Inspire Critical Thinking Virtual & Residential Summer Schools
The Inspire Critical Thinking Virtual Summer School is an opportunity for participants on the course to continue their participation through virtual lectures and workshops, videos and all-new interactive activities. The Virtual Summer School is entirely free to participate in for all participants on the programme.
In addition, the Inspire Critical Thinking Residential Summer School is an exciting opportunity for Year 11 pupils on the course to visit St John’s College, Oxford to experience life as an undergraduate student. You will attend lectures and workshops led by current university researchers, meet Oxford undergraduates and participate in fun trips around Oxford!
Frequently Asked Questions:
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Who can take part in Inspire Critical Thinking?
Inspire Critical Thinking is open to all pupils in Years 9, 10 & 11 at non-selective UK state schools! You do not need particular grades or be taking particular GCSE subjects to take part.
How do I register for Inspire Critical Thinking?
Registration to take part in Inspire Critical Thinking for the 2022/23 academic year will open in October 2022. The first class will then be released in January 2023. You can register by filling out the forms at the top of this page.
If you are an Inspire Scholar on our Inspire Scholars Programme for Years 9, 10 & 11 you are automatically registered for Inspire Critical Thinking, and do not need to register again.
Can I access Inspire Critical Thinking courses from previous years?
Yes, you can, however the competitions will no longer be live. Follow this link to access the previous years’ Inspire Critical Thinking classes.
Inspire Travel & Digital Assistance Awards
Inspire Travel Awards (Click here to learn more)
If you are travelling to one of our events in College we may be able to help with a contribution towards your travel expenses. The support available for travel will depend on the distance travelled, based on the shortest route between your home postcode and St John’s College.
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Inspire Digital Assistance Awards (Click here to learn more)
If you are attending a virtual College event from your home working space, we may be able to help by providing item(s) to support effective digital working. There are a range of digital support items available, and the item(s) you receive will depend on your personal requirements to work effectively from home.