In light of school closures due to the third national lockdown, the BBC is bringing together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver educational content.
The education offer for children, teachers and parents will aim to ensure all children can access curriculum-based learning, without needing access to the internet.
Starting Monday 11 January, CBBC will air a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily. The channel will also be showing other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and favourites including Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
BBC Two will cater to secondary students, with at least two hours of content each weekday supporting the GCSE curriculum.
As well as the Bitesize Daily secondary shows, the channel will also cover Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations alongside science, history and factual titles from the BBC’s factual programming units.
Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will air every day on BBC Red Button with episodes available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer.
Complementing the BBC’s TV content will be a wealth of online learning materials which parents, teachers and children can access when they need it.
BBC’s Director General, Tim Davie, commented: “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.”
Access the BBC’s Bitesize online educational content here.