University of Reading
Subjects in a Box is developed and delivered by The University of Reading.
Activity type: subject specific workshops which can be delivered in-school or on campus, by school staff or by the Study Higher/Reading University team.
Aim: to support the school curriculum with subject specific content linked to university study.
Year group: years 9-11
Gatsby Benchmarks: 7
The subject specific workshops have been expertly curated and designed by university academics at The University of Reading and Study Higher, and are presented in easily accessible boxes. The boxes contain resources that can be used to support the curriculum. The subjects available are: English Literature, Classics, Maths, Archaeology and general higher education information, advice and guidance.
If you would like to receive one of these FREE boxes please contact your HELO or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements will be made with you for a free demonstration of the resource to your students and the box will then be left with your school for you to deliver going forward.
At the bottom of this page is some information regarding this additional resource which is available to all schools. This FREE resource can ordered directly by clicking on the link in the box.
Medicine in a box includes three sessions that help students understand the process of taking molecules to medicines. In these lessons students will explore topics such as Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and being a Pharmacist. Throughout these lessons participants will how different areas of the of the pharmaceutical industry create, develop, and test medicines before being able to present these to the general public. The many different hands-on activities include; Making a Medicine, Understanding the lock and key model, being a Pharmacist and many more.
In this box you will find:
‘Ghost story in a box’ includes activities designed to encourage GCSE level students to tell ghost stories as a group, learn about genre conventions, and to investigate the wider contexts of these stories. It aims to introduce literary ideas of trope, structure, context and criticism through an engagement with a popular form of literature.
‘Democracy in a box’ is a lesson with an interactive activity that focuses on subjects such as history, citizenship and politics. Using the example of ancient Athens, students will develop an understanding of the importance of a strong, impartial court system in any well-functioning democracy.
This exciting and interactive ‘lesson in a box’ will help students recap the theory and application of scales and the Pythagoras theorem as well as understand trigonometry and how to use it to solve real life problems. By using the interactive map students will be able to apply their new knowledge.
This box includes an archaeology lesson about the medieval ages and the Black Death.