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MASTERPOST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Please note that this is a collection of resources recommended from other sources and designed to create an easy resource bank for learners and teachers, not an official recommendation from the college.
The resources on this list vary from Primary - University level.
For suggestions of super curricular exploration compiled by the university, please visit https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/publications/super-curricular_suggestions.pdf
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
ARTS AND CULTURE STREET VIEW
Virtual tours of museums from around the world!
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Educational resources and blog for Secondary English
PE WITH JOE
YouTube-based PE lessons every morning at 9am.
GCSE resources across subjects.
ACTING AND THEATRE THEORY
A collection of theatre resources.
A number of resources for creative skills including Creative Writing, Art & Design and Web Development.
A collection of podcasts exploring elements of Shakespeare. Aimed at higher levels.
A variety of activities and colouring packs for younger children.
THE MATHS FACTOR
Maths lessons from Carol Vorderman for ages 4 - 12.
THE GREAT INDOORS
A variety of activities from the Scouts, typically for Primary ages.
Videos and podcasts on scientific topics.
A collection of learning resources, predominantly aimed at primary ages.
SHAKESPEARE WEEK KIDZONE
Shakespeare-themed resources and activities for younger children.
LINKS TO OTHER MASTERPOSTS
RESOURCES MADE AVAILABLE DUE TO CORVID-19
A collection of academic resources with open access currently. Mainly targeted at higher levels (A Level/University level)
DIGITAL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ONLINE TEACHING
Higher level (University level) resources.
CHRIST’S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE SUPRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT
Enrichment resources for supra-curricular exploration for prospective Oxbridge applicants.
KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG MASTERPOST OF FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Masterpost of free subscriptions, predominantly younger ages.
A wide variety of resources, typically for arts and/or educational entertainment.
ST JOHN'S INSPIRE DIGITAL SUPER-CURRICULAR RESOURCES
A variety of Super-Curricular resources from St John's College Oxford.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS TO RESOURCES/RESOURCE THREADS
THE QUEEN’S COLLEGE OXFORD OUTREACH TEAM’S RECOMMENDED RESOURCE THREAD
A number of resources for GCSE/A Level students across a number of subjects. The thread is being updated daily.
KKNTeachLearn’s GCSE History Resources
165 GCSE History Resources
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page
DistanceLearnEn Secondary English Resources
KS3-5 English resources
THEATRE IN THE AGE OF CORONA
Informal group posting videos of theatre productions.
A Twitter thread with numerous teachers sharing resources.
A different science activity or challenge every day of school closures.
National Lottery Heritage Fund #HeritageFromHome
Various Heritage resources.
Area link scheme
As part of the University of Cambridge’s Area Link scheme, St John’s works with six local education authorities in particular – Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Rochdale, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Lambeth.
The Area Links Scheme enables Cambridge Colleges to build effective relationships with schools and colleges across the UK. It gives the schools a direct way of staying in touch with the University, and for the Cambridge Colleges involved, it offers an opportunity to get to know specific regions and the local educational environment.
We are very keen to welcome groups of students into St John’s, or to visit your schools, particularly in our Link Areas. To arrange a visit, please email AccessOfficer@joh.cam.ac.uk .
Visits from February - March 2020 will be reserved for Year 10-12 students, and bookings will open in the near future.
Schools can participate in both day and residential visits, and we can provide presentations and workshops covering a range of topics, including life at St John’s and Cambridge, advice about choosing a course and a college, information about the admissions process, and student finance. In addition, it is possible to organise other educational and social activities in and around the College.
If you would like to book a visit to St John’s, arrange for someone to come and visit your school, or if you have questions about our access events, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
The Admissions Team
Old Divinity School
St John’s College
Tel: 01223 338703