Matrix of Knowledge

The Matrix of Knowledge - a History of Western Civilisation in 23½ Lessons

The Matrix of Knowledge is a non-examined course specially designed for Year 11 students at Blackheath High to challenge them intellectually, extend their knowledge beyond the existing curriculum and draw attention to the interconnectedness of otherwise seemingly disparate subject disciplines. The absence of rigid syllabus and objectives, ultimately leading towards external examination, facilitates spontaneity, risk taking, breadth and limitless intellectual scope to really stretch the academically gifted. In addition to stimulating general interest and intellectual enquiry through the study of core cultural, scientific, political and philosophical ideas, the course is an excellent preparation for 6th Form studies and further prepares the most able for entrance to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities thereafter.

‘It is the pathway to expand your perspective of the world and the origins of our civilisation.’

Ellen, Year 11 Matrix Student

For more information about The Matrix of Knowledge, click here to download the course document.


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