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Worcester College, Oxford

Worcester College is one of the colleges of Oxford University. They have provided lots of challenges, subject materials, bookshelves and more for you to take part in over half term and beyond!

Ms Pecover, who went to Worcester College at Oxford University, has put together some videos to explain everything which is available. Click the links below to see her videos or visit the website and take part in the challenges.

 

Imperial College Summer Schools

Please see below for further details of the Imperial College Opportunities shared in assembly. If you are interested in applying, please follow the link for more info and email Ms Williamson:

Year 9 Girls Engineering Summer School

Year 9 girls are invited to join us to explore the breadth of engineering disciplines available at Imperial. Working in groups and supported by undergraduate mentors, you will tackle a range of engineering challenges, using your knowledge of maths, physics, chemistry and biology. This course is fully funded by Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering (travel not included) so eligibility criteria apply.

Dates: 17 - 21 August 2021

Applications: are now open and will close at 23.59 on 3 March 2021, to apply click on the 'find out more' link below

Find out more: Year 9 Girls Engineering Summer School

Year 10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School

Get ready for an action packed four days that lets you explore subjects you already know, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, in new, exciting ways. Take part in hands–on practicals and workshops in real Undergraduate labs with some of Imperial’s finest academics and students as try your hand at a number of different disciplines. This programme is fully–funded so eligibility criteria apply.

Dates: 4 - 7 August 2021

Applications: are now open and will close at 23.59 on 3 March 2021, to apply click on the 'find out more' link below

Find out more: Year 10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School

Year 11 STEM Challenge

Experience working in small teams to solve current world problems and then presenting ideas to a panel of judges. You’ll also get to experience university life through a series of social activities. This programme is fully–funded so eligibility criteria apply.

Dates: 5 - 7 July 2021

Applications: are now open and will close at 23.59 on 3 March 2021, to apply click on the 'find out more' link below

Find out more: Year 11 STEM Challenge

Year 11 Medical Summer School

Get a taster of medicine at university and find out what it takes to become a doctor. You will have the chance to learn about different specialisms as well as gain support for applying to medical school through talks, workshops and practical activities. This programme is fully funded, so eligibility criteria apply.

Dates: 10 - 13 August 2021

Applications: are now open and will close at 23.59 on 3 March 2021, to apply click on the 'find out more' link below

Find out more: Year 11 Medical Summer School

Wadham College Oxford/PROMYS Summer School

This is a Summer School for KS5 Maths students. It will be delivered online and funding is available.

Dates: 12 July – 6 August

Please click below for more info and to apply:

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month. We are learning about it in tutor times whilst learning from home. There is much more information available on our dedicated webpage - just click the picture above! 

Students can submit any work inspired by what they learn during the month - research, a poster, presentation, poem - whatever you feel inspired to complete! Work should be sent to olivia.williamson@burlingtondanes.org by 28th Feb. 

We are also really excited to be able to offer some places at an interactive event online with Dean Atta, led in conjunction with the Anne Frank Trust. If you're interested in going along, please email your Head of Year or Ms Williamson.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Thursday 11th February was International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Science Department are running a competition to mark the day. You should submit your entry to your Science teacher or Ms Williamson by 22nd February - there will be certificates and prizes for the best. There's more info below, and some links to follow to learn more about the day.

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week took place shortly before half term. In celebration, we are running a creative challenge competition to highlight the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

The challenge remains open until 22nd February, and we are looking forward to sharing the winning entries!

For more information and tips for wellbeing, please visit the webpages below:

KS4-5 Economics Competition

Next Generation Economics School Competition Launched!

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) invites UK students in Year 10 to Year 13 or equivalent to write about big economic challenges by 25 April 2021.

Students in years 10-13 are being asked to write a letter to our chief economist, Rachel Glennerster, about the economic policies governments introduce to tackle climate change and/or rising global inequality. The purpose of this competition is to:

 

  • Hear fresh thinking on the big economic challenges facing our next generation.

 

  • Encourage students to engage with a wide range of economic ideas; not all economists work in banking!

 

  • Most importantly, we want the next generation of economists to be more diverse and open-minded than the current generation. We have specifically gone out to schools with high proportions of BAME students and/or students eligible to free school meals.

 

The winner will receive £250 with their letter published on the FCDO website and will also be given the opportunity to visit one of the FCDO’s joint headquarters, at King Charles Street in Westminster, London, or Abercrombie House in East Kilbride, Scotland, to share their ideas with Rachel and others in the economist network.

Click here for more details and to enter.