The Brilliant Club – Scholars Programme
Treorchy Comprehensive School is very excited to announce that we are working with the Brilliant Club this year. During the autumn term, 12 of our Year 9 pupils are going to be taking part in The Scholars Programme, run by the Brilliant Club. This is a programme designed to support pupils to develop skills and knowledge to make ambitious and successful applications to universities, should that be what they decide to do. At the same time pupils will be developing great academic skills to support their school work day to day.
Last year, The Brilliant Club worked with over 12,000 pupils across the UK and in an independent evaluation of the programme’s impact, UCAS found taking part made it “significantly more likely” pupils would progress to a highly-selective university compared to a control group of pupils with matched characteristics.
Pupils enrolled on The Scholars Programme work with a PhD researcher on a university style module, based on the researcher’s world-leading expertise. The programme is pitched at the Key Stage above where pupils are currently studying and is designed to develop pupils’ written and verbal communication, critical thinking and metacognition, through exciting, supra-curricular content.
As well as studying with a PhD researcher, pupils will attend two leading universities to get a taste of University life and to launch and graduate from the programme. Our 12 pupils will be visiting the University of Bath on November 6th 2018.
Year 9 pupils taking on the programme this term are:
Tamzin Jones, Gruffydd Price, Isobel Davies, Emmie Greenfield, Mollie Banner, Amelia Law, Isobel Vaughan, Jesse Holt, Olivia Saye, Jasmine Taylor, Morgan Parsons, Liam Miles
For more information please contact Mrs K. Astley – MAT Co-ordinator or visit the website which has information for pupils and parents: https://thebrilliantclub.org/