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Virtual classroom for students in Year 7 to 9

Queen Mary Virtual classroom for students in Year 7 to 9.

This virtual classroom contains the following lessons that you can access, at any time. Please note, we will also have student ambassadors available between 2pm and 4pm every Wednesday who will be on hand to answer any questions about the content.

  • Developing your skills and personal qualities - When you are at University, you will have the opportunity to participate in ‘clubs’ known as societies. This lesson will provide an opportunity for you to follow your interests or learn and try something new altogether.
  • GCSE choices and personal interests - Choosing your GCSE options can be a bit overwhelming – how do you know what subjects you enjoy the most and will do best in? This lesson will help you to decide what subjects you might be interested in studying at GCSE and how these choices could link to career pathways. 
  • Benefits of Higher Education - In this lesson, you will explore the benefits of studying at University, including academic, social and employability benefits. 

 We are adding content all the time, so be sure to check back regularly.


20 April NHS HEE London AHP & Nursing Taster Day  

Get an insight into what a day working for the NHS would entail!

About this Event

Gain insight into the various routes into the NHS and what a day in the life of NHS employees entails.

Date And Time

Tue, 20 April 2021

10:00 – 15:00 BST



This event will be recorded by Pathway CTM any issues or questions please contact us via

Please note, attendees will be muted with their camera off throughout the webinar.

>>>>> Please Arrive 5 Minutes Early if Possible <<<<<


22 April Criminal Investigation Day 

 Criminal Investigation Day, UG, National

It is over 25 years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, a case that contributed to major changes within policing, the law and society as awhole. Investigate what happened, uncover the facts and follow the campaign to get justice with the University of Law. This day is aimed at students from year 10 through to year 13. If you are considering Law, Policing or Criminology this event is an ideal way to find out more about what careers are available in these areas.

Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Study Level: Undergraduate

Book Now

26 April Climate and Ocean 

Climate and Ocean: Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change and Human Pressures

IET EngTalks

26 Apr 2021 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Following on from the hugely successful talk delivered last year by Dr Helen Scales on Why the Deep Ocean Matters, this coming April our EngTalks programme will further explore the theme of ocean sustainability with IMarEST Ambassador to the UN, Professor Stephen de Mora

Our oceans are part of a vast global interface, helping to create and regulate our weather, provide food and oxygen, support sustainable livelihoods, and counter the impacts of climate change by absorbing greenhouse gases and CO2.

The topic of ocean sustainability is under heavy discussion throughout the world as the effects of climate change, driven mostly by human factors are causing widespread devastation and pollution throughout the ocean environment.

The talk will discuss the impact of climate and human pressures on the ocean whilst exploring how new technologies and geoengineering strategies are being developed and implemented to help overcome some of these challenges.

The talk will discuss explore the following themes:

  • Understanding the impact of climate change
  • Ocean response including ‘warming’ and ‘ocean acidification' 
  • Identifying geoengineering strategies
  • What are the new pressures?
  • Update on the UN Decade of Ocean Science 

This event will be streamed live and is available to watch online only from any location across the world.

28 April Theology Cambridge open day

Theology Online Open Day

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Year 12, Year 10, Year 11

A chance to meet lecturers, alumni and current students, and find out more about the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion undergrad



23 June Biological Sciences

Royal Holloway University London

We are pleased to announce that our departments will be running a number of online taster days and academic sessions for students this year. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their chosen degree subject as well as get a glimpse of what it might be like to study at Royal Holloway. 

Biological Sciences 23 Jun @ 11 AM
Sit in on lectures from our three research centres; Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour and Plant Molecular Sciences. Then finish of the day in a virtual lab and chat with some of our students.
To book or learn more:

You can find out more information about our departments on our website


2 July Geography

Royal Holloway University London

We are pleased to announce that our departments will be running a number of online taster days and academic sessions for students this year. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their chosen degree subject as well as get a glimpse of what it might be like to study at Royal Holloway. 

Geography 2 Jul @ 10 AM
Join us for our Global challenges in a changing world Taster Day event, featuring lectures on geopolitics, glaciers and climate change, Geohumanities and the Aerocene, and climate change.
To book or learn more:

You can find out more information about our departments on our website

5 July Geography

Royal Holloway University London

We are pleased to announce that our departments will be running a number of online taster days and academic sessions for students this year. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their chosen degree subject as well as get a glimpse of what it might be like to study at Royal Holloway. 

Geography 5 Jul @ 10 AM
This Virtual Taster Day will feature a different selection of exciting human and physical geography virtual lectures from our experts, and virtual campus and departmental tours.
To book or learn more:

You can find out more information about our departments on our website



Photography Competition, Department of Sociology  

Students are invited to enter one photograph and an accompanying paragraph that explains how the photo interprets the theme, which this year is "Future Sociologies".

Deadline 3rd May 2021

For students in Year 10-12

The competition is judged by a panel of lecturers from the Department of Sociology, who will assess the photos and accompanying paragraph based on their creative interpretation of the theme, originality and sociological imagination.

The winning student will receive £100 for themselves and £100 for their school, and the winning photo will be displayed both in the Department of Sociology and on our website.

"Future Sociologies"

The coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter, climate crisis. Many sociologists study historical social change, but how might the world change for future generations, and how might future generations change the world? What sort of ideas, movements or structures could come to shape the way we live, and what perspectives might we need to address future challenges?

Students are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme "Future Sociologies" and think about what the future might look like, in terms of work, relationships, education, nature, communities, technologies, or their own focus. Students can consider social, political, technological, cultural or environmental factors, or a combination. Entries can focus on the personal or broader social level, or even attempt to draw links between the two.

The rules:

  • Entry is limited to one photograph per person (who must be a student in Y10, 11, 12 or equivalent).
  • The photograph must be taken by the student.
  • Students should not seek assistance with their submission to the extent that it is no longer their own work.
  • Photographs must not feature recognisable brands or advertising.
  • Permission must be sought for photos that include identifiable people. If these people are aged 18 or under, parental permission is also required. We will contact shortlisted entries that fall in this category.
  • By entering the competition, students acknowledge that their photographs may be used in a selection of marketing and publicity material by the Sociology Department.
  • Entries received after the deadline (Mon 3 May 2021) will not be considered. The judges' decision is final.

Making an entry:

Students can use the entry form below to submit their photograph and a paragraph (100-250 words max) to explain how the photo interprets the theme before Mon 3 May 2021. Any questions can be directed to

Results will be announced on our website in late May 2021. To be the first to hear about the winning entries, join the Department of Sociology outreach mailing list.

Náboj international mathematical competition  

Náboj Online 2021 is an online competition taking place on 23th April 2021 virtually.

Náboj is an international mathematical competition designed for teams of five high-school students that represent their schools. The competition lasts 120 minutes during which the teams are trying to solve as many given problems as possible.

At the beginning of the competition each team receives six problems. As soon as the team correctly solves any of the problems, it receives a new one. The solutions of the problems are usually numerical. The team that solves most problems correctly in the given time limit wins.

Participation in the competition is free of charges.

A more detailed description of the competition can be found in the section rules.

Competition date: 23rd April

Deadline to register: 20th April

Team of 5 students. Juniors: Year 10-11 Seniors: Year 12-13

Aim: to solve as many maths problems as possible in 120 minutes. 100 teams per category, firstcome first-served basis.

Queen’s Commonwealth essay competition 

 The topics for this year’s Competition are now available to view and download on our website:

2021 Theme - Community in the Commonwealth 

With the global spread of COVID-19, we’ve seen the lives of many Commonwealth citizens affected. However through adversity, societies came together and stories of growth, community and hope continue to emerge.

SENIOR CATEGORY (born between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2007 (14-18 years of age))

  1. Discuss the following: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
  2. Keeping connected through COVID-19
  3. It’s been 30 years since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, what does the world look like
  4. Imagine you are the Head of a Commonwealth nation heavily affected by COVID-19 and giving a national address at the end of the pandemic. What would you say to your community?

JUNIOR CATEGORY (born on or after 1 July 2007 (under 14 years of age))

  1. The year is 2050 and you’ve been asked to write about the coronavirus pandemic for a museum. What story would you tell?
  2. Tell a story of how you, or someone you know, helped others during the pandemic.
  3. ‘We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again’ – HM Queen Elizabeth II. After the pandemic, you are seeing a friend for the first time. What new hobbies would you share with them?
  4. What did you miss most during the pandemic?


  • Nationals and residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories aged 18 and under are eligible to enter the competition, including entrants from Zimbabwe.
  • All entries must be written in English
  • Entries are accepted from residents of non-Commonwealth countries who submit through their local RCS branch.
  • Entrants can be presented in any form/method of creative writing. Pictures/Illustrations are particularly encouraged in the Junior Category. 

Download the flyer.

Entries can be submitted from 1 May 2021 until 30 June 2021. Details of how to submit your entry will be posted on this page in due course. Entries will be accepted from 1 May to 30 June 2021. 


Summer Schools

Accountancy summer programmes 

Discover why accountancy is more than just numbers

We offer two Virtual Insight programmes: our Explore BDO Virtual Insight Week (5th-9th July) for students in Years 10-12 who meet our social mobility criteria; and our 


Find your future at BDO

Our Explore BDO Virtual Insight week runs from 5th – 9th July and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. You’ll learn about BDO, accounting careers and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You’ll develop your professional skills and meet people from all across our business.

We believe that your socio-economic background should not determine your career success, so as part of our commitment to ensure access to the world of accountancy, we’re offering students from low socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to the accountancy careers available at BDO.

This programme is open to Year 10 – 12 students and is aimed at those who attend a state school and have been eligible for free school meals; or would be the first in your family to attend university. For those in the relevant year of study and with the required grades, there is also the opportunity to secure a fast-track onto either our 2022 summer school or 2022 school leaver apprenticeship process.

How to apply:

Complete our application form and, if you meet our eligibility requirements, you will be invited to a virtual workshop to help you prepare and give you hints and tips for the final stage, our online test.

Year 12 Virtual Insight Week (12th-16th July) for students in their first year of A-levels.

If you’re applying to the Year 12 Virtual Insight Week, we’ll ask you to choose a UK office as your base location and the business stream you would like to learn more about.


Discover your ambition at BDO

Our Year 12 Virtual Summer Insight Programme runs from 12th-16th July and is the perfect opportunity to learn about BDO, accounting and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. You’ll develop your professional skills and meet people from all across our business, spending time with people from around our business, including current trainees, managers and partners.

Over the course of the week you’ll learn what working for an accountancy firm is like, get a real taste of what our Apprenticeship Programme contains, and understand why so many people, including our Managing Partner, decided that an apprenticeship was the right career choice for them.
You’ll take part in a project, build your contacts through networking and receive training tailored for the team you’ve applied to. At the end of the week, you’ll have gained valuable experience and skills for your CV, and you’ll also have the opportunity to gain a place on our Apprenticeship Programme to begin your career at BDO.

To gain a place on the programme you’ll need:

  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (predicted)
  • 9 to 4 in Maths and English at GCSE/Scottish Standards or equivalent (non-UK qualifications also considered)
  • To be available to attend on the dates of the virtual programme

How to apply:

Complete our online application form and if you meet our eligibility requirements you’ll be invited to an interactive assessment, followed by a virtual assessment centre. You can get hints and tips on our application process on our How to Apply page.

At the moment, we are all following government guidelines and working from home, and although our programme is virtual, you should apply to a UK office that’s within 90 minutes travelling distance of your home, as if you decide to join our Apprenticeship Programme, you will be based from this location.

Residential Summer School, Royal Holloway University 

 Year 10, 11and Year 12 students will…

  • Experience what it’s like to live and study at university by joining us on campus for one of our free residential summer schools.
  • Spend a week with us staying in student accommodation, working with current university students and taking part in fascinating and thought provoking subject activities.

Dates for upcoming residential summer schools:

Year 12 Arts & Social Sciences 29 June – 1 July 2021

Year 12 Science 6 – 8July 2021

Year 10 & 11 Easter Residential 13-15 April 2021

Students meeting Widening Access criteria are eligible to apply and applications open in November 2020. Full details are available on our website here. If you have a question please email us via


Get into Medicine 

For students aspiring to study medicine in the United Kingdom. It is run by a group of practicing NHS doctors based in Lancashire, England.

If you wish to pursue a career in medicine, our educational conferences will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to take the crucial first steps into the profession.

  • Applying to medical school in the UK can seem daunting and complex; our aspiring medical student conferences are designed to help you take the right path, offering your guidance from medical school doctors and other professionals from the world of academia.

  • From providing expert advice on UCAS statements specific to medical schools and the factors you should consider when choosing a medical school, to the entrance examinations you will need to take, and the work experience all aspiring medical students require, especially during the COVID pandemic.

  • We can tell you everything you need to know to help you plan a successful application.

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Phone:020 8952 2803

Map of Park High School Location
  • SSAT Leading Edge
  •  Variety of teaching approaches
  • Teacher Development Trust
  • Arts Council
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Healthy School
  • Stonewall
  • CSW
  • Ofsted
  • 4Stars