The Brilliant Club

We are delighted to announce that a selection of Year 9 students were asked to particpate in the Scholars Programme, one of the core programmes run by our partnership with The Brilliant Club, a university access charity.

The Scholars Programme provides pupils the opportunity to work with a PhD researcher to experience university-style learning. It helps them to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to secure a place at a highly-selective university.  

The students were allocated a PhD student, Diana Williams, as their tutor and studied a programme on British Prime Ministers during the Post-War Years. Students attended weekly tutorials (one face to face, the rest online) and were given homework tasks.

The students had to submit a final assignment after Christmas.

6 of the 12 students completed their assessments with the following fantastic grades awarded:

Aoife Phelan (1st)

Elena Burger (1st)

Christopher Shearlock (2:1)

Joshua Daborn-Mann (2:1)

Alex McDougall (2:1)

Nia Hanspal (2:1)

We hope to be invited to a university for a graduation event later in the year!

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