Brilliant Club Launch Trip

We have been extremely fortunate to offer twelve Year 7 students a
place on the ‘Brilliant Club’. The Scholars Programme is an in-school
academic programme for selected students. It is designed to give students
exposure to a genuine academic environment and to experience learning in the style of a university student. Students will be working closely with a PhD tutor in a series of small group university-style tutorials to study a ‘super-curricular’ course that explores science topics they may not usually study in the school curriculum.

Our twelve students attended the launch trip to the University of
Cambridge, Clare College on Friday 15th March where our students had the opportunity to meet their PhD tutor and students from other schools.Students were very engaged in the various activities that were delivered and showed great enthusiasm when completing various tasks.

The tour of the University excited the students and motivated them further with their aspirations. The PhD tutor also commended the group of students on their efforts, enthusiasm and knowledge when completing their first tutorial. In this course, students will explore answers to the question “Why are we here?” from different perspective. Students will debate the final assignment question: Do you think it is important to answer the question “why are we here?” scientifically or philosophically, or are they both important?

The next set of tutorials will take place every week at our school and finish off with a graduation trip upon submission of their final assignment at another Russell group university. This is an extremely exciting programme for our more able students. Congratulations to the students listed below for gaining a place on the Scholars Programme following an application and interview process.

The students involved are; Ram 9HAM, Theo 7BEM, Dnega 7BOR, Shivam 7CHR, Liya 7CHR, Esha 7HAR, Shive 7HAS, Georgia 7BOR, Harsh 7BEM, Widad 7BEM, Rishika 7MES, Shruthiy 7MES