Winchester College's CATALYST programmes are for students ages 10-13 and 14-17. We offer one or two week online courses for young people to build vital skills that will support their educational journey and prepare them for school, university, and beyond.
1. CATALYST Horizons is for young people aged 14 - 17.
Upcoming Dates: February 12th - 16th, July 22nd - August 2nd, or July 29th - 9th.
2. CATALYST Foundations is for pupils aged 10 - 13.
Upcoming Dates: April 8th - 12th, July 22nd - 26th, or August 12th - 16th
For more info, including programme availability, how to apply, and latest news, can be found on our website: www.catalyst.winchestercollege.org
CATALYST draws on Winchester College’s unique pedagogy and empowers students to explore topics that span tech & innovation, culture, industry, and climate change & conservation. Taught be leading educators and guest speakers, participants will have the chance to work alongside students from around the world, covering groundbreaking topics and tackling fascinating global problems. Subjects have been chosen to allow students to develop important skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and debate. In addition, students are offered the chance to develop a personal project covering a topic important to them, called a Change Project. This can serve as a springboard for further study, or as a way to evidence a subject-specific passion.
Taking place on our digital campus, group work and discussions are punctuated with short lectures from renowned guest speakers while Winchester dons support students in their learning and development. Teamwork is at the heart of the programme, with students encouraged to debate and dive into subject matter head-on.
Taking place in our bespoke and highly interactive digital campus ("The Yard"), CATALYST programmes equip young people with the problem-solving and critical thinking skills they need to thrive.
- Interactive team-based challenges
- 121 coaching and development
- Support developing an impactful 'Change Project'
- Immersive and interactive learning platform, unlike any other online educational experience
Applicants must be between 10-17 years of age and fluent spoken English. If you’re not sure of your eligibility please contact our head of admissions: [email protected]
Applicants will be asked to submit a short online form before interviewing (via video call) with a member of the CATALYST team.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Financial assistance is available and assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please apply directly catalyst.winchestercollege.org if you require financial assistance.