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Super-curricular activities

See below examples of the resources recommended by Highdown teachers and other academic professionals to help you enhance your knowledge of the subject and immerse yourself in topics you find interesting.

A comprehensive list is available to Highdown Sixth Form students through Teams Class Notebook.

Massive Online Open Courses

Future Learn

Free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.


An online learning destination offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Founded by Harvard University and MIT. 


Provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organisations to offer courses online.

General Resources


The best ideas from the TED Conference in form of videos: trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses, all giving the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

Staircase 12

The University College Oxford's online hub of resources for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities.


Controversial topics with pros and cons listed.

BBC Discovery

Explorations in the world of science. Radio podcasts on various topics .

BBC News

News from different fields, incl. Science, Business, Politics, Health and Arts.


Exciting supercurricular resources created and written by Cambridge students and academics including challenging activities, engaging videos, reflective questions and much more. Our content is aimed at school-aged students looking to go beyond the school curriculum and discover their passion for a subject today.

Internet Archive

 A non-profit American library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.