Inspired to Achieve is a cyclical programme aimed at Year 12 students who are striving to achieve top grades at A Level, and those who want to challenge and stretch themselves beyond their academic studies.  You will attend a series of workshops that will help develop the interpersonal as well as the academic, and provide you with an opportunity to further your curiosity, creativity and challenge.

How does it work?

Every cycle, participating students attend workshops run by expert staff or external speakers: they cover topics such as interview skills, presentation skills, resilience and oracy, as well as practical advice on the wider world of work after study.  

Alongside the workshops, participants produce an Independent Research Project (IRP) on a topic of their choosing, and have the opportunity to share this at the Inspired to Achieve fair at the end of the academic year.  

Students who join the programme thoroughly enjoy their Inspired to Achieve experience, and found the content to be of real benefit not only in developing their academic ability, but in working collaboratively to support and motivate each other.

Selection Process

To apply for this exciting programme, students are invited to write an essay of no more than 4000 characters on a specified topic. The essays are then reviewed by Miss Mason and Mr Clouston independently, before they meet to discuss the submissions. Once agreed, successful students are offered a place on the Inspired to Achieve programme. 

At the end of the school year, students revisit their submission essays as way of reviewing their progress. 

Inspired to Achieve Fair – October 2021

Due to the global pandemic, the end of year Inspired to Achieve Fair was delayed until the start of the next academic year. The evening was still a huge success, with students finally able to share their research projects with staff, peers and parents/carers who came along to support the event.

To read the independent research projects from the students who participated in the Inspired to Achieve programme for the 2020-21 academic year, please click here.