A selection of resources suitable for sixth-form students, in particular those studying for A-Levels. There is also a list of resources on the subject of university applications.
Resources from Corpus Christi College
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All Key Stage 5 year groups
BBC4 In Our Time https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl
Interviews with broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg covering a variety of topics including history, science, religion and culture.
Bletchley Park https://bletchleypark.org.uk/event/key-stage-5/
Several workshops available for those interested in Computer Science and History
Dani’s revision channel https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a5bkjpbj1xj7exk/AAC8ze-4XFf9chlNrxnc3wdaa?dl=0
Revision notes for A-level Economics, English and Maths. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvxkVM1Cm84&t=0s for the introductory video.
Jesus College Oxford Seren Summer School - Academic Lectures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrP5or0tZE-SCZ_hkrXy_o-pj1I6qlq8-
Jesus College recorded several lectures/seminars delivered during their 2019 Summer School. The theme was ‘On Earth’s Future’ which includes various related topics such as the economics of climate change, nutrition, critical risk assessment, and politics.
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/
Resources for students/teachers/parents covering maths, sciences, arts and humanities.
National Geographic (online) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Articles and videos with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history.
Oxford Museum of Natural History – More Than A Doodle art project https://oumnh.web.ox.ac.uk/more-doodle
An exciting social media project encouraging artists, crafters and creators of all ages and abilities to use the Museum’s online collection as inspiration for their own designs and creations. Check out the web page and get creating - don’t forget to share your creations with @morethanadodo using #MoreThanADoodle
Ever wondered ‘is the internet bad?’, ‘do we need a Royal family?’ or ‘could we end disease?’? Then Oxplore is for you! As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage students with debates and ideas that tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.
Fun games covering a range of subjects.
Revision website for A-Level subjects.
Seneca Learning https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=A+Level
Free online learning covering various KS5 subjects.
Study guides to help with Shakespeare and English Literature, plus History, Maths, Biology, and more.
Staircase 12 (University College Oxford) https://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/applying-to-univ/staircase12/
An online hub of resources and information for students thinking about applying to top universities. You’ll find plenty of ideas here for stretching yourself beyond the school syllabus.
Study Higher critical thinking video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Dg1VKumSw&feature=emb_logo
Oxford students discuss critical thinking and how you can develop this key academic skill.
Study Higher video about resilience in the transition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDf9IX6ZNt4&feature=emb_logo
Oxford students discuss resilience in the transition to higher education and give you their top tips.
Ted Talks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAuUUnT6oDeKwE6v1NGQxug
Inspiring short talks on a range of topics.
University of Oxford Digital Resource Hub
The University website has a comprehensive list of resources for students over the age of 16.
Resources for university applications
Applying to Oxford https://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/schools-and-outreach/resources-students-teachers-and-parents/applying-oxford
Check out our selection of resources on Oxford applications.
Causeway Education Five tips for writing personal statements https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54292324e4b0f1b39f8f1a1e/t/5dcbe92a8471b34943a50c2d/1573644586995/5+tips+for+writing+an+outstanding+personal+statement.pdf
Personal statement tips from Causeway Education.
Causeway Education Checklist for teachers marking personal statements https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54292324e4b0f1b39f8f1a1e/t/5d97352a8d628577e1b417e6/1570190634900/PS+checklist+4.10.pdf
Causeway Education have made this handy checklist for personal statement marking.
Government student finance guidance https://www.gov.uk/get-undergraduate-student-loan
The go-to for student finance information.
Save the Student https://www.savethestudent.org/
Save the Student has lots of helpful information on student finance including explainers and advice.
The Uni Guide https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/
Compare universities and the courses offered. There are also lots of useful tips on making competitive applications.
UCAS is the portal through which you apply for undergraduate study in the UK. It also provides guidance on applications.