Year 12 Remote Education

On this page you will find remote learning guides for parents, carers and students to support students working from home.  We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the subjects being studied by our year 12 students, a link to the topics that they will be covering each term and the online platforms that will be used as part of our remote education provision.  A copy of recent curriculum related home-school communications, as emailed to parents/carers, is also available.

Remote Education Provision

25th January 2021

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents, carers and students about learning remotely if local or national restrictions require entire cohorts or bubbles to remain at home.

How can students access remote education?

Each day, students will be able access all class work remotely in Google Classroom. Students follow their normal timetable and log into Google Classroom at the beginning of each lesson.  Teachers will generate and share links for accessing live lessons with students/classes in Google Classroom.

At Weatherhead High School, we use the following online platforms:
● Google Classroom (Google Suites)
● The Oak National Academy
● HegartyMaths
● The EverLearner
● SAM Learning
● PiXL
● Kerboodle
● LanguageNut
● Seneca Learning
● BBC Bitesize
These are our main platforms but this list is not exhaustive. Further information on our online platforms can be accessed by clicking here.

What type of work will be set?

Teachers will set the same topic and work linked to what is being delivered in school. Video clips from websites such as The National Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize may also be used to support students with their learning. For some subjects, students will be signposted to other online platforms, such as: HegartyMaths, The EverLearner and Languagenut. 

How will work be assessed?

Tasks completed by students will be assessed in a number of ways:
● Some work will be completed directly in Google Classroom and teachers will be able to see and produce feedback on this work online.
● Teachers may ask students to upload files or photos to Google Classroom, and it will be marked and returned to students.
● Work completed through online platforms such as HegartyMaths and The EverLearner will be automatically assessed and teachers may also provide individual or whole class feedback on this work.
● Assessments and tests are set in Google Classroom following the School’s Assessment Calendar.
Given the nature of the tasks, the type of feedback teachers can provide may not take the same format as marking an exercise book. Teachers are encouraged to ensure, when they set assessed work, that it is designed in such a way that meaningful feedback may be provided.

Subjects, Curriculum and Learning Platforms

Art & Design

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Business Studies

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Childcare

Minimum of 15 hours per week

Dance

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Design Technology

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Food Technology

Geography

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Health and Social Care

Minimum of 5 hours per week

History

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Media

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Music

Minimum of 5 hours per week

RE – Philosophy & Ethics

Minimum of 5 hours per week

Home-School Communication

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 - Remote Learning Update

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your family remain safe and well. 

For the next two weeks, Year 12 students will be given internal half term assessments to complete remotely in their A Level,  BTEC or Level 2 subjects. The assessments and instructions regarding how to complete the assessments will be uploaded into Google Classroom by subject teachers, who will also guide students through the process. These assessments will play an important part in teachers’ on-going assessment of their students’ progress. Therefore, it is vital that students complete their subject assessments. 

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the way in which Year 12 students have approached their remote learning and I know staff are looking forward to discussing the progress and engagement of Year 12 students at the virtual Parents’ Evening on Thursday 4th February. 

Also, this week, students are invited to join a live form period with their Form Tutor. This is taking place on Wednesday 3rd February at 9.50. Information regarding how students should join the lesson will be posted in Google Classroom.

If you have any questions regarding remote learning, please do not hesitate to Miss Byrne, Senior Assistant Headteacher, Director of 6th Form, at following email: 

ask6f@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

My thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum

Friday 15th January 2021 - Remote Learning Update

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I would like to commend Year 12 students for their engagement in remote learning and live lessons since the new lockdown was introduced at the beginning of this month. I appreciate that this is a worrying and unsettling time for both students and parents/carers. Please be reassured that the school is committed to providing the best remote learning to enable students to succeed in their KS5 courses. 

Please be assured that the school is monitoring students’ engagement with their remote learning and we will contact you if there are any concerns and offer support to our students. 

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Byrne, Senior Assistant Headteacher, Director of 6th Form at the email address below:

ask6f@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

My thanks for your continued support. 

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher

Friday 6th November 2020 - Parent/Carer and Student Guides for Remote Learning

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you and your family are well. Please find attached a guide to remote learning for parents and carers and information to assist students when they need to engage in remote learning.

I will continue to update you regarding changes to the way remote learning is delivered, as and when necessary.

Please note, the week commencing 16th November, Year 12 students will receive progress and effort grades for their Post-16 courses.

Please be reassured that we are continuing to ensure that all students receive the best possible curriculum at Weatherhead and that the quality of education is not compromised during the pandemic.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher

Download KS5 Remote Learning A Guide for Parents 06.11.20 (PDF) and KS5 Student Guide 06.11.20 (PDF)

Tuesday 13th October 2020 - Accessing Remote Education When Absent From School

Dear Parent/Carer, 

I hope you and your family are well. You may remember that I sent weekly home learning updates to you during the period of the school closure in the spring and summer terms. I would now like to take this opportunity to update about how students should access remote education when absent from school. 

How can students access remote education?

All class work will be set in Google Classroom.

What type of work will be set?

Teachers will set the same topic and work linked to what is being delivered in school. Teachers may also upload recordings of themselves teaching a lesson or concept. Depending on the situation, students may also be invited to join live lessons taking place in school, virtually via Zoom (the information will be posted in Google Classroom where necessary). 

When should work be completed?

If students are well and able to complete work at home, they should log onto Google Classroom from home when they have their normal timetabled lesson for each subject (timetables can be found in the Student Planner). Teachers will upload the work before the lesson is due to start so that students can complete their class work at the same time as the other students who are in the lesson.

For example, if a student has English period one on Tuesday, the student should access their English Google Classroom during the normal lesson time and complete the class work set by their teacher. 

Homework and Assessments:

Homework tasks and assessments will be set on Google Classroom. Students in school may be asked to hand in completed work in person but if working from home they will need to upload their completed work within Google Classroom. 

How will work be assessed?

Completed work needs to be uploaded into Google Classroom, and it will be marked by the class teacher (unless work has been set using an online platform such Hegarty Maths or The Everlearner).

Should you have any questions regarding remote education, or if you require any additional support from school, please contact me directly using the following email address:

curriculum@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

My thanks for your continued support. 

Mrs Rogers

Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum