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 students from year 7 to year 11 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 8 Sunshine Lectures

3 July 2018, 10.15am, 12 noon and 1.30pm

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 10 Biology Big Quiz

26 March 2018, 9.45am registrations, 2.30pm finish

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

7 February 2018, 10.15am, 12 noon and 1.30pm

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 9/10 History Quest

Date TBC 2018

A day full of History activities including workshops and the History Big Quiz. Schools can book up to 30 places.

Year 11 Achieve Conference

September 2018 (date 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 you secure the relevant permissions from your senior leadership team before requesting places for your students. 

To book, email Mohammed Ansar with the name of the event and the number of students you will be bringing.