Student Lessons and Revision

On this page students can access resources to help them with their lessons and revision. Please click on the buttons below to access learning resources.

BTEC Sport and Performing Arts

Examination subjects

  • PERFORMING ARTS - Performing arts students must complete ‘Component 1 Stanislavski Naturalism’ on google classroom. All resources, including lesson PowerPoints and workshop notes are on there to support you. If anyone needs assistance, Miss Jackson will be available via email and google classroom.

  • BTEC SPORT – (Miss Busby, Mr Wanjohi and Miss Busby’s groups). Use the Powerpoint to complete the questions on fitness testing

Year 10 BTEC Sport


Students this week would have been starting Unit 6. You can start this unit by planning your lesson plan which you will teach to your peers. All documents are shared with you on your Google Classroom and a help sheet for guidance can be found here.


Unit 6 Help Sheet


Any other work already directly to complete by your teacher from lessons can also be completed. 

KS3 - Years 7,8 and 9

Whilst the Academy is closed we wanted to set you some important homework to be getting on with. Please stay safe today and only go outside if it’s safe to do so, we look forward to seeing you all again bright and early on Monday morning.


  1. HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Play out in the snow, go sledging, make snow angels

  2. ENGINEERING: Can you create the tallest snowman in the class? Take a photo with you next to it to prove how tall it was

  3. STEM: Experiment: which is heavier? Fill two beakers/plastic cups, one with snow and one with water. Weight them both to discover which is heavier. Remember to use the same scales, same type of beaker and fill to the same level. Can you explain your findings?


  1. ENGLISH: Unfortunately, we missed World Book Day yesterday, so take the time to read a book

  2. COMPUTING: Follow thislink to a Google AI project where you have to draw a picture and the program tries to guess it: It uses algorithms and clever programming to guess linking to our upcoming schemes of learning.


  4. MFL: Log on to Username: mca4u Password: merci! Click on beginner, Choose your language, Click on the environment tab, Play the games to learn weather vocabulary

  5. SCIENCE: Put some ice in some water. Can you explain why it floats? Using the idea of the water cycle, can you explain where the water in the snow may have been before? Year 9s can you use activelearn focusing on biology topic 2 and physics topic 2? If you have any problems with log-ins, please email Miss Wrigley and she will help you out.

  6. HUMANITIES: Use your homework task menus to reflect on your learning.

  7. ENGLISH: Can you attempt the article to argue writing task?

KS4 - Years 10 and 11

Whilst the Academy is closed we wanted to set you some important homework to be getting on with. The weather won’t stop us from learning so please find a whole host of resources to use to best prepare you for your lessons or exams on Monday morning and for the rest of the half term.



As usual, to assist your revision, we recommend that you:

  • Use MethodMaths to practise past papers.

  • Use MathsWatch and the PiXL Maths App to practise specific skills topics, using videos to help.

Additionally, in the folder there is:

  • Two "Final Countdown" worksheets and mark schemes in separate documents - these contain "crossover" Higher/Foundation topics.

  • A "Dando's" revision menu, with answers in a separate document.  This is excellent for practising a wide range of topics ready for your PPEs.  At the "spicier" end, this will contain Higher Tier material (not on Foundation Tier).



Complete the worksheet on main events in early modern England and also the reading and worksheet on vagrancy. You should also use the notes page resource to independently research 2 examples of treason in the 16th and 17th century. Suggestions for examples of treason are on the resource.  If you are unable to print the resources, complete the research task on lined paper. Similarly, the vagabonds work can be done on lined paper - rather than matching up the image to the correct definition you can copy the definition on to paper and draw your own version of the vagabond using the description. Any questions can also be done on paper and stuck into books when we get back next week. 



Use the PiXL App and your Power Up booklets to continue with your preparation for the PPE with a focus on USA and Crime and Punishment. In addition to your own revision, can you make an annotated timeline of the main developments in policing using the policing section of your Crime and Punishment revision guides? You should read and highlight key dates within this section for each of the time period and organise the information on a timeline. You could also repeat the task using the punishment section of your guides


Please use the PiXL app and Power up booklets to lead independent revision. Year 1os if you don’t have the Power Up booklets, they are in a folder available to you.



Please use Educake to practice using and rearranging the physics formulas


Your science PPEs have been pushed back so you will be sitting your biology exam on Tuesday, please use Educake to help prepare for this exam



Currently, you are working on their non-fiction writing, so can you attempt one of the exam style questions below?


'Social media and technology is much more harmful than young people realise.' Write an article for a broadsheet newspaper in which you argue for or against this statement.


'Many young people lack ambition and do not realise the importance of education.' Write a speech in which you persuade and motivate school-leavers to work hard and realise their dreams.


'Sports which include fighting like boxing and UFC are extremely dangerous and should be banned.' Write an article for your school website in which you explain your viewpoint on this idea.


Below are the key quotations which you can continue to revise for the exam which was scheduled for today


"Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.” 


"Fill me from the crown to the toe top-full

of direst cruelty"


"We but teach bloody instructions, which,

being taught, return to plague th’ inventor "


"Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand "


"Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane, I cannot taint with fear."


A Christmas Carol


‘Hard and sharp as flint…as solitary as an oyster.’ 


"I wear the chain I forged in life."


“Another idol has displaced me…a golden one.” 


“ If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die” 


 “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel."

In the folder is the revision guide which you may wish to continue using.

KS4 - Maths

KS4 - History

Click on the Tudor Overview button to complete the task below


  1. Create a colour key code for social (about people), political (about power) and economic (about money).

  2. Categorise the events into these categories.

  3. Circle any causes of poverty in the 16th and 17th century.

  4. Stretch yourself: Use PEE to explain why there was so much poverty during the early modern era.


One reasons there was so much poverty was..

For example…

This led to more poverty because….


Another reason…


A third reason…

KS4 - Geography

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