Ages 8-12

The Scholars Programme provides young pupils with an experience of university-style learning through seven tutorials and two trips to the most competitive universities. They are supported by a PhD tutor, teaching a topic based on their current research.

Primary Schools

What does The Scholars Programme offer to younger pupils?

  • Stretches and challenges pupils before end of year assessments (such as the SATS, SNAS, Welsh national tests and the CCEA assessments)or supports transition to the next phase of learning.
  • Small tutorial groups encourage collaboration and develops verbal reasoning.
  • Develops critical-thinking and problem solving skills, encouraging pupils to refine and support their own opinions and logic.
  • Introduces the concept of university and university-style learning in an accessible and supportive environment.

“…thank you wholeheartedly for the amazing opportunity that The Brilliant Club has given to my 9 year old daughter… She found the whole experience from start to finish simply amazing! It has challenged her, intrigued her, educated her yet most importantly inspired her!”

What could younger pupils study on The Scholars Programme?

Our community of more than 1,000 PhD tutors is what makes The Brilliant Club unique. For some pupils, the only doctor they may have ever met is in a medical setting, but our programmes open up the world of academic research and give young people the opportunity to study university-level work in an accessible manner.  

Every PhD tutor is trained in basic tutorial pedagogy to transform their research into an engaging course of tutorials. Primary pupils in previous programmes have been introduced to university-style education covering the Humanities, the Social Sciences and STEM subjects including:

  • ‘The Healthy Heart’
  • ‘Invasion, Integration and Identity – Britain in the Eleventh and Twelfth
  • ‘Lying with Statistics versus Capturing the Truth’
  • ‘Power to the people? Democracy in Britain’

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