Year 13 Inspire Programme, 2021-22

What is the Year 13 Inspire Programme?

Building on the success of the Year 12 Inspire Programme, we’re delighted to be extending the Inspire Programme to Year 13 pupils! This is currently running as a pilot programme; we have invited pupils who have recently completed the Year 12 Inspire Programme to take part.

If you’re currently in Year 12 and attending a non-selective state school in one of our linked regions, you can apply for the two year Year 12 and 13 programme. Applications will open in January 2022. Find out more information here.

The online Year 13 programme will focus on supporting you to apply to university, offer academic tasters and revision strategies, and prepare you to make the transition from school to higher education. This programme is designed to support pupils intending to study at any top university.

Programme Content

You can explore the timetable for the Year 13 Inspire Programme below. Participants on the programme can click on the links to access recordings of past sessions (due to copyright, some of these sessions are password protected). The timetable will be updated throughout the year as new sessions are announced.

Term 1

SessionDateLinks
Study with students
Participants worked through potential interview questions with current St John’s College, Oxford undergraduates. Q&A session with undergraduate ambassadors about Oxford interviews and student life.
28/10/21
11/11/21
Introduction to Oxford interviews

Further interview preparation resources
Preparing to wow at your admissions interview (Causeway Education)16/11/21Causeway Education interview session

Term 2-3: Academic Tasters & Thinking about Revision

Academic tasters: Pursue your interests in a series of online academic tasters from Oxford scholars, in both STEMM and SHAPE subjects! Our theme this year is ‘Order in our World’, covering topics from the laws of ancient worlds to scientific principles that govern our lives.

Thinking about Revision: We know that your main focus this year will be preparing for you upcoming exams. In order to help you revise in the best possible way for you, we will provide online resources to help you develop your personal revision strategies.

All resources will be available for you to work through in your own time, to fit around your school and revision commitments.

Summer 2022: Moving to University

After your exams are over, you can begin to get excited for university! Our online ‘Moving to University’ resources will offer: testimonials from students; how-to-guides for new students; checklists for what you might need; and strategies for adjusting independent living. Prepare for your successful transition to university (wherever you choose to study!).