Study at home tips – resources

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By Anne Langford 

The Old Vic wants to share some tips to help you study at home more easily. You’ve probably worked some things out for yourself, but we hope there are some new ideas here to inspire you. While this time is hard for many of us, there are also opportunities to learn more about ourselves, and develop skills and behaviours that will help us in all areas of our lives. 

RESOURCES FOR STUDY

  • BBC Bitesize has lots of online lessons organised by school year and subject. You can start a ‘My Bitesize account’ and set up playlists or search for particular help 
  • BBC4 is showing documentaries each evening to support year 12 and 13 students
  • Oak National Academy lessons – One hour lessons, with an explanation video, quizzes and activities 
  • TED talks – experts in subjects including technology, science, media, community and the arts, give engaging talks about new ideas and discoveries
  • TED Ed has animated videos where experts explain everything from how to hack bacteria to fight cancer, to why cats are weird.

RESOURCES FOR WELLBEING

  • The Mix has support on all areas of life, and coping with lockdown. The helpline and web chat is open 4pm-11pm, 0808 808 4994 and you can access web or phone counselling. There are also free apps that can support all areas of your life 
  • Advice and support from Young Minds, across all areas of mental health, with some resources especially to help you deal with the current situation 
  • Free breathing exercises, meditations and visualisations

ONLINE SAFETY RESOURCES 

  • Remember, people can pretend to be anyone online
  • Don’t share any personal or sensitive information with someone you don’t know in real life
  • Once you share something through a message or social media you can’t control who sees it or how they use it. Only share things you’d be happy to show your grandmother.

These sites have lots of information and advice about staying safe online

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