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COVID 19 implications for current Year 13 Cohort


On Monday 23rd March Denmark Road High School closed due to Government guidelines.  The school timetable was amended and slightly reduced to ensure wellbeing for staff and students. 

The result of this being that all Year 13 students received live online teaching for 2 lessons a week for each of their option subjects.  This was supported by a comprehensive programme of independent study which allowed students to both consolidate learning and prepare for future learning.  All lessons were recorded so that if a student was unwell they could still access the lesson.  Students also found the recording of lessons helpful as they could revisit a topic if they felt uncertain.  Students also made excellent use of Google Chat to contact their subject teachers both during and outside of lessons to ask questions and share further tasks/reading. 

Current Year 13 completed online assessments during Term 6.  Following these assessments Year 12 returned to school where they had a one to one face to face appointment with each of their teachers to discuss their assessment, learning experience during lockdown and also the setting of future targets.  The majority of students also took advantage of lockdown to complete MOOCs relevant to their chosen area of future study and also relevant additional reading.