Year 11

Our work aims to support the development of aspirations and educational attainment amongst students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

We are currently offering a range of On-Campus, In-School and Virtual activity. Keep an eye out for our special annual events like revision masterclasses too!

Targeting and eligibility criteria

Surrey Scholars

Surrey Scholars is a sustained programme of outreach for students in Years 10 to 13 from the University of Surrey.

As a Surrey Scholar, you will receive continued support with GCSE and Post 16 study in addition to advice and guidance towards your progression into higher education and beyond. Scholars will receive priority status to attend our renowned flagship programmes as well as exclusive access to online and on campus events each year.

Surrey Scholars receive priority access onto the following programmes:

  • Y10 Realise Your Potential
  • Y11 Revision Masterclasses
  • Y12 Taster Days
  • Y12 Summer Schools
  • Open Day Befriender Scheme
  • AIM4University

Surrey Scholars will be exclusively invited to attend:

  • Campus Experience Days
  • Online workshops and resources

Surrey Scholars will also receive additional benefits, including a Welcome Pack, annual magazine and travel bursaries to attend campus events.

To be accepted onto the programme, you must be in Year 10, 11, 12 or 13 from September 2021 and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • You live in an IMD Decile 1 or 2 postcode.
  • You live in a POLAR4 Quintile 1 postcode.
  • You have received Free School Meals within the last 6 years.
  • You receive a 16-19 bursary.
  • You are a young carer - you care for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without your support.
  • You are care experienced - you have spent time in local authority care, in a residential children’s home, have been looked after at home by a supervision order or have lived with relatives under kinship care.
  • You are a forced migrant – you are a refugee or an asylum seeking young person.
  • You are from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showperson or Boater community.

You can join the programme at any time and can participate in as much activity as you see benefit. Surrey Scholars will receive a welcome pack along with their own account to our online portal, providing access to live and recorded content all year round.

The programme will be launching in September 2021. However, we are currently inviting expressions of interest from which can be submitted through our online formOnce received, we will contact you as a priority with further information about Surrey Scholars.

For any further questions or queries, either from students or teaching staff, please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk

Y11 Revision Masterclasses

Students are invited to apply for our Y11 Revision Masterclasses. These virtual sessions are applicable to all exam boards and are designed to increase confidence in preparing for GCSEs.

The Y11 Revision Masterclasses are 60 minute virtual sessions delivered by an educational consultant. Each subject is delivered across a series of 5 masterclasses, each focusing common themes/topics and sharing revision tips and techniques.

The subjects featured are:

  • Science
  • English
  • Maths

 Students are invited to attend all subject areas and can log in to as many masterclasses as seen beneficial. The revision Masterclasses are only available live. Recordings will not be shared.

Login information is exclusively shared with participating students.

 

All live sessions are scheduled for 16:30 on each advertised date.

SubjectDayDates
ScienceTuesday9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec
EnglishWednesday10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec
MathsThursday11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec

Students can apply for the masterclasses directly by completing our online booking form. Students meeting the widening participation & outreach criteria will receive priority booking.

For further information prior to sharing with students, teachers are invited to contact wp@surrey.ac.uk 

Aspirations Programme

Our Aspirations Programme offers teachers to build your own workshop that is tailored for your class' engagement and development. There are five themes, from which you can select multiple 30-minute topics that best suit your aims. 

The five themes include;

  • Higher Education
  • Education Pathways
  • Careers and Employability 
  • Developing Skills
  • Wellbeing

These one or two hour sessions are perfect for off-curriculum or drop-down days. These sessions can also be delivered virtually through Google Classrooms, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Recommended packages for your Year Group are also available. 

To request our Aspirations Programme please contact us at wp@surrey.ac.uk

The Higher Education sessions we can deliver include;

  • Higher Education myth-busting
  • Introduction to university
  • Design a university
  • Life at university
  • Student finance
  • Accommodation
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Support at university
  • Student life

 

Education Pathway sessions we can deliver include;

  • Post 16 routes
  • Post 18 routes
  • Choosing your options
  • Goal mapping
  • Apprenticeships
  • How to make decisions
  • Next steps after school

 

Careers and Employability sessions we can deliver include;

  • Careers routes and your career pathway
  • Understand Labour Market Information
  • Explore Careers - An introduction to
    • Health and Medicine
    • STEM
    • Creative Industries
    • Digital
  • Interview skills
  • Presenting yourself
  • Preparing for work experience

 

Developing Skills sessions we can deliver include;

  • Revision
  • Preparing for exams
  • Budgeting
  • Time management
  • Being your own ambassador

Wellbeing sessions we can deliver include;

  • Dealing with exam stress
  • Resilience and wellbeing
  • Mindfulness