The Brilliant Club, Scholars Programme provides pupils aged 8-18 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, supporting them to make an informed choice at 18 but also to ensure they develop the skills needed to excel in their next phase of education.
The programme is structured around seven tutorials, complemented by two trips to highly-selective universities. Pupils work in groups towards completing a challenging final assignment, which is marked and moderated using university grades. Schools can take part in placements in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, with each placement lasting around eight weeks.
These Year 9 students are graduating today, having completed their studies by submitting their thesis and defending it in a viva style discussion. We are very PROUD of all of them.