Two sixth form students taking part in a microscopy task

Resources for Schools

The Gurdon Institute is committed to sharing our research with young people, particularly those studying GCSE & A-level biology, and have compiled a list of resources (both online and hands-on) that have been created as part of the public engagement programme.

Gurdon Institute Resources for Students

The Gurdon Institute runs an annual work experience programme for select students, but we are unfortunately unable to take students on an ad-hoc basis.

Follow the link below to find out more about the programme, and the other resources we can provide to secondary school students looking to pursue a career in biological science.

Student working with researcher in the lab
SCoPE school toolkit

Gurdon Institute Resources for Schools

One of the main aims of our public engagement programme is to empower and inspire the next generation. The institute is a hub of expertise, with many world renowned scientists working in our labs, and we want to share our knowledge and resources with young people, whether they means simply helping make classwork or revision easier or inspiring them to consider a career in biological research.

All of our resources areĀ completely free to use for everyone, so please do share with teachers and biology students in your network and help us spread the word.


Brand new: Unlock CRISPR

Free online puzzle game that invites players to take on the role of an early career scientist researching CRISPR genetic editing tools and their potential in creating tailored treatments for diseases such as cancer.

This game is linked to the English A-level curriculum, and is perfect for students looking to recap and expand their understanding of genetic editing in contemporary research labs.

More projects coming soon…

We are currently developing more resources for teachers and students in collaboration with scientists.

To keep up to date follow us on Instagram & Twitter (@gurdoninstitute), and sign up to our teacher’s newsletter to get an alert every time we launch a new project that might be relevant to you.

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