Brilliant students join elite clubPosted: 13th December 2018
Brilliant teenagers from Harlow have submitted their final assignment to Cambridge University.
Year 9 and 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy were selected to take part in the prestigious university’s Brilliant Club.
The students attended a launch event at Corpus Christi College where they were introduced to the Brilliant Club, a university access charity with a mission to increase the number of young people from under-represented backgrounds attending highly selective universities.
They found out about consolidating note-taking to enable them to take productive notes during lectures, before a PhD student explained the programme’s topic of the differences in religion.
Clio Eckersley, lead practitioner in English, said: “Our students had to complete reading and an assignment for homework, as well as completing seminar discussion-lead group work. All of that built up to one final project which will be marked in university style and give them a grade to put on their CVs.
“The Brilliant Club gives students an awareness of university and exposure to Cambridge, in particular. They met with university students and spent time finding out about where they live and what they do in their social time.
“It is very student led, so they had to be very independent and motivated. I have seen the students bring back what they have learnt into our classroom.”
Students submitted their final assignments at the end of this term. A graduation ceremony will be held at King’s College in London in February.