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The Brilliant Club Scholar's Programme

Posted on: 23/07/2018

This year twelve Charles Dickens School students (6 x Y9 and 6 x Y10) attended Goldsmiths, University of London, in order to graduate from the Brilliant Club Scholars programme.

Students started the Scholars Programme by attending the University of Sussex as a launch trip where they discovered more about university and the academic skill of referencing.  Over the next months, back at school, they regularly had seminars with a PhD Tutor from the University of Kent, the focus being on the Tutor’s specialist subject of the media as well as developing the students’ academic skills.

The programme culminated in each student producing a 2,500 word essay and each student completed the work to go on to achieve a pass or above.

The experience offered through The Brilliant Club gave students a much greater understanding of academic study and university life. It has already made some of them focus on university as the pathway for them.  One student commented:  “The Scholars Programme helped me get an understanding of what university would be like, and I loved visiting all the campuses.”

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