Year 9 Closure Resources

The table below gives information about the work being set for year 9 in each subject area, including the frequency at which work is being set.  There is also information about how the students should submit their work and the feedback they can expect to receive.


Subject Information about work set Frequency of setting work Marking expectations Any other relevant information
Art Students should use this time at home to create artwork of their choice.  Be creative!
Art for students taking art at GCSE Art students will be working through a range of tasks set on ClassCharts Monday of each week. See ClassCharts for due date. Students should send photos on a PowerPoint of all the work they have created.
Computing All students will be working through a project set on ClassCharts (same message is set on Edmodo) After the first task, all lessons will be set on

Seneca learning.  Students should aim to do 1 hour a fortnight.

Submit the first task to the Edmodo assignment.  I will feedback.

Seneca self-marks. I will check progress on Seneca fortnightly.

Drama Students should complete drama related tasks, but where they link closely to GCSE Drama, that is stated, for those taking GCSE next year. Fortnightly Students should send photo attachments of the final project to their teacher.

Feedback every 3/4 lessons, by email as that is how students are sending their work in.

Different options for tasks given, to allow students to pick the most appropriate task.
English Mrs Ellwood will set all year 9 work through ClassCharts, to include small tasks and activities. Students will be set tasks every week to cover work for all lessons that week. Every two weeks, students should email the task specified on ClassCharts for marking to their main teacher.  9S4 should send their work to Mrs Ellwood.
Financial Capability Unit 1 revision materials.

3 x Unit 1 specimen papers

Up front with a long due date (which may be brought forward, as school re-opening details emerge). Also, deadline may alter once we know the submission deadline for predicted grades. Students should submit a scan or photograph by email to Miss Doyle and Miss Popa of a best attempt for each of specimen papers A, B and C (Unit 1).

Deadline 29/6

We are awaiting confirmation from the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) about the awarding of qualifications.
French All students will be working through two booklets set on ClassCharts. On the days where students were due to have the lesson. Students should send the completed booklet to their teacher

The answers are available for students to check most of their work.

All students can work on vocabulary using Memrise and can watch films or programmes in the target language.
Geography All students will be working through a project set on ClassCharts.

After Easter, we will be moving to more GCSE style tasks.

Fortnightly.  This covers the equivalent of 3 lessons’ work. Students should send photos or attachments of the final project to their teacher.  Comments will be added on ClassCharts.

Online revision on SENECA is self-marked (details will be on ClassCharts on how to set this up).

We can set extra challenges as and when students request extra work where possible.
History Work will be set on Class Charts to cover a range of tasks. Fortnightly. Students should send finished work to their class teacher.
Maths The students’ work follows our usual program of study.

Mostly interactive: MyMaths, Mathspad, Mangahigh, Seneca.

Additional HL booklets will be set, ideally printed or work from screen, on paper.

On the days where students were due to have the lesson, sometimes by two teachers if shared. MyMaths, Mathspad, Manga, Seneca high will self-mark.

HL answers will be provided the following week, attached to ClassCharts, or via email.

There is an outline of our Program of Study on the College website.
Music Students have been sent an email with work detailed on it. On the days where students were due to have the lesson.

Work to be completed by 15th May.

Mrs Robertson will email pupils to request work done to date.
PE Students will be set work weekly through ClassCharts. Work set will be in the form of exercise plans and videos for students to complete at home. Weekly. At the start of the week with the idea that students are doing something active every day. Students will have completed an initial fitness testing table that they update weekly. This is to be sent in fortnightly to their PE teacher.
PRCE All students will be working through tasks set on ClassCharts. Work will be set monthly.

4 weeks work is currently set on ClassCharts on the assumption that pupils will complete 3 hours work per fortnight.

The next batch will be posted on the first Monday in May.

Work should be completed in word documents and emailed as attachments to Mr Wiggans.
Science Students will be set work by their class teacher on ClassCharts. As some classes have 2 teachers, students may have 2 teachers setting work. This will be set for the lesson that students have that day. The class teacher will identify on ClassCharts which task is to be returned for feedback. This will be approximately every 6 lessons.
Spanish All students will be working through booklets set on ClassCharts. On the days where students were due to have the lesson. Students should send the completed booklet to their teacher

The answers are available for students to check most of their work.

All students have been sent a link to Spanish stories with read along activities and translation and comprehension tasks.




Oak National Academy- lessons, quizzes and resources to run alongside work being set on classcharts.  Really useful for structuring learning.


‘How to’ Maths clips,8,9,10,11

Maths question practice- also useful for Science and English


Mr Bruff English

GCSEpod resources- if you have no login details, use your school email to ask for login details reset. Lots of Romeo and Juliet resources on here.


GCSEpod resources- if you have no login details, use your school email to ask for login details reset

Science question practice

Century (you can sign up as a family/home educating to access resources)

Kerboodle- logins available from Mr Langan

Stem library home learning resources



Field studies council live fieldwork opportunities- these can be watched after the broadcast date. Also useful for Science.

A huge range of Planet Earth and similar documentaries on Youtube/ BBC iplayer.

GCSEpod clips on rivers, coasts and the urban environment in preparation for GCSE.


Joe Wicks ‘PE with Joe’-


National theatre (when age appropriate)- a huge range of plays. Also could be used for English- Shakespeare

The shows Must go on- full length musical and show performances on Youtube





Students can continue with their IDEA badges


(a paid course but you pay what you choose- special offering while lockdown restrictions are in place- a really useful and interesting course)

Audible are offering free audiobooks to all students- great idea for catching up on some work for English, or just encouraging a wider love of books and stories.



Check student emails and ClassCharts


All lessons are on Edmodo. In the event of school closure, we will set lessons for students to complete and submit from home.


Access ClassCharts for weekly tasks which will be set for each Year group. (eg, make a model of a theatre, research a famous actor, etc)


  • Ensure you regularly check ClassCharts as teachers will upload work.
  • Access the following website:
    Years 7, 8, 9 : work through: fiction texts and non-fiction texts. Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    All students can attempt Reading skills and Writing skills too.
  • Seneca learning – KS3 English: De-coding words and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
  • Reading for 20-30 mins a day. Years 7 and 8 can access accelerated reader to do their online quizzes as they do in Library lessons.


Website: HYPERLINK “”& HYPERLINK “”ReturnUrl=%2f

  • Login (if you can’t remember your username, please email Miss Doyle or Miss Popa)
  • Click on Level 2 – Award in Financial Education
  • Click on Finance, the Individual and Society (go to course website)
  • Scroll down and work through the study notes, topic quizzes etc.


  • Year 9 “Expo Rouge” can be assessed on Moodle in MFL (passwords shared to students via emails).
  • All students can work on Memrise for their vocabulary.


Year 9 – Rivers and Coasts
1.       Identifying

What processes take place on coasts and in rivers, complete a double bubble to show similarities and differences.

2.       Interpreting

Using a UK based river, use photographs and river profiles to show how the rivers shape, features and uses change as you move from source (where it starts) to mouth (where it joins the sea).

Suggestions: River Thames, River Tees, River Severn

(Hint: Use images to help you and thinking maps to show work)

3.       Reading

Using news items from 2015 to today, how has the UK been affected by river flooding? What were the causes and effects of such events. You MUST use evidence!


4.       Investigate (research)

China’s 3 gorges dam is the largest in the world, complete the research task using the following questions:

  • What is the 3 gorges dam, when was it built and why?
  • What are the main features of the dam?
  • What are the advantages of the dam?
  • What are the disadvantages of the dam?
  • What do the Szechuan Earthquake of 2008 and the 3 gorges dam have in common?
  • What happened to the towns and cities in the new reservoir zone?
5.       Create

Choose a river in a HIC (Mississippi or Colorado) and compare to a river in an LIC (Ganges, Meghna, and Brahmaputra).

Produce a map show the two rivers and comparing statistics of the rivers

  • Length, volume, location, countries

Create two fact files to compare each river:

  • Uses of the rivers
  • How does climate influence the rivers throughout the year
  • Does the river flood and is so how often and how severe?
  • What is built along the edges of the rivers (compare the houses)
  • Visitor attractions or tourism?

You should use annotated photos to help you do this.

6.       Watch and evaluate

Human Planet: Rivers, Friend or Foe

Available online through various providers.

Gather information on the way different people around the world use rivers – you must include the different locations, different uses and different dangers. What is life like for these people and what threats do they face in the future?

7.       Educate and share

How might river and coastal environments change in the future? Produce an information poster (or infographic) to show the following:

  • How are rivers and coasts used today?
  • What are the environmental, social and economic impacts of the rivers and coasts environment in the UK? (Can be positive or negative)
  • What are the threats to rivers and coastal environments in the future? Why?
  • What can be done about it?

(You can produce this online using free infographic makers or using paper!
Remember to check out what an infographic is and how it works.   Small bites of information!)


Work will be set for each class on Class Charts.
A useful website for additional research is BBC Bitesize KS3 History.


We will post specific work, if required, on the website or via group email or class charts, or by setting tasks on MyMaths or SENECA. This may also involve access to HAP for e.g. home learning documents.

Set 1-2 follow higher tier and are currently studying topics at the start of unit B.
Set 3-5 follow foundation tier and are currently studying topics at the end of unit A/ beginning of unit B.


  • MyMaths – online lessons followed by online homework questions. Students have individual login details.
  • Corbettmaths – unrestricted access to videos, worksheets
  • Mathspad website – some students may have logins depending on teacher. Otherwise free interactive resources and worksheets are accessible.
  • Seneca may have been used by certain members of staff with some groups –
  • Transum website –


If needed, tasks will be set via student email.


All work to be set via ClassCharts – work set will be based around exercise in your home.


Whilst we are all off school it is very important that we try and stay as active as we can. There may be some of you who cannot leave your house and others who can. Those who are lucky enough to be able to go out please make the most of this. The best work we can set as a PE Department is to go out for a run, walk, cycle. The physical and mental benefits of exercise are highlighted below and it will be more important than ever that we try our best to remain fit and healthy during this period.

As a department we will be providing resources and ideas for you to stay active in your own home. Bravely – Miss Farrar has opened a Youtube channel that she will upload workouts to for you all to try in your house. We will also be sending out specific work/ideas to you via ClassCharts.


In the event of school closure work and resources for all Year 9 pupils will be published via classcharts. Useful websites also include:


Lessons will be set by the designated teacher on ClassCharts, and will include instructions, resources and tasks to complete.

Year 9 are currently underway with the first few GCSE topics-B1a, P2a or C1a. Below are the topic outlines for each of these topics- your teachers will give you more guidance on what to do on classcharts.

C1a- 9s1 & 9s2 (finishing off),

1 C1.1.1
Particle model – particle arrangements, air demonstrations and limitations of the model
2 C1.1.3
Changes of state and recognising the state of a substance at given temperatures
3 C1.1.5
Gases in the atmosphere and their reactivity
4 C1.1.5
Evolution of the atmosphere to develop an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
5 C1.1.12
Gas tests and exam question recap of the unit so far
6 C1.2.1
Exothermic and endothermic reactions – interpreting temperatures changes and experimental methods.
7 C1.2.2
Energy level diagrams, activation energy and calculating energy changes from the diagrams.

P2a- 9s1, 9s2, 9s3, 9s4, 9s5

P2a 1 Energy stores and transfers
P2a 2 Calculating energy transfers= W=PT
P2a 3 Practical- efficiency of a lamp
P2a 4 Reducing energy loss/using less- practical on insulation
P2a 5 Efficiency calculations (H- use of LEDs)
P2a 6 Sankey diagrams
P2a 7 Energy resources and sources of energy
P2a 8 Renewable energy technologies- benefits and drawbacks
P2a 9 Nuclear power- pros and cons inc contamination and irradiation
10 Revision
11 Test

The specification for the content shown above is available from the following links. At GCSE, students follow the 21st century science B specification (9-1) from 2019.

Chemistry specification

Physics specification

Biology specification

Students are also able to access a variety of online resources- SENECA is an online learning platform that students have access to, as well as GCSEpod, moodle and BBC bitesize. The textbook(s) are available from kerboodle- students have access to this and should know their usernames and passwords. Should they not they can contact me on the email address to the left. If they have logged in before but forgotten their password, they can reset via the on screen instructions.


  • The Year 9 “Mira” book is on Moodle in MFL. (Passwords shared to students via emails)
  • All students can work on Memrise for their vocabulary.