How it works
A sophisticated learning platform offers real-time online class sessions. The school offers a broad core curriculum and a wide choice of extra-curricular subjects.
Pupils are taught in timetabled classes, generally from Monday to Friday. After greeting pupils, the teachers will give a traditional lesson enhanced with prepared engaging resources. Pupils may then be set to work on class activities, shared tasks, individual pathways. Pupils will sometimes be set to work in designated pairs or groups. Teachers will constantly monitor pupils’ interaction and respond to general questions, or to individual queries in private. The absence of distractions or disruptions enables teachers to devote themselves entirely to the pupils’ learning experience.
During the lesson, pupils communicate with the teacher and each other through a wide variety of platforms. Video, voice, text chat, whiteboard, notes, recordings, presentation software, screen sharing and co-web browsing are just a few options. Individual pupils can be asked to work through specific examples, share their work or lead the class. By giving every pupil the opportunity to directly and privately message the teacher. This means that no question will ever be left unspoken or unanswered, since we know just how crucial it is that students feel able to share their opinions and go over any point they may be unclear about.
Learning resources available all day, every day
Each course provides access to the entire subject curriculum; this is available to access at any time, and from anywhere. All lessons are digitally recorded, and once a lesson has been delivered, pupils are able to access the recording easily. It is a fantastic resource to help pupils consolidate their learning, master tricky concepts and prepare for examinations.
If for any reason a pupil has missed a lesson (i.e. due to sickness), they can watch the entire lesson back via this digital archive.
We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:
Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-6xxx or equivalent
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 x64 SP1
Memory: 8GB RAM Storage: 512 GB internal Solid State Drive (SSD) or 1 TB internal HDD
Monitor/Display: 15" LCD monitor, resolution of 1600 x 900 or better
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adaptor
Other: External hard drive for backups
We recommend that a wired network connection is used wherever possible rather than Wi-Fi, the recommended internet download speed of 10 Mbps.
All setups will require speakers and a microphone. We recommend the use of a headset which combines both headphones and microphone.
An office package – Microsoft Office is recommended.
A PDF viewer – Adobe Reader is recommended.
Google Chrome is recommended.