Year 12 Virtual Summer School: Timetable (STEM)

Virtual Summer School: Year 12, STEM

Welcome to the Year 12 Inspire Programme’s Virtual Summer School! You can see the timetable for the week below. At 10am on each day, links to that day’s activities will go live, and you can work through them at your own pace and in whatever order you choose. We have suggested how long you might want to spend on each task, but we encourage you to focus on whatever interests you the most throughout the week.

Throughout this week, we will be running daily competitions: every morning at 10am, we will upload that day’s activity, and anyone who sends in their answer before 9am the following day will be entered into a prize draw, with prizes awarded next week. Solutions to the puzzles will also be uploaded by 10am the following day so you can check your work.

You will also be expected to submit one assignment at the end of this week: an academic poster examining the impact of fake news on our world. Instructions for this assignment will be provided on Monday.

All students enrolled on the Year 12 Inspire Programme are eligible to enter competitions during this week’s Virtual Summer School. All eligible students who enter at least one competition will receive a certificate of participation, to be distributed via email in September. Eligible students who are unable to participate in the Summer School during this week may still submit entries anytime during August to receive a certificate of participation.

All the links in the timetable below will open in a new tab, and we recommend you keep this timetable open throughout the day so you can refer back to it! All parts of the Virtual Summer School will remain live after the end of the week, so you can always come back and work through this material again on your own time.

Timetable

Monday
Daily Activity (1/2 hour)
Academic taster: Disease modelling (1 hour)
Have a break for lunch & get away from your computer/phone for a while!
Academic poster project (1 hour)
Natural History Museum tour (1/2 hour)
Tuesday
Daily Activity (1/2 hour)
Academic taster: Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution (1 hour)
Have a break for lunch & get away from your computer/phone for a while!
Work on your poster (1 hour)
Ashmolean Museum tour (1/2 hour)
Wednesday
Daily Activity (1/2 hour)
Post-GCSE Study Skills (1 hour)
Have a break for lunch & get away from your computer/phone for a while!
Work on your poster (1 hour)
History of Science Museum tour (1/2 hour)
Thursday
Daily Activity (1/2 hour)
Academic taster: Science fiction? Exploring the boundaries of Physics (1 hour)
Have a break for lunch & get away from your computer/phone for a while!
Work on your poster (1 hour)
Pitt Rivers Museum tour (1/2 hour)
Friday
Daily Activity (1/2 hour)
Finalise and submit your poster (1 hour)
Have a break for lunch & get away from your computer/phone for a while!
St John’s College tour with Agnes the Access Lamb (1/2 hour)
Open from 12 noon: Summer School Questionnaire (5-10 minutes) *

* We will randomly select 2 entries submitted by 31 August to win a £10 Amazon voucher as thanks for completing this questionnaire! Winners will be contacted in September.