Programme of Events

GCSE Latin
Accelerated 2-year GCSE course open to students in state schools.
Two classes Y10
One class in Y9
Y9 Thursday 4.30pm to 6pm  
Y10 Tuesday 4.30-6pm
(Currently delivered remotely)
GCSE Astronomy
Accelerated 2-year course open to students in all schools.
Two classes Y11
One class Y10
Y11 Thursday 7-8pm
Y10 Tues & Fri 4.30-5.15pm
(Currently delivered remotely)
Maths Excellence Club
Mathematically challenging club for very able Mathematicians
Half termly
Wednesdays 6.00pm -7.30pm
In collaboration with University of York
(Currently delivered remotely)
Annual Masterclass Programme
Academically challenging in depth learning
Spring Term
3 Saturdays (9 hours)
Led by outstanding teachers from Partnership schools
2020 all linked to the question: What is Beauty?
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)  
For 2020/21 we have four lectures arranged
Thursdays 7-8pm
(Currently delivered remotely)
Y7 Breakthrough to ISSP  Afternoon event for Y7
Early November
(Unfortunately for the foreseeable future this event will remain postponed due to global circumstances)
Y9 Autumn Residential
Academically & socially challenging – combines masterclasses with outdoor activity
Autumn Half term
Brathay Hall, Cumbria
(Unfortunately the 2020 event has been cancelled due to global circumstances. However, it is hoped that the trip will resume in 2021)
Oxford University Day Visit
Summer Term
Hosted by Mansfield College
Led by 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

As circumstances improve and it is safe to do so, face to face events will resume and further one-off events may be offered.  Examples of previous one-off events are ‘Girls into Science’, Peace Jam Conference, Leadership Conferences, Business Competitions and Inspirational Speaker events.