Raising Aspirations in Secondary Education (RAISE)

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The RAISE programme is a range of fun, interactive lectures, workshops and competitive quizzes for students in Years 7 to 11. They are designed to motivate and inspire students around particular subjects, and in the long term raise achievement at GCSE.

The programme is designed to support secondary school students by raising aspirations and breaking down perceived barriers to higher education. From interactive lectures to big quizzes, the events take place throughout the academic year and are free to attend for schools. Discover more about the different events below to find the perfect one for your students. 

Year 7 Christmas Science Lectures

 

Talk 
Subject
Date / Time 
Merry Chemistrymass- Santa Rebooted
Chemistry
17 December2018, 10:15
How We Put Santa Together Again
Biomedical Materials Science
17 December 2018, 12:00
Hidden Earth- Exploring The Underworld
Geology/Geography
17 December 2018, 13:15
The Wonders of Material Science
Materials Science
18 December 2018, 10:15
Merry Chemistrymass- Santa Rebooted
Chemistry
18 December 2018, 12:00
How We Put Santa Together Again
Biomedical Materials Science
18 December 2018, 13:30

 

One hour interactive, fun and educational lectures with students helping with demonstrations. Schools can only book onto one lecture per day unless additional spaces become available. There is no upper limit to the number of students a school can bring.

Year 8 Sunshine Lectures

28 June 2019 - 10:15, 12:00 and 13:00

One hour interactive, fun and educational lectures with students helping with demonstrations. Schools can only book onto one lecture per day unless additional spaces become available. There is no upper limit to the number of students a school can bring.

Year 9 Physics Big Quiz

22 January 2019, 09:45 - 14:30

Schools can enter up to 4 teams (a maximim of 4 students per team). There will be 6 rounds focussing on different areas of the Physics curriculum which will include a specialist round, schools will be informed of the topic in advance. There will be trophies, prizes and medals awarded to the top place teams with spot prize questions throughout the day. 

Year 9 History Big Quiz

Dates for 2019 TBC

Schools can enter up to 4 teams (a maximim of 4 students per team). There will be 6 rounds focussing on different areas of the History curriculum which will include a specialist round, schools will be informed of the topic in advance. There will be trophies, prizes and medals awarded to the top place teams with spot prize questions throughout the day. 

Year 10 Biology Big Quiz

29 March 2019, 09:45 - 14:30

Schools can book a maximum of 4 teams with 4 students per team. Each round focuses on a different area of the curriculum. There is also a key note lecture and a  Specialist round, the topic of which all schools are informed of before the event

Year 10 Maths Big Quiz

13 February 2019, 09:45 - 14:30

Schools can book a maximum of 4 teams with 4 students per team. Each round focuses on a different area of the curriculum. There is also a key note lecture and a  Specialist round, the topic of which all schools are informed of before the event.

Year 11 Achieve Conference

September 2019 TBC

One day conference aimed at supporting students to realise the importance of Year 11 and how their GCSE grades will impact on their future educational and careers choices. Schools can book up to 40 places.

How to book

All RAISE events are free to book, however we request that schools secure the relevant permissions before requesting places for students.  To book, schools should e-mail Mohammed Ansar with the name of the event and the number of students they would like to bring.