A students perspective - The highs and lows of learning in lockdown

19 April 2021

A students perspective - The highs and lows of learning in lockdown

We spoke to two of the sixth form students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham and asked them all about their learning experiences during the pandemic. 

We wanted to know the impact it had on their studies, their mental health, and what advice they would give to teachers regarding how they could improve remote teaching and what teachers should be mindful of as students move back into classroom teaching full time. 

Here is Lauren’s vlog. Lauren is a year 12-student who studies graphic design, history, English literature, and Arts Award. 



Artwork created by Lauren, a sixth form student at Queen Elizabeth High School Hexham

Our second vlog is from Olivia, a year 12 student at Queen Elizabeth High School, and she is studying graphic design, business and photography and the Arts Award. 


Artwork created by Olivia, a sixth form student at Queen Elizabeth High School Hexham

We hope that hearing these honest and open conversations with young people about teaching remotely will help you understand your own student’s thoughts and feelings. If remote learning does continue over the next 12-months, we know that schools will continue to learn and adapt their teaching styles to ensure that students continue to have rich creative experiences, whether learning from home or in the classroom.