Keystone Aspire

 

Dear parents and teens, thank you for attending my recent talk on “Optimal pathways towards Success”.  Please find below a list of some useful websites/resources that I have compiled to help guide students towards positive choices in terms of subject choices at school and when considering future study or career plans. This is not an exhaustive list and will be constantly updated and revised.

Help figuring out who they are/exploring career options

http://atmybest.com/

http://icould.com/buzz/

https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/12-item%20Grit%20Scale.05312011.pdf

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/

http://www.plotr.co.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/career/studying-medicine/how-to-become-a-doctor

http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/start/

http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-to-choose-a-career-path-2015-7

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

Try a university course out (most will run these free online taster courses). For example, check out: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/moocs

 

Choosing a university:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9888722/How-to-choose-the-right-university-for-you.html

http://university.which.co.uk/advice/ucas-application/can-you-get-into-university-if-youre-studying-btecs

http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/7-steps-choosing-university-abroad

http://www.unistats.ac.uk/

 

Alternatives to University:

http://university.which.co.uk/advice/choosing-a-course/further-education-college-versus-university-how-do-degree-studies-differ

http://www.watfordutc.org/

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

http://advice.milkround.com/the-times-guide-to-elite-apprenticeships-supplement

http://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/law-careers/legal-apprenticeships/what-is-a-legal-apprenticeship

 

Someone for your child to talk to:

http://www.channelmogo.org/

https://kooth.com/

http://www.youthtalk.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/YouthcoachLizSorton/

http://www.vistastalbans.org.uk/

https://www.rephaelhouse.org.uk/

 

Academic mentoring:

www.lifemoreextraordinary.com

Past papers:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-4360/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

CV enriching:

http://www.studentladder.co.uk/

http://www.archeryuk.uk

http://birdsofpreycentre.co.uk/

http://www.livingthedreamcompany.co.uk/

http://themusicdept.com/rockschool/

https://stalbansyouthcouncil.wordpress.com/

 

Internet safety (advice for parents)

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/

http://parentinfo.org/

http://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/new-internet-matters-vlogs-with-adele-jennings/

 

Inspiring holiday schools/courses

http://www.theschooloflife.com/london/shop/young-summer-school/

http://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/summer-schools/uk-summer-school-2/

http://etonchoralcourses.co.uk/

http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/summerSchool/Home.aspx

http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/summer-schools

https://www.oxbridgeimmerse.com/overview/

http://www.animationateam.com/short-courses/2-day-short-course

https://www.zsl.org/education/careers-and-courses/zoo-academy-15-17-year-olds

http://www.ukesf.org/schools/headstart/

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerschool

http://www.uksummerschools.com/academic-summer-schools.htm

 

Revision courses:

GCSE and A Level revision course centres in London and across the UK. Offering a wide range of exam revision courses and tutoring since 1981.

http://www.justincraig.ac.uk/

See also: http://www.justincraig.ac.uk/justin-craig-news-daily-mail-education-feature/

Check out the offering from Bright Young Things (based locally in St Albans!)

https://brightyoungthings.co.uk/events/

 

 

Confidence building:

https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/youth-work/national-citizen-service/

www.keystone-aspire.com (Dr Weston often runs these for young and people and adults! Just keep up-to-date with her courses on Facebook (Keystone Aspire)….

 

Learning assistance (special needs):

http://www.thehickmottpartnership.co.uk/empoweringlearning/index.htm

 

Useful books:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Step-Guide-Acing-Every-Exam/dp/1911382195

https://www.amazon.co.uk/REVISE-GCSE-Revision-Planner-Companions/dp/1447967828/ref=pd_bxgy_229_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Z3JK2Z6ZH3B9MW95NA7G

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chimp-Paradox-Management-Programme-Confidence/dp/009193558X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485871385&sr=8-1&keywords=chimp+paradox

 

Inspiring videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO6cFMRqXqU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr6LMr-rXEc

 

February 1st, 2017

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