One Day we will look back at this time and be proud of our communities – Have Faith!

When schools shut their doors for the summer holidays it is normally a day of celebration and fun, a far cry from the enforced closure which took place a week today and  which left children, parents, carers and staff heartbroken.

‘No exams, no proms, no end-of-year celebrations, school trips, sports days, shows, or discos. No farewells to friends and teachers, or signatures on shirts. No nights out to celebrate the end of exams.’   https://bbc.in/2Ux9u8a

It’s a grim picture and I feel most sorry for those young people sitting public exams who will be feeling very frustrated and anxious about their futures. A  combination of teacher assessment, predicted grades and mock exams will yield a grade, a grade that will have been reached following hours of discussion by a group of dedicated professionals who know the young people concerned and  only want the very best for them.  Have faith!

They will then be able to carry on with the very exciting  next stage of their lives – whether that’s further or higher education, an apprenticeship or a job. Educators and future employers will welcome them with open arms, will know what they’ve been through and will be particularly vigilant as to their emotional well-being. Why am I so optimistic,  besides the fact that I’m a naturally optimistic person? Because it’s what I’m hearing right now amongst employers, amongst educators, amongst the medical profession! Levels of empathy are high and there is a real determination that the futures of our young people will not be blighted by the corona virus. Have faith!

In terms of those children and young people who were not sitting exams this year, it’s worth bearing in mind that even if the schools were shut until September they will have spent a minimum of thirteen years in full time education and this four months is a very small percentage of that time. Courses and exams will be adapted and those dedicated professionals that I’ve already mentioned will compensate for what has been the most challenging of circumstances. Have faith!

If in any way this sounds glib or you feel as though I am underplaying the situation, I can assure you I am not, however I do feel that we have to help our children and young people see the good, see the end and paint a picture of a positive future.

I most certainly do not underestimate the huge burden that the school closure has on families, hence the creation of this blog post. It has been very heartwarming to see the wealth of support from fellow educators, publishing houses, e learning platforms and celebrities from almost every field. Having said that, there is just so much to plough through and how do you know that you are using the best or most appropriate resources out there? I have complied a list of resources that have been recommended by experts in their field, teachers in local schools or children themselves who have used them for a significant period of time. I have tested them all to check they are free, and to see how user friendly they are.

However, before anything related to academic learning, I would make sure that you have actively dealt with the elephant in the room and focus on children’s emotional well-being. I think this is of far greater concern than any academic learning. I have heard parents admonishing themselves because they haven’t set up a routine and all their children want to do is play! That’s absolutely fine, trust your judgement, you’ll know when it’s time for the routine.

I spent half a day trawling through sites offering advice to parents about what they should be saying to children and the best one I found was on a New York based website  ‘How to talk to kids about coronavirus: Tips from an expert’, – it focuses on emphasizing solutions, reemphasizing what everyone is doing to prepare, and encouraging them to keep living their lives. https://bit.ly/2xn3W8e

The other resource that  deals really well with aspects of the corona virus is the CBBC website https://bbc.in/2y3rG1M – there are some really accessible little video clips there and little short items that they can read.

I have to say, quite honestly, my immediate thought when I heard about the schools closure, was:

THEY NEED TO BE READING!

…and that’s the final point I’d like to make before you start looking at the resources, the importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated, it is absolutely essential for children to become successful in school and in their journey through life.

In brief, reading has the following benefits:

  • It provides hours of pleasure without ever having to leave your chair
  • It improves concentration
  • It improves memory
  • It improves writing skills
  • It develops and expands language skills
  • It enhances imagination
  • It helps develop empathy
  • It boosts critical thinking skills
  • It helps build independence and self-confidence.
  • It supports the development of a good self-image
  • It can take children on a global journey

Equally important is the need to talk to children and ask them questions about what they’re reading. Asking questions will help your child’s comprehension and will encourage critical thinking skills as they learn to search for clues and symbolism in the stories they read. The deeper understanding will help your child to look at the texts in more depth and will help instill a love of reading.

Here are some questions you might use with primary aged children although many of them are interchangeable with the secondary ones that follow:

Before reading the book: Why did you choose this book? What could this book be about?

During the reading of the book: Tell me what is happening in the pictures? What has happened so far? Is it what you expected to happen? What might happen next? How do you think the story might end? What sort of character is….? Ask children about events in the story: How would you feel if you had been that character? Has anything like that happened to you? Would you like that to happen to you? How do you think it would make you feel?

At the end of the book: What was your favourite part? Why? Does this story remind you of anything that has happened to you? Who was your favourite character? Why? Did you like this book? Why? Encourage children to develop their opinion about books by encouraging them to explain their reasons.

And some for use with secondary age students. but remember, they really can be interchangeable :

Why….? Why do you think…? Why did the character….? What can you conclude about….? What is most likely true about…..? Predict what would happen if….? Predict what will happen when….? What lesson does this teach us….? What does the author feel about….? How did the author feel when….? What lesson did the character learn….? What would happen in a sequel to this story….? Can you make any connections between this book and any other books/films/experiences you’ve had? Is there anything you didn’t like about the book?

Warning!

These lists of questions are for you, they shouldn’t be shown to the children, you can rephrase them in any way you like, you don’t have to ask them all, (I’m sure you could come up with a list of equally good questions) but for the moment these are a spring board for the many adults who have been catapulted into home schooling without any warning or training. Call them an aide-memoire! You’ll be surprised at how quickly you fall into the questioning routine and they become second nature. You’ll also start to notice that the children start asking questions themselves!

Do remember, that it’s really important that children know it’s quite alright to dislike a story or a book! Be considerate of their rights, if they want to read the same book again or are only interested in a particular genre or non-fiction, that’s fine.  If they want to give up on a book because they don’t like it, that’s fine too!

I have friends who tell me that reading is a battle ground, but you know I’ve never met a child that doesn’t like being read to.  Hearing stories (especially if they are a repeated reading) helps to embed story structures and vocabulary.

Very interesting fact coming up! Did you know that vocabulary in children’s fiction, including picture books, includes vocabulary that is 50% rarer than words you will hear on TV or even speech between graduates! It is also likely to make the child want to start reading themselves (I’ll read a page, then you read the next page).  For older children, it may not feel appropriate to read out loud to them but you could  read the same book alongside so that you can discuss as you go.

Other friends tell me that life is too busy to read.  In our current circumstances, time is the thing we have in abundance and this is a great opportunity to spend 30 minutes a day reading to or with your child or for older children model reading for them by reading yourself.  It will be the easiest and most rewarding thing you do in these long days at home together!  It will also create a habit that you are likely to continue when life starts to move more quickly again.  Reading is very addictive!

Right! On to those resources!

PRIMARY

English

The Training Space: These are a group of  Primary and Early Years Education Consultants. who provide consultation, in school training and conferences for teachers in primary schools and early years settings. Jane Considine will be streaming live English sessions for children of all ages. https://bit.ly/2y974Fo

Teach Your Child To Read: This was recommended by an expert in the field teaching in one of our local primaries. You don’t need to know how to teach reading—or phonics, for that matter—to use the program. Simply follow the audio guide and work your way through the 6 STEPS at your own pace. Each lesson takes five minutes or less. https://www.teachyourchildtoread.com

Oxford Owl for Home: Expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

David Walliams: David is releasing a free children’s audio book daily for the next 30 days, The first story is already available for download on Walliams’ website. Called ‘The Terrible Triplets’, it’s part of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children 3’, a collation of different stories that was released in 2018. The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11.00 am and here’s the link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Fun at home with authors and illustrators: This website has details of the many authors, illustrators, publishers and other linked organisations who are doing daily reading and activities related to their books. It gives details of who’s doing what and when. https://bit.ly/2vPFufs

Maths

The Maths Factor: This is an online maths tutoring site for 4-11 year olds set up by Carol Vorderman in 2010. In 2013 it was acquired by Pearson, the world’s leading education company. It’s normally £2 a week but Carol is offering it free https://www.themathsfactor.com

White Rose: These schemes of learning are used by most local primary schools so the resources will look very familiar to the children. They have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. https://bit.ly/2UlJWfz

Oxford Owl for Home: Oxford Owl for Home: Expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children’s learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Khan Academy: This is specially 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. https://www.khanacademy.org

Maths Genie: Key Stage 2 – SATs style questions and answers. https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk

Science

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos; 2,900+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos for use in the classroom or together at home.  https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course Kids: This is a bi-weekly show delving into Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Mystery Science: Offers free science lessons. https://mysteryscience.com

National Geographic Kids: You have to register with the site in order to down load the resources but this is very easy to do and it’s free. Resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 Science objectives from the National Curriculum, including forces, climate change and the environment. It covers fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life cycles, as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut. It has lots of interesting activities and quizzes for younger children. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/science/

Nature Detectives: A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location for your daily walk! https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/

Design and Technology

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos; 2,900+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos for use in the classroom or together at home. If you look under the DIY section, you will see lots of suitable project there. It also has a technology section  https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Teach it Primary: This site are giving free, unlimited access to all resources until the end of April, you just have to sign up which is a very easy process. At first sight it looks as though it’s just offering English, Maths and Science but if you search Design and Technology, plenty comes up. https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk

Stem Learning: You need a little time to explore this but it’s well worth it. It offers thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources

History

National Geographic Kids: You have to register with the site in order to down load the resources but this is very easy to do and it’s free. Resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 History objectives from the National Curriculum. Discover dinosaur fossils, analyse ancient civilisations, explore Ancient Egyptian artifacts and much more.   It has lots of interesting activities and quizzes for younger children. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/history/

BBC Bitesize: Has history resources for every Key Stage and has been recommended by specialists at local schools. https://bbc.in/39mJPo9

Geography

Mapzone: You’ll find games, trivia quizzes and help with map skills, plus you can delve into some fascinating topics about the world around you and find out how geography is evident in our day-to-day lives. It brings geography and mapping to life and is a great resource to use for KS2 and KS3. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

National Geographic Kids: You have to register with the site in order to down load the resources but this is very easy to do and it’s free. Resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 Geography objectives from the National Curriculum. Discover stories, features and interviews from around the world and learn about everything from the Amazon to volcanoes.  It has lots of interesting activities and quizzes for younger children. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/geography/

World Geography Games: This site offers you challenging and entertaining quiz games to improve your geographical knowledge. This is your chance to learn the 5 oceans, 7 continents and layers of the earth and atmosphere. Explore the major rivers, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, islands, volcanoes and other fascinating places of our world. These internet quizzes are a brain booster for both kids and adults, and are lots of fun. Enjoy! https://bit.ly/2QKp3IM

Art and Design

Draw with Rob: Rob is doing a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 am that parents could watch with their children and, hopefully, create some nice pictures! https://bit.ly/2JfvPSx

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos; 2,900+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos for use in the classroom or together at home. There are 382 videos about Art.   https://thekidshouldseethis.com

National Geographic Kids: You have to register with the site in order to down load the resources but this is very easy to do and it’s free. Resources cover a range of KS1 and KS2 Art objectives from the National Curriculum. It encourages children to make and design a range of patterns and crafts. It also extends art education with resources on ancient art works and artists, architects and designers in history. It has lots of interesting activities and quizzes for younger children. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/art/

Music

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos; 2,900+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos for use in the classroom or together at home. If you look under the Music section, you will find 535 videos about music. https://thekidshouldseethis.com

PE and Dance

Joe Wickes: Joe started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. He now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world ☺️ https://bit.ly/33JgEdT

Oti Mabusi: Oti of Strictly fame and judge on The Greatest Dancer is offering free daily online classes for children and adults https://bit.ly/2QLDXOH

Aspire School of Dance: Local lady Kelly is offering virtual classes in commercial, contemporary and modern for the whole household for just £2 a class via the Zoom app. Check out her Facebook page here for further details: https://bit.ly/3btVaEs or e mail Kelly at: kellybarnes2002@yahoo.co.uk

Go Noodle: Fun dance moves and active games online. Children are likely to be familiar with as many schools use this site for brain breaks and wet play. https://family.gonoodle.com

Computing

Khan Academy: This site is 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. https://www.khanacademy.org

Blockly: Learn computer programming skills – fun and free. https://blockly.games

Scratch: Creative computer programming https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Modern Foreign Languages

Duolingo: A great resource for revising the most common modern foreign languages that can be studied at GCSE and A-Level – French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as many other interesting languages. The course requires you to write whole sentences and the more popular languages have listening and speaking exercises. This is also suitable for primary age. https://www.duolingo.com

Languages on Line: An extensive resource of interactive tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers. https://bit.ly/33KYlF8

PSHE and Citizenship

National Geographic Kids: You have to register with the site in order to down load the resources but this is very easy to do and it’s free. These resources are aimed at helping children to consider living in the wider world, in accordance with the National Curriculum. They cover topics such as health, economics and careers, as well as resources on food and sport to help pupils engage with the world around them in a healthy and positive way. It has lots of interesting activities and quizzes for younger children. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/pshe/

Kids Health in the Classroom: This site comes from KidsHealth, the most-visited site on the internet for information about health, behaviour, and development from before birth through the teen years. KidsHealth has been providing free online information for kids, teens, and parents since 1995. https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/

General

Twinkl: This wonderful site is offering every teacher in England access to all their resources with a totally free of charge. They’ve extended this to every parent and carer so that children and young people can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Teach it Primary: This site are giving free, unlimited access to all resources until the end of April, you just have to sign up which is a very easy process. https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk

Libraries West: The library service will provide you with a temporary on line membership number and PIN which you will need to exchange for a physical card on your first visit to the library. Temporary membership expires after 4 weeks. https://bit.ly/2JfJUQ3

Cbeebies Radio: Listening activities for the younger ones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

SECONDARY

English

Janey Little: the wonderful Clevedon School student who got the best GCSE results in the country. used her school revision notes she had from her teachers but also recommends Mr Salles Teaches English on YouTube https://bit.ly/2Jkaszi Mr Bruff https://bit.ly/2JeU8Qv also on YouTube and Stacey Raey https://bit.ly/3amj0lp

BBC Bitesize: This has been recommended to me by a number of local English teachers https://bbc.in/39kSYxi it’s very comprehensive and has lots for KS3 and KS4 Language and Literature

SparkNotes: This one was also recommended by local English teachers and looks really good – it has full texts and key questions. If you scroll right down to the bottom of the home page, you’ll find some quirky articles in the SparkNotes Blog. https://www.sparknotes.com

Fun at home with authors and illustrators: This website has details of the many authors, illustrators, publishers and other linked organisations who are doing daily reading and activities related to their books. It gives details of who’s doing what and when. https://bit.ly/2vPFufs

Maths

Maths Genie: This is an excellent site with GCSE revision – video tutorials, practice exam style questions and answers. Edexcel GCSE past papers with model solutions and video explanations. OCR GCSE Papers with model solutions. https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk

Maths Made Easy: Although you can buy Home Study Kits from this site, if you go to the drop down revise menu you’ll find free revision on every Maths topic at every stage. https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk

Khan Academy: This site is specially 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. https://www.khanacademy.org

Science

Seneca: This site is great for those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material. https://www.senecalearning.com

Crash Course: Crash Course have produced more than 15 courses to date, on subjects ranging from the humanities to the sciences. They present information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.In terms of Science they have courses on Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics and Ecology. https://thecrashcourse.com/courses

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos. https://thekidshouldseethis.com

History

BBC Bitesize: Has history resources for every Key Stage and has been recommended by specialists at local schools. https://bbc.in/39mJPo9

The History Learning Site: This site has a wealth of information on GCSE and A-Level history topics as well as covering A-Level Government and Politics topics. https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk

Religious Education

MrMcMillanREvis:  This s a YouTube channel with a big collections of videos for revising Religious Education GCSE and A-Level Philosophy and Ethics. It also has tips about how to revise. https://bit.ly/3am5fmz

Geography

Mapzone: You’ll find games, trivia quizzes and help with map skills, plus you can delve into some fascinating topics about the world around you and find out how geography is evident in our day-to-day lives. It brings geography and mapping to life and is a great resource to use for KS2 and KS3. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

World Geography Games: This site offers you challenging and entertaining quiz games to improve your geographical knowledge. This is your chance to learn the 5 oceans, 7 continents and layers of the earth and atmosphere. Explore the major rivers, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, islands, volcanoes and other fascinating places of our world. These internet quizzes are a brain booster for both kids and adults, and are lots of fun. Enjoy! https://bit.ly/2QKp3IM

Modern Foreign Languages

Duolingo: This is a great resource for revising the most common modern foreign languages that can be studied at GCSE and A-Level – French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as many other interesting languages. The course requires you to write whole sentences and the more popular languages have listening and speaking exercises. https://www.duolingo.com

Languages on Line: An extensive resource of interactive tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activites are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers. https://bit.ly/33KYlF8

Design and Technology

Stem Learning: You need a little time to explore this but it’s well worth it. It offers thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources

Art and Design

Draw with Rob: Rob is doing a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 am that parents could watch with their children and, hopefully, create some nice pictures! https://bit.ly/2JfvPSx

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos. https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Music

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos. https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Physical Education and Dance

Joe Wickes: Joe started the Body Coach TV with a goal to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness levels. He now has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people all over the world ☺️ https://bit.ly/33JgEdT

Oti Mabusi: Oti of Strictly fame and judge on The Greatest Dancer is offering free daily online classes for children and adults https://bit.ly/2QLDXOH The children’s classes would suit some KS3.

Aspire School of Dance: Kelly is offering virtual classes in commercial, contemporary and modern for the whole household for just £2 a class via the Zoom app. Check out her Facebook page here for further details: https://bit.ly/3btVaEs or e mail Kelly at: kellybarnes2002@yahoo.co.uk

Computing

The Kids Should See This: This has a wide range of very engaging educational videos. https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course: You Tube videos on many subjects.https://thecrashcourse.com

Khan Academy: This is specially 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. https://www.khanacademy.org

PSHE and Citizenship

Kidshealth: This site comes from KidsHealth, the most-visited site on the internet for information about health, behaviour, and development from before birth through the teen years. KidsHealth has been providing free online information for kids, teens, and parents since 1995. https://kidshealth.org

General

Ted Ed: All sorts of engaging high quality educational videos. Just look under Discover. https://ed.ted.com

Twinkl: This wonderful site is offering every teacher in England access to all their resources with a totally free of charge. They’ve extended this to every parent and carer so that children and young people can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption. Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

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) https://www.futurelearn.com

Openlearn: 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. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

A LEVEL

The best advice I can give you here, is to visit the exam board websites for up to date information on exams, and to download past papers to practise with. Many also have helpful advice on revising and sitting exams and in some subjects such as English, they will also have exemplar essays.

In the meantime, here are some subject specific sites which I will be adding to all the time.

Maths

Maths Genie: A Level Revision – Video tutorials, practice questions and answers. A Level Papers – Edexcel A Level past papers with model solutions. https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk

Maths Made Easy: Although you can buy Home Study Kits from this site, if you go to the drop down revise menu you’ll find free revision on every Maths topic at every stage. https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk

English

Janey Little: Janey recommended Mr Bruff https://bit.ly/2JeU8Qv for GCSE but I’ve noticed he also makes videos for A Level as well. She also recommenced Sparks Notes https://www.sparknotes.com/

Science

Seneca: For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level materials. https://www.senecalearning.com

Stem Learning: You need a little time to explore this but it’s well worth it. It offers thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources

History, Government and Politics

The History Learning Site: This site has a wealth of information on GCSE and A-Level history topics as well as covering A-Level Government and Politics topics. https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk

Economics and Business Studies

Revision Guru: This is the home of A-Level Economics and Business Studies revision. http://www.revisionguru.co.uk

Languages

Duolingo: A great resource for revising the most common modern foreign languages that can be studied at GCSE and A-Level – French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as many other interesting languages. The course requires you to write whole sentences and the more popular languages have listening and speaking exercises. This is also suitable for primary age. https://www.duolingo.com

Languages on Line: An extensive resource of interactive tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers. https://bit.ly/33KYlF8

Philosophy and Ethics

MrMcMillanREvis:  This s a YouTube channel with a big collections of videos for revising Religious Education GCSE and A-Level Philosophy and Ethics. It also has tips about how to revise. https://bit.ly/3am5fmz

General

Openlearn: 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. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

ClassCentral: Many universities around the world offer their courses online for free although you will have to pay if you want a certificate.These courses are collectively called as MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past seven years or so, over 800 universities have created around 10,000 of these MOOCs. Class Central have categorized the courses into the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art & Design, and finally Science. Most of these are completely self-paced, so you can start taking them at your convenience. https://bit.ly/2UHcAGZ

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