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UCL Horizons (Years 7-11)
- Horizons Year 10 Saturday School
- Horizons Year 10 Summer School
- Horizons Year 11 Autumn Programme
- Horizons Year 11 Summer School
UCL Horizons in June 2012 won an Institute of Education London Education Partnership Award in the ‘Building Bridges’ category.
UCL Horizons is an academic enrichment programme for academically able but disadvantaged students from inner London non-selective state schools. All UCL Horizons activities take place at the Bloomsbury campus, except for Year 7 and 8 workshops which are delivered in schools.
All UCL Horizons programmes have selective entrance. Places are given to students who most closely meet our academic and social demographic selection criteria. We recruit from a selected list of partner schools for most UCL Horizons programmes, but we would be happy to discuss the possibility of working with your school in the future.
Young Horizons Inspire Days – Years 7 and 8
One-day themed workshops for Year 7 and 8 Gifted and Talented students, delivered at partner schools during October and February half terms.
Young Horizons Year 9 Summer School
A new four-day summer school for 40 Year 9 students in the 2013 June half term, covering STEM and Humanities subjects.
UCL Horizons Year 10 Saturday School
The Saturday School is the largest UCL Horizons programme. It runs for four terms of five weeks from November to June, with 21 sessions in total for 100 students. Students take part in eight taught modules in Science and Humanities subjects: our 2012/13 programme includes modules in medicine, psychology, zoology, history and public speaking.
UCL Horizons Year 10 Debating Summer School
The four-day summer school uses the discipline of debating to sharpen critical thinking and public speaking skills. There is a different theme every year; past themes include ‘Science and Society’, ‘Global Citizenship’ and ‘Politics’. The programme includes debating workshops, taster lectures, homework, an off-site visit, free lunch and a final day debate tournament. There are 70 places.
UCL Horizons Year 11 Autumn Programme
A five-week Saturday programme in September and October for 100 Year 11 students. The programme starts with a Careers Conference with guest speakers representing eight different professions. It is followed by four weeks of careers and study skills workshops.