Five Year 13 students graduated from their Brilliant Club scholars’ programme on Thursday 25 September 2014. Accompanied by Mr Evans and Mr Kettle, they travelled to the University of Warwick for their graduation ceremony.
The Brilliant Club is a nationwide non-profit organisation that aims to widen access to top universities for high-achieving pupils. In 2013-14, for the first time, selected Gifted & Talented students joined the programme, which sends PhD students into schools. Isleworth & Syon students received four university-style tutorials designed to develop research skills. This particular group was focused on Science. Students were given the responsibility to write extended essays (3,000 words) on their subject, which are graded university-style (First Class, Upper Second Class, and so on) by the PhD student at a Key Stage above where the students are currently working. These were designed to test the students and take them out of their comfort zone.
The five Year 13 students enjoyed a great day at the University of Warwick, beginning with a campus tour from one of their student ambassadors. Students were impressed by the scale of the campus, which covers 600 acres! After this, students took part in a study skills session, learning and discovering some revision techniques which will no doubt prove valuable to them in their examinations. The day concluded with their graduation ceremony, as the boys were given a certificate to honour their achievements. Congratulations in particular to Calvin Kundi and Amar Nandra, who both achieved Distinctions in their essays.
Well done to all the boys for their commitment and dedication to the Brilliant Club programme: Amrit Cheema, Calvin Kundi, Amar Nandra, Josh Norris and Milun Patel.