The Archway Trust logoMerrill Academy is part of Archway Learning Trust.

Stronger... Together


Off-site Learning

Strike Day Work



 Remote Learning 




Student email login

Student email guide

Student remote access

Student remote access guide


Useful Links and Tips for Remote Learning


Lockdown lessons on the BBC 

From next week, the BBC will run a three-block of primary school programming on CBBC from 9am – including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher. BBC Two will provide at least two hours of content each weekday for secondary students to support the GCSE curriculum. 

Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will also air every day on BBC Red Button as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.

Joe Wicks is back 

Online PE with Joe is coming back at 9am on Monday, January 11th. Joe is on his YouTube channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with something positive whilst we are in lockdown. fn6rYQ
London Symphony Orchestra: Space … but not as we know it 

Presenter Rachel Leach explores the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra and what you can hear between the notes, in this one-hour family concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Little Soundabout sessions 
Join Little Soundabout on YouTube every Tuesday. Multi-sensory music making sessions for children in the early years with SEN.  
In these free sessions parents and carers will learn new techniques for engaging with young children using music and sound whilst little ones enjoy some interactive music making! 

Little Soundabout is aimed at parents and carers of very young children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. 

BBC Bite Size - Daily Lessons

Self Isolation Letter

Online Safety Website Letter 

Listed below are some workbooks students can use while at home:


Year 11

Here is a study skills booklet that will help you develop skills useful for your post 16 studies.


Year 11 Transition work to Post 16 Study


Below are 6 grids of tasks to do to further develop work and study skills. Fill in the Progression Log to keep a track of what you manage to complete and what you have learnt.
B3 is very useful if you are going straight into a job.
C3 is useful for finding out how to manage your money as an adult.


Progression Log

A1. Project Future Planning the next steps 1

A2. Project Future Planning the next steps 2

A3. Project Futures Personal LORIC

B3. Project Future Preparing for the world of work

C3. Project Future Maths

If you have decided to continue your studies at college or sixth form, and know which course you want to do, you will find it useful to start to do pre- study tasks in for those subjects. Pick the grid that is closest to the subject(s) you want to do and then try some of the tasks. Again log what you do on the Progression Log in the previous section.

PiXL Progression - Creative and Performing Arts (Year 11-12)

PiXL Progression - English, Media and MFL (Year 11-12)

PiXL Progression - IT, Computer Science and Business (Year 11-12)

PiXL Progression - Science, Maths and Engineering (Year 11-12)

PiXL Progression - Social Sciences and humanities (Year 11-12)

PiXL Progression - Sports (Year 11-12)

Step Future 19-20




Year 7 Home Learning Pack

Year 8 Home Learning Pack

Year 9 Home Learning Pack

Year 10 Home Learning Pack

Year 11 Home Learning Pack Foundation

Year 11 Home Learning Pack Higher

Year 7 Home Study Pack 2

Year 8 Home Study Pack 2

Year 9 Home Study Pack 2

Year 10 Higher Home Study Pack 2

Year 10 Foundation Home Study Pack 2

Year 7 Home Learning Pack Answers Maths

Year 8 Home Learning Pack Answers Maths

Year 9 Home Learning Pack Answers Maths

Year 10 Home Learning Pack Answers Maths


Science KS3 Workbook 1

Science KS3 Workbook 2

Science KS3 Workbook 3

Science KS3 Workbook 1 answers

Science KS3 workbook 2 answers

Science KS3 workbook 3 answers

Chem Paper 1

Physics Paper 1

Paper 1 Revision Booklet

School closure unit ks3 worksheets

Introduction to science homework tasks

Introduction to science yr 7 work booklet

Yr 7 Independent Science tasks 2020

Yr 8 Independent Science tasks 2020

Y10 Easter Booklet

Year 7 additional homework tasks

Yr8 additional homework for science

KS3 revision workbook and guide

All in 1 Topic B1 booklet - Year 9 revision on cell biology and cell transport

Vocational Studies

Year 10


Component 3 Learning Aim A

Component 3 Learning Aim B

Component 3 Learning Aim C



Year 10 Childcare


Childcare Part 1

Childcare Part 2


Abuse and Neglect Notes and Tasks

Growth And Dev't Notes

Year 10 HS care


HS Care Part 1

HS Care Part 2


Barrier Case Study's

Components 2 Coursework task 1-3

HSc Services and Values case studies 

HSc Services Notes

Sam And Verna Support Sheet

Sam And Verna

Year 11 Childcare Homework

Case studies for assignment 1

Component 1 assignment 1 and 2 assessment sheets

Component 2 assignment 1 and 2 assessment sheets

GULNAZ case study

Year 11 HSc Homeworking

Component 2 - Learning Aim B



Sports Studies Workbook KS4


Designing an app Year 7 Workbook

Designing an app Year 8 Workbook

Designing an app Year 9 Workbook

Code ClubThis is a great site to learn programming skills. You can develop your skills using Scratch, Raspberry PI, Python, Sonic Pi and more. Its great fun.

Khan Academy - This is a great site for learning about computing and programming. Have a go at the Drawing and Animation tasks. Its fun and really helps you learn how to code.

Scratch - This is a great site where you can learn more about using Scratch, improve your skills, develop understanding and create some interactive games.

Year 7 IT

Cipher game Mr Burns

Encryption and Decryption

Who Shot Mr Burns - Messages File

Designing an app

Designing an app - Answers

Year 8 IT

Cipher game Mr Burns

Encryption and Decryption

Who Shot Mr Burns - Messages File

Designing an app

Designing an app - Answers


Year 9 IT

Cipher game Mr Burns

Encryption and Decryption

Who Shot Mr Burns - Messages File

Designing an app

Designing an app - Answers



Geography KS3 Workbook

KS3 RE Buddhism Workbook

KS4 Geography Coasts / Rivers

KS4 Geography Urban Wookbook


Geographical EnquiryKS3


Year 8 History Booklet 

Year 9 History Booklet

KS4 History Booklet

Year 7 History Tudors

Tudor Workbook Assessmenet 1

Year 8 First World War Booklet questionnaire

Year 9 Medicine through Time Booklet Quiz

Year 7 WW1 Booklet

Year 8 Tudors

Year 9 History booklet 2


French KS4 Reading Workbook

French KS4 Writing Workbook

French Y9 Workbook

French Y7 C'est Perso - Booklet

French Y8 Workbook

French Y9 Practice Workbook

French Y9 Answers

Year 7 Cover Booklet Answers

Year 7 Cover Booklet Answers Part 2

French Y8 Answers

French Year 7 C'est Perso Answers

Year 9 Second booklet

French Y8 - Second Booklet

French Y7 - Second Booklet

Design & Technology

Cereal Packet Booklet

Y9 Phone Stand Home Learning Project 2020

Year 10 - GCSE DT -  Technical Textiles and Smart Materials

Year 9 + 10 - Food technology - Booklet 1


Booklet Page

Work Sheets  (choose 'lessons' or 'exercises' at the top) (select grade 1) (explore site and look at KS3, trailblazers)


Philosophy KS4 revision pack

Sample KS4 Questions




KS3 Abstract Art Project
KS3-Pop Art Project
KS4-Yr 10 Fine Art Task 1
KS4-yr 10 Fine Art Task 2


Please find useful links for home learning:

 Personal Development

DANCOP Home Learning Resources

Pixl Build Up programme to support students personal development

Wellbeing booklet for AFC students. March 2020

Careers education at home

DANCOP Independent Me - Stage 1

DANCOP Independent Me - Stage 2

A3 Activites you can do from home - KS4

A3 Activites you can do from home - KS3

Advanced Picture News Resource - 30th March

DANCOP Independent Me - Stage 1 and cover letter

DANCOP Independent Me - Stage 2

DANCOP Independent Me - Stage 3

Global Dimension News Letter

Red Cross - Kindness calendar and activities

Decisionz Magazine for schools

Advanced Picture News Resource - 20th April

Ramadan in Self-Isolation

Picture News Special Resource - Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter 2020 Resource - June 2020

Advanced Picture News England Coverage document - Summer 1 2020

Aim Awards 

1. Types of Visitor Attractions

2. Matching people to visitor attractions

3. Choosing the best attraction

Aim Awards Career Planning L1 Workbook 

4.  Planning a day at the attraction

5.  The cost of the trip

6.  Presenting the trip


 Big Maths login for you to access Big Maths learning from home.

 Go to:

School pin: 0729

Username: firstname.lastname

Password: Bigmaths1




History for Y9/10.

Design and Technology



KS4 Search for Edexcel B Geography

 Modern Foreign Languages



MantraLingua is now available for free and students are able to read dual language books there and practise their understanding.


Online safety support for families

 Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be accessed via the Government document below. This document also offers support regarding financial concerns for any parent or carer.


The Home office has provided guidance and support for parents and carers to keep children safe from different risks online, it includes:
  • Keeping your child safe online
  • What harms might my child experience online?
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Radicalising content
  • 'Sexting' (youth -produced sexual imagery)
  • Cyberbulling
  • Age-appropriate content and parental controls
  • Suicide content
  • Support for children

Online safety advice regarding radicalisation online, please see the website 'Let's Talk About It' on for up to date information on what radicalisation is, how to spot the signs as well as resources and support for any parents who may have concerns. 

Keeping the family entertained with In Derby


Keeping children of all ages busy is one of the challenges facing families during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the team at In Derby are looking closer to home during the restrictions brought in to keep everyone safe. While all local venues remain closed, the In Derby website is focusing on things to keep families entertained at home.


Content includes:

  • Ideas for families with younger children and ideas for older children and teenagers
  • Top ten books for children, available to borrow for free as ebooks or audiobooks
  • Family days out in the city centre includes virtual tours of Derby Museum and Art Gallery, climbing up Derby Cathedral Tower, tours of exhibitions at QUAD and Déda
  • The Woodland Trust activities
  • Harry Potter At Home – official, online wizarding activities
  • Let’s Create, a Facebook page set up by Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre, for fun and creative things to do.
  • Swim England activities to download, including activities to teach about water safety
  • Crafty ideas for older children
  • Derby Active at Home, packed with online workout classes to try at home, including a basic gymnastics routine that is suitable for children.

Crimestoppers (A blog repost) Take Five to Stop Fraud


Just like this virus, criminals are targeting the vulnerable.


Since the outbreak of COVID-19 there has been an increase in cybercrime and fraud. Take Five is a national campaign that offers advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud




Also in this section

Merrill Online

Latest tweets

5th August 2021

Follow Merrill Academy on Twitter

Merrill Life

Welcome Message

Read here..

Home Learning

Click here

Letters to Parents

Click here

Student awards

Award details