AccessEd and HeppSY have partnered to create a series of Key Stage 4 and 5 subject coursebooks, free to download and use by teachers and students! We are excited to be re-launching this library of resources in February 2021 for local schools as a digital support tool.

See our re-launch poster:

HeppSY Research-Based Curricula library

The set of 20 HeppSY coursebooks on subjects ranging from STEM to Arts and Humanities to Social Science sit within AccessEd's library of 60+ coursebooks - all free to use and fantastic for supporting in classroom and extra-curricular activity. Coursebooks are based on cutting-edge research at local universities, written by PhD researchers on their unique subject, adjusted for appropriate Key Stage level. 

The resources are designed to:

  • promote intellectual curiosity through exposure to academic research and unique, engaging subject content
  • stretch and challenge students to think deeply about content that may be beyond the confines of the curriculum
  • develop core academic skills, including critical thinking, metacognition, and written and verbal communication
  • inform students about how subjects are studied at university, and provide information, advice and guidance on pursuing subjects at undergraduate level


Resources are designed to be used flexibly by teachers. The resources can be completed by students individually or in groups, in or out of the classroom. Here are a range of ways that coursebooks can be used!

  • Assigned as full coursebooks or individual modules for independent study (virtual learning)
  • For in class or set as homework
  • Used for extra-curricular subject enrichment clubs
  • As a support tool for running university access workshops 
  • To support higher attainment stretch and extension work
  • Set as a 'research challenge' to ignite curiosity
  • Set as a school holiday or summer project
  • Used by career advisors to support subject into careers pathways 

2021 Key Stage 3 launch!

HeppSY and AccessEd will be launching a set of Key Stage 3 Research Based Curricula coursebooks in Spring 2021. Watch this space for more info!

Contact [email protected] for more info.