Academic Enrichment

The Brilliant Club

The school has joined the Brilliant Club Scholars Programme which provides pupils with 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.

It is structured around seven tutorials, complemented by two trips to highly-selective universities. Twelve pupils are in one placement, taught in two smaller groups of six. Pupils work 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.