Magdalene College is delighted to be participating in the second year of the STEM SMART programme.
STEM SMART (Subject Mastery and Attainment Raising Tuition) is a widening participation initiative from the University of Cambridge in association with Isaac Physics, to provide free, complementary teaching and support to UK (non-fee paying) students in Year 12 or equivalent, who:
- have either experienced educational disadvantage or belong to a group that is statistically less likely to progress to higher education and
- are considering applying to Engineering, Physical Sciences (eg physics, chemistry, earth sciences, materials science) or Biological Sciences (eg plant sciences, pharmacology, physiology, evolution and behaviour, biochemistry) courses at university and are studying A Levels (or equivalent) in maths and science.
The programme begins with a one-day online launch event, followed by weekly (remote) learning and feedback, culminating with a four-day residential event in August (before the first deadline for applications to university in October). Subject specific homework and supervision will continue through to admissions tests, interviews and thereafter, Year 13 examinations.
Please visit the STEM SMART website for more details on eligibility and for the application form.
The application deadline for the programme is 31 October 2022.
ClickCambridge is a year-long outreach programme for Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Arab (BPA) or mixed-BPA students in Year 12 or equivalent. ClickCambridge remains the only outreach programme specifically for BPA students and we are excited to continue the programme into its third year.
The programme involves monthly online sessions from October to June, each covering different topics or skills to help students with their A Level studies and university applications. Sessions will include an Introduction to Super-Curricular Research, Q&As with current BPA students, Revision Skills and Techniques, Subject Taster Talks from BPA academics at Cambridge, and a Personal Statement Workshop. The programme is run collaboratively by a team of Cambridge Colleges, so students will gain the wisdom of many outreach practitioners across the year.
For more information please visit the ClickCambridge website.
Students can sign up for the programme using ClickCambridge application form.
Applications close on 19 October 2022.
HE+ is a collaborative programme between the University of Cambridge and its Colleges, working together with groups of state schools and colleges in 20 regions of the UK. It has been running for over 10 years and has worked with approximately 25,000 students.
The HE+ project is unique in that it encourages schools and colleges to collaborate to form regional consortia and to engage their highest-attaining students in a sustained year-long programme that is designed to encourage and prepare these students to make competitive applications to top universities, including the University of Cambridge.
At Magdalene, our HE+ consortia operate within our Link Area of Merseyside. Students benefit from an annual programme which involves academic extension sessions, subject masterclasses, information and guidance about applying to university, and a visit to the University of Cambridge.
If you are a teacher at a state sixth form in Merseyside and would like more information about becoming involved in our HE+ consortia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.