What is my child currently studying?
Please see the topics that each year group study each half term on the links below. These are helpful to support further independent revision and practice or help to review previous learning.
What resources are available to support learning from home?
All students have access to their exercise books in order to review previous learning. Using this information, students can work on building up revision resources such as creating flash cards or mindmaps to help quiz themselves. There are also many other sources that can supplement independent learning below:
GCSE and A Level Revision Guides:
Year 10 GCSE Revision Guides 2020-2021
Year 11 GCSE Revision Guides 2020-2021
A Level students should ask their teachers for recommended revision guides, ensuring they match the correct exam board.
Seneca Learning – All year groups and subjects:
As a school, we have signed up to Seneca Premium, an online learning platform to support students learning at home. The software is specifically designed to support students with their learning at school and aligns closely with many examination courses at GCSE and A-Level. Access is free for all students. It is also possible to use Seneca Learning in order to review past topics and practice current topics by using the search function.
To access this software, please follow the steps below:
1) On an internet browser, go to https://senecalearning.com/
2) Click ‘Login’. Students’ login will be firstname.lastname@example.org followed by their password Seneca2020. If this does not work, students should access their accounts using the ‘forgot my password’ link. Students must use their school email address to access content.
3) Students will then be able to search content specific to the courses that they are studying to ensure that their home study is fully aligned with what they are learning in school. Many teachers will be uploading specific courses and assignments to Seneca and it may be used as a homework tool. To create a parent account which links to your child’s account, please follow the instructions available at: https://app.senecalearning.com/parent/monitoring/overview
United Learning Curriculum website - Years 7-13 – All Subjects
Many resources that are used in school are published on the following website and align very closely to the Wye School curriculum. Resources can be found at: https://curriculum.unitedlearning.org.uk/ Students will be able to login using their school username (email@example.com) and their normal school password. These resources include pre-recorded video lessons that students can use to revise chosen topics for most subjects.
Sparx Maths (Y7 Maths only)
Students in Y7 have access to Sparx Maths which contains tutorials and quizzes on all topics they will learn throughout the year and is linked to the curriculum. This means that any questions the appear on their Sparx for that week have already been studied in class. Usernames and passwords were shared at the beginning of the school year. Please contact Mr Whittaker to reset for your child’s username and password if necessary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hegarty Maths Y7-11
Hegarty Maths is the recommended platform to improve mathematical understanding at Wye School from year 7-11. Students set their own password when they log` in and can click “forgotten your password” to request that their teacher resets it. Please click on the following link to access the website: https://hegartymaths.com/
As well as homework, it is possible for students to use the website to review any topic that they have studied previously. To do this, you can use the search bar to type in a topic or click “choose lesson” at the top left of the page to use the menu system. There are detailed video tutorials available for each mathematics topic as well as a quiz to practice further. It is also possible to use the website to revise using two options under the “Revise” tab at the top right of the webpage. “Memri” is best done regularly as it gives five questions studied in the past in order to try and commit the knowledge to long-term memory over time. “Fix-Up-5” gives students five questions they have answered incorrectly in the past in order to try and improve these further.
Everlearner – Physical Education Years 7-13
This platform is to support students, particularly GCSE and A Level with their learning outside of the classroom. Mrs Lulham will send additional guidance to all PE GCSE and A-Level students should you have difficulty accessing this website.
What equipment does my child need to access their learning each day?
Please ensure your child has access to the following equipment every day in order to access their learning.
Pen, pencil, ruler (with cm and mm), highlighter, compass and protractor. Students should also have access to a scientific calculator each day (Casio 85GT X). All of this equipment is available to buy with cash from the school reception during break and lunchtimes apart from the scientific calculators.
What else can I do to help guide my child’s learning?
Other advice on supporting and engaging with your child’s learning include:
- Ensure your child is ready to learn before the start of the school day. This includes making sure your child is awake, has had breakfast and has their exercise books, equipment and a water bottle.
- Make sure your child has a distraction-free environment to complete homework. This can include keeping background noises to a minimum, ensuring your child has turned off their notifications on personal devices and is not getting distracted by other people.
- Have a routine in order to complete homework or revision so that all work can be completed within a particular timeframe, allowing for downtime each day.
- Regularly asking your child the following questions will help you connect with their learning.
- What lessons did you have today?
- What have you been learning in your lesson?
- What work have you produced?
- What homework do you need to complete?
- Discussing your child’s goals with them can help them stay focused when revising for examinations.