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1. How GCSEs will be awarded in summer 2020

2. Year 11 FAQ

3. Years 7 to 10 Home Learning

4. Study at Home

5. No Internet Access at Home?

6. Can't Login?

 

How GCSEs will be awarded in summer 2020

Ofqual has set out details for schools, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.

Please see HERE for details.

 

Year 11 FAQ

SEE HERE FOR THE DfE GUIDANCE - Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

SEE HERE for the YouTube video `Information for students expecting GCSE results in summer 2020' 

What work can Year 11 be getting on in the summer term?

  • Students should be contacting their post 16 provider to ensure that they follow the recommended bridging units for their specific course. Please find the latest information from our colleges HERE that has already been sent to you.
  • Students may also want to work through our recommended reading and watch lists that have been published on our websites HERE
  • Regardless of any potential long term closures learning, revision and preparation for examinations will only benefit our students
  • We will continue to appraise the situation and update parents and students via the school website, text and email and ClassCharts

 

Years 7 to 10 Home Learning

Expectations 

Staff will ... 
1. Set the work on Classcharts as per the timetable below

2. Set appropriate work so that students can practise, revise and review learning as well as developing an understanding of new content

3. Only correspond with students using their school email account, Google Classroom or ClassCharts

4. Reply to student emails within 48 hours where this is possible 

Students will be expected to ... 
1. Complete the work uploaded to Classcharts.  Do this in the exercise books provided, on paper or by following the additional instructions provided by your teacher

2. Submit work as requested

3. As a minimum, everyday, complete 30 minutes of independent reading

4. Only correspond with staff using their school email account, Google Classroom or ClassCharts

Year 7 & 8 
Each piece of work should contain enough material for approximately 30 minutes of learning with further optional extension material that could involve further reading, more practice questions, skills building challenges or project based work.

Year 9 
Students in Year 9 will now move to begin studying their chosen GCSE options subjects as well as the core curriculum of English, Maths and Science. Core subjects will be set on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with options subjects being set on Tuesday and Thursday. Each student should expect to receive 3 pieces of work per day that should each contain enough material for approximately 60 minutes of learning with further optional extension material that could involve further reading, more practice questions, skills building challenges or project based work. If your son / daughter believes that the options groups they have been placed into are not the ones that they have confirmed with Mr Day please can you contact us via enquires@burscoughprioryacademy.org with the details and we will look into it for you.

Year 10 

Students in Year 10 will now move to begin studying new content in their subjects, the topics chosen to study may be out of snyc with the original stated curriculum plan but have been chosen specifically as they lend themselves better towards the remote learning opportunities we now find ourselves having to use. Core subjects will be set on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with options subjects being set on Tuesday and Thursday. Each student should expect to receive 3 pieces of work per day that should each contain enough material for approximately 60 minutes of learning with further optional extension material that could involve further reading, more practice questions, skills building challenges or project based work.

Reading

In addition, to the work set on classcharts we expect every child to complete 30 minutes of personal reading there are a number of different texts suggested on the reading list which is available HERE

Keeping Active

We recommend that where possible our students and their families remain active and a good way to achieve this is to take part in the PE with Joe Wicks live stream from The Body Coach’s YouTube channel at 9.00am each morning. The sessions remain on the channel so you can do them at any time.

Timetable 
The work may be completed in any order e.g. Year 7 do not have to do English, Maths, Science etc one after the other.  In addition, we expect every child to complete 30 minutes of personal reading, staff will upload recommended reading texts and websites to Classcharts.

Year 7 – 10 Home Learning Timetables

Summer Term Learning Plans

 

Study at Home

ClassCharts

Please follow the guidance below on how your child can continue their studies by using ClassCharts.

Parent and student login page to ClassCharts

Further guidance to help you use Class Charts and support your child's learning at home.

View tasks set for all students by their teachers

How to Award Parent Home Learning Achievement Points

We have enabled a new feature on ClassCharts for parents to be able to give achievement points for students who have worked well on their home learning tasks. Please see the document below for instructions.

Parent Home Learning Awards

 

No Internet Access at Home?

Please contact the school via the General Office on 01704 893259 or email enquiries@burscoughprioryacademy.org

 

Can't Login?

As we have various online tools in use to aid students' learning, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to request usernames and/or password resets during times which students are working from home.

Parents are encouraged to contact the school via school gateway to request login information. For information on how to download and use school gateway, please see our web page here. All parents and carers are encouraged, where possible, to use school gateway for communication and online payments.

Any further questions you might have please email enquiries@burscoughprioryacademy.org