Guest Blog from Sarah – Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler
School closures will no doubt come, and though schools will send some work home no one can know how long the kids will be off school. For any parents worrying, this list was put together by the home ed community.
FOR ALL AGES
BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn – Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Khan Academy – Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Seneca – KS2, KS3, GCSE and A level. Tons of free content for students and parents. Paid access to higher-level material.
Openlearn – Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.