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The Maker Challenge 

Applications are now open for the Maker Challenge Spring 2021 Term.

The Maker Challenge

Participants will have the opportunity to develop an idea and see it through to creation. With access to cutting edge technologies, they'll learn to use a range of making tools and techniques with the support of our staff and students.

They will gain a range of skills from practical, hands-on use of equipment to a myriad of soft skills including product development, team-building, presenting and communicating. At the end of the programme there will also be a showcase of the participant projects for the parents, teachers and families to engage with.

The Maker Challenge runs throughout the year, with programmes during each school term and in the summer holidays.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some sessions will now be delivered remotely.

Application deadline: Sunday 10 January 2021


All sessions are delivered remotely through online workshops led by expert staff and supported by Imperial students.  

The Reach Out Makerspace is a dedicated space for young people, containing a variety of different tools such as 3D printers, laser cutter, scanners, traditional woodworking machinery, hand tools and craft materials.

There is a workshop space and design studio, staffed by our dedicated makerspace team.


We are recruiting participants for the Maker Challenge programme for the Spring 2021 term. Applications are now open. 

Programme dates are 18 Jan – 23 March 2021

The programme involves weekly sessions over 11 weeks. The programme includes 13 virtual workshops which will be delivered remotely from 17:30-19:00 on Tuesdays and some Thursdays.

Programme dates

  • January 18, 19, 21, 26
  • February 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23
  • March 2, 4, 9, 16, 23
  • Finale Showcase on 20 April

Applications open

Applications close

26 November 2020    

 10 January 2021 at 23:59

 Need help applying? Book a 1-1 support session with our team by contacting

  • You must be 14-18 years old to attend.
  • You must not have previously completed the Maker Challenge programme to be eligible.
  • Note that all sessions are delivered remotely, mostly on Tuesdays and some Thursdays.

Applications need to be made via Imperial's ASPIRE system. You will need to create a personal account prior to making an application, and we advise you to read through our FAQ's before starting your application. We also have a short user guide ‌that may be useful. 

Please be aware that Aspire may not work properly on Internet Explorer, we advise you to use Google Chrome when applying.

Please do inform your parent/guardian of your interest in the programme before making an application. They may wish to read our parent/guardian FAQ's.

If you have any questions, or are having problems with your application, please do contact the Makerspace team via email: and they will be able to help you. The Makerspace team can also provide a complete list of programme dates. 

Apply now >>

Modern Languages School Prize 

Lancaster University

This year, we are opening competitions again to school students studying modern languages in years 10 and 11 and years 12 and 13. Please find the details below.

Years 10 and 11 Modern Languages Prize

We are inviting video responses from students in year 10 and 11 on the following topic:

Do we still need to learn about other languages and cultures in the age of Google Translate?

Competition Guidelines

  • The competition is free to enter and the emphasis is on having fun whilst learning languages
  • The competition is open to GCSE students (or equivalent)
  • The submission is a 3-minute video via Flipgrid (
  • The video can be in the participants’ first language (e.g. English), target language or a mixture
  • Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • Students can work individually or together, up to a maximum of 4 students per submission
  • One submission per school
  • Please be aware that other participants will be able to view all video submissions
  • We recommend having an internal competition, first – either using Flipgrid or another medium/format
  • Where there are issues with using Flipgrid, this may be negotiated at our discretion
  • In order to submit an entry, we will need to provide you with joining details (a username to join our Flipgrid page). Please contact us via email:
  • Deadline: midnight 29th January 2021
  • Submissions will be judged in relation to their ideas, expression and originality by academic staff in the Department of Languages and Cultures
  • Prizes and certificates will be awarded – at our discretion
  • By entering the competition, participants grant the Department of Languages and Cultures and Lancaster University permission to reuse their work on the Lancaster University website and/or social media

Contact: For more information or to enter, please contact the Department of Languages and Cultures via email:



Every Wednesday, Wednesday Wisdom Webinars  

Every Wednesday over the next few months, we are hosting online webinars on a range of topics for anyone thinking of going to university. Whether you are in school, college or have been out of education for a while, these sessions will offer practical advice and an opportunity for any questions you may have on the topic.
Wednesday 2 December 4.30pm Choosing a Course and Place
Wednesday 9 December 12.30pm UCAS Personal Statements

Every Wednesday, I Wonder Wednesdays  

A series of online taster sessions designed to help you explore the subjects that interest you and discover what it would be like to study them at university.  You’ll meet one of our lecturers and have the chance to ask any questions about the subject and about the University of Suffolk.  They’re also a great way to demonstrate interest in your subject when writing your personal statement.

2 December at 14.00

I wonder...what is 'childhood'?'

If you're interested in: Early Childhood Studies, Education, Psychology, Sociology

It’s time to question your ideas of what it means to be a child! We’ll explore many different sociological and psychological constructions of childhood to try to decide what childhood actually is.

Book here



9 December at 13.00

I wonder...what happens inside a corporate boardroom?

If you're interested in: Accounting, Finance, Business, Management

How do directors use accounting and finance to drive business strategy? This session will take a look at what financial directors actually do and where a finance degree could take you!

Book here

9 December at 16.00

I do businesses get started?

If you're interested in: Business, Management

Do you need to be someone 'special' to start your own business? Are entrepreneurs born or made? If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be your own boss, this session is for you.

Book here

2 December Student Life 

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Student Life

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This webinar will provide a summary of the realities of student life from the perspective of some of our current ambassadors. Topics covered will include:

  • Academic life
  • Social life
  • Time management
  • Managing financially
  • The range of accommodation options that are available

This webinar is aimed at year 12 and 13 students.

HCUC Apprenticeships & Skills Open Day 

Join us online @ our #Apprenticeship Open Day, 2 December, 6-7pm.

HCUC Apprenticeship & Skills  - Apprenticeships and Employer Services from Harrow College and Uxbridge College.

We are the largest College apprenticeship provider in west London and one of the THE HIGHEST RANKED COLLEGE IN LONDON for 16-18 year old achievement* in London.



6 January CAS and Personal Statements  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

UCAS and Personal Statements Webinar 

Wednesday 6 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

In this session, we will cover how to engage effectively with the UCAS process to generate and submit a strong university application.

We will include guidance on how to structure the personal statement and provide strong examples that will support you in linking your statement to your chosen course.

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students.

13 January Preparing for University interviews  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Preparing for University interviews 

Wednesday 13 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

This session, aimed at Year 13 students who have interview offers, or who have applied to competitive courses or universities, will provide an overview of what students can expect when they participate in university interviews, how best to prepare for them.

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students.

20 January Student Finance  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Student Finance Webinar 

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

In this webinar, we will cover an overview of the financial arrangements, including fees, the funding available, and advice on managing on a budget from a student's perspective.

We will ensure an understanding of the Student Finance Package, including loans, scholarships and bursaries, and include information on the repayment terms of the student loan

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 


27 January Transition to Higher Education  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Transition to Higher Education Webinar 

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Moving to university is a big step and can be a daunting one. In this webinar, we will explore making the change to university life and what to expect when you arrive.

We will look at how to make the most of your first few weeks, and provide an overview of support services on offer during your time at university.

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 

28 January GCSE English Day 

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university.

GCSE English Day

Thursday 28th January 2021, 10:00 - 14:00

Aston University’s GCSE English Day will offer a series of talks focused on ways of enriching and advancing approaches to GCSE English. With reference to key concepts and texts from AQA GCSE English, each session will encourage students to further develop their critical reading, writing and text analysis skills.


3 February Making a late UCAS application  

Queen Mary University of London Webinar series

Making a late UCAS application 

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Join us for this webinar to prepare for making a late application and to understand the relevant considerations to make in terms of the UCAS process.

This webinar is aimed at year 13 students. 


4 February Chemistry Guest Lecture 

Aston University’s pre-16 programme supports students in Years 7-11, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to enrich their current studies and discover more about what it means to study at university. 

 Chemistry Guest Lecture

Thursday 4th February 2021, 10:00 - 14:00

Attend this Chemistry Guest Lecture as Pre-16 students and discover the world of Chemistry.
During the day, you will attend talks, watch demos and take part in hands-on activities. You’ll visit our city-centre campus, visit our chemistry laboratories, meet our enthusiastic staff and students as well as an exciting Chemistry guest lecturer.

Summer Schools

Residential Summer School, Royal Holloway University 

 Year 10, 11and Year 12 students will…

  • Experience what it’s like to live and study at university by joining us on campus for one of our free residential summer schools.
  • Spend a week with us staying in student accommodation, working with current university students and taking part in fascinating and thought provoking subject activities.

Dates for upcoming residential summer schools:

Year 12 Arts & Social Sciences 29 June – 1 July 2021

Year 12 Science 6 – 8July 2021

Year 10 & 11 Easter Residential 13-15 April 2021

Students meeting Widening Access criteria are eligible to apply and applications open in November 2020. Full details are available on our website here. If you have a question please email us via


Get into Medicine 

For students aspiring to study medicine in the United Kingdom. It is run by a group of practicing NHS doctors based in Lancashire, England.

If you wish to pursue a career in medicine, our educational conferences will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to take the crucial first steps into the profession.

  • Applying to medical school in the UK can seem daunting and complex; our aspiring medical student conferences are designed to help you take the right path, offering your guidance from medical school doctors and other professionals from the world of academia.

  • From providing expert advice on UCAS statements specific to medical schools and the factors you should consider when choosing a medical school, to the entrance examinations you will need to take, and the work experience all aspiring medical students require, especially during the COVID pandemic.

  • We can tell you everything you need to know to help you plan a successful application.

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Phone:020 8952 2803

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  • SSAT Leading Edge
  •  Variety of teaching approaches
  • Teacher Development Trust
  • Arts Council
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Healthy School
  • Stonewall
  • CSW
  • Ofsted
  • 4Stars