Since schools and colleges closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have asked more than 1,000 secondary and college teachers from across Norfolk to suggest work and activities for young people.
A positive response has enabled our learning advisers to compile a huge bank of resources in all the main subjects for A levels: in all the main A level subjects:
Art, Biology, Business Studies/Economics, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, English Language/English Literature, French (etc.), Geography, History, Law, Maths, Music, PE/Sports, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology.
For access to materials in particular subjects, or for support, Norfolk students can email cs.HEScheme@norfolk.gov.uk
Higher Education Scheme
All Norfolk residents aged 16-19 can register with the Norfolk Higher Education Scheme for a weekly update offering support for preparation and progress beyond school or college. Register here.
- BBC Learning
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages (including Post 16)
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account)
- Open Learn Openlearn
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Health & Wellbeing
It can be difficult to cope when there’s so much changing around us, especially with the current coronavirus situation. Here are some useful links about a range of topics:
Health & wellbeing
- Just One Norfolk – the ‘go to’ website for health in Norfolk, which includes Health Unlocked – our online parent support forum where families can support each other by sharing their experiences and Parentline - our text messaging advice service for Norfolk parents/carers of 0 - 19 year olds.
Mental health and wellbeing
- Young Minds - help for young people with mental health conditions and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing. Also help on topics from anxiety, depression, gender identity, self-harm and social media.
- Anti-Bullying Alliance – help for children and young people who may be at risk of being bullied, or is being bullied.
Staying safe online
- Thinkuknow - get the best out of the internet in a safe way
- Nelson’s Journey - bereavement support workers can talk to children about how they are feeling and about the person who died – sad, funny and everything in between. Call 01603 431788 Download the Smiles and Tears app or see the online message board.
Sex and relationships
- -Family Planning Association - guidance about the information children need at different ages.
-BISH - advice for parents about talking about sex and relationships.
Gender identity or sexuality
- - Norfolk LGBT - support for those confused about their gender and/or sexuality
- BLAH - visit Facebook: BLAH LGBT+ or email Blah: email@example.com. The phone lines are not open at the moment due to coronavirus but 1:1 telephone support can be arranged.
Parenting problems with teenagers
- Relate - help with family life and parenting, including step-children, abusive children, teenage parents, heartbreak, communication, behaviour, school, drugs and much more.
- BEAT - information about starting important conversations with someone you’re worried about, and how you can help them during their treatment and recovery, and your wellbeing.
Body image and self-esteem
- Dove - Videos, activities, case studies and professional advice about body image – to help guide parents and teenagers.
Periods and puberty
- -Lillets - how to explain periods to your child
-Becoming a teen - a website designed especially for young girls.
- The Rose Project - services and live chat about issues that affect and harm young people including grooming online and offline, sexting, sexual exploitation, healthy/unhealthy relationships, sexual health and more. Also call: 0808 800 1037.
Drugs and alcohol
- -The Matthew Project - provides brief interventions to support parents and carers if a child is using drugs or alcohol.
-Unity Youth Advice Line: 0800 9704866
- Frank - call: 0300 123 6600 or text: 82111. Services are available 24hrs, except live chat which is 2pm – 6pm 7 days a week.