Extension Work for Students

Some parents have asked for suggestions for further independent study for their children. Here you will find some suggestions of websites that our teaching staff recommend. You could also look at the Extended Independent Tasks in the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Languages which you can find on the student area of the website under the KS3 tab.

KS3 Computing

Learning Resources and Activities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zvc9q6f
Python Coding - http://www.pythonschool.net/

KS3 ICT

Learning Resources and Activities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z8mtsbk

GCSE Computing / ICT

Learning Resources and Activities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty
Learn to Code - http://www.codecademy.com/
Python Coding - http://www.pythonschool.net/
Quizzes - http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/gcse_ict_quizzes.htm

GCSE Economics and Business

Learning Resources and Activities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82
Business Activities - http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/
Economics Revision notes - http://www.tutor2u.net/revision_notes_economics_gcse.asp

History

www.activehistory.co.uk LOGIN: hornsea PASS: grs44
www.schoolhistory.co.uk
www.spartacus-educational.com

Maths

http://www.mymaths.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education


English

Two websites I have used for KS3 and enrichment groups are:

https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/

https://www.writers-online.co.uk/

I have also attached a list

STUDY SUPPORT SITES

Study guides (with notes on set-texts) based in USA:
http://www.sparknotes.com/

GCSE learning resources for English and other subjects
http://www.learn.co.uk/

Some great handouts for English Language and Literature:
http://www.shunsley.eril.net/armoore/contents.htm#anth

Impressively detailed site for English teachers:
www.teachit.co.uk

On-line help with set-texts:
http://www.novelguide.com/

On-line grammar tutor:
http://webnz.com/checkers/grammar2.html

Common errors in English:
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/


REFERENCE & RESEARCH SITES

Online dictionary - find out quickly what a word means
http://www.onelook.com/

the internet's biggest online dictionary:
http://www.orchy.com/dictionary/bigdic-w.htm

Oxford English Dictionary: word of the Day
http://www.oed.com/cgi/display/wotd

Useful search site for famous quotations:
http://www.bartleby.com/99/index.html

ENGLISH LITERATURE SITES

General
Bibliomania - site for book reviews and study guides
http://www.bibliomania.com/1/-/frameset.html

Creative writing site for young people:
http://www.stonesoup.com/

Poetry Society Home Page:
http://www.poetrysoc.com/

Shakespeare sites:
Information about each of Shakespeare's plays, including summaries and sample essays:
http://www.field-of-themes.com/shakespeare/shakework.html

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre research site:
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/globe/

Comprehensive Shakespeare site:
http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/

Official site of Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust:
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/

Shakespeare's plays on-line (useful for cutting and pasting quotations:
http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS SITES

Yahoo listing of linguistics links:
http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Linguistics_and_Human_Languages/

Exploring dialects
http://www.netaxs.com/people/salvucci/EngDialLnx.html

American versus English standard English
http://www.hps.com/~tpg/ukdict/

Dialectizer - fun site that plays around with English dialects
http://rinkworks.com/dialect/

Step-by-step spelling units:
http://www.spellzone.com/home.htm

Site that produces randomly-generated sentences (very wacky):
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/rs/

Very user-friendly guide to the English Language:
http://shared-visions.com/explore/english/english.html

Huge site for English teachers and students:
http://www.english1.org.uk/

Test your grammar knowledge:
http://www.edunet.com/learning/index.cfm

MEDIA STUDIES SITES

British Film Institute - news and resources:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/

Movie scripts online:
http://simplyscripts.com/movie.html

Superb collection of movie trailers:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/

Good starting-point for all cinema work:
http://www.cinema-sites.com/

Online film reviews:
http://www.radiotimes.beeb.com/film/

NEWS SITES

News updates and search engine:
http://uk.yahoo.com/

Superb site for 24-hour news, features and links:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/default.stm

Broadsheet newspapers:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
http://www.independent.co.uk/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/

Tabloid newspapers:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/
http://www.megastar.co.uk/
http://www.the-sun.co.uk/

Excellent weekly online summary of news and reviews:
http://www.theweek.co.uk/


Science

GCSE Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

KS3 Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zng4d2p

All key stages

http://www.gojimo.co/

Geography

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/

http://www.geography-map-games.com/

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm

http://www.geography.org.uk/

http://www.kidsgeo.com/

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/geography

http://www.georesources.co.uk/indexalevel.htm

http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/

RE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zh3rkqt
https://sacredsites.com/

Art

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/
An index of 6000 artists and related sites

http://www.artlex.com/
A comprehensive dictionary containing definitions of more than 3000 art term, along with illustrations, pronunciation notes and quotations

http://www.theartworksinc.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/
200,000 paintings to view

https://www.behance.net/
Graphics portfolios including branding, illustration, design for print, interactive graphics, photography

Comprehensive Guide to Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions in the UK

http://www.saatchiart.com/

http://www.art2day.co.uk/

Contextual References
Many useful contextual references and links

http://www.directoryofillustration.com/

http://www.folioplanet.com/
Huge range of illustrators’ portfolios in categories

http://moca.virtual.museum/
Promoting computer art in its many forms, current exhibitions and archiving the work of leading artist in the field

National Grid of Learning

http://www.nsead.org/home/index.aspx
Extensive library of resources for art teachers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/

Design

http://www.technologystudent.com/

Drama:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/speaking_listening/drama/revision/1/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zbckjxs

Music:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zmsvr82
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

Dance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zmg4d2p
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z46pyrd


PE

GCSE

http://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=23&lvlId=2

A Level

http://mypeexam.org/

Health and Social Care

Extension links for health and social care.
http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthy-eating/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/why-change-for-life.aspx

http://www.socialworkconnections.org.uk/

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/

http://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/LSC-P-NAT-080008.pdf

http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/communication-skills.html

Children’s Play, Learning and Development

https://www.infantandtoddlerforum.org/

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/

http://www.teachnursery.com/

https://www.early-education.org.uk/

http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/

Diabetes UK: www.diabetes.org.uk

Coeliac UK: www.coeliac.org.uk

Vegetarian Society: www.vegsoc.org

www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk

British Nutrition Foundation: www.nutrition.org.uk

Infant & Toddler Forum (contains useful factsheets that can be downloaded): www.infantandtoddlerforum.org

www.nhs.uk

www.nhs.uk


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