Support for your lessons and learning
GCSE Pod is brilliant - log on using the website icon. We pay a subscription for this so you can download revision materials and lessons to your pcs and mobile phone. Not many other schools have this - so use it.
LRC - open during break, lunchtime and after school - don’t struggle with homework alone; there is someone to help you. Inclusion support also runs a homework club if you need help. Ask when it is on.
Log onto the Student Portal curriculum area which has lots of resources and powerpoint presentations from your lessons uploaded by your teachers.
Buy, read and study from the Revision and text books recommended by your subject teachers.
All of you now have a school email address - use it to contact teachers if you are puzzled, confused or need to query something about your learning. You can also send in your homework via email.
Use these website links to get the information you need
Need guidance on how to search research topics on the web? http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/info_literacy/
FREE Resources on the Pupil Portal
Visit the LRC pages on the portal and click on the icons on the top right of the page.
This will take you to the link where you can select the free to use resources outlined below.
is an award-winning searchable learning website with over 360,000 rights cleared images, videos and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. Useful for powerpoints and handouts, Information and pictures which can be transferred directly as opposed to copy and paste. They are all copyright free and can legitimately be copied and used.
The Guardian and The Observer…
online archive is a searchable database giving access to the archived copies of the news. The Guardian from 1820 - 2000 and the Observer from 1791 - 2000. Excellent sources for humanities but also to show differences in language, trends, media and advertising over time.
Oxford Reference Online…
gives access to electronic versions of reference books produced by Oxford University Press including encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, bibliographies, timelines.
offers fun educational games, puzzles, simulations and quizzes to reinforce learning across the curriculum.
ALSO on the LRC pages…
under Online Resources, we have subscriptions to online versions of
Issues Online - access to information, statistics and Government reports on a wide range of social issues and excellent for debates and PSHE.
Essential Articles Online - topical articles from the press and media
Factfile Online - facts and figures for the current year, bringing statistics alive and the numbers and trends behind topical issues and controversies.
These all need usernames and passwords to allow access, which are shown on the LRC portal pages and the Online Resources page.
The complete catalogue of all library resources is available from the LRC pages and this also includes over 10,000 recommended educational websites which can be searched by keyword or topic. As part of our portal pages, all these information sources are also available from home.
If you need any more information or help using any of these resources, please see the school librarian Mrs Wood.
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