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Insight Explore

Insight Explore works with schools across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and West Norfolk and Insight Explore students must attend one of the participating schools. If you are a school interested in taking part in the Insight programme see Insight for Schools for more information.

Insight Explore is an academic programme for students in Years 9-11. The programme aims to develop students’ academic skills, to support them in their school work. Through a series of engaging workshops students will develop study skills that will help them with their GCSEs and beyond.

The programme is also designed to help young people explore future possibilities, at university and beyond, and to support them to reach their goals. They will have the opportunity to explore academic subjects that are not taught at school in addition to finding out about different career possibilities. Students will receive timely advice and guidance to support in their decision making with regards to A-Level options and will be introduced to the university admissions process to help students prepare, if this is something they choose to move on to. Throughout the programme students will have the opportunity to meet and talk to academics and student ambassadors studying at university.

As part of the programme, participants will come to Cambridge several times each year to attend a combination of compulsory and optional events which are designed to help students to develop skills and their understanding of university life and the future options that are available to them. Some events may also take place online. These events will take place either at the weekend or during the school holidays. The programme will not interfere with school work.

In order to apply to the Insight Explore programme, students should be on track to achieve five 9-5 grades at GCSE and attend a selected school (see list below). Applications will be verified by a teacher once they have been submitted.

Participating Schools:

  • City of Peterborough Academy
  • Downham Market
  • Ely College
  • Jack Hunt School
  • Ken Stimpson Community School
  • King Edward VII Academy
  • Marshlands High School
  • Nene Park Academy
  • North Cambridge Academy
  • Ormiston Bushfield Academy
  • Queen Katharine Academy
  • Sir Harry Smith Community College
  • Smithdon High School
  • Springwood High School
  • St Clement’s High School
  • St John Fisher Roman Catholic School
  • Stanground Academy
  • The Netherhall School
  • Thomas Clarkson
  • Thomas Deacon

Contact Us

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Insight Explore Team
T 01223 764025
E insightexplore@admin.cam.ac.uk