University of Oxford
'Big questions, little questions' is developed and delivered for Study Higher by Oxford University
Activity type: free online resources and webinars
Year group: year 12
Gatsby Benchmarks: 7
To increase students’ confidence in their capacity to progress to higher education by developing and enhancing academic skills in critical thinking.
The programme’s objectives (NERUPI P3-4, B4) are:
Through this programme, learners will:
BQLQ is a programme of activities delivered by the University of Oxford for Study Higher to develop academic capacity in sixth form students, improving their confidence and resilience for transition to university.
These are essential skills not only for everyday life but also for academic progression. Many young learners are demoralised when the study and assessment techniques that they learned and used effectively for level 3 study do not translate well to university-level. This is often because of a lack of understanding of what critical thinking is, how to develop it, and how to show it. This programme helps young learners grasp these skills for use at A-Level and beyond.
For now all of our activities are online only rather than in-person. There are two parts to the programme.
The Big questions little questions webinars for 2020/21 launch in the spring. To book now or make enquiries, please send us an email. We can discuss your needs with you by phone, videocall or email.
Our online resources are open access, though we appreciate it if users could complete the survey so that we can monitor and improve the resources. On request, we can help you adapt these resources for use in the classroom.
Eligibility criteria apply to access our programmes.