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Applications are now open for Trinity’s KS5 Language, Power and Cultures Programme, an exciting opportunity to explore issues through both the Classical and contemporary worlds. We will examine how leaders, states and other forms of organized ‘power’ use images and/or texts to convey their messages, how these images and texts shape the frameworks within which people imagine themselves, and how groups mobilise language and images in resistance and offer their own truths.

Primarily aimed at Year 12, or equivalent students in their penultimate year of secondary education, this course will give you a taster of university learning through various classes delivered by Cambridge academics working in the fields of Classics and Modern and Medieval Languages. Students who will be most likely to benefit will be those with an interest in studying languages (ancient and modern), classics, history, or closely related degrees.

Application Deadline: 13 February  

To apply, please follow the link to our online application form

N.B. This form will be closed at 23.59 on 13 February 2023

Course Summary

The first three sessions of the programme will be delivered online, followed by a conditional in-person visit to Trinity College Cambridge, which will then be followed by a fifth and final online session. In addition to the academic content, the various components of the programme will include Q&A opportunities with current students and Admissions staff. Post-programme, participants will be encouraged to submit an essay for Trinity College’s annual essay writing competition.

By the end of the programme, students will have had the chance to develop their own critical thinking and analytical skills. They will have gained insight into the courses on offer at Cambridge and how they might begin to put together a competitive application.

Key Dates and Information

A welcome email and pre-reading will be sent to successful applicants on 21 February. 

The first of three initial webinars will be delivered online afterschool on 28 February with the two following webinars scheduled for 7 March and 14 March. 

On Tuesday 28 March there will be a full day in-person visit to Cambridge, conditional on prior webinar attendance and teacher reference, with lunch and travel included. More details to follow.

The course will conclude with a final afterschool webinar on 4 April. 

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