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Cardiff Sixth Formers Make Big Things Simple

Posted: 14th May 2020

Sixth Formers at leading UK school, Cardiff Sixth Form College, have started a YouTube channel ‘Big Things Made Simple’ which features a series of educational videos on aspects of the A Level or IB curriculum that students are generally confused about.

Designed to make education more accessible for students from all over the globe, the Cardiff students have already constructed seven videos on topics as diverse as the properties of water, the UK constitution, negative externalities and DNA transition and are aiming to add more educational videos every few days.

The students searched the internet to ascertain the top 20 topics pupils are having difficulty with and are inviting people to write in with their suggestions from which they will construct video answers.

Said Cardiff student Karine Pangestu: “The initial idea came about when we needed motivation to study and revise and we decided the best way to motivate ourselves was to help others. I personally have also been inspired by my teachers who, because of this pandemic, have been thrown into the deep end trying to figure out Google Meet and construct online classrooms and although a struggle at first we now have first-class online learning.

“I emailed my peers, my colleagues and my friends, searching for people interested in joining this project with me and was utterly amazed by the positive responses I received.  This has motivated me to think even bigger and we have contacted not only students from Cardiff Sixth Form College but also our previous schools across the globe.

Added Head of Cardiff Sixth Form College, Tom Arrand: “I am so impressed with the motivation, ingenuity and creativity of our students during the COVID19 pandemic.  Working together these students have been trying to make a difference to other students who may be struggling and are isolated.  These students, who are trying to improve educational access all around the world, are producing really detailed, educational content that can be accessed by anyone, whether in Africa, America or Asia. I urge students struggling with a big topic to challenge the team to produce a simple answer!”

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