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List of Year 12 Opportunities / Things to do

I made this list during lockdown. We may be able to start going out to events soon but in the mean time, here are some courses, documentaries and podcasts to help you write your personal statement.

Most of what's on my list at the moment is MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) just because they are the easiest thing to access and there are so many out there. So I feel like I should say this - don't buy the certificates! I mean, you can if you want but you can still talk about them in your personal statement even if you don't pay so there's not much point really. To my knowledge, everything I have listed is free.

If you have found any opportunities not included here then please let me know so I can add them to the list.

Sciences

Medicine / Nursing
Brighton & Sussex Medical School - Virtual work experience
Royal College of General Practitioners - Observe GP
FutureLearn - Healthcare & Medicine Courses
FutureLearn - Psychology & Mental Health Courses
BBC iPlayer - Inside Medicine Documentaries
Channel 4 - Confessions of a Junior Doctor

Dentistry
University of Sheffield (FutureLearn) - Discover Dentistry
Coursera - Dental Courses

Dietetics
FutureLearn - Nutrition Courses
Coursera - Nutrition Courses
BBC - Nutrition Programmes

Biology
Project Gutenburg - On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
FutureLearn - Biology & Biotechnology Courses
BBC iPlayer - Life on Earth

Veterinary Medicine / Veterinary Nursing
Coursera - Animal Health Courses
BBC iPlayer - Mountain Vets
BBC iPlayer - Big Animal Surgery
Channel 4 - The People's Vet
Channel 4 - The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick

Chemistry
FutureLearn - Chemistry Courses
Open University (OpenLearn) - Chemistry Courses
BBC iPlayer - Chemistry: A Volatile History
The Royal Institution (YouTube) - The Magic of Chemistry - with Andrew Szydlo
Royal Society of Chemistry Public Lectures (YouTube playlist of 67 chemistry lectures)
Spotify - Chemistry in its Element podcast

Physics
Physics and Maths Tutor
FutureLearn - Physics Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Physics Courses
Coursera - Physics Courses
BBC iPlayer - The Planets
BBC iPlayer - Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
Spotify - Physics Frontiers

Engineering
FutureLearn - Engineering Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Engineering & Technology Courses
Spotify - Engineering Matters
UKTV Play - Impossible Engineering

Computer Science
W3Schools - Tutorials for HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, C#, C++, Python and more
MIT - App Inventor
FutureLearn - IT & Computer Science Courses
Coursera - Computer Science Courses
Amazon Future Engineer
Resources suggested by _gcx, thanks -
Codecademy
Hackerrank
Project Euler

Maths
MIT Youtube Videos (thanks chi2)
Open University (OpenEdu) - Mathematics & Statistics Courses
Coursera - Mathematics Courses
BBC Radio 4 - Mathematics Programme Collection
Spotify - Mathematically Speaking

Accounting / Finance
Coursera - Accounting Courses
Coursera - Finance Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Accounting & Finance Courses
FutureLearn - Finance & Accounting Courses

Psychology
FutureLearn - Psychology & Mental Health Courses
Coursera - Psychology Courses
BBC iPlayer - Stacey Dooley: On the Psych Ward
BBC - Psychology of the Mind Programmes and Clips

Geography
FutureLearn - Nature & Environment Courses
FutureLearn - Earth Science Courses
Coursera - Geography Courses
BBC iPlayer - Frozen Planet
BBC iPlayer - Earth's Great Rivers

Sport Science
University of Leicester and De Montfort University (FutureLearn) - English Football: a Social History
Open University and Public Health England (FutureLearn) - Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood
Open University (OpenEdu) - Health, Sports & Psychology Courses
Spotify - The Real Science of Sport Podcast

Humanities

Business and Management / Marketing
Google Digital Garage - Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
FutureLearn - Business & Management Courses
Coursera - Business Courses
BBC Podcasts - Business

English
Project Gutenburg - Over 60,000 free eBooks
FutureLearn - Literature Courses
Coursera - English Courses
BBC iPlayer - Literature Programmes

Education / Early Childhood Studies
FutureLearn - Teaching Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Education & Development Courses
Yearbook (YouTube) - Clips and episodes of programmes like Educating Yorkshire

History
FutureLearn - History Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - History Courses
BBC Sounds - History
BBC iPlayer - History Documentaries
UKTV Play - History Documentaries

Archaeology
FutureLearn - Archaeology Courses
Coursera - Archaeology Courses
Channel 4 - Time Team

Art (including subjects like art history, graphics, fashion, etc)
Google Arts and Culture
FutureLearn - Photography & Visual Arts Courses
FutureLearn - Fashion Courses
Coursera - Art Courses
BBC iPlayer - Arts Documentaries

Music
Chrome Music Lab - Song Maker
FutureLearn - Music Courses
Coursera - Music Courses
BBC - Music Documentaries

Media and Film
Into Film - Film of the Month Competition
FutureLearn - Creative Arts & Media Courses
Coursera - Film Courses
Channel 4 - VICE Guide to Film
MIT OpenCourseWare (YouTube) - The Film Experience
Filmmaker IQ (YouTube)
RocketJump Film School (YouTube)
ScreenSkills website

Architecture
University of Bath (FutureLearn) - Modern Building Design
University of Reading (FutureLearn) - Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City
ArchitecturalDigest (YouTube)
Thomas Rowntree (YouTube) - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STUDYING ARCHITECTURE

Law
InsideSherpa - Virtual internships with White & Case, Pinsent Masons, Linklaters and more
BAILII - Case Law / Court Decisions Database
FutureLearn - Law Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Law Courses
Coursera - Law Courses
Eve Cornwell (YouTube) - Law School playlist
Cambridge University (YouTube) - Why study Law at University if I don't want to become a lawyer?
Cambridge Law Faculty (Youtube) - Example Cambridge Law Admissions Interview

Politics and Economics
Trinity College Cambridge - R.A. Butler Politics Prize
Marshall Society Essay Competition 2020
BBC Podcasts - Politics
BBC Podcasts - Business, finance & economics
FutureLearn - Politics & Society Courses
FutureLearn - Economics Courses
Open University (OpenLearn) - Politics Courses
Open University (OpenLearn) - Economics Courses
BBC iPlayer documentary - The Cameron Years
BBC iPlayer documentary - Thatcher: A Very British Revolution
Channel 4 - Inside the American Embassy
Channel 4 - The Invention of Boris Johnson

Languages and Linguistics
Duolingo
FutureLearn - Language Courses
Open University (OpenEdu) - Languages Courses
Coursera - Language Learning Online Courses

Religious Studies
FutureLearn - Religion Courses

Philosophy and ethics
Coursera - Philosophy Courses

Sociology / Social policy / Gender studies
FutureLearn - Politics & Society Courses
Coursera - Sociology Courses
Coursera - Gender Studies Courses

General
UCAS - Virtual open days and events
Imperial College London (YouTube) - UCAS Personal Statement Advice
The Target Oxbridge Podcast - Link for Spotify
Zero Gravity - Mentoring for state school students in year 12 or 13 who have an average GCSE score of 7 or above. Thanks to Amelle Njoku for the suggestion.
University of York (FutureLearn) - Next Steps to University: From Choosing A Course to Your First Assessment
University of Bath (FutureLearn) - How to Succeed in Your EPQ: the Nuts and Bolts of Completing Your Project
Mind - Mental health information for young people
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This is amazing Melirose!

Thank you so much!
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This is amazing Melirose!

Thank you so much!
Glad you like it. I plan to add a lot more, especially to the humanities section, but it's getting late so not tonight.
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Forgot to say, let me know if any of the links are broken or if I've linked to the wrong page. I think they're fine though.
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Just updated the list and added quite a lot. I know I've still missed out some subjects like maths, business, psychology, sociology and philosophy but I'll add more soon so hopefully I'll have included almost every subject you can think of soon!
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The MIT video series for maths on YouTube is really really good! I recommend the courses:
- single variable calculus
- multi-variable calculus
- linear algebra
- maths for computer science
- mathematical methods for engineers
- statistics for applications

Most will cover maths/FM content, but for some will extend beyond their current knowledge and for all will present familiar content in a more abstract way
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(Original post by chi2)
The MIT video series for maths on YouTube is really really good! I recommend the courses:
- single variable calculus
- multi-variable calculus
- linear algebra
- maths for computer science
- mathematical methods for engineers
- statistics for applications

Most will cover maths/FM content, but for some will extend beyond their current knowledge and for all will present familiar content in a more abstract way
Thanks, I'll add it to the list when I do maths. I literally know nothing about maths at all so this is helpful.
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I've done the UEA intro to screenwriting and can recommend!
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I've done the UEA intro to screenwriting and can recommend!
Glad to hear it's good, I've been wanting to do that course for a while but haven't got round to it yet.
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nice list! could add codecademy and hackerrank to CS, both very good from my experience. (latter has interview-style programming questions)

ProjectEuler is good but the maths involved can get quite complicated.
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Thanks for directing me to this amazing thread!
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Take time to visit the local area you live in, especially any woodland, parks or open spaces. Walking or cycling to them and maintaining social distancing. Have a break from screens/study each day.
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this is a great resource, thank you for making this!! i'm sure plenty of people will find this useful
have changed the colour of the thread title so it sticks out a little more
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this is a great resource, thank you for making this!! i'm sure plenty of people will find this useful
have changed the colour of the thread title so it sticks out a little more
Thanks, no problem I've been meaning to make it for a while. Okay, thanks, that's great.
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PRSOM thanks for tagging me
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Thank you for the links :heart: Such a great resource. I'm defo signing up for the KCL course for law
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Great post!

Have you thought about adding stuff like the Sutton Trust online summer schools and Zero Gravity mentoring for preparation for university applications?
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Thank you for the links :heart: Such a great resource. I'm defo signing up for the KCL course for law
No problem, glad to hear
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(Original post by Amelle Njoku)
Great post!

Have you thought about adding stuff like the Sutton Trust online summer schools and Zero Gravity mentoring for preparation for university applications?
Thanks, I would add the summer schools but it says there’s no upcoming ones to apply to and I’d rather keep this list for current year 12 stuff (although I could update this thread next year). It’s a good suggestion though. I haven’t heard of Zero Gravity so thanks for the suggestion, I’ll have a look at it.
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