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Online Learning Platforms

At Corby Business Academy, we try to ensure students have the very best chance of enhancing their knowledge and learning, inside and outside of the classroom.

We are always looking for ways to extend our students’ learning.

Our ‘Online Learning Platforms’ enable each student to master their skills in every subject, as well as giving them the independence to personalise their own revision plans. All students have access to a wide range of learning platforms helping them to improve on specific topics. Infromation for each of these can be found below.

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Students have access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. GCSEPod makes learning and revision much more manageable: every Pod is mapped to an exam board, and contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success – all neatly organised into topics and exam playlists. 

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SAM Learning is an online education service for schools in the United Kingdom that supports personalised learning through a Self-Assessment Method of interactive revision and examination practice. The service covers all National Curriculum subject areas for Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Content on the site is written by examiners and teachers.

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Seneca is a free online platform created for both students and teachers. Students can use Seneca for revision, utilising the platform to learn information before testing themselves, whilst teachers can use it to set homework tasks and track their students' progress.

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HegartyMaths has the most detailed, rigorous, thorough and well-modelled online explanations of Maths for secondary school students.   It has over 850 videos and respective quizzes covering everything from AO1 skills-based topics to the hardest A03 problem-solving questions.

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ActiveLearn Secondary is a digital learning space for students, with planning, teaching and the allocation of resources for students across a wide range of subjects from ages 11 to 19. There are tens of thousands of learners, across the world, logging into ActiveLearn every day.  ActiveLearn creates a personalised teaching and independent learning experience both in and outside the classroom.

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The PiXL Maths App (PMA) is a skills based assessment program. The app successfully highlights your strengths and your areas to develop. This is a very useful and accurate tool to use prior to any test to help rank which revision topics are of the most importance.

The app is setup in such a way to guide you through a wide range of Mathematical topics. The PMA assesses generic skill based Mathematical knowledge; it therefore suitably matches the AQA, Edexcel or OCR schemes of learning.

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The app focuses on developing:

1) Quotation learning
2) Character learning
3) Knowledge of events and happenings
4) Literature terminology

The app contains the following texts:

A Christmas Carol
An Inspector Calls
Macbeth

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This application allows structure and flexibility in how you learn your times tables. There are 4 sections to choose from:

1) Practice - choose a times table that you want to practice without a time limit.
2) Time attack - choose a times table that you want to practice where you are against yourself. You have to try and beat the last saved time that you completed the question.
3) The Test - A structured way to learn your times tables: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8, 6, 9, 12, 11 and 7.
4) Raft Run - Compete against students from other PiXL schools - 1 on 1.
5) Bounce - A test of multiple knowledge - single player.
6) Survival - Compete against students from other PiXL schools - 1 to many.
7) Maths Match! - A test of tables related questions and memory - single player.

Your progress is tracked throughout the app. For any timed activity, you have the opportunity of collecting stars/trophies and more importantly your teacher will see how you are progressing.

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The PiXL Geography App is a resource that puts the power of PiXL in the hands of the people that can make a difference...YOU!

Whether you are a member of staff or a student, the tool enables you to identify strengths and areas to develop within the Geography curriculum.

The app has been built to identify areas of strength and weakness within Geography and to accurately display this information to the learner and to class teachers. The tool has a bank of built in questions that assesses the following topic areas using 7 different engaging activities: Economic change/development, Ecosystems, Natural hazards, Resources (food), Resources (energy), Resources (water), UK Physical Landscapes, Urban and Weather hazards and climate change.

One of the strongest parts of the app is the ability to promote engagement. The built in scoreboard feature enables schools to quickly monitor the use both at staff and student level.

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The PiXL History App is a resource that puts the power of PiXL in the hands of the people that can make a difference...YOU!

Whether you are a member of staff or a student, the tool enables you to identify strengths and areas to develop within the History curriculum.

The app has been built to identify areas of strength and weakness within History and to accurately display this information to the learner and to class teachers. The tool has a bank of built in questions that assesses the following topic areas using 7 different engaging activities: Russia and Soviet Union, Cold War, Elizabeth, Medicine, Norman England, America and Germany.

One of the strongest parts of the app is the ability to promote engagement. The built in scoreboard feature enables schools to quickly monitor the use both at staff and student level.

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Educake is the multi-award winning system that makes homework and revision easy. And it's now even easier to use with our app for phones and tablets.

Students - you can use the app to answer Educake questions wherever you want - in the living room, the garden, or on the bus back home.

You can take tests your teachers have set or personalised tests suggested by Educake's Smart Assistant, which uses custom algorithms to analyse your strengths and weaknesses.

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BBC Bitesize allows you to pick the subjects and exam boards you want to study - including the core subjects of Maths, English and Science - so that every time you use the app, you’ll only find the stuff you’re studying.

On-the-go revision? Only got a few minutes to study? Use our Flashcards to refresh your memory. They come in lots of handy formats for you to swipe through:

Summary flashcards: get to the most important bits fast with bullet point reminders
Video flashcards: watch even the trickiest topics explained in simple clips
Infographics flashcards: help the key facts stick in your head with visual cues
Quizzes flashcards: test your knowledge and see what you need to brush up on
Glossary flashcards: all the words you need to know at-a-glance

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