Class 4 Competition Results 2021

Well done to everyone who submitted an entry to Class 4 of the Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11 – the final class of this year’s programme. We received some excellent entries, and selecting winners proved tricky as always! You can click on the links below to read some of the fantastic prize-winning entries for…

Competition 4.10 Results 2021

Thank you very much to those who submitted an entry to Competition 10: Greek & Roman Thinking! For this competition, we are delighted to award a Special Commendation Prize to Tia-Lana C. for an exceptional contribution. Tia-Lana submitted an extremely creative animated video entry which really impressed the judges – you can view the video below!…

Competition 4.11 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 11: Poetry! You can see some of the winning entries below. 1st place (Year 10): May F. May’s winning entry Circa 750 to 650, Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet, wrote poetry. He focused on humanity and its autochthony (The Oxford English Dictionary describes this…

Competition 4.12 Results 2021

hank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 12: Leisure and Technological Change! You can see some of the winning entries below. 1st place (Year 10): Fatima I. Fatima’s winning entry Rise of the Planet of Tech. Wake up, Twitter. School, Teams. Free time, Netflix. Today’s generation is like no other for…

Class 3 Competition Results 2021

Well done to everyone who submitted an entry to Class 3 of the Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11! We’ve been hard at work reading through all of the fantastic entries we’ve received, and are delighted to announce this month’s winners, runners-up and finalists. You can click on the links below to read some of…

Competition 3.9 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 9: Mathematics of Natural Selection! Given the nature of maths, it’s easy to make a minor mistake and miss out on a perfect answer; each submission was given our full consideration, and prizes have still been awarded based on the overall quality of the entries…

Competition 3.8 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 8: Evolution Puzzles! There’s more than one way of interpreting the questions – we gave each submission our full consideration. We’ve uploaded our example answers for you to see how we interpreted and tackled the questions. You can check out some of the winning entries below….

Competition 3.7 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 7: Artificial Intelligence! We really enjoyed reading all of the entries that we received. Below you can see the winners, and read some of the winning entries. 1st place (Year 10): Michelle M. Michelle’s winning entry How would an AGI system react to being…

St John’s Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11: Class 4

It’s now time for Class 4, the final class of our Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11: you’ll find the new class at the Year 11 webpage. For this final class of the year, we examine culture and history through the lens of evolution. We will begin by looking at how theories of evolution…

Class 2 Competition Results 2021

Well done to everyone who submitted an entry to Class 2 of the Inspire Programme for Years 10 & 11! Once again, we received lots of very high-quality entries, and our markers had a tough time choosing the winners, runners up, and finalists – so congratulations to everybody who has won a prize! You can click…

Competition 2.4 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 4: Language evolution! We really enjoyed reading all of the entries that we received. Below you can read some of the winning entries, as selected by Professor Carolyne Larrington, who wrote this class’s article on the evolution of language! 1st place (Year 10): Amy…

Competition 2.5 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 5: What even are words any more? – we received lots of really interesting and insightful pieces of writing, some of which you can see below, as selected by our team of markers! 1st place (Year 10): Jacob W. Jacob’s winning entry The American…

Competition 2.6 Results 2021

Thank you very much to everyone who submitted an entry to Competition 6: Carolingian Minuscule! We really enjoyed looking through some of the very creative responses to deciphering this very old text – here you can see some of the winning entries, as selected by the St John’s College Librarian, Dr Petra Hoffman, who wrote this…