In the Spring term selected students from Year 9 are going to be taking part in The Scholars Programme, run by The Brilliant Club (Registered Charity Number 1147771). This is a programme designed to help you develop skills and knowledge so that you can make ambitious and successful applications to universities in the future. At the same time, you will be developing great academic skills to support your school work.
Although university may not be for everyone, The Scholars Programme aims to give you an experience of university learning to help you make an informed decision about your future.
The Programme will not only widen your understanding of university, it will also develop a range of valuable, transferable skills which will help you no matter what you do after leaving school.
Last year, The Brilliant Club worked with over 12,000 pupils across the UK and in an independent evaluation of the programme’s impact, UCAS found taking part made it “significantly more likely” students would progress to a highly-selective university.
Students enrolled on The Scholars Programme work with a PhD researcher on a university style module, based on the researcher’s world-leading expertise. The programmes are pitched at a Key Stage above where pupils are currently studying and are designed to develop pupils’ written and verbal communication, critical thinking and metacognition, through exciting, supra-curricular content.
As well as studying with a PhD researcher, pupils will attend two leading universities to get a taste of university life and to launch and graduate from the programme.
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