Scholars Programme

The Scholars’ Programme is aimed at high performing able students. Students work with PhD researchers from top performing universities and are able to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to a highly-selective University.
How does it work?
The Scholars’ Programme begins with a launch trip at a University where students meet their PhD Tutor and take part in their first tutorial. Over the course of the programme students will take part in University-style tutorials within school. The students will submit an extended final assignment and that will be graded on the university grid. The certificates will be awarded at another highly selective University in a graduation ceremony.
Who is it for?
The Scholars’ Programme is offered to our most able students in year 7, 9 and 10. Assemblies will be held to explain the opportunity and students are invited to apply for a place. Applications are in the form of a personal statement and students need to explain their motivation and passion for learning and how they will demonstrate their commitment.
What will they study?
Some of the areas of research have included:

  • Fighting in Feathers: Native Americans in World War II
  • Is Ebola the Next International Pandemic?
  • Why are roads bumpy?
  • Machine Learning and Big Data: Improving Coin Sorting Efficiency
  • Ballads, Banquets and Bling: Conspicuous Consumption in Early Modern England
  • Volcanic Hazards – Interactions of people and volcanoes
  • Dual Tasking During Gait, Brain Function and Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease

The exact area of study is dependent on the expertise possessed by the researcher assigned to the school by the organisers.

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