although this was 2 years ago so can’t guarantee how much help I will be but I will try my best!)
Maths edexcel - 9
Further Maths AQA - A*
English lit edexcel -5
English Lang edexcel - 6
Biology edexcel 6
Chemistry edexcel 7
Physics edexcel 7
Music edexcel 8
Computer science OCR 8
French Edexcel 7
Economics international edexcel C (but got A/A* consistently in smaller tests)
Last edited by Elmo127; 1 year ago
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How would you feel if uni students needed to be double vaccinated to start in Autumn?

I'd feel reassured about my own health (20)
16.81%
I'd feel reassured my learning may be less disrupted by isolations/lockdowns (38)
31.93%
I'd feel less anxious about being around large groups (12)
10.08%
I don't mind if others are vaccinated or not (13)
10.92%
I'm concerned it may disadvantage some students (5)
4.2%
I think it's an unfair expectation (29)
24.37%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (2)
1.68%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed