A select group of twelve Sixth Form students attended Warwick University on Monday for the launch of their ‘Scholars Programme’. The Programme is delivered by trained PhD students from a research university or institute, and involves two university trips and four in-school tutorials for students in the fields of the Arts and Humanities, Social Science and STEM.
The in-school tutorials take place over consecutive weeks and last for 75 minutes each. The tutorials follow a course which has been designed by the PhD student around their own, cutting-edge research, and are designed to push the students to develop the academic skills they will need to secure places at highly selective universities.
Students finish the course by producing an extended essay assignment of 2,500 words which must be submitted by 6 August and which is marked using criteria from the Key Stage above their current level and given a university-style grade (1st, 2.i etc.), along with extensive feedback from their tutor to allow them to reflect on and improve their performance.
Good luck to all twelve students!