This is for you if you are passionate about global issues. Model United Nations is a flagship event at JFS, with welcomes students from all year groups. You will represent a country working in a team to put forward debating topical issues such as nuclear power, global trade and political conflict to arrive at workable solutions. This event will develop your skills in public speaking and making difficult decisions and will expand your knowledge of many places around the world.
In Scholars become trained as a researcher and write an article in any topic of your choice. Specialist subject teachers meet with you to extend your ideas and challenge your thinking. You will have the opportunity to meet professors to discuss your work and to hear from them about their research. Go on a visit to the British Library and have a guided tour of the current exhibition. Last year scholars saw the Russian Revolution exhibition.
Ever wanted to be a journalist and see your name in print? JFS Student Journalists report weekly on school events which are published on the JFS website. Journalists also train in creative writing and produce articles for the school blog. You will be invited to a visit to either Bloomberg or Sky and where you will be produce a news show including starring as a news reader.
Did you know Albert Einstein wasn’t the best student in class? This eminent scientist developed his intelligent thinking through asking probing questions and exploring his studies beyond the classroom. At Socratic Society student facilitators use the Socratic method of asking critical questions to facilitate discussion on a range of controversial and complex topics. This weekly lunch time club is open to Years 7-9 and is run by Year 11.
Masterclasses offers you the chance to study something completely different. You select an option to attend each term, and attend series of three sessions, one lunch time a week. Last year we had courses in African History, Cyrogenics (freezing physics), Digital Photography, spoken Greek, Law, Human Rights, Music Production, and Psychology. Applications for the Spring Term Years 9-11 Masterclasses are now open. Click here for the brochure.