Sixth Form / Personal Development / Super-Curricular


Links to a range of opportunities designed to motivate and inspire students outside of lessons can be found below. Please note that these activities are simply opportunities for those that wish to participate and are in no way essential for progression to university courses and future careers.

Additionally, one-off opportunities may come into school and will be advertised to students.

If you decide to make an application for any of the masterclasses/taster days/summer schools please let the Sixth Form Office and your Head of Year know.


All students at Roundhay Sixth Form are invited to take part in our UCAS support programme. Students that decide to apply for​ more competitive courses such as those featured below or to a competitive Oxbridge university are invited to join a tailored supplementary programme of activities and events that are designed to give our students the best chance of success. Please contact Mrs K Robinson for details of upcoming opportunities.


Subject super-curricular including Oxbridge Opportunities

Medical Work Experience

The following programmes are recommended by The Medical Schools council.

For current students we have put together a comprehensive guide to gaining work experience and super-curricular activities in a document available on our internal Everyone Drive. Please locate this document in the Sixth Form UCAS folder or copy and paste this link in a folder when logged onto the school network. W:\Sixth Form\UCAS\Medical Work Exp during Covid.docx

Veterinary Work Experience

Veterinary Work Experience – The following university run work experience opportunities are recommended by The British Veterinary Association.

Dentistry Work Experience

The following programmes are recommended by The Dental Schools Council.

Open University Resources

Explore courses available to extend your learning. If you sign up to any of these courses please let the Sixth Form Office know.

University of York Excellence Hub

The Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber runs exciting events for young people to help enrich their experiences in school and college. The Excellence Hub is a regional collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Sutton Trust University Summer School

Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King’s College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL. The summer schools are a great opportunity for high achieving young people from non-privileged backgrounds in year 12 to get a taste of student life at a research-led university’. All expenses are met by the Trust and participating universities. Further information is available on the Sutton Trust website.

Headstart Courses

Headstart had been established for more than 16 years as a charitable trust providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and engineering taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.

Loughborough University Engineering Experience

This is an annual two day event held every Easter for Year 12 students. It gives an insight into engineering, a chance to experience first-hand the Loughborough University campus and student accommodation, plus students also have the opportunity to take part in a number of different ‘taster events’ within our engineering departments.

Nuffield Science Placements 

Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply. Placements are available across the UK, UN universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions. Nuffield Research Placements are administered at a regional level by a network of Nuffield coordinators. More details will be promoted to students during the year.

Further Maths Support Programme

Through a range of enrichment and extension events, activities and resources, the FMSP offers students opportunities to apply mathematics they have learned in the classroom in new and interesting ways, deepening and broadening their understanding and increasing their enjoyment of mathematics.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

MOOCs are free online courses that allow you to explore a new subject or prepare for higher education.  They are a great way to demonstrate your passion for a subject in a university application.


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