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The Brilliant Club

Posted on: November 30th 2015


We are happy to announce thatThe Brilliant Club and Scholars Programme will be available to our year 9 and 10 students in the New Year.

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to widen access to highly selective universities. Through the Scholars Programme, The Brilliant Club works to achieve its goal of closing the gap between privately educated and state educated pupils who progress onto highly selective universities. The Scholars Programme comprises a series of academic, small-group tutorials delivered by our doctoral or post-doctoral researchers – our PhD Tutors – to high performing pupils in non-selective state schools and sixth form colleges.

These tutorials are designed to emulate university-style learning, and at Key Stages 4 and 5 the programmes are based on the PhD Tutor’s own field of research. The programmes are designed to stretch pupils to work at a Key Stage above. We believe that the tutorials, along with the launch trip and graduation event, help to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to make informed choices when applying to top universities, and ultimately to secure a place at a highly selective university.

We are currently running this programme with selected neighbouring primary schools and our year 7 and 8 students. Students have stated that they are enjoying the challenge and working in small groups. They are all eagerly awaiting the news regarding what university they will be attending for their graduation event in the New Year.