Independent Opportunities

Listed below are various events and courses that may be of interest to our students.

All Key Stages:

MOOC Courses


https://www.khanacademy.org
https://www.edx.org/
https://www.coursera.org/
https://iversity.org/
https://www.futurelearn.com/
https://www.canvas.net/
Some of the best universities in the world have created free online courses spanning dozens of subjects from quantum on all kinds of topics. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more!

Free Mathematical Puzzle Apps for IPhone and IPad

http://gottasolveit.blogspot.be/


Key Stage 3

Institute of Play


http://www.instituteofplay.org/
This US website is full of good ideas and free game resources to explore.

Teen Reads

http://www.artsawardinitiative.co.uk/
This is an American website where secondary age pupils can find new books and booklists, read reviews, interviews with authors, reading blogs etc. Good for pupils who would like to go beyond the usual English authors.


Key Stage 4

NA events Jan- July KS4+

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/events.htm
The NA has a number of events relating to WW1, other archives and their use. Most are free one hour talks but some are webinars which you could take part in, e.g. Tracing British Battalions or Regiments during the First World War. Could be very useful for pupils wishing to specialise in history at university.