Home Learning – General Education

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The main online platforms for our school will be:

  • GLOW – Staff will be using this and your child should have their log in.
  • Show My Homework – staff are using this to guide pupils in home learning.
  • Scholar – useful for most subjects, but does not cover every curricular area.

A useful starting point:

All S1-3 pupils follow a Broad General Education. The Education Scotland website details what your child should experience and achieve at each stage. All S1-3 should be working at level 3 with most S3 working at level 4 and some S1 working at level 2.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (S4-6) – shows course outlines, guides and past papers and what pupils have to do in each subject.

Students will be directed by staff to continue education provision as much as possible through GLOW and Show My Homework. Staff have checked that pupils have passwords as far as possible. Please contact the admin email should you have any problems. Staff will check as much as possible on pupil progress and on return to school, pupils will be expected to show staff what work has been undertaken during school closure periods.

Other general sites that pupils can work through:

GLOW Scotland E-Learning Resources
Part of the National e-Learning Offer. You will find links to resources – created by educators for educators – that support the development of learning opportunities across the curriculum, from the beginning of the BGE in early learning and childcare, through to the senior phase.

Amazon Kindle e-Books
A rich and varied selection of Kindle e-Books temporarily available for free, including school revision titles, fiction and non-fiction works. Requires Kindle device or free Kindle reading application. Offer expires 31st May.

BBC Bitesize Daily
Daily home-schooling lessons for all year groups.

A game-based learning platform.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Creative computer programming.

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos.

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons.

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos.

Crash Course
YouTube videos on many subjects.

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience.

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning.

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age.

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities.

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games.

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes.

Inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and teaching ideas.

During school closure Eton College are offering temporary free access to various online courses to gain additional qualifications.