Competitions

Here you can find the full details of every competition you can enter as part of the Year 11 course.

With each class in the Year 11 course, we will include a few competitions for you to participate in. Some of these will be writing prompts, some will be maths questions and some will be creative assignments. When each class is released, the competition details will also be uploaded to this page.

All pupils enrolled on the Year 11 course may participate in any of the competitions listed on this page.

How to enter

  1. Complete your competition entry and make sure it follows the guidelines listed for that competition
  2. Fill out the competition cover sheet *
  3. Email your entry and your cover sheet to us at inspire@sjc.ox.ac.uk

* If we do not receive a completed cover sheet with your entry, we will NOT be able to consider the entry.

Prizes

For each competition, the winning entry will receive a £20 Amazon voucher, and the runner-up will receive a £10 Amazon voucher. The top 5 entries will also be published in this section about a week after each competition’s closing date. For maths competitions, the first 5 pupils to submit the correct answer will have their name listed here–along with the correct answer, for anyone who wants to check their work! Some prizes may differ slightly from these; each competition’s full details will be listed with each class release.


Class 1: Handling volcanic objects

The deadline for the following three competitions is 5pm on Monday, 27 January 2020. We’ll be in touch with winners about a week after this date.

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Competition 1.1: Trade in RomeClick here to read the winning entries!
Competition 1.2: The Role of the historianClick here to read the winning entries!
Competition 1.3: Telling the timeClick here to read the winning entries!

Class 2: Volcanoes in the sciences

The deadline for the following four competitions is 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020. We’ll be in touch with winners about a week after this date.

competitionwinning entries
Competition 2.1: Volcanoes & mass extinctionClick here for the winning entries!
Competition 2.2: What’s the price on your head?Click here for the winning entries!
Competition 2.3: Make your own volcanoClick here for the winning entries!
Competition 2.4: Exploring scaling analysisClick here for the winning entries!

Class 3: Explosive creativity

The deadline for the following two competitions is 5pm on Monday, 23 March 2020. We’ll be in touch with winners about a week after this date.

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Competition 3.1: Eruptions and transformationsClick here for the winning entries!
Competition 3.2: Reading the runesClick here for the winning entries!

Final competition

The deadline for the following competition is 5pm on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.


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