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The Knowledge Schools Trust

We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Unifrog

All Year 12s and 13s should now be registered on Unifrog and progressing as per the timetable provided by Mr Tamizian. However, please remember that Unifrog also has an excellent tool for searching MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). Most of these are free and would add valuable content to your personal statement and university applications as a whole. Therefore, please do make sure you are making the most of this site.

 

Social Media

In case you are not already following us, we have an Instagram page (@wlfs_sixth_form) and a Twitter account (@WLFS_Sixth_Form). On these you will find regular updates regarding all sorts of different opportunities for students and regular updates of things going on at our Sixth Form!  

 

Girls into Tech 

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is running an online Girls into Tech event, 8th December 2021 - 4pm - 5pm.  

It has a focus on careers, and they have invited some of their alumni to come along and give insight into their experiences at university and what they have been up to since graduation. The event is open to students in Years 12 and 13 who are considering a future in the tech industry or who would like to find out more about studying computer science or electronic engineering post 18.

The deadline to register is Friday 3rd Dec 2021. To register and find out more, please click
here.

 

Raw Music: Masterclass Series

To sign up/for more information: https://rawmusicmedia.co.uk/masterclass-series

An online masterclass series for independent artists. Lead by prominent music industry leaders, including communications consultant Amelia Ideh @putmeonit, Aly Gillani @djgilla from bandcamp, and Cori Chinnici @Coru89 from AWAL, learn more about building your own artist brand, how to successfully self-release tracks and what your own modern-day relationship looks like between managers and artists.

Sessions will take place via Zoom. Link will be available after registration.

   

Gresham College Lectures

For more information visit: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/schools

Many of Gresham’s lectures are useful for A-Levels, and also for career and study decisions, for personal statements, for ‘stretch and challenge’ and to those planning to do Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs).

You can search on their archive or see the links on the website above to pages relating to particular subjects.

 

Future Learn – How to write a competitive personal statement for medical school

Date: 9 week course, various start dates, 3 hours study per week

For more information visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/how-to-write-a-personal-statement-for-medical-school

Receiving great feedback from both teachers and students alike, this nine-lesson online course teaches you all you need to know about writing a personal statement geared towards getting into medical school.

Taught by medical students from the University of Cambridge, you’ll learn first-hand what a career in medicine is all about and what admissions tutors are looking for in applications and personal statements.

You’ll also discover how and where to find work experience, volunteering opportunities and academic materials to help bolster your application.

Using in-depth examples and gaining extensive advice throughout, you’ll find out exactly what makes a great personal statement and how best to improve your chances of getting into the competitive world of medical schools and dental schools.

You’ll then have time to have a go yourself writing your own personal statement, with feedback and advice given on every aspect of the process.

Supported by the Cambridge Accelerate Programme and taught by medical students themselves, this easy-to-access online course from In2Med is the first of its kind, dedicated to helping all kinds of students from all over the world get started with their career in medicine.

 

Digital Resources Hub

The University of Oxford has recently launched a digital resources hub. This hub acts as a single database of the many sources of online engagement and information offered by Colleges and Departments across Oxford. 

 

Oxplore
You may already have come across Oxplore, a free website which encourages students aged 11-18 to engage with big ideas in fun and interactive ways. With students working from home, the team at Oxplore have created a new webpage with guidance and activities for getting the most out of the site.