Access and Admissions – summer update

Despite the suspension of all face-to-face access and admissions activity at St John’s in March 2020, the Access and Admissions team has continued to work hard throughout the lockdown, providing information, advice and dedicated digital resources to students and teachers across the UK.

Inspire Virtual Summer Schools in review

Following last week’s Virtual Summer Schools on the Inspire Programme, we are excited to announce the winners of last week’s Year 9 and Year 12 competitions!

Biodiversity and Conservation, Day 1

There is a huge variety of wildlife found locally, in our gardens and local green spaces. It is important to monitor this diversity, to see whether it changes seasonally, or over time as our green spaces in Britain become more urbanised.

Post-GCSE Study Skills

Welcome to the St John’s Post-GCSE Study Skills Session. In this session you will learn to develop your skills and study with maximum effectiveness.

UK Parliament for Year 11: Day 2

Today, you’ll be able to put your learning to the test with some interactive online games put together by the UK Parliament outreach team!

UK Parliament for Year 9: Day 2

Today, you’ll be able to put your learning to the test with some interactive online games put together by the UK Parliament outreach team!

Medieval journeys

What drove people in Medieval times to journey from their homes? During this lecture you will see examples of the travel people undertook for a variety of reasons.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Welcome to the Pitt Rivers Museum! Take a virtual tour of the museum and practice your observation skills with the Museum’s collection of masks.

Disease modelling

During this lecture, you will see how two different areas of maths can be used to model the spread of diseases through a population.

Academic Poster Project

During the course of this week, you will create an academic poster on the topic of fake news. Click here to get started!

Biodiversity and Conservation, Day 1

There is a huge variety of wildlife found locally, in our gardens and local green spaces. It is important to monitor this diversity, to see whether it changes seasonally, or over time as our green spaces in Britain become more urbanised.

Natural Disasters

Define a natural disaster and describe one way in which natural disasters have impacted on human civilisation, using an example.

UK Parliament for Year 11: Day 1

In this session you will get to know the UK Parliament, and you will learn about some ways in which you can get involved. We will start by learning about Parliament and its history, and finish off the day with some votes and debating exercises.

UK Parliament for Year 9: Day 1

In this session you will get to know the UK Parliament, and you will learn about some ways in which you can get involved. We will start by learning about Parliament and its history, and finish off the day with some votes and debating exercises.

History of Science Museum

Welcome to the History of Science Museum in Oxford! Explore the museum virtually and learn about the fascinating instruments in its collection here.

Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum of Natural History! Take a virtual tour and explore the museum’s highlights here.

Inspire Virtual Summer Schools

One of the highlights of our year at St John’s College is our Inspire Programme summer schools – and this year they are happening virtually! Click here to learn more.

Mentoring for Offer Holders

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring scheme for our offer holders! Click here to find out more.

Virtual Open Days

We were delighted to host our first ever Virtual Open Days on 1-2 July 2020. Find out how you can still access the Virtual Open Day here!

Support for offer holders

Our tutors have put together some voluntary reading and other work so that offer holders have a chance to get a flavour of their subject before beginning their course.

Year 9 Class 3: Competition results

Congratulations to the winners of our third set of competitions on the Pre-GCSE Inspire Programme! Take a look at the winning entries here…

Year 9 Class 2: Competition results

Congratulations to the winners of our second set of competitions in the Pre-GCSE Inspire Programme! Click here to see their fantastic work.