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Top Tips for Studying at Home

Top Tips for Studying at Home

  • Create a daily timetable. You are used to having a routine at school and you will learn best when your time is clearly structured.


  • Have a good work space. You will need a space that you associate with learning and removed from any distractions.



  • Vary your subjects across the week. Ensure that you cover all subjects as equally as possible.



  • Set small goals and be realistic


  • Take regular breaks. Work should be broken into manageable amounts of no more than 40 minutes per subject/lesson.



  • Limit your screen time. Avoid working on a laptop or computer for extended periods of time each day. Your work can be handwritten and given to teachers at a later date.


  • Remember to read for pleasure (at least 20 minutes per day) and to undertake arts and crafts projects. Keep practising your modern foreign languages.



  • Ask for help. Your teachers are here to help and encourage you – feel free to communicate via e-mail.


  • Help each other. Communicate with peers and discuss your school work.


  • Remember to exercise daily, not only for your physical health but also for your mental well-being.







Some Useful Online Resources to Help Students

The Literacy Trust has created a comprehensive web portal built specifically for parents to help support your learning at home

Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid you in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams.

Scholastic Free audiobooks for children  

Audio Books: Is packed with hundreds of free audiobooks, but many of the books and poems have free PDFs to download and print so that you can read along, highlight, and mark up the passage being read 

International Children’s Digital Library:  A library for the world’s children. This site contains thousands of books in more than 60 languages. 

Seneca - For those revising at GCSE there is a lot of free revision content.

Scratch - Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids -

Activities and quizzes - - Learn languages for free by web or app. 

Crash Course Kids - STEM videos

Crest Awards - STEM awards you can complete from home:

Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts -

Some fun workouts that can be adapted to do at home -

Daily picture prompts with questions,  sentence work and story starters to stimulate writing -