Bingley Grammar School

23.03.21

Brilliant_Club_-_1200-765The Brilliant Club Results

Last term our Brilliant Club students in Years 8, 9 and 12 did amazingly well. Miss Pugh and their PhD tutors were extremely proud.

The Scholar's program, run by the social mobility organization the Brilliant Club, aims to help students aspire to attend high achieving universities.

Ordinarily the groups would attend a launch event at the University of Manchester where they would get a taste of student life and sample some seminars and tutoring sessions there. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing restrictions we were unable to offer that aspect but we hope the groups still gained a lot from the experience.

The sessions ran for 5 weeks and our students studied one of the 3 topics below:

KS3 STEM - Disease Detectives

KS3 Art & Humanities - The history and the impact of the French Revolution

KS5 - The Writer at Work: Expatriate Voices in The Paris Review Interviews

The PhD tutors, Lucy, Emily and Rathi said they the groups worked really hard and had some awesome ideas in the tutorials. 

Lucy was really impressed with how the students analysed texts and Rathi loved the presentations students gave about how to control a virus in front of their tutorial group. Rathi said they were very informative!

The average grade was a high 2:1 with 5 students (Maisy-Rose J and Lucy C in Year 8, Sumaya S in Year 9 and Rowan R and Leo M in Year 12) gaining 1sts!

Well done to everyone who took part!

Sadly the students can't go to the University of Manchester like they normally would to 'graduate' from the Scholars Programme but we are hoping to host an online event to celebrate their success this term. Watch this space!

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