Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe're looking forward to having everyone back in school on 8 March - we can't wait for school to come alive again! Just a reminder that students will need to wear a face mask indoors, including in lessons until the Easter break when this will be reviewed. Thank you! #staysafe2 days ago
York ISSP is a partnership between twelve schools in York. It provides opportunities that schools cannot provide alone, designed to challenge York’s most able and interested students. Students from Year 7 to Year 11 have been involved in a range of exciting York ISSP events so far this year.
During October half term, three Year 9 students went on a residential trip run by the Brathay Trust in Cumbria, taking part in masterclasses and adventurous outdoor activities. In November, a group of Year 7 students visited St Peter’s School to debate which was the most important ‘breakthrough moment’ in history.
There was an archaeology lecture on the ‘superpowers’ needed for archaeologists to rediscover the lives of past societies. In January, Year 7 and Year 8 students attended a lecture by Damien Cruden, artistic director of York Theatre Royal. He explained how the Theatre brings York’s stories to life and the role it plays in the community.
Some Year 8 students have joined the Maths Excellence Club and are tackling tricky mathematical puzzles, supported by undergraduate students from the University of York. Year 9 ISSP students have joined a new debating club, learning new skills and holding debating events with students from across York. GCSE Latin and Astronomy classes have also continued this year.
This year has seen the launch of York ISSP’s online journal, Insightful Imaginings. The aim of the journal is to publish fantastic work produced by York students. This includes work produced in school, at home or at an ISSP event. The work can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, scientific research, maths puzzles etc.
There will be many more ISSP events for Vale of York students to take part in during the rest of the year, such as masterclasses and summer schools.
If you would like to find out more about York ISSP please contact Mrs Askham.
We're looking forward to having everyone back in school on 8 March - we can't wait for school to come alive again! Just a reminder that students will need to wear a face mask indoors, including in lessons until the Easter break when this will be reviewed. Thank you! #staysafe
Year 8s, are you thinking about your option choices and looking for something new? You can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before, such as Textile Design. Find out more here buff.ly/2ZNAT8N
Year 8s, are you thinking about your options and looking towards a creative career? If so you can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before to exam level, such as Photography. Find out more here buff.ly/3skkJ3b
Year 8s, are you thinking about a career in the caring professions? If so you can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before to exam level, such as Health and Social Care. Find out more here buff.ly/3pLucPd
We use to cookies to provide core functionality, interactive features and analyse user behaviour to improve site performance. AcceptRejectRead More
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.