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Educational content on CBBC and BBC2 from Monday

"Biggest education offer in it's history"

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BR
Brekkie
Unsurprisingly the BBC will once again step in with educational content during lockdown, but this time with a much more TV focused approach with primary school content on CBBC for at least three hours a day and secondary school content on BBC2 for at least two hours a day.

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BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two

The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins.
Published: 5 January 2021

Reacting quickly to the news of UK schools moving to remote learning, the new offer from the BBC will ensure all children can access curriculum-based learning, even if they don’t have access to the internet.

Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours of content each weekday.

Content will be built around Bitesize Daily secondary shows, complemented by Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations alongside science, history and factual titles from the BBC’s award-winning factual programming units.

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.

Tim Davie, BBC Director General, says: “Ensuring children across the UK have the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their nation’s school curriculum has been a key priority for the BBC throughout this past year.

“Education is absolutely vital - the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”

This TV offer sits alongside a wealth of online content which parents, children and teachers can access when and where they need it:

For primary, BBC Bitesize online has an expanded offer of structured lessons in Maths and English for all year groups - these can be used at home or in the classroom. ‘This Term’s Topics’ also covers other curriculum subjects and curates learning content that works for the Spring curriculum. This content can be easily incorporated into a learning plan or used to explore different topics at home. Visit bbc.co.uk/bitesize, click on the year group and subject and all the content is there.

For secondary pupils, Bitesize is also home to two-week learning packs for English and Maths in KS3 (years 7, 8 and 9) as well as This Term’s Topics for other subjects to be used at home or to support teachers in the remote classrooms.

For students in Years 10 and 11, the Bitesize GCSE offer allows students to pick their exam board and subject to find everything they need to help with their studies. Visit bbc.co.uk/bitesize/secondary for details.

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, says: “The BBC has helped the nation through some of the toughest moments of the last century, and for the next few weeks it will help our children learn whilst we stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

“This will be a lifeline to parents and I welcome the BBC playing its part.”

Educational content for all nations will also be available.

BBC Press Office

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever
JO
Jonwo
I imagine for BBC Two, it'll probably replace the BBC News Channel simulcast which usually airs at 9am.
RD
Roger Darthwell
Unsurprisingly the BBC will once again step in with educational content during lockdown, but this time with a much more TV focused approach with primary school content on CBBC for at least three hours a day and secondary school content on BBC2 for at least two hours a day.

Quote:
BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two

The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins.
Published: 5 January 2021

Reacting quickly to the news of UK schools moving to remote learning, the new offer from the BBC will ensure all children can access curriculum-based learning, even if they don’t have access to the internet.

Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, with a least two hours of content each weekday.

Content will be built around Bitesize Daily secondary shows, complemented by Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations alongside science, history and factual titles from the BBC’s award-winning factual programming units.

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.

Tim Davie, BBC Director General, says: “Ensuring children across the UK have the opportunity to continue to follow the appropriate core parts of their nation’s school curriculum has been a key priority for the BBC throughout this past year.

“Education is absolutely vital - the BBC is here to play its part and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this to audiences so swiftly.”

This TV offer sits alongside a wealth of online content which parents, children and teachers can access when and where they need it:

For primary, BBC Bitesize online has an expanded offer of structured lessons in Maths and English for all year groups - these can be used at home or in the classroom. ‘This Term’s Topics’ also covers other curriculum subjects and curates learning content that works for the Spring curriculum. This content can be easily incorporated into a learning plan or used to explore different topics at home. Visit bbc.co.uk/bitesize, click on the year group and subject and all the content is there.

For secondary pupils, Bitesize is also home to two-week learning packs for English and Maths in KS3 (years 7, 8 and 9) as well as This Term’s Topics for other subjects to be used at home or to support teachers in the remote classrooms.

For students in Years 10 and 11, the Bitesize GCSE offer allows students to pick their exam board and subject to find everything they need to help with their studies. Visit bbc.co.uk/bitesize/secondary for details.

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, says: “The BBC has helped the nation through some of the toughest moments of the last century, and for the next few weeks it will help our children learn whilst we stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

“This will be a lifeline to parents and I welcome the BBC playing its part.”

Educational content for all nations will also be available.

BBC Press Office

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever

Educational content appearing on BBC Two for 2 hours a day? This means that Daytime on Two has unofficially been revived!
JO
Joe
Looking forward to seeing what Netflix will offer.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
That's not really Daytime on 2, you need a special set of Ceefax pages and a recoloured variant of the BBC2 symbol for that

JV
James Vertigan Founding member
Would be nice to see repeats of Look & Read again although I doubt it would happen, particularly given the situation a few years ago regarding Peter Rowell.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
I can't imagine Geordie Racer being suitable for today's kids. Bits set in an analogue radio studio with vinyl aren't going to be too relevant!
HC
Hatton Cross
But they would see a mark 3 mixer desk and a row of Sonifex cart machines.
That, children was a proper radio studio and none of that Radioman rubbish in sight.. I
JO
Jonwo
I can't imagine Geordie Racer being suitable for today's kids. Bits set in an analogue radio studio with vinyl aren't going to be too relevant!

Most of the content on Look and Read is dated to the point where it's ancient history!
SP
Steve in Pudsey
But they would see a mark 3 mixer desk and a row of Sonifex cart machines.
That, children was a proper radio studio and none of that Radioman rubbish in sight.. I

With video carts and cubicle mic fader that controls the lights Smile
CA
Caly123
I would like to see The Magic Key, Numbertime, The Maths Channel, Science Clips and Starship on again but I doubt that will happen.
BR
Brekkie
Joe posted:
Looking forward to seeing what Netflix will offer.

They're helping out with maths by increasing their prices.

https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/05/netflix-price-hike-comes-into-effect-this-week-13851154/

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