As independent learners, you will find a range of resources for you to continue your learning at home and continue your development of vital skills and attributes.
As you have access to Office 365, you have the ability to access your work anywhere in the world, as long as you can connect to the internet. All copies of lessons, assignment briefs and tasks can be found in SharePoint – Students. If you complete any work, save this into your OneDrive and you will be able to print and show your teaching staff when you are in College.
Students and parents can click the link below to access their personal accounts. There are also a range of interactive modules for you to work through linking to careers and the labour market. Don’t forget to keep your Locker up to date with any activities that you are doing to develop your skills, this may be volunteering and helping others.
Your employability skills development can be accredited by completing the online modules on our BeReady site. You log in with the username and password you set in college and then complete your allocated modules. Let your teacher know when you have completed a module and don’t forget to download your certificate into your Locker.
You may have a career in mind or a specific interest you would like to know more about. Future Learn have a range of online courses written by universities that cover topics from Law to Medicine to Study Skills. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of you can add them to your portfolio and CV. Remember to log you hours in your Start Locker. To get started you just need to create an account so that your progress is saved.
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English and Maths at Level 2 are the key to securing many jobs, we cover the subjects in college but you need to focus on these subjects therefore use the Post 16 resources available through Bitesize and do their weekly lessons. If you create an account you can track your progress, add key lessons to revise and share your progress with your teacher.
A vital skill for anyone working in the modern world is the ability to be efficient, one way you can do this is to be able to touch type. This helps with completing any tasks set online but also improves motor skills. You will need to create an account so that your progress is tracked.
For any budding computer programmers, you can start to work on your skills by using Scratch. You don’t need any specialist software and you can create an account so that you can save your projects and then share and demonstrate for your teachers.
The National Academy has online lessons available for all subjects, we would recommend you start at Year 9 and upwards particularly looking at English, Maths and PE. There are also specialist lessons available covering Independent Living, Communication and Numeracy that you may find useful.
Financial Skills and Understanding
A core part of your curriculum is Finance Skills, you need to be able to manage your own budget and be confident in managing your money. Use the interactive activities and infographics on MoneySense to continue your learning at home. You don’t need to sign in, just use the resources on the webpage and keep a track of your learning in your Start Locker.
An important life skill is learning to drive and we support you in learning and passing your Driving Theory test. Below are some really useful websites and some practice tests to see how you are doing.
Take a Practice Theory Test
The Highway Code
Know Your Traffic Signs