2015 Masterclass Programme Launched

Please note that the deadline for applications has now passed and all masterclasses are now full.

The big question explored, explained, examined…

What is a human?

This year’s masterclass programme is taking a new, exciting direction to push and challenge York’s most able and interested students. ‘What is a human?’ is a huge question that has fascinated people throughout history which can be thought about from a wide variety of perspectives.

You will choose one of three pathways in order to explore this question.

  • A scientific approach (which may include maths, sciences, psychology, food technology, computer science)
  • A humanities approach (encompassing subjects such as history, geography, sociology, psychology, language awareness)
  • A creative arts approach (which may include art, creative writing, poetry, film making)

You should choose the pathway that interests you the most and where you feel your strengths lie. This will be the pathway you study in depth during the three-week period. You will also examine the philosophy of the question and, as you are an able and interested student, have the challenge of experiencing the perspective of a different pathway.

The masterclasses will take place over 3 Saturdays in March 2015 – 7, 14 & 21 – and will run from 1.30pm to 5pm. You will attend all 3 Saturdays.

Y7 & 8 masterclasses will take place at Bootham School.

Y9 – 13 masterclasses will take place at St Peter’s School.

To apply please get in touch with the ISSP contact at your child’s school.