At De La Salle, we have been working over the past number of years with The Scholars Programme
At De La Salle, we have been working over the past number of years with The Scholars Programme. These sessions are aimed at Year 9 students who we believe could succeed at a top UK university. This is the 4th cohort that I have been involved with and I am truly amazed at the calibre of work that students continue to produce.
The Brilliant Club as it is more locally known is a programme in that PhD tutors teach students on a range of topics. We have been very lucky this year to have worked with two tutors both of which have expressed their pleasure in teaching a group of talented enthusiastic individuals.
The spring cohort has recently completed their graduation celebrating their remarkable achievements. Students are marked using university grades and I am very pleased to announce that all 12 students completed the course to a high standard, with one of our students achieving a 1:1, and another 5 students each achieving a 2:1’s. These are outstanding achievements for Year 9 students. I can see bright futures for all of the students who have completed the course.
Later this year the summer cohort will graduate and I know that I will be extolling the same sense of achievement and pride as previous cohorts. In the autumn term, we hope to visit Cambridge University to show students what opportunities their hard work and determination could provide.