Guidelines for student study when the school is closed – for example, due to inclement weather.
Students are expected to develop independent learning skills throughout their time at St Edward’s. If the school should close the work below should be treated as a study guide – helping students to ascertain how to use the time available effectively. It should not be treated as a ‘set homework’ – students should prioritise and choose work based on their individual needs. In addition to the work set below students can use iamlearning in most subject areas, and sixth form students may also wish to check their school e-mail addresses.
Instructions Students should look at their timetable for the day that they won’t be at school, they should then aim to complete work in each subject area that they would have been taught in on the day that is being missed, where possible in the topic area that they are currently studying.
Years 12 and 13 Using your textbook, read a chapter not already completed and make detailed revision notes.
Years 7, 8 and 9 Draw a picture of the snowy view outside from a window in your home. Use colour or pencil tone. This study should take a minimum of 1 hr and is due in your next lesson. Years 10, 11, 12 & 13 Go outside and take a series of considered photographs of the snow covered landscape. Zoom into interesting patterns created by people and animal’s footprints, look at the frost on the cobwebs and the icicles hanging from buildings. Consider your composition. Look at textures, patterns, contrasts and colour. If you have any image manipulation software on your phones or computers consider manipulating the images. If you don’t have image manipulation software experiment in other creative ways such as drawing over the images with pens, adding collage or text or tracing the image and repeating it to create a pattern. Bring in the images that you take or create. If you do not have access to a camera then complete a 2 hour study of the snowy view outside from a view from your window. The drawing should be in colour or pencil tone. The work should be a minimum of 2 hours and be bought to your next art lesson.
Years 10 and 11 Using your textbook, read the chapter you have been currently studying and make detailed revision notes, then revision notes from any previous chapter as well. Years 12 and 13 Using your textbook, work through practice exam-style questions, from the end of the chapter you have been currently studying.
Years 10 and 11 Using your textbook, complete question time page 3, 5 and 7.
Years 10 and 11 Choose a topic you have covered recently and produce a revision resource: this could be revision cards, notes, mind map or spider-diagrams.
Years 10 and 11 Ensure your blue notebook with key words is up-to-date. Choose a topic from either units 1 or 2 of your text book and produce a revision resource: this could be revision cards, notes, mind map or spider-diagram.
Years 7, 8 and 9 Look at the BBC website and the technology section. Write a report on one of the topics shown Years 10 and 11 Look at the BBC website and the technology section. Write a report on one of the topics shown. Years 12 and 13 Use your class books and answer the case study/examiner question for the unit we are working on.
Design & Technology (Graphics / RM / Product Design)
Years 7, 8 and 9 First go to www.technologystudent.com and find the box girder bridges information and read it. This will help you greatly with the next task. Go to www.smart-kit.com and choose the great bridge building game. Play until you get to level 7 or higher. Years 10 and 11 go to http://www.technologystudent.com/prddes1/proddev1.html and read the page developing a product from an existing design. Complete the printable worksheet. Years 12 and 13 Please continue with coursework.
Years 7, 8 and 9 Thinking about the last character you played in your drama lesson write a monologue that shows their response to the weather. How does it impact on their lives, what are they planning to do, does it cause problems etc? Write the monologue as if it is being delivered to just an audience, no-one else is on stage. Years 10 and 11 Write an evaluation of your most successful piece of work lately. Make sure it is not something you have already written about as part of your homework. Once complete, do the same for another group or individual. Years 12 and 13 Using your booklets and question lists answer one of the questions in full and to time. 45 mins for year 12 and 1 hour for year 13. Use the mark scheme and exemplar materials to support the answer.
Years 7, 8 & 9 The KS3 BBC Education website has a whole host of resources to help you work independently, covering Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing, Grammar and Spelling at KS3. Have a look through and work through some of the materials in the area which you think you would benefit most from. Years 10 & 11 As you think towards the skills needed for your GCSEs, look to websites such as the KS4 section of tohe KS4 BBC Education website – it covers all the key skills that you need to develop to do your best at GCSE English Including Reading, Writing for Different Purposes, Speaking and Listening skills, Critical Writing, Creative Writing, Spoken Language, Grammar and Spelling. Spend some time looking at these resources and complete such work as you feel best fits your individual needs. Years 12 & 13 Consider the texts that you are currently reading and have read throughout the course so far. Look at the feedback you’ve received from your teachers about your work. Decide how to spend some of your time today responding to the suggestions made by your teachers of how to develop your writing skills in English and knowledge of the texts that you are studying.
Year 7 Go onto to YouTube and watch again the British Nutrition Foundation podcast on the Eatwell Plate. Either on computer or hand produced create a leaflet about the Eatwell plate suitable for year6 students. You leaflet should explain what the Eatwell plate, how to achieve 5 portions of fruit and vegetable a day and a selection of healthy recipes. Year 8 Go onto the British Nutrition Foundation website and carry out some research into the main nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) to add to what you may have already done in class. As well as information, the BNF have videos which you can see on YouTube about each of the main nutrients. Year 9 Choose a country and find and print five main course recipes which can be cooked in about an hour. Write about why you have chosen each recipe. Research restaurant or takeaway menus from your chosen country using Google and write down the sort of main course dishes they serve and how much they charge. Compare your findings and write a conclusion.
Years 7 and 8 Log into the linguascope and select the subject and topic area that you are currently studying in class. Complete the introductory exercises and, when you are confident, try some of the interactive activities. Finish by taking the ‘Contrôle’, which you can print out at the end and stick in your book. Years 9, 10 and 11 Log into Kerboodle and open up the online textbook at the page you are studying at the moment. Create a French/English vocabulary list of 15 words on the topic you are currently studying. Then, go to the exam style questions at the end of the chapter and work through them as revision. If you are completing Controlled Assessment, make that your focus of study, whether speaking or writing. Complete any outstanding VocabExpress assignments or do some vocabulary revision. Years 12 and 13 (A’ level) Prepare and practise your Cultural Topic questions and answers. In addition to this, log on to your Kerboodle online book and revise topics from earlier in the course, focussing on making bullet-point lists of the key topics that you could use in Unit 4. If you want to do listening practice, use the online book to go over previous content, summarising extracts of your choosing in English as key facts. Complete any outstanding VocabExpress assignments or do some vocabulary revision. Years 12 and 13 (IB) Go to the topic area in ‘Le Monde en Français’ that we are studying. Select one of the texts relevant to the current topic and identify/make a note of 5 key terms in the text. Use these to do an internet search and find one or two ‘read around’ articles that you can print out, annotate for key / unknown language and bring to next lesson for discussion. Extension: After reading, write a short piece in the text type of your choosing on what you have learnt.
Years 7 and 8 Log into the linguascope.com website. Username: stedwards Password: havefun Choose at least two topic areas you haven’t learnt yet and you are interested in. Practise the new words and create a vocabulary list in your book by writing down the new words in German and English. Years 9, 10 and 11 Log into the Kerboodle website. Either practise activities on the topic you are currently studying, or work through revision. You can also use the vocabulary trainer to revise more vocabulary. Years 12 and 13 Go to the most recent chapter in your textbooks, about this topic area research a German newspaper or magazine article. Read this article and write a short summary of the article in English. Finally write about 100 words in German what your opinion about the article is. Do you agree with the author, were you reading something that surprised you, what is rather boring…?
Years 7 to 9 Log into the KS3 Bitesize website and select the topic area that you are looking at in class at the minute. Either take notes, watch the videos, try the revision materials, or an online test. Years 10 and 11 Use the Bitesize KS4 website. Either take notes on the topic you are currently studying, or go to the exam board’s website and complete some practice exam questions. (Short course OCR, Full course AQA A) Years 12 and 13 Using your textbooks, work through practice exam-style questions, either choosing them from the end of the chapters you have been studying, or the end of unit questions at the end of the book. Alternatively, extend your understanding by reading around the topic you are currently studying, or perhaps use YouTube to find videos relating to this topic. Take notes as you watch and be prepared to feedback to your teacher afterwards.
Government & Politics
Years 12 and 13 Using your course guide booklet, work through practice exam-style questions in timed conditions, for any of the topics that have been covered so far in the course. Alternatively, extend your understanding by reading around the topic you are currently studying or complete entries in your media logs for current affairs for the UK and/or USA
Years 7, 8 and 9 LQ: Where the Crusades a waste of time? Use BBC Bitesize website (KS3 History) The Middle Ages (12th to 15th Century) Click of Crusades activity Jot down any interesting information you find Watch video Complete activity section and test section Years 10 and 11 Use the ‘Revision Zone’ section in the back of your textbook to complete revision activities and practise questions. Alternatively use edexcel website ‘past papers’ section to find more practise exam questions. Years 12 and 13 Use edexcel website ‘past papers’ section to find practise exam questions, complete detailed essay plans for some of these questions.
Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Log in to MyMaths. Your teacher will have set you some tasks to complete.
Years 10 and 11 Visit www.gimp.org and download their free image manipulation software. It works a bit like Photoshop. Using this programme, have a go and changing the look of a celebrity and then make either an advert or film poster featuring that celebrity. Or: Select a short audio-visual text to study (i.e. film trailer, music video, advert, tv show opening, etc.) watch, make notes and then write a short piece exploring: How the text appeals to different audiences How to text shows its genre. Year 12 Choose a text (film trailer, music video, advert, TV show etc.) to study in terms of one of the study areas for the MS1 exam (representation of age, gender, ethnicity, events, issues place, regional/ national identities, audience targeting, categorising, response, positioning) Study that text, making notes and write up into a case study to use in the exam. Don’t forget key terms and Media theories! Year 13 Either: Develop your MS3 essays by reading academic articles on the internet in your chosen study area and logging into MediaMagazine Or: Using the MS4 past questions, plan out how you would answer 3 questions/ write a timed response (45 mins per question) ensuring that you cover your three texts in analytical detail.
Years 7, 8 and 9 Choose a piece of music that you really enjoy – it can be in any style. Write an analysis of the piece, focussing on the following:
- Background: date of composition, composer, style of music, album that it is taken from (if applicable)
- Instrumentation/ voices used
- Texture (layers – what role do the different instruments have and how do the parts interact)
- Lyrics (if the piece has them)
- Stylistic features (i.e. what we can hear in this piece that links it to a style. For example, what makes a reggae piece sound like reggae, or a piece of House music sound like House?).
You should write a paragraph on each (in Word) and may include pictures if they help to illustrate your point. Years 10 and 11 Pick one focus works that we have studied. Now pick 5 of the following musical features:
- Performing forces
- Word setting (if it has vocals)
- Metre/ tempo
Now analyse the use of these features in that focus work in the style of a section Biii question. YOU SHOULD DO THIS FOR TWO FOCUS WORKS PER LESSON MISSED AND SPEND 25 MINUTES ON EACH ONE. Bring your answers in to your teacher for marking in the first lesson back. Year 12 Go to the following website: http://www.rgsinfo.net/subject/Music%20Dept%20site/A_Level_Music_files/AS%20cadence%20exercises.pdf You should complete a chorale that you have not done yet (start with no. 1 and then go on to the next one if you have already finished that). The key of each cadence is done for you. You should finish one complete chorale for each lesson missed and bring it in for marking next lesson. Year 13 Pick one focus work that you are studying at the moment. You should then research the style, period and composer and make notes on this in preparation for section A of the written paper. Use YouTube to LISTEN to associated music as this is how you will be tested. In your notes, you should provide names of pieces that you have listened to and features that these pieces have in common with your focus work. You should choose one focus work for each lesson missed.
Year 12 You should thoroughly research your focus styles. Producing a comprehensive document on the following two genres:
- Indie rock
This document should cover the following:
- the main fingerprints of the style
- the origins and development of the style, including the social and cultural conditions that might have influenced this development
- specific musical and technological characteristics associated with the style — melody, harmony, structure, instrumentation, arrangement, production etc
- the influence of the style on other artists
Students should also continue work on their log books Year 13
- You should thoroughly research the written response (essay question) for the Analysing and Producing Paper by studying past papers and answers on the Edexcel website
- You should continue work on your logbook
Years 7, 8 and 9 Choose from the following websites and select the subject and activity area that you are working on in class at this term. Either take notes, watch the videos, try the revision materials, or an online test or learn the key terms, rules and regulations of the activity.
Dance Revise and learn the revision the key words for Dance located in the Student PE Shared drive in the SNOW ROOM Folder under Dance.
Orienteering and Problem Solving How to use a compass http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Compass 6 figure grid reference http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/geographical_skills/maps_rev1.shtml Swimming Learn and understand the level criteria for swimming assessment levels located in the Student Shared Drive PE Folder – KS3- Swimming Years 10 and 11 http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx Either take notes on the topic you are currently studying in GCSE PE, or go to the exam style questions at the end of the chapter you’ve just completed and work through them as revision. Also use the GCSE PE Revision material in the school’s student shared drive PE Snow Folder. Years 12 and 13 Using your revision guide and coursework folders use past test papers for revision, complete any outstanding work and improve on areas of work where teachers have commented. Extend your understanding by reading around the topic you are currently studying. Read up and extend your learning on your current topic area you are studying. Use the revision resources located in the Student Shared Drive Snow Room Folder for A Level.
Years 12 and 13 Using your textbook, ensure you have 12 (year 12) or 24 mark (year 13) essay plans written for each of the topics that have been covered so far in the course. Alternatively, look up research on the areas we have just covered and write up some notes. Contemporary, and non-textbook research is always good to include within your essays.
Years 7, 8 and 9 Using your homework booklet for the relevant topic you are studying at the moment and the website referred to in the booklet complete further research on the topic Years 10 and 11 Use the www.RSrevision.com website to revise the topic you are studying at the moment and adding to your notes further examples ans evidence Years 12 and 13 Ethics and Philosophy – use your textbook and any of the relevant RS revision sites to supplement your notes on the topic you are studying at the moment Text & Theology – Use your textbook and the www.philosopherkings.co.uk website to make further notes and complete some exam answer planning for the topic you are studying at the moment
Years 7 and 8 Log into the BBC Education website and select the subject and topic area that you are looking at in class at the minute. Either take notes, watch the videos, try the revision materials, or an online test. Years 9 to 11 Log into your online textbook at the Kerboodle website. Either take notes on the topic you are currently studying, or go to the exam style questions at the end of the chapter you’ve just completed and work through them as revision. Years 12 and 13 Using your textbooks, work through practice exam-style questions, either choosing them from the end of the chapters you have been studying, or the end of unit questions at the end of the book. Alternatively, extend your understanding by reading around the topic you are currently studying, or perhaps use YouTube to find videos relating to this topic. Take notes as you watch and be prepared to feedback to your teacher afterwards.
Years 12 and 13 Go to the AQA website and practise answering exam questions in timed conditions. Research contemporary examples that support sociological theories that you have learnt throughout the year.
Years 7 and 8 Log into www.linguascope.com (username: stedwards / password:havefun) website and select the subject and topic area that you are looking at in class at the minute. Play all the games, take notes, revise the vocabulary and do the final exam. Years 9, 10 and 11 Log into your online textbook at the Kerboodle website. Either take notes on the topic you are currently studying, or go to the exam style questions at the end of the chapter you’ve just completed and work through them as revision. You can also go to the BBC GCSE Bitesize/Spanish and practice Reading and Listening skills. Take notes of all new vocabulary. Furthermore you can practice those skills as well as some grammar by going to www.spanishrevision.co.uk and doing the different activities. Take notes of all new vocabulary. Years 12 and 13 Log into your online textbook at the Kerboodle website. Either take notes on the topic you are currently studying, or go to the exam style questions at the end of the chapter you’ve just completed and work through them as revision.
Year 7 Using Google or YouTube to help you, find out the type of fabric the following items are made from by looking at the label: T-shirt, swim suit, jeans/trousers, duvet cover, school bag and outdoor jacket. Decide whether the fibres used in the fabric are natural, synthetic or man-made. Next each item, write about the properties of the fabric. Year 8 Carry out research into the life and work of one of the abstract artists we have been looking at this year: Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian or Frank Stella. Your work should include a short biography and your own personal sketches of three examples of their work explaining why you like them. Year 9 Go onto KS3 Bitesize: Textiles and research production techniques. There are videos of block printing and screen printing which you can watch and make notes on. Compare these large scale methods to what you have done in class and write a short report.