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LEARNING AT HOME

Learning at Home

 

When the school is closed for any length of time it is important pupils continue to learn.  Pupils will have materials and tasks set by staff along with notes that can be used to consolidate learning.

 

A number of web sites also have excellent materials – these can be browsed by pupils to find tasks, revision, extension work related to the subjects/topics they are studying in school.  The following are recommended:

 BBC Bite Size – Revision and learning materials for Standard Grades.

 BBC/Scotland/Learning – A variety of resources at different levels and for different subjects.

 My Maths – Used by the Maths Department regularly – user name is westhillac and the password is shape.

 ScholarMany qualification courses are supported by additional materials through a scheme called Scholar.  Information for parents can be seen by clicking HERE , subjects supported by clicking HERE. and FAQ's HERE.  Passwords can be obtained from class teachers.

 SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) – has past papers, study guides etc.  Start by clicking on the “school learner” to access materials

 Learning and Teaching Scotland - The Learning and Teaching Scotland site has resources for virtually all subjects and levels.  The site contains links to other web based resources.

 GLOW - where departments have added materials.

 There are other sites identified by staff for S4 revision.  These listed below:

 General Revision Advice/Study Skills

 www.nwlg.org/pages/resources/knowitall/index.htm

 www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/work/secondary/revision/revision_techniques.shtml

 http://revisioncentre.co.uk/advice/study_techniques.html

 Subject Specific Sites

 Maths

 http://www.mathsrevision.com/  (And My Maths)

 Physical Education

 http://www.pe-resources.wikispaces.com/

 Modern Languages

 http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/

www.linguascope.com - Good for basic vocabulary revision.

www.linguastars.com

http://www.atantot/.

www.klar.co.uk – German only site.

 A user name and password is required for the last 4 of these sites and can be obtained from your son/daughters class teacher.

 Science

 Biology

http://www.biologymad.com/                  www.phschool.com/science/biology_place

 Chemistry

www.evans2chemweb.co.uk  - username: Westhill, password: silicon)

 Physics

www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl      www.explainthatstuff.com

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

 Home Economics

 www.bbc.co.uk/food                            www.nutrition.org.uk

http://www.food.gov.uk/                        www.foodlink.org.uk

http://www.milk.co.uk/                          www.tradingstandards.gov.uk

http://www.seafish.org.uk/                     http://www.meatmatters.com/

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/          http://www.est.org.uk/

http://www.vegsoc.org/                          www.hgca.com

http://www.which.com/                         

 History

 http://www.historyonthenet.com/

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/

www.bbc.co.uk/history/

 Geography

 www.scalloway.org.uk

www.geography-site.co.uk

www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography.html

www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/gcse/revision.html

www.geographyalltheway.com/

mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

www.Geographyhigh.connectfree.co.uk

 Modern Studies

 www.msa-scotland.org.uk/sglinks.html - Modern Studies Association

www.modernstudies.org.uk/ - Modern Studies Revision Page

www.modernstudies.co.uk/Sgrade/SGRevNotes.htm - MS Revision

www.europarl.org.uk/ - European Parliament UK

www.hansardsociety.org.uk/ - UK Politics and Democracy

www.un.org/english/ - United Nations

www.wfp.org/ - Politics of Aid (World Food Programme)

 Technical

 www.technologystudent.com/

 Business Education

 www.Businessstudiesonline.org.uk

www.Bized.co.uk

http://www.sportstore.org.uk/

http://www.skillspace.co.uk/

www.tutor2u.net

 Computing and Information Systems

 Google “Higher Computing Revision” or “Higher Information Systems Revision” to find a number of good sites.

One such is       www.revisecomputing.co.uk

 

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