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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending @c2ken.net) Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/read-write/ There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bp0to8a9Z0
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Wider Key Skills

Subject Overview:

Wider Key Skills provides pupils with skills necessary for success in a range of activities in education and training, world of work.  As employment opportunities change, our young people are increasingly likely to make several career changes throughout their working lives, the value of this programme is becoming recognised, skills which individuals can call upon to apply to changing situations, in their work or community, whenever required.  This two year programme of study which is totally course work based, credits our students with two Grade B GCSE equivalences.

Key Stage 4 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 4 throughout years 11 and 12 students gain confidence in researching, using their initiative and enhancing both team building and presentation skills to complete a series of assignments.  The programme of study encompasses a wide variety of activities, all of which provide the students with conclusive evidence for their final portfolio. Our students are encouraged to work with visiting outside agencies, which provides them with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of life beyond the classroom.

Subject Specific Revision Websites:

All students are provided with tailor –made resources.