How to Apply
Spring Term 2020 Saturday Masterclasses for Year 5 children - starting in February 2020
- The deadline for applications for our forthcoming Philosophy and Spanish courses has now passed. We will be confirming places by the evening of Tuesday 4 February. Please refer to the individual course pages for details of course dates and times.
Spring Term 2020 Chemistry Masterclass for Year 5 children - Friday 27 March
- We will write to headteachers of participating schools in late January 2020 with details of how to apply for a place.
About our Masterclasses
Our Masterclasses programme received national recognition when it was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement Independent Schools Award in 2016.
Each academic year we hold 'Masterclasses' for local primary school children.
We aim to bring together like-minded children to explore their subjects in a fun yet thought-provoking way. The sessions are highly interactive and give the children the chance to meet and work with others from a wide range of schools. Many of our Masterclass pupils have found the whole experience to be a huge confidence booster plus excellent preparation for their moves to secondary school.
Designed for Year 5 children (Year 6 in the Autumn Term) who have a genuine interest and ability in their subjects, the classes run as follows:
|Spring||Philosophy for Children||Four 90-minute sessions on Saturday mornings|
|(for Year 5)||Spanish Language and Culture||Four 90-minute sessions on Saturday mornings|
|Chemistry||Single 90-minute evening demonstration with plenty of audience participation|
|Summer||History and English||Six one-hour sessions on Saturday mornings|
|(for Year 5)||Mathematics||Six one-hour sessions on Saturday mornings|
|Sciences||Six 90-minute sessions on Saturday mornings|
|Physics||Single 90-minute evening demonstration with plenty of audience participation|
|Autumn||History and English||Six one-hour sessions on Saturday mornings (repeat of the Summer course)|
|(for Year 6)||Mathematics||Six one-hour sessions on Saturday mornings (repeat of the Summer course)|
|Sciences||Six 90-minute sessions on Saturday mornings (repeat of the Summer course)|
|Chemistry||Single 90-minute evening demonstration with plenty of audience participation (repeat of the Spring class)|
Each Saturday Masterclass session is independent of the others - but we do expect children to commit to taking a complete series of classes. With the exception of the Chemistry and Physics Masterclasses, which may be attended alongside Saturday ones, children may participate in only one course per term. Please note that, while we welcome all applications, those from children who have already attended a Saturday Masterclass will be given a lower priority for any further Saturday courses.
There is no charge for our Masterclasses.
We welcome feedback from parents and children - look at our Testimonials page to see what others think of our Masterclasses programme.
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