Year 9

Our work aims to raise the aspirations and educational attainment amongst students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.

Targeting and eligibility criteria

In School Workshops

Our workshops have been designed to be delivered safely within your classroom. We will discuss arrangements with you following your booking request to ensure that our sessions complement your timetable and environment. For further details about how our workshops remain Covid secure, please scroll below to read our policy. 

Session Outline | Students will learn about how different species adapt to survive in their environment and be challenged to think about how humans might evolve in the future. There may also be a chance to speak with subject specific Student Ambassadors virtually to talk about evolution in action, specifically the issue of antibiotic resistance prevalent in society today.

Key Outcomes | Students will be able to apply their prior knowledge of evolution by natural selection to the human species and consider what our evolution may look like in the future. Students will develop their presentation skills as they feedback their ideas to the rest of the group, supporting their ideas with evidence about how our environment is changing and how this may impact on how we adapt as a species.

Gatsby Benchmarks | Meets benchmarks 4 and 7.

Session Outline | In this workshop, students will discover the fundamentals of product design and marketing. They will become budding entrepreneurs by creating their own innovative product and pitching it to the rest of the class!

Key Outcomes | Students will understand some of the basics of business and design and will develop their problem-solving, analytical and presentation skills.

Gatsby Benchmarks | Meets benchmarks 4 and 7.

Session Outline | How can we use the arts to express thoughts and feelings? Students will experience the powerful impact of spoken word poetry, writing and performing their own personal pieces to help them speak out about important topics in an expressive way. (A longer 2-hour version of this workshop will be offered throughout October to coincide with Black History Month.)

Key Outcomes | Students will develop their creative writing and performance skills., in addition to learning how poetry can be used in activism.

Gatsby Benchmarks | Meets benchmarks 4 and 7.

Session Outline | Blending science with engineering, pupils will be introduced to artificial intelligence and will be challenged to consider its current status and future potential. They will discuss the law and ethics behind artificial intelligence machines and will form their own arguments and present them to the rest of the class.

Key Outcomes | Students will develop their understanding of artificial intelligence and practice their problem-solving and presentation skills.

Gatsby Benchmarks | Meets benchmarks 4 and 7. 

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