Government Covid-19 restrictions permitting, we are planning to resume our Masterclasses in September 2021
About our Masterclasses
Each academic year we write to headteachers of participating local primary schools to invite them to nominate children in Years 5 and 6 for our Masterclasses programme. Subjects on offer include Philosophy, Spanish, Chemistry, History and English, Mathematics, and the Sciences. Sessions take place on Saturday mornings, over 4 or 6 weeks. Additionally, we offer two evening Science events which are 90-minute live demonstrations, with plenty of audience participation and lots of fun!
Our aim is to bring together like-minded children to explore these 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.
Kimbolton's Masterclasses programme received national recognition when it was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement Independent Schools Award.
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. Except for 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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