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English (All Years)

English (All Years)

500 word writing competition, deadline February 22nd

English (All Years)

English (All Years)

Canterbury Tales Writing Competition, deadline 28th Feb

Science - Girls aged 16/17

Science - Girls aged 16/17

Newnham Essay Prize competition, deadline Wednesday 10th March

Science/Art - All ages

Science/Art - All ages

Competition to design your own species, no deadline

STEM - Up to age 14

STEM - Up to age 14

Designs to help farmers care for the environment, deadline 31st May 2021

DT/Science - KS3/4

DT/Science - KS3/4

Fluor Engineering Challenge 2021 – build the tallest tower.

Art/Design/Science - KS3/4

Art/Design/Science - KS3/4

Creative Earth Competition, deadline 28th February

DT (All years)

DT (All years)

A chance for students to enter their textiles work in a competition, deadline Friday 28th May

History (Yrs 7-9)

History (Yrs 7-9)

Historical Fiction competition – deadline Friday 28th May

Maths - Year 12

Maths - Year 12

STEP support programme – for very able maths students who may be thinking of applying to a top university for maths or maths-related courses.

Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature

Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature

Trinity College launched the Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature in 2013. This is an annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students. The Prize has been established from a bequest made by Dr Dennis Gould in 2004 for the furtherance of education in English Literature.

Robinson College - Essay Prize 2020

Robinson College - Essay Prize 2020

The Robinson College Essay Prize is open to all students currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth, or equivalent) at a UK School. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and showcase their independent study and writing skills. By creating the opportunity for students to experience the type of work that they might be expected to do at Cambridge, we hope to encourage inquisitive and industrious students from all backgrounds to apply to the university – and hopefully to Robinson College

CAAB Publishing - Short Story Competition

CAAB Publishing - Short Story Competition

Calling all young UK authors and UK based authors of the future, we are looking for children aged between 8 and 13 years old to enter our competition for the chance to see their stories in print.

Cambridge Summer School - School Essay Competition

Cambridge Summer School - School Essay Competition

Details of the competition, the guidelines, the prizes and important competition dates for your diary are outlined on the website.

Royal Geographic Society - School Essay Competition

Royal Geographic Society - School Essay Competition

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Financial Times are pleased to announce the launch of our School Essay Competition. We are seeking thoughtful and well-argued responses from sixth form geography students for this joint competition.

Physical Geography Photo Competition

Physical Geography Photo Competition

This year’s competition is about finding interesting examples of physical geography in unexpected places

What is your vision for the world after COVID-19

What is your vision for the world after COVID-19

Whatever your interest or background, we want to hear your thoughts on these and many more questions. In particular, we're looking for ambitious ideas about how governments, citizens, scientists, artists – or anyone else you think has a role to play – can shape a different and better future.

IET - Virtual Faraday Challenge

IET - Virtual Faraday Challenge

STEM activities based around real-world engineering and logistical problems.

Maths (KS3 & All Years)

Maths (KS3 & All Years)

A fun game which has some levels that would be accessible to bright Yr 7s, but gets really difficult so could challenge even the most able.

Maths/Computing (All Years)

Maths/Computing (All Years)

Super-fun site where you write computer programmes to solve mathematical problems.

Maths/Science (All Years)

Maths/Science (All Years)

Mind Field YouTube videos

English (All Years)

English (All Years)

50 Word Fiction Competition

Key Stage 3 Maths

Key Stage 3 Maths

Past papers from the Junior Maths Challenge (Yrs 7 & 8)

Key Stage 4 Maths

Key Stage 4 Maths

Past papers from the Intermediate Maths Challenge (Yrs 9-11)

Key Stage 5 Maths

Key Stage 5 Maths

Past papers from the Senior Maths Challenge (Yrs 12 & 13)