The Scholars Programme
At the end of March, 23 students from Years 7 and 8 went on a launch trip to the University of Sheffield to be introduced to the 'Scholars programme' run by the Brilliant Club.
The Brilliant Club is the largest university access programme for secondary schools in the UK.
'The Scholars programme' is an eight week programme that places university researchers (PhD tutors) into schools to teach university style tutorials to small groups in STEM, the Arts and Humanities. At the end of the programme students complete a final assignment.
The launch trip included:
- a tour of the University campus
- a study skills session
- a chance to meet and question current students
- their first tutorial with the PhD tutors
The Scholars Programme is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that support progression to highly selective universities and work in partnership with 17 of the countries most selective universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
Mrs Williams commented,