Here you can find useful links for activities and learning that you can explore at home.
Amazon are giving free access to books and stories for students of all ages while schools are closed. A very wide range of stories are available through this service and these can be streamed for free on desktops, laptops, phones and tablets.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
Futurelearn 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).
iDEA Awards Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
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.
We would like to encourage students to look at the MOOCs which have been opened up for schools during this time. This will be most useful for students in Year 13 who are progressing to university in the autumn but may also be of interest to other students. A list of the most relevant MOOCs for each subject area will be sent separately to students – the full list can be accessed using the link above.
National Theatre live online
The National Theatre, which has the greatest archive of cinema-quality recordings of stage plays of any theatre in the world, is introducing National Theatre at Home on Youtube. Every Thursday at 7pm a new National Theatre play released, which will be free to watch for one week along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.
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.
This is a website and selection of social media that posts videos of one poem a day, read by an older person in isolation due to the coronavirus. It is a way to ensure older people remain visible in a positive way while also creating a library of poetry videos to be enjoyed by all. One Man, Two Guvnors, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night are the first four titles.