Year 8

Work for Year 8 pupils to access from home.

Guidance for Oak National Academy (KS3)
The government has launched an online school, Oak National Academy, this week. 
There are many resources available on this website that will complement home school learning at this time. Subject teachers will notify students via FROG if there is a specific lesson they would like the pupils to take part in and provide a link to that lesson. Each lesson begins with a quiz to gather prior knowledge and then this is followed up with a video lesson. 
Further details of these resources can be found at:
and then clicking on the 'subject' button at the top right of the page.


Pupils will be receiving tasks to complete on whilst they are absent from school.  For most tasks there are online MyMaths lessons that work through concepts and show pupils how to complete the tasks.

Pupils should aim to achieve a high score (green traffic light) and if they struggle should seek help by looking at the linked lesson or asking for support at home or searching on other websites such as BBC Bitesize maths.

In addition to the tasks they have been set pupils might also attempt independent tasks on MyMaths (using the search function or looking back at previous homeworks and improving them).

There are also lots of good revision guides available that can support pupils. Letts and CGP offer KS3 maths revision guides (the learning element) and workbooks (questions to complete).

Finally, the maths curriculum is on FROG in the curriculum section of the student dashboard.  In most cases, pupils will have worked through the topics in the order they appear in the document.


Students should access FROG to complete activities based on the class novel that they are currently studying. There are also some extract-based tasks to work through to help students broaden their vocabulary.

Additionally, students should continue to read at home every day.

Lastly, please use for additional English activities.


Research a Mega-city

Compare two contrasting places e.g. Newcastle to New York, Singapore to Dhaka, Lake District to London.

Population, jobs (employment), demographics, population pyramid of age, gender, facilities, living conditions, diversity, immigration, migration, push/pull factors, politics.

Think about the chance of natural disaster happening, which area would be most affected and think about preventative measures.


Research two different examples of plantations in different locations within the US or Caribbean.
Find out what crop (e.g. sugar, tobacco, cotton) was harvested there. How much? Cost? Profit?
Workforce – African slaves, numbers, survivors, legacy – individual stories, treatment of slaves.
Legacy of the area after the freedom of slaves.

Students can create an emotive newspaper report on plantation life from the perspective of the journalist who has discovered the treatment of the slaves.

Research any conflict within the world and answer the question – was religion a key factor in the conflict? Your findings can be presented in any format of your choice such as a powerpoint, poster, written article or annotated leaflet. 

All of your Science teachers here at GJHA are very passionate about supporting you through this period and therefore we have put together a pack of work for you to complete. This work is split into two main areas:

1. Revision – This is where we will ask you to complete a range of tasks to recap content already taught. Revisiting the work that has previously been taught will help you pick up on any misconceptions/misunderstanding you may still have and will also strengthen your ability to recall important scientific concepts.

2. Self-teaching – This is where you will use the materials provided alongside other resources such as BBC bitesize to help you begin to develop an understanding of the content we will cover once we return to school. Don’t worry we do not expect you to become experts as we will pick this work up with you once you are back at school, however we do expect you have covered the fundamental points.

In addition to BBC bitesize another good resource would be the text book that accompanies our scheme of work (AQA Activate for KS3: Kerboodle Book 2. ISBN: 978-0-19-840831-4).

Thank you for your support.