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Holmleigh Park High School

Curriculum

Our Curriculum

We have been working with colleagues from other Greenshaw schools to put together a first-class online curriculum. Lessons in our core subjects (English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, RE and PE) will all follow the same format:

  • Each lesson will continue to start with a short quiz

  • The main portion of the lesson will be a video recorded by one of our teachers, in which they explain new concepts and guide students towards particular tasks

  • Finally, the lesson will end with another short quiz, called an “Exit Ticket”

We hope that this will make it considerably easier for students to learn new material and follow along with what tasks they are meant to be completing.

In Year 12, video lessons will also be supplemented by live teaching via Google Meet.

Timetables

We have simplified our normal school timetable while we are working online. It's not necessary to complete your lesson at the exact time it's set, but you should submit all of your work by the end of each day. You can find the timetable for your year group  here.

Helpdesk Support

As well as contacting your teachers, you can now email our Greenshaw Helpdesks in the following subjects. These are staffed at all times between 07:00 and 19:00, allowing for immediate feedback. You can ask questions if you don't understand, or send work in to get feedback.

In addition, our staff will have more time to review Exit Tickets at the end of each lesson, and identify any misconceptions.

Unfortunately, in smaller subjects, we are not able to provide the same level of support – but we will continue to set work on Google Classroom as we have been doing.