Secondary

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We love seeing your work whilst you are working at home and we want to celebrate this with you. This week, we are launching an event to celebrate your work called PROUD. We would love you to email your photographs, screenshots or videos of your amazing work to BSCAProud@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk each Thursday by 1:30pm and we will send an electronic certificate to congratulate you and showcase the weekly winners on our school social media accounts and website on a Thursday afternoon. We will also enter some of your amazing work to compete against other schools in Bolton.

If you require any further information please e mail BSCAProud@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk

 

Stay safe

Mrs Robinson

 

 

 

 

BSCA Secondary One Stop Information Point

What work should students be doing while school is closed?

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Process of Awarding Summer 2020 Grades Letter - sent 8th April 2020

General advice

  • Stick to a school routine – use your weekly timetable to structure which subjects to study when
  • Get up, get ready and have a healthy breakfast ready to start your work at 8.30am.
  • Use the start of the day to check and set your daily work .
  • Period 1- 5 - use your daily timetable to complete work for that subject – 8.45am – 3pm.
  • Make sure you take your break times – 10.45 – 11am and 1 - 1.30pm.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Watch what you eat.
  • Weather permitting get some fresh air in your garden or yard.
  • Let your parents/carers know what you have been doing and ask them for support if you need it.
  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day.

Student emails

 

Office 365

You may not have access at home to Microsoft Office which helps you access any documents that we have uploaded onto our website, or if you are emailed any. As a school we provide Office 365 to all our students. You can access this package either from our website - System Access and ‘Install Office’ from the main screen (top right hand corner).

 

Any problems with this please email contact@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk

 

GCSE Pod – all subjects

  • This is a library of over 6,000 'Pods,' 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Every Pod is mapped to the correct exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams.
  • Teachers will be setting work vis the GCSE Pod too.
  • Instructions were included in the student pack sent home and are also available on our website, see dedicated page on the left hand side, or click here to take you there.
  • Any questions or issues with GCSE Pod, please email halexander@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk

 

Seneca Learning – English and Computer Science for Year 9, 10 and 11, Maths and French Year 7 – 11

Some departments is using this online tool to set, record and assess work.

Please use browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Safari to access this tool - https://www.senecalearning.com/ .

 

Website – Student Homeworking Information

Work has been, and is being uploaded onto the website via One Drive for students to access - Student Homeworking Information - click on the appropriate year group on the left hand side. The website should be checked daily for updates.

 

Twitter – PE

Our Twitter account has been taken over by Mr Lowe in the PE department. Check out his updated here - twitter.com/official_BSCA  

 

Technology subject support

IT

Exam Revision -  https://tools.withcode.uk/keywords/subject/imedia_r081_pre_production_skills/LO1

Bitesize Revision  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv

Youtube – Search for the R081 Theory channel as this covers everything for the exam

Catering

Seneca Learning - https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/join-class/y2yc2jtiqa

Engineering 

Quizlet - https://quizlet.com/class/13065777/

Youtube – Search for Manufacturing Construction on youtube

Seneca Learning - https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/join-class/660qoa8d5a

Construction

Check your emails and the school website for the Carpentry handbook set up my Mr Golding as well as the past papers.

Business Studies

Business Ed - https://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/theory/camnat-public/camnat-theory-notes-public​ 

Seneca Learning - 

https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/join-class/pvcn0bj38r

 

Heads of Department

If you wish to contact your subject teacher, you can by emailing their Head of Department:

 

Year Leaders

If you wish to contact your Year Leader, you can by emailing them:

 

Struggling?

We are extremely lucky here at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy that we have a trained CAMHS worker who supports us within school, during this time if you are worried or feeling it is getting too much our CAMHS worker Vicky is here to offer some advice and support. In order to do this please email our DSL at atobin@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk . Miss Tobin will then pass this over to Vicky and Vicky will contact you directly. Stay safe & Look after each other during this unpredictable time.

 

Text your School Nurse

During these unsettling times, as a parent of child aged between 5/19 years old you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.

Our school nurses are still here to help - you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.

Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 5-19 can send a text to:

07507331751

We can help with all kinds of things like:

  • Behaviour
  • Continence
  • Emotional health
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Minor accidents and illnesses

Your ChatHealth messaging service is run by The Children’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Team, Bolton Foundation Trust and is available Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm

We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from us, contact you GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.

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GCSE Pod - for all Secondary

Here are all the reosurces you need to understand what the GCSE Pod is and how to use it:

1. Parent - Letter

2. Parent - How to support your child using GCSEPod

3. Parent - Quick Start Guide

4. Parent - Using GCSEPod with Cognitive Learning Techniques - Guide for Parents

5. Teacher - Using GCSEPod to Teach Remotely

 

During this unexpected school closure, we are delighted to be able to continue supporting your child through the fantastic GCSEPod service, which all students have access to through the school subscription.

GCSEPod is the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,400 schools worldwide.  As a subscriber, your child has access to GCSEPod's library of over 6,000 'Pods,' 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Every Pod is mapped to the correct exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists.

During this period, teachers may be setting your child work on GCSEPod.  This may take the form of Assignments, which students can access and complete via the GCSEPod platform, or teachers may recommend specific Pods for students to watch at home to continue their learning.

In addition, we ask that you encourage your child to make use of this amazing resource independently. Once they've activated their account, they can browse the GCSEPod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they're listening to music.

GCSEPod can also identify knowledge gaps and automatically send playlists to your child to help them strengthen their knowledge.  After completing any Assignments set on GCSEPod, your child will get a personalised "Boost Playlist" of Pods relevant to their identified areas of weakness. We strongly suggest you encourage your child to review these playlists regularly as this will speed up their progress.

As we approach exams, students can access a section on GCSEPod called "My Courses."  Here they can view upcoming exams (including exam dates) and view playlists of Pods covering the topics relevant to each exam.  We ask that students review topics that have been taught in class and revise their knowledge.  Students can tick the star icon to favourite any Pods they wish to return to.

Finally, in Maths and English Literature, students can test their knowledge independently using GCSEPod's fantastic Check & Challenge feature.   Simply visit any Maths and selected English Literature playlists and click the purple "C&C".  This will start a short self-marking assessment.

For more ways to support your child using GCSEPod, please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you'll find lots more information and resources.

Your child has already been registered with GCSEPod and some students are already using it.  If they have not all they need to do is activate their account by following the instructions below.  All passwords have been reset to Football1, so once logged in students can change this to an individual password.

1)      Go to www.gcsepod.com and click "Login" in the top right-hand corner

2)      Click "New here?  Get started."

3)      Select "Student"

4)      Enter your child's name, date of birth and the school name.

5)      Create a username, password, and a password hint to help them remember the password.

If you have any questions regarding GCSEPod please contact Mrs Alexander who is leading on GCSEPod halaexander@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk  , or message support@gcsepod.com.