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Welcome to the Cardinal Griffin Remote Learning Page.  This page will be constantly updated so please remember to check back regularly.

Please read through the following guidance before contacting the college with any queries you have.  The answers should be available in this document.






Guidance as of 5th October 2020

Pupils self-isolating will be set work using SharePoint through Office 365. Learning resources shared in lessons will be made available to pupils to complete at home with submissions sent to class teachers via email. All submissions should be from and to a College email address. 

Work set for pupils has been saved in subject folders. The numbers provide a sequence of learning to follow. Pupils should identify the last lesson they attended in College, review the learning materials before moving onto the next resource. 

The work for pupils is available here: 








We appreciate that a lot of parents/carers are currently managing their own workload from home, and managing this along with pupil’s home learning is a challenge.  We appreciate all you are doing at this challenging time.


The key to successful home learning is to blend routine and consistency with new and inspirational resources. The College will continue to support all learners over the weeks ahead, and we are deliberately holding back some activities so that new and fresh motivation can be instilled in our learners. 


We have devised a recommended daily timetable below and, in our experience, the closer learners can stick to this, the more sustainable home learning will be.  Class teachers have worked hard, and continue to do so, in order to set work for pupils via Show My Homework.  Learners can use the notification tool on Show My Homework to communicate directly and safely with their class teachers.  We have deliberately limited the amount of screen time on Show My Homework to three focused one-hour sessions a day, along with reading, numeracy, exercise and creative activities.


Please continue to follow us on our social media pages for the very latest updates.

Key Stage Three - Rudiments & Figures

Remote Learning Guidance - KS3 - updated 22nd June 2020

Key Stage Four - Lower Grammar, Upper Grammar & Syntax

Remote Learning Guidance - KS4 - updated 22nd June 2020

Lower Grammar Pupils attending college - from 15th June onwards

 LG (Year 10) Blended Learning Timetable - 15th June-19th June 2020

LG (Year 10) Blended Learning Timetable - 22nd June-26th June 2020

Logging on to Office 365

Here are some basic instructions on how to access your Office 365 work tools. The apps are FREE to use and include:
- Outlook (College email account)
- Word
- Excel
- Powerpoint
- OneNote
1. Go to www.office.com
2. Click on 'Sign In'
3. Enter your college email address (this is the username you use to logon to the college's PCs plus @cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk at the end.
4. Enter the password you use to access the college's PCs.
5. Click 'No' when asked if you wish to 'Stay signed in'. This is more secure.
6. The main page will now load, and the list of apps will show in a line at the top of the page.
7. Click on the app/software you would like to use. E.g. Word.
8. The app will now load and present you with options at the top of the page. E.g. 'New Document'.
9. The app/software will then open in your web browser.


Oak National Academy


"Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. We’ll provide new lessons and resources each week.

Follow your school’s advice. They may have their own plans already in place. They’ll be free to suggest if and how this online classroom is used, perhaps alongside any existing work.

Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.

Oak National Academy was built at speed; at present our resources are for pupils who usually access their schools’ curriculum in mainstream education, from reception through to year 10, without significant support or adaptation. We’re currently working on providing support for teachers working with pupils with additional needs, and teachers based in specialist settings.

How it works

Schools are free to decide how their pupils make use of these lessons and resources, to fit in with current lesson plans and complement existing work.

Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long, with elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher and a worksheet.

Each lesson has been created by a subject expert in a careful plan. Teachers will let pupils know how they can best use these resources. There are two options:

  • Either, teachers and pupils can use all the lessons and resources in their entirety, following along the set plan of content for each subject.  Click the Schedule button when inside the online classroom to follow along like this.
  • Alternatively, teachers can choose individual bits of content or lessons that work best for them and their pupils. This can be  in as many or as few subjects as needed. Teachers will let their pupils know which lessons to do, and when. Click the Subject button when inside the online classroom to access these options.

In either case, teachers will let pupils and parents know which option to select in the online classroom.

If you have more questions, please visit our FAQs."





KS3 = Rudiments (Year 7) and Figures (Year 8)

KS4 = Lower Grammar (Year 9), Upper Grammar (Year 10) and Syntax (Year 11)

KS5 = Poetry (Year 12) and Rhetoric (Year 13)

English Language & English Literature

Seneca Learning for KS3 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=KS3&Subject=English

Accelerated Reader for Rudiments Pupils - https://ukhosted29.renlearn.co.uk/2248023/

BBC Bitesize for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv

FREE Audio Books from Audible Stories for KS3 & KS4 - https://stories.audible.com/discovery

FREE David Walliams' Audio Books for KS3 - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Ace Your Exams Website and YouTube Channel for KS4 - https://aceyourexams.wordpress.com

Seneca Learning for KS4 (Eng Lang & Eng Lit) - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=English+Language&Subject=English+Literature

Sparknotes for KS4 and KS5 - https://www.sparknotes.com


Mathswatch for KS3 & KS4 (Login Required - this has been given to the pupils) - https://www.mathswatch.co.uk

Mr Barton Maths for KS3 & KS4 - http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/index.html

Corbett Maths for KS3 & KS4 - https://corbettmaths.com

Money Saving Expert's Financial Education FREE Workbook - https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/resources/your-money-matters-financial-education-textbook/


BBC Bitesize Daily for KS3, KS4 and KS5 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Institute of Physics for KS3 & KS4 - https://spark.iop.org/supporting-school-and-college-students-learn-physics-during-covid-19

Isaac Physics for KS4 & KS5 - https://isaacphysics.org

Royal Society of Chemistry for KS3, KS4 & KS5 - https://edu.rsc.org/remote-teaching-support

STEM Learning for KS3, KS4 & KS5 - https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/secondary-and-level-science-0

Religious Education

RE:quest for KS3 & KS4 - https://request.org.uk/#

BBC Teach for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks3-religious-studies/z72qf4j

BBC Bitesize for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb48q6f

TrueTube for KS4 - https://www.truetube.co.uk

MrMcMillanREvis on YouTube for KS4 & KS5 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOLJIWPWAcxFa37iQOUtOA

EdPuzzle (Login Required - this has been given to the pupils) - https://edpuzzle.com

Quodvultdeus for KS5 - https://www.quodvultdeus.com/16-18yrs.html


BBC Bitesize for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

World Geography Games for KS3 - https://world-geography-games.com

TED Education for KS3 & KS4 - https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations+talks&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student

Ask the Geographer for KS3, KS4 & KS5 - https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/ask-the-expert-podcasts/

National Geographic Kids for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

World Atlas for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.worldatlas.com

Knoema Atlas for KS3 & KS4 - https://knoema.com/atlas

Geography Now YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/GeographyNow/featured


BBC Bitesize for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zk26n39

BBC Bitesize for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zj26n39

Seneca Learning for KS3 & KS4 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=History

Modern Foreign Languages

Duolingo App for KS3 & KS4 - available for FREE

Languages Online for KS3 - https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/index.html

BBC Languages Online for KS3 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

A Tantot - Extra for KS3 - https://www.atantot-extra.co.uk

Zut Languages for KS3 & KS4 - http://zut.languageskills.co.uk/intermediate/year10.html

AQA Past Papers for KS4 - https://www.aqa.org.uk/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

BBC Bitesize for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9dqxnb

Seneca Learning for KS4 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=French


Seneca Learning for KS4 - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=Computer+Science

BBC Bitesize ICT for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z8mtsbk

BBC Bitesize Computer Science for KS4 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z34k7ty

Revise Computer Science for KS4 - https://revisecomputerscience.com

Design & Technology 

Seneca Learning (FREE to use) for KS4 Food Nutrition & Preparation - https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Subject=Food+Preparation+%26+Nutrition

Performing Arts/Music

BBC Bitesize Music for KS3 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zmsvr82 

Physical Education

Joe Wicks' YouTube Channel for KS3 & KS4 - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1