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UCL Informed Futures

UCL Informed Futures is a series of online events aimed at equipping secondary school students with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in their next steps in education.

We have created online sessions for young people and for parents and carers to increase your knowledge about how to approach your next steps in education. 

The next series of events for Informed Futures will run in Spring 2023. We will be regularly updating this webpage with more information.

About our sessions for young people

Dates and times for our Informed Futures series in Spring 2023: 

Thursday 2 March 2023, 5-6pm - Get Ready For GCSEs

Thursday 9 March 2023, 5-6pm - Get Ready For A Levels

Thursday 16 March 2023, 5-6pm - Stepping Up Your Study Skills 

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You can find more information about the sessions below.

 

Get Ready for GCSEs

Get Ready For GCSEs aims to give young people a better understanding of what the GCSEs are and how Years 10/11 are different to Years 7-9. We'll talk about why GCSEs matter, what your options may be and what you can do to start preparing for your GCSEs.

This session is for students in Years 7-9.  To be eligible to attend you must be attending a state school in the UK and meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the Who we work with webpage.  

Get Ready for A-Levels

Get Ready for A-Levels aims to give young people a better understanding of A-Level study and how this differs from your GCSE years. We'll talk about what your options are, how your A-Level choices inform your options at university and beyond, and what you can do now to prepare. 

This session is for students in Years 10-11.  To be eligible to attend you must be attending a state school in the UK and meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the Who we work with webpage.  

Stepping up your Study Skills

Gain confidence in how you study and help to boost your results. This session will talk you through effective ways to improve how you study and help you to reflect on your past habits.

This session is for students in Years 9-11.  To be eligible to attend you must be attending a state school in the UK and meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the Who we work with webpage.  

What to expect

Sessions will be hosted online.  Audience participation will be encouraged through interactive elements such as games and quizzes and you will have the chance to ask questions by typing in the chat function.


Are you eligible?

Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access and Participation Plan. To be eligible to attend you must be attending a state school in the UK and meet at least one of the shortlisting criteria specified in points 2 to 6 on the Who we work with webpage.  

Some sessions are available for young people in specific target year groups. This is to ensure the content is suitable for the age and educational stage of participants. Applications from young people outside of the target year groups specified will not be successful.

Please check you are eligible before applying.

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