OpenLearn - Free courses from The Open University
The Open University have made a number of short courses available, for free. These courses have been proven to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning. They are also courses that you can mention on your UCAS application. You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn. Check out the catalogue below and sign up today.
Example courses include:
Loughborough University Inspiring Minds Online
Inspiring Minds Online
Our Inspiring Minds Online events are open to Year 11 (going into Year 12) and post-16 students, and will allow them to explore different subject areas, as well as offering an insight to various career paths and general information and guidance regarding university. Students will also be able to take a virtual tour of the campus and facilities here at Loughborough University, and can ask any questions they might have in a virtual webchat!
The events are accessible at any time of day, and scheduled as follows:
Social Sciences and Humanities: 17-21 June
STEM: 1-5 July
Girls into STEM Online: 6th–12th July 2020
This event is open to Years 9, 10 and 11, and will feature STEM taster sessions, talks from successful women in various STEM careers, and guidance on researching future options. Also, students can explore what university life is like with our virtual campus tours and related videos, and have the chance to talk to our students live on the webchats.
Year 11 into Year 12 Bridging Tasks
To help you make the best possible start to A Level studies, your teachers have put together some possible tasks you can be doing in preparation for starting Year 12. If you are planning on doing A Level at Fairfax we would strongly recommend that you do this work in preparation. The suggested activities are below. If you have any queries please message your teacher through Show My Homework or email [email protected]
Suggested Activities in Preparation For Year 12
This document contains a range of possible tasks which students could complete in preparation for their A Level and BTEC studies. Subject specific resources will be uploaded over the coming weeks. Please note that Fairfax reserves the right to withdraw courses that are not viable. All courses require a minimum number of students to qualify as a viable programme of study.