Stockland Green students have had a real opportunity over this term to be involved again in the ‘The Brilliant Club’. This is an award winning charity that seeks to increase fair access to highly-selective universities. It is a national programme which currently works with over 5,000 students in 200 schools across the country and 20 of the top third of universities in the UK!
The Scholars programme focuss
es on developing advanced skills including independent study, critical thinking and communication skills; enabling students to reach their maximum potential in English. The programme is designed to replicate the university experience and consists of a series of six university-style tutorials, two study skills workshops and a final assignment. The tutorials are delivered once a week during school hours, by a PhD tutor from a selected University.
On Saturday 6th February thirteen of our Year 8 students, who have completed an extended final assignment that had challenged them to work above their current key stage, together with two members of our staff had the privilege of attending a graduation event at the University of Warwick. This involved a tour of the campus, a study skills session and the chance for the students to meet and ask questions of current students and admissions staff at the university. During the day they also took part in a formal certification ceremony where they received a certificate to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements on the programme. Parents were also invited to this special event
Our thirteen students have worked exceptionally hard over the last few months to complete a range of assignments including a 1500 words essay. Two students Samirah and Cara both achieved a First Class Honours in their assignment. Samirah also received a special award for her effort and achievement in gaining 73/80 in the final task. Every student was congratulated on their hard work and success.
Miss Gubbins said ‘It was a fantastic opportunity and our students have gained and developed many skills which they will have for life’
It was a very proud day for students, their parents and of course Stockland Green School