S3-6 Learning @ Home


When a student is unable to attend school, Learning @ Home will be delivered through Microsoft Teams.

Students in S3, S4, S5 and S6 should follow their timetable as far as possible when working from home. Students should continue to use the usual platform (Office 365 – OneNote, Teams, iTunes U) and Teachers will communicate directly with classes.

Below is some general advice on learning at home.

Study Skills

When studying it is important that you employ a range of study skills to ensure you spend your time effectively.

The following sites have some good advice:
Tynecastle High School Study Skills Advice https://tynecastlehighschool.org.uk/school-information/learning/study-skills/
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb7j382

SQA Past Papers

An excellent source of practice for studying at any time, the SQA has a range of past papers from previous years freely accessible on their website. You should also make use of the Marking Instructions to help you understand what is being looked for in your answers.

Revision Materials

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Free online study support resource to help with revision.
Go to the Secondary menu and choose the appropriate level from the Scotland list.

SCHOLAR https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/
Many online courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.
To access SCHOLAR materials you will need your SCHOLAR username and password.

Collins Learning https://collins.co.uk/pages/scottish-curriculum-free-resources
Free resources and downloadable answers from HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Planning your Next Step

Plan It Plus https://www.planitplus.net/
Information and advice on Careers so you can plan your best next step of subjects and levels.