Students will be set online tasks via the platform Seneca. The tasks will link directly to the Edexcel specification they are following for their GCSE. The tasks contain short segments of information to pre-read and students will be directed to complete interactive quizzes based on the information they have been given. Many of the tasks involve short videos and the text speed can be adjusted to support different reading abilities. Tasks will be either Pre-learning, Follow-up or Recall & Revise. Pre-learning tasks are set to support what will be taught later in class, Follow-Up tasks recap what has just been taught and Recall & Revise tasks will be based on topics previously covered. Students will receive immediate feedback and we would ask them to reattempt the task they scored the lowest in at the end of the quiz.
This is the link to the Seneca website. https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
When students created their account, they should have used their school email address. Year 10 and 11 students should already have an account from last year. Year 9 will have chance in school to do this during a Geography lesson or a lesson in another subject. One only account is required to cover all subjects. If students ever forget their password in future, they can then request a password reset via the Seneca website, which will be sent to your school email account. Students will then need to join their class by clicking on “Join Class” and entering the Class Code from their teacher. Always use your name, not nicknames.
Seneca can be accessed via school computers, tablets, home PCs and smart phones. If you there are any issues accessing Seneca from home, Science teachers can discuss how to best access the work.