Teaching & Learning


How are students taught at school in the UK?

1 February 2017

UCL Academy opens its doors to UCL staff next month, offering a valuable opportunity to find out about contemporary secondary school teaching.

UCL Academy

Thursday 2nd March 2017
9.30am – 1pm

The UCL Academy, Swiss Cottage

The Open Day is a chance for staff from across the university to find out about contemporary secondary school teaching and learning in the UK from staff and students at the UCL Academy. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe teaching in the classroom
  • Find out more about the GCSE and A Level curriculum
  • Attend sessions led by UCL Academy teaching staff, related to teaching and learning

This event is open to staff who teach, supervise, assess or support students’ learning at UCL and will be particularly useful for anyone who has done or is undertaking UCL Arena Two, a pathway of professional development for teaching and support staff at UCL. Please note this Open Day is not open to PhD students.

UCL is the first university in the country to be the sole sponsor of an academy – a non-selective mixed state school in our home borough of Camden. The UCL Academy opened in September 2012 with 180 students in Foundation and 125 students in Level 3. It reached its full capacity of 1,150 students in the autumn of 2016.

UCL has strategic partnerships with three schools and colleges in London: UCL Academy, City and Islington College (CANDI) and Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (NCS). They present a real opportunity for the university and the schools/colleges to collaborate in new and innovative ways and to explore areas of mutual interest such as curriculum, policy and transition.

Register for the Open Day