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Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Remote Learning

The way that students can access remote learning has been adapted and updated from September 2021.  This is to enable students to access and complete high quality remote learning if they cannot to come to college whilst awaiting a PCR test result.

There is no expectation that students who are unwell to complete remote learning.

Students who have tested positive for Covid-19 but who are asymptomatic may choose to complete learning at their discretion at the discretion of their parent or carer.

Aims of remote learning:

  • To provide rigorous and contemporaneous subject specific resources which will enable students to consolidate their understanding.
  • To provide genuinely worthwhile resources and guidance that benefit learning.
  • To provide opportunities to revisit prior learning to build confidence and strengthen understanding for when students return to the classroom.

Spring Term 2022

Remote Learning Guidance:

If a student is not able to come into school, it is important that they use their time at home to strengthen and deepen their understanding of the topics they are currently learning.

Whilst absent from school and awaiting a PCR test result, all students are expected to:

  1. Check their timetable and look at the subjects they have on that day.
  2. Use topic timelines for each subject to remind themselves of what they have been learning (example from maths below).
  3. Complete the following steps:
  • Visit Oak National Academy or follow the useful links below and find the lesson/resource which covers the topic for each subject.
  • Work through the relevant lesson or section of the website, making detailed notes (and complete each task within the video if using Oak National Academy).
  • Year 7-9 students: visit KS3 Bitesize and find the relevant section.  Add to notes and complete the quiz at the end of the topic section.
  • Year 10-11 students: log-in to GCSE Pod and work through at least two pods.

Additional subject specific resources can be found below:

Year 11 Study Portal can be accessed by clicking here.

If you would like more detail and advice around remote learning, please click here.

Topic Timelines

Maths 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Maths

Geometric reasoning
Probability
Types of numbers

Angles
Areas
Data handling

Graphs - drawing and finding equations of lines
Perimeter, area and volume of shapes

Quadratics
Graphs
Indices
Reciprocals

Revision for exams

English 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

Nature poetry - language and structure
Nature Writing - descriptive and imaginative

 


 

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare
Elizabethan theatre and society
Script Writing

 

Rhetoric - social justice
An Inspector Calls

English Language Paper 2
Revision of Paper 1 and 2 (preparation for mock exams)
Re-read An Inspector Calls (revision)

Spoken Language assessment preparation

Revision for exams:
Language Paper 1
Language Paper 2
Literature -
ACC/Poetry
Macbeth
Unseen Poetry
An Inspector Calls

Science 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Science (KS3)

Changes of State, reactions of metals and acids, the pH scale
The reactivity series
Reactions of metals
Energy and food

Nutrients and Digestion
Food Tests
Health and Wellbeing - Mocking, Drugs and Alcohol
Selective breeding and inheritance
The structure of DNA

 

 

 

Biology

 

 

Organisation and the Digestive System
Organising Animals and Plants
Communicable Diseases

Energy in Reactions (endothermic and exothermic reactions)
Rates of reaction and collision theory

Revision of all content in preparations for the Paper1 and Paper 2 Exams

Chemistry

 

 

Electrical circuits and energy within the home

Combined:Force and motion
Revision of energy, electricity, molecules and matter and radioactivity.
Separate: Force and pressure, Wave properties. Revision of energy, electricity, molecules and matter and radioactivity.

Revision of all content in preparations for the Paper1 and Paper 2 Exams

Physics

 

 

Electrical circuits and energy within the home

Combined:Force and motion
Revision of energy, electricity, molecules and matter and radioactivity.
Separate: Force and pressure, Wave properties. Revision of energy, electricity, molecules and matter and radioactivity.

Revision of all content in preparations for the Paper1 and Paper 2 Exams

History 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

History

The Reformation, Henry VIII and the religious roller coaster
Bloody Mary
The English Civil War

 

Modern World History
The Treaty of Versailles
The rise of Hitler and the Nazi’s and the causes of WWII.

The History of Medicine:
Focus on the medical problems and advancements of WWI, specifically the British sector of the Western Front.
Introduction to Medieval Medical ideas and concepts e.g. The work of Hippocrates, the Four Humours, Galen and the Theory of Opposites.

 

GCSE The American West 1835-1895

Final stages of this unit, studying the complex relationship and war betweens the Plains Indians and the Americans. Identifying the impact on the development of America for both groups of people.

Start unit on Early Elizabethan England.

Revision of all three exam units:

Paper 1 Medicine Through Time and the British Sector of the Western Front

Paper 2 Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany

 

Core PE 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Core PE

Summer sports through the 5 Abilities

Summer sports through the 5 Abilities

Summer sports through the 5 Abilities

Pathway options

Recreational activities to support exam period

Sport Science 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Sport Science

 


 

 

 

 

R043 content coverage following R042 submission on May 15

R045 content only
Selected students on R042/3 resubmission

Media Studies 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Media Studies

 


 

 

 

 

NEA Coursework alongside Magazines and Gaming units

Revision for exams
Component 1 Exploring the Media

Photography 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Photography

 

 

 

Boyle Family, Maureen Brodbeck and Nick Frank block colouring.
Lewis Baltz - B/W architecture work.
Lark Foord - shadow work
Slow shutter speed and then land/city/coastal scapes

Working through missing work from coursework. Deadline 13th May. AQA mark hand in 31st May.

Art
 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Art

Bugs/insects
Charley Harper
Paint and stitch

 

Day of the Dead
Oil pastels / patterns
Characterisation

 

Flight
Audubon, Native American birds
Clay work

Heritage and identity
Portfolio unit
Lino printing
Personal creative journey

Completion of Portfolio for assessment for OCR

Computer Science 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Computer Science

Microbits and basic Python programming

An introduction to Python Programming (moving on from Scratch)

 

Python programming and computational thinking

 

Networks and topologies, Wired and wireless networks, protocols and layers. Network security. Ethical and legal impacts of digital technology

Revision for exams

Creative iMedia 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Creative iMedia


 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl cover coursework

Game coursework and revision

 

Digital Access

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access from home.  In the event that a student cannot access their work remotely, a work pack can be collected from reception at the request of the parent or carer of the student concerned.  If a student is likely to be absent for a number of days for reasons related to COVID-19, a work pack can be sent home.

What you can do to help

We appreciate that this situation may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.

At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, but it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Our top tips:

  • Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable.
  • Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active.

Welfare

At Callington Community College we have the best interests of every student at the front and centre of every decision made. In a situation where a student is not able to attend school for a prolonged period of time it is essential we maintain contact to ensure the student’s welfare is monitored and the right support signposted.  In the event that a student has a prolonged period of absence, Mr Rob Taylor or a Head of Year will contact parents or carers to explore any possible barriers and options for support.

Support for students with additional needs

We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students.

Department for Education (DfE)

Current DfE guidance states that ‘if a pupil is not attending school because their attendance would be contrary to government guidance or legislation around COVID-19, we expect schools to offer them access to remote education. Schools should keep a record of, and monitor engagement with, this activity, but this does not need to be tracked in the attendance register’.