Year 12 & 13 Inspire Programme

Welcome to the Inspire Programme for Year 12 & 13!

The Year 12 Inspire Programme is now in its fifth year. The programme consists of a series of free, online Twilight sessions throughout the year. Sessions include a combination of academic taster talks by scholars from Oxford or other leading universities, and expert guidance on skills development and how to make an effective and competitive application to university. Participants can also apply to attend subject-specific taster days and a summer school at St John’s College, Oxford.

To see what a Year 12 Inspire Programme year might look like, you can view our 2020-21 timetable here.

In Autumn 2021, we expanded the programme to Year 13, making it a two-year programme. The online Year 13 programme focuses on equipping pupils with the skills to make successful applications to top universities and an effective transition from school to higher education.

How do I apply?

We will be opening applications for the Year 12 & 13 programme in January 2022 for pupils in Year 12 at all non-selective state schools and sixth-form colleges in the Oxford for South East group, as well as all of the St John’s Link Local Authority regions: the London Boroughs of Ealing and Harrow; Brighton and Hove; East and West Sussex; and Southampton.

Academic talks will explore the topic ‘Order in our World’ from a variety of subject perspectives.

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