On Thursday 26th January a group of More Able and Talented students graduated from The Scholars Programme, a scheme designed to challenge students academically. 12 students from Years 8 and 9 participated in the programme, attending in-house seminars led by a PHD tutor from St Martins University in London. The seminars covered a range of topics, challenging students to apply philosophical and physiological theories to well-known texts such as Harry potter. It also helped developed their independent study skills by replicating university style teaching. Students completed a 1200 word essay where all students received either a 2:1 or a 1:1 for their written work.