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Broadoak College

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College A High Performing Specialist School

01934 422000

The Brilliant Club

The Scholars Programme is an eight week programme which places university researchers, called 'PhD Tutors', in schools where they teach university-style tutorials to groups of six pupils.

Some of these researchers currently act as lecturers to students at university level, so it is a unique opportunity for your child to experience university-style teaching. Pupils will start the programme with a trip to a leading university to learn more about life as a student and have their first tutorial.

At the end of the programme pupils complete a final assignment of 1,000-1,500 words. This will be an academic challenge for your child, and all pupils that submit a final assignment are invited to a celebratory Graduation Event, again at a leading university, to congratulate them on their achievement.

Visit to Bristol University with The Brilliant Club - Tuesday 1st November 2016

12 Broadoak students from years eight and nine have been offered the opportunity to participate in this programme,  designed to raise aspirations of attending Higher Education establishments by giving students a taste of university-style learning.

The students began the programme with a launch trip to Bristol University on Tuesday 1st November, where they were able to meet their PHD tutor Bethany Lamont and tour the esteemed buildings with current university students.  The day also included sessions on independent study skills and an Information, Advice and Guidance session on university courses.  One student commented that the tour was “great fun”.  Students also enjoyed their first seminar on villains in Disney texts. 

As part of the programme, students will undertake 5 seminars on applying critical theory to texts which cumulates in a 1500 word assignment to show their learning.  In 2017, students will be able to “graduate” at another highly selective university. 


Please see the links below for further information on the Scholars Programme and The Brilliant Club:

For information for parents / carers, please click here.

For information for students, please click here.

For information on the reflective journal for students, please click here.