University of Reading

Research-Based Curricula coursebooks or 'RBCs' are short digital subject coursebooks for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students, each written by a PhD researcher and expert in that topic. Practice university-style study whilst learning new and fascinating things about a subject of your choice! Completing an RBC is great preparation for university, can be mentioned in UCAS applications and shows interest in your subject.

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Water sustainability & greywater reuse in agriculture

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Anom Ahmad, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
Geography
Biology
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Educating modern Britain? Equality and schooling 1970-1990

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Amy Gower, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 4
History
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British colonial policy in Tanzania

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Atenchong Nkobou, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
History
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The Science of Strawberries

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Sophie Read, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 4
Biology
Geography
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What can mathematics do to give aviation a greener future?

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Cathie Wells, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
Maths
Geography
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Literary legacy: From romanticism to Beckett

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Emma Keanie, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
English Literature
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What's the matter with matter?

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Abigail Fletcher, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 4
Art
Design
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Mitochondrial dysfunction and disease

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Charlie Collingham, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 4
Biology
Medicine
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Exploring Soils: A Living Treasure

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Nerea Ferrando Jorge, a PhD researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 3
Biology
Geography
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The Making of British Policy

Arts & Humanities

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Mason Grant Considine, a PhD researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 3
History
Politics
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Lipid membrane models in biomedical research

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Marleen Wilde, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
Biology
Chemistry
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Remote sensing: observing plants from space

STEM

This RBC tutorial pack was created by Rachael Thornley, a researcher at the University of Reading.

Key Stage 5
Biology
Physics
Geography