Pupil resources

Here you will find a variety of resources from The Brilliant Club’s programmes, designed to support pupils from 10-18.

The resources will be updated regularly. To sign up to our newsletter for schools and teachers, which will keep you up to date with the latest additions to this page, as well as important news from The Brilliant Club, please click below.

University Knowledge

We have a range of sessions available to view on university information, advice and guidance, which are suitable for pupils from age 10-18 interested in learning more about university and the application process. You can access The Brilliant Club’s YouTube channel here, or work your way through our videos using these links:

What is university?

School v university: subjects

School v university: teaching methods

School v university: timetables

School v university: extra-curricular activities

Why would someone want to go to university?

Designing your dream university

Subject choice: A Levels and Degrees

Subject choice: Highers/Advanced Highers and university

University Skills

In this section you will find a selection of sessions on study skills, including essay writing and note taking. This section can be used by all pupils but is especially suitable for pupils aged 10-14. 

What makes a good university student?

Structuring an essay

School v university: teaching methods

Developing your argument

Reflection and top tips

Academic content

In the coming weeks, subject experts will be producing masterclasses on a range of topics, suitable for pupils aged 14-18.  We will also share sessions on study skills linked to specific subject disciplines.

Masterclasses

  1. Virology: The How and Why of Poxvirus Research
  2. History: Law and Order in Medieval Towns
  3. Science: Selective Attention
  4. Psychology: Emotion Induction

Subject-specific study skills

  1. How to compare and analyse sources
  2. Real world maths problems

Uni Pathways is a programme run by our Researchers in Schools participants for Key Stage 4 pupils.  

A range of Arts and Humanities and STEM workbooks that pupils can use for independent learning will be uploaded here. These workbooks have been created and generously shared by teachers on the Researchers in Schools Programme:

  1. GCSE English: Creating Conflict in Creative Writing – Dr Eleanor Massie
  2. GCSE Physics: Electricity – Dr Ben Stutchbury
  3. GCSE Maths: Percentages – Dr Daniel Buxton
  4. GCSE History: Interpretations of German History – Dr Sheona Davies

Our community

Many of our friends have online resources that may be of benefit to young people and teachers: 

Learning with Parents: a free programme of maths resources from EYFS to Year 6

University of Manchester: Jodrell Bank science learning at home

Advancing Access: Teacher and adviser CPD

University of Southampton: Online educational resources

Goldsmiths, University of London: Creative writing competitions for pupils aged 16-18

Future Learn: Prepare for career success at university with Goldsmiths

Wrexham Glyndwr University: The confident learner – online course

The University of Sheffield: Sheffield city tour

The University of Sheffield: Pre-entry information and digital literacy tutorials

ImpactEd: Online pupil monitoring, tracking and evaluation

Support

In these unprecedented times for schools and young people we are making these resources available with a view to achieving our mission, increasing the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities.  

We are grateful for all support towards our work, which helps us to reach thousands of young people across the UK in pursuit of our mission. If you would like to support The Brilliant Club, you can find out about donating to the charity and more ways you can help us here. 

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