Years 9, 10 and 11 Programme: Class 1 Release!

We’re excited to launch the St John’s Inspire Programme for Years 9, 10 & 11 with the materials for the first class. 

A copy of the Class 1 Magazine PDF is downloadable from the course page.
Plain-text versions of all of the articles in this month’s class, are also available for those unable to access the PDF. 

This year’s theme is “Visions of the Future”, and in our first class of the year, we’ll begin by looking at some of the ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our world and the technologies we use, from vaccine-development to diplomacy, international relations, and digital theatre. We’ll explore the technologies that lie behind some of the key areas of change in the 21st century such as Artificial Intelligence and new sources of clean energy. And, we’ll step back from the modern to get a historical perspective on ‘the future’, with articles on the ancient origins of computing, and on the notion of what it has meant throughout history to be ‘modern’ at all. 

Students can also find several challenges throughout the class, based on some of the articles. Students are encouraged to send us their responses to these challenges – or any work they produce based on any of the articles. Every entry received each month will be entered into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers, and everyone who submits at least one piece of work to us over the course of the programme will receive a certificate of participation. 


  • Class 2 will be released on Wednesday 2nd February 2022

For students wanting to keep in touch between classes, we also post plenty of other content on our Instagram.