Hi Sinead, thanks for your enquiry. Good learning resources can be found at:
www.bgfl.org/activities - and search according to curriculum area
This is 'Learning Alive'-a website designed specially for primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.
Contains over 4,000 pages of stuff for learning and revision.
Click on education and learning. All ages. Includes infor:choosing a school,applying, education at home ...
Useful if you're thinking of starting some GCSE courses at the same time as other fifteen year olds. Lots of advice on exams and coursework aimed at year 10 & 11 Students.
Interestingly, the law requires that you receive an education, whether at school or otherwise -hence the term 'Education Otherwise'. You can find out more at the national Education Otherwise site (http://www.education-otherwise.org/). And, as you probably know, your parents or guardians are legally responsible for providing this education, remainng free to do this either through home schooling in a school. For more information about how this is monitored at home (to check it is reasonable for your age and abilities), you can speak to the Educating Otherwise Team on 0121 303 1167.
For more information about the alternative route of attending a Birmingham school, you can contact the Admissions and Appeals Service at: 0121 675 0555 (Press Option 2) or email your query to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Deadline for this year is technically 3rd october 2008.)
Either way, fourteen is both an important and exciting year for you educationally, and it's great that you are actively seeking some good resources for your learning journey yourself. We hope you enjoy whichever route you choose!