Programme of Events

GCSE Latin
Accelerated 2-year GCSE course open to students in state schools. Currently 2 classes in Y10 and 2 classes in Y9
Y9 Mon & Thurs 4.30pm to 6.30pm  
Y10 X 2 Wednesday 4.30-6.30pm
GCSE Astronomy
Accelerated 2-year course open to students in all schools
1 class Y11
1 class Y10 (split into 2 groups)
Y11 Thursday
Y10 Twice weekly
Wed & Fri 4.30-5.30pm
Debating Club
New for 2019
Maths Excellence Club
Mathematically challenging club for very able Mathematicians
Half termly
Wednesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm
University of York Physics Ex. space
Collaboration with University of York
Annual Masterclass Programme
Academically challenging in depth learning
Spring Term
3 Saturdays (9 hours)
Led by outstanding teachers from the Partnership schools
2019 all linked to the question: What is Human?
Heads’ Strategy Group   Half termly meetings – strategic lead and direction of Partnership
Operational Steering Group (OSG) Half termly meetings – plan and support events. Responsible for ISSP in their school. Each school represented (see ‘School Contacts’ page)
Discussion, debate sessions on Human Rights
Summer term
2 evening sessions
Led by ISSP staff and undergraduate & post graduate students from University of York
Human Rights EventsOffer varies each year
Evening & weekend sessions
Collaboration with University of York
ISSP 7-8 
Inspiring lecture series for Y7&8 (and parents)  
Thursdays 7-8pm
University of York
Collaboration with University of York
Y7 Breakthrough to ISSP  Afternoon event for Y7
Early November

History Nerds

For those passionate about history.  For full details see
Y9 Autumn Residential
Academically & socially challenging – combines masterclasses with outdoor activity
Autumn Half term
Brathay Hall, Cumbria
Oxford University Day Visit
Summer Term
Hosted by Mansfield College
Led by chair of Operational Steering Group
All school ISSP contacts
Summer School 1
4-day course
Start of Summer holidays
Students study one subject in depth
Summer School 2
4-day course
Start of Summer holidays
Students study one subject in depth
Summer School 3
Y11 (&12)
2019 in planning stage
Start of Summer holidays
Likely to be 2, possibly 3 days

More events are added in as the year progresses.  Examples of previous one-off events are ‘Girls into Science’, Peace Jam Conference, Leadership Conferences, Business Competitions and Inspirational Speaker events.