Year 11

opportunities will be added as they arise, please keep checking this page

There are a number of virtual online programmes AVAILABLE which will be added to on a regular basis....


Online virtual careers talks in various fields including:

Cybersecurity Technology Engineering

Manufacturing Science and many others...

sign up for free, click the link below for more details


university of suffolk online taster sessions

We have developed a series of taster sessions in a range of subjects to enable young people to explore their subject of interest and to ask any questions about studying at the University of Suffolk.

They are the ideal opportunity to sample university teaching and are a great way to demonstrate subject exploration in a personal statement.

Computing: Build an online shop

English - Let's make noise: Exploring English language acquisition

English: Ya what? Dialect variation and how writers can create characters in literature and film

History: The history of the Basque refugee children, 1937-2020

click the link below for more information and how to participate

Resources from Oxford University

For students aged between 12 and 16, we have compiled resources that can push their imaginations and stimulate thinking.

Subject specific resources Suggested reading

General resources Podcasts

External resources

Click on the link below for this and much more ......

data challeng in partnership with Zurich

Girls in Data are thrilled to be working in partnership with Pioneer to promote our new series of Data Challenge Webinar Sessions, focused on problem solving within commercial businesses. Data is helping the country solve problems every day, especially during this time of COVID-19. From calculating the risk of social distancing on public transport, to the forecasting of medical equipment and supplies available to the NHS and its high demand of patients – it’s everywhere!

This Webinar session will give you the opportunity to work with the Zurich’s Predictive Analytics team to gain insight on their customers.


click on the link to the left for more information and how to take part

national careers advisers - bite size webinars

The National Careers Service Advisers, at Futures for You, are working hard across Essex to help those affected by the current crisis to get back into work and training.

We are launching a programme of bite size webinars starting on Tues 26 May and weekly on the same days/times thereafter. The schedule is as follows:

Get into Warehousing: Mon 11.00-11.40

Get into Apprenticeship Tues 11.00-11.40

Get into Care Wed 11.00-11.40

Succeed at CVs Thurs 14.00-14.40

Effective Job Search Thurs 14.00-14.40

Succeed at Interviews Fri 14.00-14.40

The sessions will be delivered by Zoom. Participants must have an email address, access to a computer or smart phone with Zoom installed and be reasonably confident in using the application.

Available for anyone living or working in Essex.

Individual follow-up one to one sessions may also be available to those participating in webinars.

To book:

E; [email protected]

T: 0800 917 9419

are you interested in VFX, animation or games?

click below for information and courses

career paths

find out all about the different jobs you can do, what to study and how to get there

careers in engineering

anatomy lab live event

An interactive series of anatomy sessions streamed live each evening at 7pm GMT from May 25th - May 29th 2020 and also available on demand to watch anytime.

First session The Post -Mortem

25th May at 7pm - click the link below to join

careers in construction

Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Building Control, Drivers, Operators, Mechanics, Estate Agents .... there are many careers that fall under the construction umbrella, click the link below for lots of career ideas

Be inspired by spectacular careers stories

Free, interactive & delivered live (can also be downloaded and viewed as CATCH UP)

Learn Lounge is our new interactive platform that lets you experience a whole new way of careers learning that is delivered virtually so you can join in from the comfort of your own home. It features inspiring career stories and guidance from experts across different fields – from technology to sport, and everything in between.

Click on the link below for more information and how to view

studying from home tips

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If you are in Year 10/11 and have a passion for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), then let us INSPIRE you for 3 days at a leading UK university.

Each Inspire course is a mixture of exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.

click on the link below for more information and how to apply

ucas - online university taster days

Find out what life at University is like, search for your chosen course at various uni's and see what they have to offer on their taster days while staying safe at home

Taster courses are provided by some universities and colleges to let you experience academic and social life on campus, before applying for a place.

Click the link to the left of this text for more information and how to virtually attend

'tapping' for stress relief and relaxation

see below for information and demonstration

work experience ...

mercury theatre colchester - online

click link below

STEM Career Experiences

The 'Live & Online' Series This Spring


Investment Banking. Medicine. Engineering. Psychology. Computer Science. Architecture.

InvestIN is delighted to offer six STEM-related career experience programmes LIVE & ONLINE this spring for students aged 15-18.


Our 'Live & Online' programmes give students the opportunity to gain crucial work experience from the comfort of their own homes. They are delivered by top professionals who will immerse students in simulations of their real-life work PLUS be on-hand throughout to answer their questions live.


The full list of our STEM-related programmes is set out below, including highlights of each one. Click on any programme to view a detailed timetable and to register now

investin education Programmes available live and online, the young...

  • Architect

  • Entrepreneur

  • Computer Scientist

  • Doctor

  • Engineer

  • Investment Banker

  • Lawyer

  • Psychologist

  • Filmmaker

  • Political Leader

Click on the link to the left for more information and how to apply

barclays lifeskills

click the link below for more information and how to register, you will find lots of information on work experience (actual and virtual), interview techniques, CV writing, independent living and money management

sport england

stay in, work out Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.

click on the link below for information and ideas

university of essex taster week

1st-3rd july 2020

Every summer we host a series of exciting taster days for students in years 10, 11 and 12, as well as mature students. These events will give you an in depth experience of studying a subject at university, as well as providing an opportunity to speak with current staff and students.

Click on the link for more information and how to apply


DayOfTheDentist2020 (3).pdf

The Wisdom Tooth presents The Day of the Dentist – a fantastic one day workshop aimed at secondary school students and sixth-formers thinking about pursuing a career in dentistry.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK VISIT www.thewisdomtooth.co.uk/dod

Watch below for more information

marine biology

Marine Biology Association (MBA)

Marine Biologist for a day

The MBA runs an annual Marine Biologist for a Day event at its laboratory in Plymouth. The event usually takes place over 2-3 days, with separate days for primary aged students and secondary school/ college aged students. the days are aimed at anyone with a keen interest in marine biology and gives an opportunity for participants to meet working marine scientists and carry out experiments and interactive activities in the laboratory.

For more information and how to apply click the link below

Explore & Embrace possibilities

Our work experience programmes give you the chance to see first-hand how we use STEM subjects every day, while working alongside experts on some of the most ground-breaking power systems ever built. For more information and how to apply, click the link below

Hands-on STE(A)M activities and taster courses to encourage young people into STE(A)M-based careers

If you are in Year 10/11 or S3/S4 (Scottish equivalent) and have a passion for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), then let us INSPIRE you for 3 days at a leading UK university. Each Inspire course is a mixture of exciting hands-on activities and personal development sessions.

Click the link below for more information and how to apply

work experience and science camps

Opportunities for 2020, click the link below for more information and how to apply


university college london

Courses available in ....

· Bio-Chemistry (Human/Medical)

· Bio-Chemistry (Non-medical)

· Physical Sciences

· Mathematics

· English

· History

· Law

· Social Sciences

Please click below for more information and how to apply


help with partial or full cover of smallpeice trust course costs may be available for students who meet the criteria

smallpeice trust summer residential courses

Biomedical Engineering

Girls into Electronics

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Civil Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

YR11 Medical Summer School

imperial college london

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new residential summer school at Imperial College London! In partnership with the Medical Schools Council and funded by Health Education England, this summer school will provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to study at medical school and explore medicine as a future career.

Students will spend four days learning about what it takes to become a doctor through talks, workshops and practical activities. There will be sessions on a variety of specialisms within medicine as well as support for preparing a strong application to medical school. Students will also have the chance to experience broader university life through a series of social activities and time to relax with other participants and undergraduate mentors.

Free STEM university residentials for year 11 girls/boys

Want to spend 3 days at a University this summer?

Are you interested in studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths in the future?

IntoUniversity has been given 30 free places on Inspire Courses - STEM based university residentials for girls that normally cost £285.

Places are limited so apply ASAP

What will the course be like?

  • You will take part in hands-on STEM projects, lectures and workshops

  • You will hear about university life from lecturers, admissions tutors and post-grad students

  • You will meet engineers, scientists, researchers and professionals who'll explain their own achievements

Top Tips for the application form

  • You MUST put that you are applying for a funded place and you must write IntoUniversity when it asks 'How did you hear about EDT'?

  • The personal statement does not need to be long, a few lines about your interests and aspirations for the future is fine.

  • Putting as many course preferences (up to 5) increases the likelihood of securing a place


Research the different courses available by clicking below, pick your top 5

Once you have done that you can click below to apply

Smallpeice Trust Momentum residential course

Smallpeice Trust Momentum residential courses - get a flavour of what university is like or try your hand at anything from building a submarine to using an electron microscope. These are short 3-5 day residential courses (some of which are FREE!) looking at some of the most exciting areas of science and engineering.

Make Happen

Into University

National Citizen Service

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