Year 10 students achieve a 1:1 for their 'Brilliant Club' research essays
Two small groups of year 10 students have been working with a PhD tutor from the University of Nottingham, focusing on social sciences. They wrote essays over the Easter holidays having done their research previously and were delighted when they received their feedback and marks with many of them getting a 1:1!
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. To do this, the charity mobilises the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools.
The Scholars Programme is designed to raise awareness of higher education as well as aspiration to attend a highly selective university. The programme employs doctoral and post-doctoral researchers on a part-time basis to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils. Through a combination of university trips, in-school tutorials and online resources, the charity supports pupils aged 10-18 to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to highly-selective universities.