As part of work to engage younger, underrepresented pupils in the journey to university, the King’s Widening Participation Department has launched Gameplan, a free website that uses games, videos and animations to offer pupils interactive advice and guidance on how to access highly selective universities.
With a commitment to finding the brightest minds regardless of their background, the site allows 10-14 year olds to explore university in a fun, interactive way. Covering topics such as university study skills, financial management and subject choices, Gameplan provides schools and parents with an innovative and unrivalled educational resource. Games, videos, animations, avatars, and leaderboards replace traditional text heavy resources and are designed to engage and excite a younger group of learners.
The site features a dedicated parents’ section, offering information on how to access universities and the Widening Participation Department also provides schools with an accompanying scheme of work and resource pack, enabling the site to be embedded into the curriculum. Both in and out of lesson time, the new website gives pupils the chance to explore their future options.
The website is also now partnered with 5 Multi-Academy Trusts and 154 schools who receive additional resources and free accompanying CPD.
With engagement of younger pupils an essential element of ensuring access to quality higher education for all, Gameplan will be rolled out to schools across the country this year.
For a free 5-lesson scheme of work or more information contact Joe Collin, Pre-16 Widening Participation Officer.
Interested in finding out more about Widening Participation schemes at King’s, visit their web pages here.