Year 10 Saturday School

Three students with UCL sign

The Year 10 Saturday School is UCL Horizons' largest programme. It is a long term academic enrichment programme for 100 students from inner London non-selective state schools.

Programme structure

Saturday School runs at the UCL Bloomsbury Campus on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm. Students attend four terms of five weeks from November to June, 21 sessions in total.

Every term students take two modules (all modules are listed below). 

Module title



Public Speaking
Taught by Speakers Trust Term One and Two
Documentary Film making
Taught by The Complete Works Term One and Two
Using and Abusing Mathematics Taught by a freelance teacher Term One and Two
Introduction to Medicine
Taught by UCL Medical School staff
Term One and Two
A History of World Empires Taught by UCL History PhD student
Term Three and Four
Introduction to Law
Taught by Debate Chamber Term Three and Four
The Brain and Beyond: Psychology and Neuroscience
Taught by UCL PhD student
Term Three and Four
Animal Biology
Taught by staff from the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology
Term Three and Four

Recruitment and eligibility

The Saturday School will start its fourth year in 2012-13. 

Please note that we only recruit from a selected list of target schools in the inner London boroughs, and applicants must meet our academic and social selection criteria. We do not accept applications that come directly from a student without a teacher reference, and we may not accept applications from students attending schools that are not on our target list. 

2012-13 Saturday School: deadlines and modules

  • Decisions to be sent to applicants by Wednesday, 17 October 2012
  • Parents and students Introduction Evening: Thursday, 25 October 2012
  • First Saturday School session: Saturday, 3 November 2012