Armourers & Brasiers' Sixth Form Prize opened up and deadline for entries extended
We are aware that many schools have already started to introduce pupils that should have been sitting their GCSE exams to work that they would have started next term as they joined the sixth form. In light of this, we have opened up the Armourer and Brasiers’ Sixth Form Materials Prize to this cohort of almost-year 12s.
The Prize, run by the Institute on behalf of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Company, is open to school students in the first year of their A-level studies (or equivalent) and has been designed to encourage them to develop a sustained interest in materials at a time when they are starting to firm up their future plans.
The Prize consists of two compulsory and two option modules which support and further explore the materials science and engineering topics within the specifications for physics, chemistry and design & technology. The format has been designed to take about 12 hours in total and the design of the support materials means that school groups led by a teacher or individuals can participate. As students progress through the modules they are set short tasks to demonstrate their understanding and record these and their notes in a Portfolio of Understanding. They must then submit Portfolio for judging and six finalists are selected to give their presentations at Armourers’ Hall in December. Given that there is still so much uncertainty on when schools will start to open again the deadline for entries has been extended until Friday 11 September.