We aim to provide a challenging and stimulating education for all students to help them achieve their full potential. In addition to the curriculum subjects studied and the wide range of extracurricular activities available at lunch times and after school, teachers will identify additional opportunities relevant to their subject beyond the classroom. In addition there are reputable external providers of enrichment activities; day long master classes, residential weekends and summer schools that students may want to consider.

The HE+ website brings you super-curricular resources created and written by Cambridge students and academics including challenging activities, engaging videos and reflective questions. The content is aimed at school-aged students looking to go beyond the school curriculum and discover their passion for a subject today. 

Virtual Subject Masterclasses by Cambridge University.

University College London Masterclasses, Personal Statement Workshops and other resources.

London School of Economics (LSE) Outreach: 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.

King’s College London – Factor Maths Programme: This is a Maths club aimed at Y12 and Y13 students which offers students challenging problems aimed at developing and enriching thinking. Criteria apply in terms of location and diversity.

Eton Summer School, July in Year 12: 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 from a state school are factors.

Sutton Trust Summer Schools: 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.

Oxford University UNIQ Summer Schools: 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. Students get to experience university life, the tutorial system, have university lectures and seminars and meet students from throughout the UK. The summer schools are completely free to attend. Register between November and February if interested.

University of Warwick Podcasts

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.)

University of Oxford Springboard Video series


The Engineering Development Trust

I Want to Study Engineering – A Website to help you compete for engineering places at top universities.

Villiers Park: A charity that offers free virtual subject workshops.

FutureLearn: 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.

TED Talks

Embark on intellectual adventures with Minds Underground™’s subject experts.


Wonders of Life with Brian Cox

Horizon documentaries with Michael Mosley

Biology TED Talks

Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Case Book

Business and Economics

Radio 4 Podcasts

‘Bottom Line’ huge array of topics. 30 mins podcast with 2-3 people interviewed on a business theme

Applications of Maths useful to studying Economics at University.

Stand Up Economist.

An Economist Walks into a bar.

Topical Short Videos from The Financial Times Publication.

Topical Short Videos from the Economist Publication

Panic: The Untold Story of The Financial Crisis

The Bank that Bust The World

Too much maths too little history

Masters of Money: Keynes

Masters of Money: Hayek

Masters of Money: Marx

Economics in Ten (podcasts)

Computer Science

Mysteries of the mind can be solved: A brain in a supercomputer. Henry Markram.

Big Data: Watch the TedTalk on the year open data went worldwide. Tim Berners-Lee.

Computer Science. University of Oxford Podcasts – Audio and Videos Lectures.

Radio 4 Podcasts. ‘Computing Britain’.


Radio 4 Podcasts – Law in Action.


NRICH – free mathematics enrichment.

Mathematics for Natural Sciences Workbook, University of Cambridge. A document full of maths problems.

Radio 4 Podcasts – More or Less: Behind the Stats.


Radio 4 Podcasts – Psychology.


Radio 4 Podcasts

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson.

Yesterday in Parliament


Radio 4 Podcasts

The Moral Maze

The Public Philosopher


Radio 4 Podcasts

Thinking Allowed


Radio 4 Podcasts

Life Scientific

Putting Science to Work

Inside Science


Radio 4 Podcasts

The Long View

In Our Time


Radio 4 Podcasts

Costing the Earth


Radio 4 Podcasts

Only Artists