Scholar’s Programme

Brilliant Club

The Scholar’s Programme

The  Scholar’s Programme supports pupils in developing the knowledge, skills and ambition to secure places at highly selective universities. This is achieved through placing PhD and post-doctoral researchers into schools to deliver a series of university style tutorials. The PhD Tutor will have or be studying for their 3rd degree!

They have been chosen because they are passionate about their subject; have lots of knowledge about university and can help develop academic skills. Students from James Hornsby were taught in small groups giving greater opportunity to develop questions, partake in debates and develop their own ideas on a range of topics. After each session there is a marked piece of Homework. The programme starts and finishes with a University trip to a highly selective university and culminates with a 1500 to 2500 word essay depending on the Key stage.

UCAS have recently carried out a study comparing destinations of students on the Scholars Programme to those of a similar group. It found that 58% of Ever6FSM pupils that completed the programme in the past have progressed to highly competitive Universities; compared to only 11% of similar pupils nationally.


Year 10 students studied Genetics with a PHD student form Cambridge University. Students successfully submitted their two thousand word assignments in January. The Brilliant club graduation was due to be held at King’s College London but was postponed due to the poor weather conditions. A KS3 cohort is due to start in the summer term.
SB 2.1         BS 2.2         MM 3rd       LC WTP
MJ 2.1         AS 2.2         AS 3rd
DP 2.1        DN 2.2
LP 2.1         RW 2.2
CD 2.1
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