Over the coming weeks and months we are building up an amazing directory of super-curricular opportunities to pass on to your Sixth Form students to help them with greater depth understanding as well as to support the academic section in their UCAS personal statement.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE SUBJECT MASTERCLASSES - details
These are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus including: Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, and Psychology.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (LSE) OUTREACH - details
Mentoring, tutoring, pathways to Law, pathways to banking and finance, Saturday school. Often aimed at students from London schools but their free lecture programme is open to all.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (LSE) FREE LECTURES - details
Free Lecture programme and podcasts.
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON - FACTOR MATHS PROGRAMME - details
This is a Maths club aimed at Y12 & Y13 students which offers students challenging problems aimed at developing and enriching thinking. Criteria apply in terms of location and diversity.
Each year, Year 12 can be part of a major competition, organised by the London Institute of Banking and Finance, which can last several months. It will provide a useful insight into trading in stocks and shares. The Student Investor Challenge gives students the chance to experience what it’s like being a stock broker in a fast-paced and competitive market. Teams, consisting of four members aged between 14 and 19, take control of two investment portfolios with £100,000 of virtual money for each one to invest in the stock market.
For your most highly achieving students in Year 12 with Grade 8/9 at GCSE. Ten day residential at Eton College. The residential course costs but those on a bursary can apply for financial support. Only 120 students can attend and location and being a state school are factors.
Fantastic summer schools at one of twelve partner universities (Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, KCL, Nottingham, Oxford, St. Andrews, UCL, Warwick, Royal Veterinary College) for high achieving students from low or middle income families. The Summer Schools are 100% free. There are 130 different courses across 11 of the UK’s top universities. The dates for the Summer Schools vary by subject and university.
UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students make a single application between December and January and can be selected to participate in one of two activities: UNIQ Digital or UNIQ Spring and Summer. Register between November and February if interested.
A range of short online courses to deepen subject knowledge through this amazing MOOC site (Massive Open Online Community). Very useful for stretch and challenge and a students’ personal statements. Free to access and complete each course though there is an optional payment for a certificate.
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK PODCASTS
A wide range of podcasts from politics to engineering - details
MATHEMATICS FOR NATURAL SCIENCES WORKBOOK (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
Pdf document to download full of maths problems - provided by Faculty of Mathematics - details
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - 'EXPLORE YOUR SUBJECT'
Explore the resources or select a subject area such as Humanities or Social Sciences, followed by a specific subject (Classics, English, etc.) - details
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD READING BANK
A very attractively designed list of books to read with reviews and youtube clips - details
MILLENIUM MATHEMATICS PROJECT
University of Cambridge provide this helpful site with ideas to explore mathematics in greater depth - details
Great entry level strategy as students can simply search by theme and then watch a video - details
RADIO 4 PODCASTS - BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
'Bottom Line' huge array of topics. 30 mins podcast with 2-3 people interviewed on a business theme -details
RADIO 4 PODCASTS - LAW
'Law In Action' - lots of podcasts on law theme - details
RADIO 4 PODCASTS - PSYCHOLOGY
'All In The Mind' - huge array of podcasts for those interested in psychology - details