The Research-Based Curricula Programme aims to support student attainment and university progression by providing classroom resources about cutting-edge research at local universities.

The resources are designed to:

  • promote intellectual curiosity through exposure to academic research
  • 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

RBC resources span a range of disciplines, including EBacc and A-level subjects. Each module includes six hours of teaching content, supported by student packs, teacher notes and slides. 

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How can I access the resources?

Teachers at specific schools have free access to RBC resources. These schools are eligible for free access as part of partnerships with local National Collaborative Outreach Programmes (NCOPs).

If you are a teacher in Cumbria, resources are available to you through your NCOP Hello Future. Click on the logo on the left to explore your modules. 

If you are a teacher in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, resources are available to you through your NCOP DANCOP. Click on the logo on the left to explore your modules. 

If you are a teacher in South Yorkshire, resources are available to you through your NCOP HeppSY+. Click on the logo on the left to explore your modules. 

For all other teachers, you can explore modules by clicking on the NCOP links. However, you will not be able to download resources. Please contact us directly to discuss giving your school access.

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