A DENBIGH private school is offering free access to online lessons in key subjects to any youngsters across the UK whose studies have been affected by Covid disruptions.

The two hour evening sessions covering English, Maths and Sciences will be taught by experienced subject specialist teachers at Myddelton College, a Microsoft Global Showcase Independent School in Denbigh.

The lessons will go out for two weeks from Monday, November 30, from 5pm to 7pm for A-level and GSCE pupils and can be watched live and interactive or on catch-up.

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Registration is free on the school website and Myddelton College Headmaster Andrew Allman said: “We will be offering English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology lessons with two lectures each evening.

“It’s our way of helping out to provide an additional source of learning purely as a back-up to the teaching which is already being provided in schools.

“We wanted to do something to make a contribution to the education sector and the current generation of young people at a time when they face significant challenges because of the pandemic.

“Classes in a bubble may be forced to isolate at home for two weeks at a time and we know of some pupils who have only had one month of school since the end of August.

“I know that in Wales they don’t face exams next summer, but education is about more than just exams – these are important skills which they will use all their lives.”

The two-hour lectures will be delivered on video communication service Zoom by Myddelton College’s heads of department, most of whom are also examiners on different exam boards across the country, and all of whom have volunteered their services free of charge.

Two lectures will be delivered simultaneously each evening and scheduled so that usually one will be for GCSE and one for A-level or if both are at A-level, one will be in English Language and the other in a maths or science subject to avoid a clash.

Myddelton College, a co-educational day and boarding school has 240 pupils and 70 staff and was the UK’s newest independent school when it opened in the autumn of 2016.

Earlier this year the school made use of virtual lessons to keep pupils around the world up to date with their studies through its pioneering use of an online classroom to beat the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.