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Extension Course Prospectus

2015/16

TES FE Awards Winner 2012:

Outstanding Innovation in Teaching, Training, or Learning Provision

“A highly successful model to further the progression of students to Higher Education”

Ofsted, May 2012

Opportunities to explore courses of study at university and

learn beyond the classroom


Foreword

What follows in this prospectus is a catalogue of opportunity. It is an

acknowledgement from a broad range of universities and organisations

that they are intensely interested in you and where you might go after

leaving school or college. More than anything else, perhaps, it emphasises

the importance that you choose your subject of study wisely. As one of

thirty colleges in the University of Oxford that admits undergraduates, I can

guarantee that Pembroke College is eager to welcome applications from

students that want to study hard and to achieve. We will always match your

ambition. Hackney University Extension is designed to challenge and to

help you in equal measure, whatever initial university path and subject you

choose. I urge you to take advantage of what is on offer here, work hard,

and to remain curious and committed in everything you do.

Dr. Peter Claus,

Access Fellow, (Pembroke College, Oxford)

In partnership with


Contents

Introduction

Course List

Why should I take part in Hackney University Extension?

What is a Hackney University Extension course?

Autumn Term Courses

Healthcare

American History

Biology

Chemistry

Classics

Physics

Politics

Sports Science

Spring Term Courses

Drama

English Literature

Media

Sociology

Business Management

Classics

Humanities

Mathematics

Summer Schools

How to Apply

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Introduction

Welcome to the Hackney University Extension prospectus for

the academic year 2015-16.

Hackney University Extension is run by BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College and is an outgrowth

of the Pem-Brooke project, a collaboration with Pembroke College, Oxford that began in 2008. We

are delighted this year to continue our formal collaboration with the Hackney Learning Trust and

schools and colleges across the borough to bring young people in Hackney together with leading

universities to provide short university-style courses, visits to universities around the country, and

residential summer schools.

There are wide range of subject courses available, from Media Production to Greek Tragedy and

American Studies to Genetics. The Hackney University Extension year is split into an Autumn Term

and a Spring Term and students can take part in one course per term. We encourage you to think

creatively when choosing a course: try something new and get a taste of a subject that you hadn’t

thought about before.

The courses are run by leading universities, including Oxford University, the University of Cambridge,

the University of York, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Queen Mary, University

of London. You will have the opportunity to work with lecturers and current students at these

prestigious institutions.

A university is first and foremost an academic institution. Hackney University Extension therefore

seeks to introduce you to degree level study: new subjects and ways of learning that move beyond

your work at school or college. The programmes are challenging because university study isn’t

easy. However, the activities fit around your school and college work and won’t interfere with exam

revision or coursework deadlines.

Over the next year you will be making important decisions that will have significant impact upon

your future. Hackney University Extension aims to give you an insight into the world of higher education,

to expose you to the rigours of university study, and to aid you with the admissions process.

We hope you will join us on the Hackney University Extension

programmes this year!

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Autumn Term Courses

Healthcare (An Introduction to Healthcare)

City University

American History (Cold War Civil Rights)

University of East Anglia

Biology (Genetics and Microbiology)

University of York

Chemistry (An Introduction to Chemistry)

University of Warwick

Classics (Discovering the Ancient World)

The East End Classics Centre

Physics (Exploring Physics)

The Institute of Physics and University College London

Politics (Grassroots and Protest Politics)

Queen Mary, University of London

Sports Science (Improving Performance)

University of East London

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Spring Term Courses

Drama (Performance and Characterisation)

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Guildhall

School of Music and Drama

English Literature (Fighting and Writing)

King’s College London

Media (Explore Media)

Goldsmiths

Sociology (Crime and Deviance)

University of York

Business Management

(Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities)

University of West London

Classics

(Contemporary Interpretations of Classical Culture)

The East End Classics Centre

Humanities (Enlightenment and Romanticism)

Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Mathematics (Scientific Modelling)

Clare College, Cambridge

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Please note: All course titles, content, and tutors are provisional and may be subject to

change during the academic year.

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Why should I take part in

Hackney University Extension?

Young people in Hackney schools and colleges have been taking part in Hackney

University Extension courses since 2008. Here are a few reasons why you might

consider applying too!

Explore a subject in greater depth

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“I have loved the reading for the seminars, it has made me interested in political theory. Learning

about cultural theory at the Easter school has made me curious about why things in the past

happened, what and whose ideas made people act in that way.”

(Ella, Hackney University Extension student, 2013-2014)

Find out more about university courses

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“I never thought that I would enjoy this programme as much as I have…it’s been consistently the

best parts of my year. I got to experience what going to Oxford would be like if I attended and it has

been more fun and relevantly educational than I thought it would have been. Before this programme

I never would have dreamed of applying to Oxford for fear of not being intelligent or good enough, so

if I had any advice to younger students it would be to come here with an open mind.”

(Paige, Hackney University Extension student, 2012-2013)

Discover university-style ways of learning

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“My perceptions changed mainly due to the undergraduates and postgraduates we worked with over

the year. Experiencing the independent study you do at university really makes me feel like I have

achieved something. I would recommend it to anyone, and if it gives you any stress, it is probably

because you are doing the right thing! Don’t panic.”

(Fabricio, Hackney University Extension student, 2012-2013)

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Strengthen your UCAS application

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“Getting in to university is not just down to exam results – you need to apply for a subject that you

find genuinely interesting, and explore it in your spare time...we focus on “super-curricular” activities:

reading, research, taster courses and work experience relevant to your chosen university course.”

(Trinity College, Cambridge)

Meet new people and enjoy yourself!

“You actually get to experience what it’s like to be at university and what to expect there, also you are

challenged which is always a thrilling experience.”

(Akuac, Hackney University Extension student, 2012-2013)


What is a Hackney University

Extension course?

Each Hackney University Extension course focuses on a different subject.

Each tutor will teach their course differently and different subjects require

different types of learning.

Nevertheless, each Hackney University Extension course has the same

basic layout: You will:

Apply for a maximum of one programme per term via either a paper form

or our online application form (see page 32 for more details).

Attend a Hackney University Extension introduction session which

will provide an outline of your course and introduce you to university

ways of learning.

Prepare for and attend seminars held after school and college at

BSix and other sites around Hackney and Central London.

Take part in a university taster day at one of our university partners.

Graduate from your course at a Hackney University Extension

graduation ceremony.

Apply to take part in one of our summer schools (see page 31 for

more details).

Receive advice and guidance on university application.

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Autumn

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Courses


Healthcare

An Introduction to Healthcare

Course Tutor: Lecturers from City University

Course Description: This course will explore a variety of practices used within City’s Hospitals

and Healthcare facilities. Students will learn both practical and theoretical approaches used when

looking after patients in a hospital environment. Using the mock ward facilities at City University,

students will have access to professional equipment used in NHS hospitals throughout the country.

Working with PhD students and academics from City University, students will gain first-hand

knowledge of what studying on an NHS funded course is really like.

Seminar 1: Introduction to Nursing: what it takes to be a nurse

Seminar 2: Patient Care: Looking after patients

Seminar 3: First Aid training

Seminar 4: Finding the problem: how to treat a patient

Seminar 5: Solving the problem: how to treat a patient

Visit day: Several opportunities to visit the mock NHS ward at City University, Islington Campus.

Summer school: Students who successfully complete the course will be given additional guidance

on how to apply for Healthcare summer schools at a number of UK universities.

You might enjoy the Healthcare course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, and Health and Social Care.

• …have an interest in healthcare, medicine, or the National Health Service.

• … are considering careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery, or other NHS careers.

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American History

Cold War Civil Rights

Course Tutor: Dr. Nicholas Grant (Lecturer in American History, University of East Anglia)

Course Description: This course will explore the international dimensions of the US Civil Rights

Movement. Specifically, seminars will examine the extent to which the political climate of the Cold

War shaped black activism and civil rights legislation. After two introductory sessions examining

the impact that the Second World War and decolonization had on American race relations, students

will then analyse the international political significance of the 1957 Little Rock Crisis and the 1963

march on Washington.

Seminar 1: Cold War Propaganda and Race

Seminar 2: Anticolonialism, Decolonization and the Cold War

Seminar 3: 1957: The Little Rock Crisis

Seminar 4: 1963: The March on Washington – Promoting America to the World

Visit day: Students will have the option to attend a visit day at the UEA campus where staff

members from the School of American Studies will deliver talks/workshops on race, gender, and

political crisis in the United States.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the American Studies course are eligible

for a place on the York Experience Summer School and can apply for the Wadham College Politics

Summer School.

You might enjoy the American History course if you:

• …already enjoy studying History, Government and Politics, Sociology, or Media Studies.

• …have an interest in the civil rights movement, protest politics, or international relations.

• …are considering careers in politics, law, or the media.

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Biology

Genetics and Microbiology

Course Tutor: Dr. Adrian Harrison (Teaching Fellow, University of York)

Course Description: Biology at York is one of the most highly regarded subjects at York for its

teaching and state-of-the-art facilities. During this Hackney University Extension course you will

be taught by enthusiastic academics that are at the forefront of research in their subject area, and

you will learn about many of the most interesting and significant areas of contemporary biology.

Whether you see yourself as a specialist or a general biologist, a sound grounding in all aspects of

biology is essential. This course will give you the understanding and practical experience of studying

biology at an undergraduate level with interactive and practical classes and tutorials.

Seminar 1: Cell and Development Biology

Seminar 2: Microbiology

Seminar 3: Genetics

Seminar 4: Genetics and evolution

Visit day: Visit to the Biology department at the University of York.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Biology course can apply for a place

on the York Experience Summer School and can apply for the Clare College, Cambridge STEM

Summer School.

You might enjoy the Biology course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Biology, Chemistry, or Applied Science.

• …have an interest in scientific research, healthcare, or are interested in issues

surrounding genetics.

• …are considering careers in healthcare, research science, or pharmaceuticals.

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Chemistry

An introduction to Chemistry

Course Tutor: Dr Vas Stavros (Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Warwick)

and Jamie Young (PhD Candidate, University of Warwick)

Course Description: The Hackney University Extension Chemistry Course provides students

with an introduction to studying Chemistry at University. Students will attend a range of sessions

delivered by leading practitioners and have the opportunity to ask questions about university study,

admissions, and future career opportunities.

Seminar 1: Studying Chemistry at University: an academics perspective with Dr. Vasilios Stavros

Seminar 2: Ocean acidification: de-gassing the myths (Royal Society of Chemistry)

Seminar 3: Royal Society of Chemistry Event

Seminar 4: Studying Chemistry at University – a student’s perspective with Jamie Young

Visit day: Visit to the University of Warwick Chemistry Department.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Chemistry course can apply for a place

on the York Experience Summer School and can apply for the Clare College, Cambridge STEM

Summer School.

You might enjoy the Chemistry course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Chemistry, Biology, or Applied Science.

• …have an interest in scientific research or what it is like to be a PhD student.

• …are considering careers in research science, pharmaceuticals, or Forensic science.

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Classics

Discovering the Ancient World

Course Tutor: Various Russell Group lecturers

Course Description: This course will assist in expanding students’ understanding of Classics,

enhancing their skills as ancient historians, and helping them to recognise the relationships between

the ancient and modern worlds. As a diverse and interdisciplinary subject, students will have

the opportunity to explore a variety of areas, complementing the A-level specification. As well as

making use of the East End Classics Centre, including the Red Room, a recreation of an Oxbridge

don’s study, a facility unique to BSix, and the Library of the Ancient World, students will also go on

a number of off-site visits. To encourage students’ interest in, and engagement with, Classics, we

will attend a lecture by renowned Cambridge Classicist Professor Mary Beard, in which she will

consider the position and importance of Classics in the world.

Seminar 1: East End Classics Centre, Autumn Seminar #1

Seminar 2: East End Classics Centre, Autumn Seminar #2

Seminar 3: East End Classics Centre, Autumn Seminar #3

Seminar 4: East End Classics Centre, Autumn Seminar #4

Visit day: Classics? with Professor Mary Beard at The British Academy

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Hackney University Extension Classics

course can apply for the Wadham Classics Summer School

You might enjoy the Classics course if you:

• … already enjoy studying Classical Civilisation, History, Philosophy, English, or Languages.

• … have an interest in Ancient Greece or Rome.

• … are considering a career in journalism, museums and archaeology, law, or academia.

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Physics

Exploring Physics

Course Tutor: Various Russell Group lecturers

Course Description: This course introduces students to the world of university-level physics concepts

and physics research. Through contact with academic research staff and current students,

participants will develop a wide range of relevant academic skills and knowledge, building on their

A-level studies.

2015 marks the centenary of Einstein’s master work, general relativity, often considered the single

most impressive discovery in the history of theoretical physics. To celebrate, students will attend a

lecture by Professor David Berman at the Institute of Physics. To recognise the more recent work

and achievements of physicists, students will also have the opportunity to attend a talk at UCL: Life

after the Higgs: Where next for particle physics?

Seminar 1: Exploring Physics #1

Seminar 2: Exploring Physics #2

Seminar 3: Exploring Physics #3

Seminar 4: Exploring Physics #4

Visit day: 100 years of general relativity with Professor David Berman at The Institute of Physics;

Life after the Higgs: Where next for particle physics with Dr Gavin Hesketh at University

College London.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Physics course can apply for the Clare

College, Cambridge STEM Summer School.

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You might enjoy the Physics course if you:

• … already enjoy studying Physics, Mathematics, or Applied Science.

• … have an interest in scientific research.

• … are considering careers in research, engineering, aerospace, academia, or

financial services.


Politics

Grassroots and Protest Politics

Course Tutor: Professor Tim Bale (Professor of Politics, Queen Mary)

Course Description: Conventional politics – white, male, middle-class and parliamentary – is

having trouble connecting with citizens, both in Britain and the rest of the world. This course looks

at what’s happening and at some of the alternatives that are now in the mix. What is happening

to the established parties? Can conventional politics and parties survive in a much more fluid,

multicultural society? What about newer, more radical parties? And what about those who reject

conventional politics completely and take to the street instead?

Seminar 1: To be Hegemonic or Not: the politics of doing street protest

Seminar 2: Is the Party Over? The decline of established parties in the UK

Seminar 3: The Politics of Multiculturalism

Seminar 4: The Rise of Insurgent Parties in Europe

Visit day: Politics and International Relations taster day at Queen Mary University of London.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Politics course can apply for a place on

the Wadham College Politics Summer School.

You might enjoy the Politics course if you:

• …already enjoy studying History, Government and Politics, Philosophy, Economics

or Sociology.

• …have an interest in current affairs, politics, or argument and debate.

• ….are considering careers in journalism, law, politics, or the media.

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Sports Science

Improving Performance

Course Tutor: Lecturers the School of Health, Sports and Bioscience, University of East London

Course Description: The course will explore a variety of topics covered in Applied Sports and

Exercise Science. Students will undertake both a practical and theoretical approach within the four

seminars. Using University of East London campuses in Stratford and Docklands, students will

have access to facilities used by Olympic athletes during the 2012 games in London. In addition to

scientific skills, students will gain a wider understanding of university life, the application procedure,

and possible career paths.

Seminar 1: Fitness and Nutrition

Seminar 2: Anatomy and Physiology

Seminar 3: Biomechanics

Seminar 4: Sports Psychology

Visit day: Sports Taster day at the University of East London.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Sport Science course can apply for a

place on the University of East London Sport Summer School.

You might enjoy the Sports Science course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Sports, PE, Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry or Psychology.

• …have an interest in sports and fitness, sports coaching or health and nutrition.

• …are considering careers in sports therapy, sports coaching, sports development, personal

training, teaching or sports psychology.

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Drama

Performance and Characterisation

Course Tutor: Lecturers from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Guildhall School

of Music and Drama

Course Description: This course works with students to develop their acting skills and knowledge.

Students will work with industry professionals to develop their technique, gaining a useful

insight into the world of Drama and the Arts. You will explore techniques in freeing the actor’s voice

and imagination, as well as enhancing skills in working supportively with others in the creation of

character, situation, and role. You will work with experienced tutors who will aim to nurture both

your confidence and creativity.

Seminar 1: Audition practice

Seminar 2: Rehearsal Techniques

Seminar 3: Characterisation

Seminar 4: Group performance workshop

Visit day: Visit to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the course will be given additional

guidance on how to apply for Drama summer schools at a number of UK universities.

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You might enjoy the Drama course if you:

• …already enjoying studying Drama, Performing Arts, or English Language and

English Literature.

• …have an interest in performance, musical theatre, or English and World Literatures.

• …are considering careers in acting, teaching, stage management, or Radio and

Television presenting.


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English Literature

Fighting and Writing

Course Tutor: Dr. Janet Floyd (Reader in American Studies, King’s College London)

Course Description: Every war is a hugely complex event with profound effect on individuals,

communities, population, and natural and political landscapes. These catastrophes present a

massive challenge for writers. It’s difficult to represent the enormity of what has happened, yet it’s

of critical importance that we understand as much as we can about wars. And it’s not just that we

need to grasp their significance or remember them. Wars have changed how we think.

This seminar series will consist of four session in which four different lecturers will present

different and very distinctive ways of writing about fighting.

Seminar 1: The French Revolution as a performance event

Seminar 2: Writing about checkpoints on the West Bank

Seminar 3: The First World War in Indian objects, sounds and words

Seminar 4: Fighting in Mediaeval German epics

Visit day: Visit to the Department of English, King’s College London

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the course will be given additional

guidance on how to apply for English Literature summer schools at a number of UK universities.

You might enjoy the English Literature course if you:

• …enjoy thinking about writing or write creatively yourself.

• …have an interest in how political events are represented.

• …are considering jobs in the cultural industries (including journalism and the media).

government and politics, or non-governmental organisations.

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Media

Explore Media

Course Tutor: Ceiren Bell (Lecturer in Stop Motion Animation, Goldsmiths University)

Course Description: From the Leveson Inquiry to the future of the BBC, the study of media

and communications addresses the important questions of our times. This means that over your

four sessions, you might explore how a platform such as Facebook makes people feel, how it’s

organised economically, how your data is tracked, stored and used, how it creates networks and

then think about how it could be done differently. Whilst subject matter will go beyond A level and

BTEC syllabuses, the skills and knowledge that you gain will enhance your current study.

Seminar 1: Explore Media session #1

Seminar 2: Explore Media session #2

Seminar 3: Explore Media session #3

Seminar 4: Explore Media session #4

Visit day: Visit to the Department of English, King’s College London

Summer schools: Students who complete the Media course can apply to the week-long

Goldsmiths Media summer school, which will focus on developing practical Animation and

Illustration skills.

You might enjoy the Media course if you:

• …enjoy being creative, or thinking about and challenging the media.

• …have an interest in new technologies and how they affect the society in which we live in.

• …are considering entering the creative industries, pursuing a career in journalism, or

studying media at university.

Please note: The Explore Media course is part of the Goldsmiths Progression Scheme and the

sessions will be taught at Goldsmiths University. In addition to the seminar sessions you will be

expected to attend a launch event in January.

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Sociology

Crime and Deviance

Course Tutor: Dr. David Beer (Reader in Sociology, University of York)

Course Description: This course is designed to give you an introduction to the foundations of

the discipline and start to unravel the core methodological and theoretical skills needed to think

sociologically. You will learn a lot about the organisation of society and social practices, but you

will also begin to think and write sociologically; cultivating a critical sociological imagination is a

key goal of a Sociology degree. This course will help you understand the practical experience of

studying Sociology at an undergraduate level with interactive and practical classes and tutorials to

help you develop the key areas of interest you can go on to pursue at undergraduate level.

Seminar 1: Introducing Sociology

Seminar 2: Introduction to Sociological Theory

Seminar 3: The Sociology of Crime and Deviance 1

Seminar 4: The Sociology of Crime and Deviance 2

Visit day: Visit to the Department of Sociology, University of York

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Sociology course can apply for a place

on the York Experience Summer School.

You might enjoy the Sociology course if you:

• …enjoy studying Sociology, Anthropology, History, or Politics.

• …have an interest in the world around you, how society works, or understanding

social research.

• …are considering a career in research, marketing, advertising, social work, or the

charity sector.

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Business Management

Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities

Course Tutor: Lecturers from the Claude Littner Business School, University of West London

Course Description: This course explores the factors that go into creating and running a start-up

business, giving you the opportunity to use your knowledge of enterprise and develop your skills in

marketing, human resources management, and finance. Students will be tasked to come up with a

viable business and envision how they could potentially make their idea a reality. At the end of the

course students are expected to produce a written business plan.

Seminar 1: Business Development

Seminar 2: Marketing and Communications

Seminar 3: Human Resources Management

Seminar 4: Accounting and Finance

Visit day: Taster day at the University of West London.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the course will be given additional guidance

on how to apply for Business summer schools at a number of UK universities.

You might enjoy the Business Management course if you:

• …enjoy studying Business, ICT, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, or Economics.

• …have an interest in entrepreneurship, finance, or the City of London.

• …are considering a career in marketing, advertising, management consultancy, or

Human Resources.

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Classics

Contemporary Interpretations of Classical Culture

Course Tutor: Various Russell Group Lecturers

Course Description: This course will assist in expanding students’ understanding of Classics,

enhancing their skills as ancient historians, and helping them to recognise the relationships between

the ancient and modern worlds. As a diverse and interdisciplinary subject, students will have

the opportunity to explore a variety of areas, complementing the A-level specification. As well as

making use of the East End Classics Centre, including the Red Room, a recreation of an Oxbridge

don’s study, a facility unique to BSix, and the Library of the Ancient World, students will also go on

a number of off-site visits. To encourage students’ interest in, and engagement with, Classics, we

will attend a lecture by renowned Cambridge Classicist Professor Mary Beard, in which she will

consider the position and importance of Classics in the world.

Seminar 1: East End Classics Centre, Spring seminar #1

Seminar 2: East End Classics Centre, Spring seminar #2

Seminar 3: East End Classics Centre, Spring seminar #3

Seminar 4: East End Classics Centre, Spring seminar #4

Visit day: Classics? with Professor Mary Beard at The British Academy

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Classics course can apply for the

Wadham Classics Summer School.

You might enjoy the Classics course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Classical Civilisation, History, Philosophy, English, or Languages.

• …have an interest in Ancient Greece or Rome.

• …are considering a career in journalism, museums and archaeology, law, or academia.

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Humanities

Enlightenment and Romanticism

Course Tutor: Dr. Peter Claus (Access Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Oxford)

Course Description: Since 2008 the collaboration between Hackney schools and colleges and

Pembroke College, Oxford has provided students with a taste of academic life at one of the world’s

leading universities.

The programme focuses on the humanities via the broad theme of ‘Modernity and Enlightenment:

the Making of the Modern World’. This outline allows students to explore a range of humanities

subjects – from Politics to Modern Languages and Ancient History to Economics – and the ways in

which they interact. Throughout the year, students will be introduced to the foundational texts of the

enlightenment, studying John Locke, Edward Gibbon, Thomas Jefferson, and many more.

Seminar 1: Introduction: John Locke

Seminar 2: History: Edward Gibbon

Seminar 3: Politics: Thomas Jefferson

Seminar 4: Philosophy: David Hume

Seminar 5: Economics: Adam Smith

Seminar 6: Literature: The Romantic Poets

Visit day: Student and Parent study day at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Humanities course are eligible for a

place on the Pembroke Humanities Summer School.

You might enjoy the Humanities course if you:

• …already enjoy studying History, English, Government and Politics, Philosophy, Economics,

Sociology, or Classical Civilisation.

• …have an interest in the development of the modern world, historical patterns, or argument

and debate.

• …are considering careers in journalism, law, politics, or the media.

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Mathematics

Scientific Modelling

Course Tutor: Dr. Simon Frost and Dr. Kyiaki Giorgakoudi (Clare College, University of Cambridge)

Course Description: As part of this programme students will take part in a number of academic

sessions, including a seminar series and a ‘Day in the Life of a Scientist’ study day in Cambridge.

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience a ‘week in the life of an undergraduate’

whilst living and studying at Clare College during the summer.

Using mathematical modelling we describe and explore systems. At the end of this course you

will be able to understand why mathematical models are developed, how this process occurs, and

where they are applied. A variety of examples coming from mathematical modelling in different

fields will give you the chance to discover for yourself this fascinating world.

Seminar 1: What is Mathematical Modelling?

Seminar 2: Decision Making and Operational Research

Seminar 3: Modelling Ecological Interactions

Seminar 4: Modelling Disease Transmission

Visit day: ‘A day in the life of a scientist’ study day at Clare College, Cambridge.

Summer schools: Students who successfully complete the Mathematics course are eligible for a

place on the Clare College STEM Summer School.

You might enjoy the Mathematics course if you:

• …already enjoy studying Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, biology, or Applied Science.

• …have an interest in how the world works, using data, or research science.

• …are considering careers in research science, law, engineering, or financial services.

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Summer Schools

If you successfully complete a Hackney University Extension course you will

be eligible to take part in one of our summer schools which take place in July and

August each year.

Clare College, Cambridge STEM Summer School

Students participating in the Clare College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Summer School will spend a week living, eating, and studying at Clare College, Cambridge. Working

with current undergraduates, participating students will produce a research poster in response to a

question set by college tutors.

Pembroke College, Oxford Humanities Summer School

The Pembroke Humanities Summer School gives participating students the opportunity to experience

‘a week in the life of an undergraduate’ at Pembroke College, Oxford. At the start of the week,

postgraduate tutors set essay tasks and supply reading lists. Via a week of individual study, lectures,

and cultural events, the summer school culminates in essay tutorials and prize-giving.

Wadham Classics Summer School

The Wadham Classics Summer School gives participating students the opportunity to live and study

at Wadham College, Oxford. Across five packed days, students will write an undergraduate essay, visit

some of Oxford’s museums, and learn beginners Greek.

Wadham Politics Summer School

The Wadham Politics Summer School will introduce participating students to the study of Politics at

university. Whilst staying in Wadham College, Oxford students will research and write an essay answer

and take part in classes with Oxford lecturers.

York Experience Summer School

Students attending the York Experience Summer School receive a unique opportunity to sample a range of

academic sessions and undertake assignments to give a realistic view of study at one of the UK’s best

universities. A variety of social activities take place throughout the week and many opportunities are given to

students to try out different aspects of the university’s social life.

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How to Apply

Applying to Hackney University Extension is a lot like applying to a real

university: you will have to think carefully about choosing a first- and secondchoice

of course, fill in an application form, write a personal statement, and – in

some cases – be invited to an interview.

Some of the programmes are more popular than others and the application

process is therefore more competitive.. However, everyone who applies is

guaranteed a place on one of their chosen courses. If a course is oversubscribed

and we need to select from a lot of applicants, we are primarily looking for

enthusiasm, commitment, and interest in subject. This counts for a lot more

than your GCSE grades!

Here’s a step-by-step guide to applying:

1

Read through this prospectus carefully and choose which courses

you want to apply for. You can take part in one course in the Autumn

Term and one course in the Spring Term. On the application form you

can indicate a first- and second-choice for each term.

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There are two ways of filling out an application form: either online at

the link below or on a paper form which you can pick up from your

school or college.

If you’ve filled out a paper form, hand it in to your tutor.

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email

lmacbeth@bsix.ac.uk

We’ll email you with information about your course once the

application deadline has passed!

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