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Isaac Physics: Year 10 Programme

Are you a year 10 girl who enjoys Science and Maths?  Then join us for an exciting programme, offerered by the University of York and Isaac Physics.  

  • Find out more about what it’s like to study Physics beyond GCSE
  • Try regular questions to help with your studies
  • Meet other like-minded girls who share your love of Science
  • Get hands-on with experimental work

This one-year programme includes a mixture of online problem solving, evening workshops, full-day taster visits to the University of York and a one-night residential to try out student life. 

It’s completely free and travel bursaries are available.  

There are a maximum of 24 places on this programme and although we would encourage all year 10 girls to apply, preference will be given to students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Receives/is entitled to free school meals
  • Lives or has previously lived in Local Authority Care
  • Lives in a low participation area? (verified using the university's postcode checker
  • Parent(s)/carer(s) did not attend University
  • Is a recognised young carer
  • Is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
  • Has a disability or long term health condition.

Year 10 Isaac Physics participants with their certificates.

How to apply:

Applications are now open.  All applications must be submitted by 9am on Friday 12th October 2018.

All applications should be made through the online form, available here: Isaac-Y10 Application Form                                                                                         

The Programme:

Launch event
Thursday 25th October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
University of York
Join us with your parents/carers and teachers to find out more about the programme.  

Workshop 1
Monday 17th December, 10am - 4pm
University of York

Workshop 2
Wednesday 27th February, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
University of York

Workshop 3
Thursday 11th April (10am - 4pm)
University of York

Workshop 4
Wednesday 29th May, 10am - 1.00pm
University of York

Awards Ceremony
Thursday 27th June                                                            University of York                                                                                                                                                        Residential                                                                          Monday 22nd (2pm) - Tuesday 23rd July (2.30pm)  University of York                                                                                                           

Please note that in applying for this programme, you commit to attending all workshops, as detailed above, and to completing fortnightly questions set through the Isaac Physics website (taking a maximum of 1 hour per fortnight).  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Moir, Physics Outreach Programme Administrator, on 01904 32 2209 or email: