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Welcome to
On Your Marks

About On Your Marks

A comprehensive scheme of learning developed by King’s College London for pupils aged 11-14. On Your Marks expands pupils’ knowledge of university and develops their metacognitive skills. ​Three units are available to download, each comprising six lessons.

By providing well-structured, fully-resourced lesson plans we aim to make it easier for teachers and schools to inspire young people to think about their futures.

Key Benefits

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On Your Marks is modelled on the highly successful King's Scholars programme and offers a framework for teaching pupils metacognitive skills.

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On Your Marks has been developed in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance and provides a comprehensive KS3 careers curriculum for your school.

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The fully resourced scheme is, and always will be, completely free and is specifically designed to support pupils eligible  for the pupil premium.





King’s College London Widening Participation works with underrepresented learners and their supporters, empowering them to access, thrive and succeed in higher education. We have the power, expertise and drive to help bring about a fairer society, where people from all walks of life can access a great education.


Opportunities, aspirations and chances to succeed are not distributed fairly across society. We are a team of professionals who can help to change that on behalf of King’s. We’re a civic minded university that seeks to educate a diverse community of learners all with individual voices and experiences so that they can achieve to their greatest potential. Widening participation to higher education in turn makes King’s and the wider world a better place.


Designed by King’s College London, is a free games-based website that allows 10-14 year olds and their parents to explore university. Using games, videos and animations, the site offers pupils interactive advice and guidance on how to access top universities. Designed to be used either in short sessions as a stand-alone site, or in a more structured lesson based format with accompanying lesson plans, the site can be accessed both at home and at school. Parents too are provided with a wide range of information, expert advice and crucial hints and tips, enabling them to effectively support their child

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