Pre-GCSE Inspire Programme

Welcome to the online home for the Pre-GCSE Inspire Programme!

Year 10 Welcome Video

Class material will be released fortnightly on Wednesdays. You will receive the classes from your Teacher Coordinator, and they will also be linked below from each release date.

Keep in mind you don’t need to read every class cover-to-cover: we’ve provided a lot of material for you to engage with, but you can choose to focus on whatever is most interesting to you, and to enter the competitions which most interest you.


We encourage you to participate in as many competitions as you can, but they are not compulsory. To enter a competition:

The top entries to each competition will receive prizes in the form of Amazon vouchers and will be featured on Inspire Digital!

Spring Term 2021

Class 6: Books, Literature and Leisure (PDF)

Release date: 20 January 2021
Competition deadline: 3 February 2021

Class 7: Adaptation and the Human Mind (PDF)

Release date: 3 February 2021
Competition deadline: 24 February 2021

Autumn Term 2020

Class 1: Volcanoes in the Sciences (PDF)

Release date: 30 September 2020
Competition deadline: 14 October 2020

Class 2: Volcanic Documents and Depictions (PDF)

Release date: 14 October 2020
Competition deadline: 4 November 2020

Class 3: Evolution in science and technology (PDF)

Release date: 4 November 2020
Competition deadline: 18 November 2020

Class 4: Evolution in culture (PDF)

Release date: 18 November 2020
Competition deadline: 2 December 2020

Class 5: Evolution and volcanoes in review (PDF)

Release date: 2 December 2020
Competition deadline: 13 January 2021

Virtual Summer School

Monday 3 August – Friday 7 August 2020

Spring – Summer Term 2020

Class 1: Computer Science (PDF)

Class 2: English & History (PDF)

Class 3: Medicine & Psychology (PDF)

Class 4: Language & Linguistics (PDF)

Class 5: Maths (PDF)

Class 6: Economics & Law (PDF)

Latest News

Year 10 Class 6: Competition results

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the latest set of Pre-GCSE Inspire competitions for 2021! In Class 6, Books, Literature & Leisure, we looked again at evolution through a cultural lens, exploring how books and novels have evolved through different formats, styles and practices that reflect the societies producing them. We then turned to…

Year 10 Class 5: Competition results

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the first set of Pre-GCSE Inspire competitions for 2021! Class 5, Evolution and Volcanoes in review, was a little different from previous classes: we looked back at some of the topics we’ve covered over our last two themes stretching back to the summer school – ‘What is the…