The Year 10 Study Conference is a full-day inbound activity designed to support the English, Maths and Science attainment of Year 10 students from our target WP schools currently on the 3-4 / 4-5 grade boundary.
Through a series of subject-specific sessions, your students will have the opportunity to explore how their current learning in English, Maths and Science could be used to support their future education and careers.
During our tried-and-tested study skills session, they will then explore the habits of successful students, paying specific focus to growth mindset, active learning, and effective target setting.
After participating in the Year 10 Study Conference, students will:
- Understand the difference between active and passive learning
- Have a working knowledge of a range of active learning techniques that can be used to support their academic performance across all subjects at GCSE
- Demonstrate an understanding of how active learning techniques can be utilised in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science, facilitated through subject workshops
- Feel empowered to make decisions about their academic activities at GCSE and beyond
- Recognise how to set and accomplish aspirational - yet achievable - targets.
Your students will also have the opportunity to ask students currently studying at Oxford Brookes University what university is really like.
To request a booking, please complete the form below.
To request more information about the Year 10 Study Conference, please contact
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Inbound subject workshops and study skills
Friday 24 February 2023
Thursday 16 March 2023
Friday 28 April 2023
Thursday 4 May 2023
Thursday 18 May 2023
Year 10 students at our target WP schools and colleges who are on the GCSE 3-4 / 4-5 grade boundary
Full day (9.30am - 2.30pm)
Oxford Brookes University Headington campus
Maximum of 35 per session
Welcome and introduction
English subject session
Maths subject session
Science subject session
Study skills workshop
Evaluation and Q&A
Level 2 - Understand: Link GCSE subject knowledge to university subject areas; Access and experience appropriate attainment-raising interventions.
Level 2 - Practice: Develop study skills through educational projects which encourage active learning.
This activity support Gatsby benchmarks 2, 3, 4 and 7.
Download our document to see how we have broken down which Gatsby Benchmarks our offerings can support with.
This activity is available for identified Widening Participation Schools and Colleges. To see whether your school is eligible for this activity, please refer to the booking form.
Students attending this activity should currently be predicted a grade 3, 4 or 5 in a core subject (Maths, English, or Science), and should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Live in local authority care, or have lived in care.
- Are a young carer (are under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem).
- Have a disability or specific learning difficulty.
- Are of Black or minority ethnic origin.
- Live in an area where progression to university is low. Find out whether this applies.
Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode in the search box. Check the box marked ‘MSOA (used to calculate POLAR4 and TUNDRA)’ Look at the box on the right hand side of the map under the ‘POLAR4’ measure. If the number here is Quintile 1 or 2, you are eligible.
- Live in an area of higher socio-economic disadvantage. Find out whether this applies.
Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode into the search box. Download the Excel spreadsheet generated. If the number in the column labelled ‘Index of Multiple Deprivation Decile’ is 1-4, you are eligible.
- Are currently eligible for free school meals, or sixth form bursary.
- Are a refugee or asylum seeker.