• Brookes Box
  • Bitesize Brookes

    Event type
    Taster workshops
    Next date
    All year round
    Year 10 and 11 students
    60-90 minutes
    Your School or College
    Group size
    Maximum of 20 students
    Exciting activities designed for year 10 and 11 students to experience a taster of university without leaving the school or college. This activity aims to build up students confidence, aspirations through engaging activities.
  • About the event

    All of our sessions link to a range of topics, covering both core GCSE subjects and providing an insight into a range of new subjects that students may consider doing at sixth-form and beyond.

    Workshops available include: 

    •  Architecture: Stadium Design Competition

    Design your own multi-purpose sports stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games! This interactive and competitive activity will give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the architectural design process, from creating ideas from a brief to pitching their ideas to win the contract.

    • Art: The Art of Reflection

    Exploring the importance of reflection in art using music visualisation. Students will reflect on how the music makes them feel and the images it conjures up, turning their thoughts and ideas into a sketch and a 3D paper sculpture. 

    • Biology: Release The Beasts

    A challenge-focused Animal Biology and Conservation workshop in which students delve into the issues surrounding re-wilding of endangered species. Students work as a team to pitch for funding to re-wild their species. They will need to problem-solve issues, such as finding a suitable habitat and an initial site for reintroduction for both the species and humans and argue why their species requires funding for re- wilding efforts.

    For a full list of our boxes please contact our schools and colleges liaison team (please see contact details).

    Aims include:

    • To improve students’ attainment in level 2 subjects
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop students’ understanding of different courses available to study at Higher Education level
    • To develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community.

    Links to OFSTED criteria

    Outcomes for students through raising student attainment and motivation in level 2 subjects.