Here is a collection for activities and tips for you to do during the lockdown!

Word of the Cycle: Quell (verb): To put an end to something; silence or suppress it



English, Media, Reading and Literacy

  • Read for Good has a range of excellent ideas of how – and what – students can read at home
  • World Book Day have hundreds of resources for students.
  • The Ministry of Writing has a wide range of creative writing competitions (including writing for radio)
  • If you love stories and writing, listen to the podcast How Story Works
  • In the New Yorker fiction podcast, a famous writer reads a short story from someone else, which they then discuss (more Key Stage 4 level)
  • Here are a range of literacy resources students can use whilst at home
  • If you can’t get hold of a hard copy of a book, you can get many ebooks for free at
  • For young film fans, there is a magazine written mainly by young people for young people. Why not pick up the latest issue, then have a go at submitting a 300 word feature for issue 4?


Additional Learning for Maths – click here

  • In the sessions, we will be teaching key content that will be useful for students of all abilities. The webinar will attempt to recreate the classroom experience with testing starter questions to get the students thinking, teacher led learning, followed by questions for the students to try out (using a range of brilliant resources sourced from the colleagues around the country) ending with answers and some worked examples too!
Did you know that our staff are reading top books for Young Adults?  You can see what we are reading here: What are we reading in lockdown?
We really encourage students to take the opportunity to read whilst at home and look forward to discussing what you have read on our return to school.