Scholarship Programme

Scholarship Programme

2017 – 2018

Objectives:

  • To provide learning opportunities beyond the formal curriculum
  • To promote critical and analytical thinking skills
  • To promote aspirant learners

 

Outcomes:

  • Programme will positively impact students’ academic performance as measured by the formal curriculum
  • Retention of programme participants at SHS from KS4 to KS5
  • Programme participants will make successful applications (as appropriate) to Russell Group universities

 


Term 1

TOP 3s THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

 

 

SESSION TITLE

STAFF

CONTENT

OUTCOMES

Students will …

Session 1

 

Introduction to the Scholarship Programme

 

HOD

  • Introduction to the Scholarship Programme
  • Discussion of Scholarship Programme  outcomes
  • Confirm meeting time and venue
  • be able to explain the purpose of the Scholarship Programme

 

Session 2

Oxbridge, the Russell Group and A-Level choices

HOD

  • What is Oxbridge?  How and why apply
  • gain a basic understanding of Oxbridge and the application process
  • know what the Russell Group is
  • know a range of factors they should consider when choosing their A-Level subjects

Session 3

 

Top 3 books that changed the literary landscape

AR

  • AR to present on his chosen Top 3 most influential books
  • gain basic knowledge of 3 influential books and understand how they were influential
  • use analytical skills to form, share and justify opinions 

Session 4

 

Top 3 historical events that changed the world

BP

  • BP to present on his chosen Top 3 most influential historical events
  • gain basic knowledge of 3 influential historical events  and understand how they were influential
  • use analytical skills to form, share and justify opinions 

Session 5

Top 3 business people who changed the way we do business

DW

  • DW to present on his chosen Top 3 business people that changed the way we do business
  • gain basic knowledge of 3 influential business people and understand how they were influential
  • use analytical skills to form, share and justify opinions 

Session 6

Top 3 philosophers that changed the way we see the world

CN

  • CN to present on his chosen Top 3 philosophers that changed the way we see the world
  • gain basic knowledge of 3 influential philosophers and understand how they were influential
  • use analytical skills to form, share and justify opinions

Session 7

Top 3 scientific discoveries that changed the world

BB

  • BB to present on his chosen Top 3 most influential scientific discoveries
  • gain basic knowledge of 3 influential scientific inventions  and understand how they were influential
  • use analytical skills to form, share and justify opinions 

 


Term 2

IN SEARCH OF … OUR DEMOCRACY

 

 

SESSION TITLE

STAFF

CONTENT

OUTCOMES

Students will …

Session 1

The story of our democracy

HOD

  • Definition of democracy
  • Evolution of our Constitutional Monarchy
  • How voting became a universal right and not a privilege
  • gain basic knowledge of types of democracy; the evolution of the British constitutional monarchy and the expansion of voting rights

Session 2

Greek Democracy v. Modern Democracy

HOD

  • Athenian style democracy: what did it look like?
  • Some views of Greek philosophers and orators (they weren’t all in favour)
  • How does our democracy compare?
  • Would Athenian style democracy work today?
  • gain basic knowledge of Athenian style democracy; some key Greek philosophers and their contemporary views on democracy
  • form, share and justify opinions on how our modern democracy compares to Athenian style democracy

Session 3

Democracy in America

 

TOD?

  • What does American style democracy look like?
  • Key players and key documents (Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments)
  • Slavery, emancipation and civil rights: a problematic democracy?
  • gain basic knowledge of America’s democracy and government structure
  • gain a basic understanding of America’s  struggle for democracy and equality

Session 4

Rejection of Democracy in Inter-War Europe

BP

  • Why did some European nations reject Democracy in the inter-war years?
  • gain basic knowledge of the reasons why Italy, Germany  and Spain chose autocracy over democracy in the inter-war years
  • form, share and justify opinions on the limits of democracy

Session 5

Democracy and our Human Rights

CN

  • What are Human Rights?
  • Are some rights more important than others? Why?
  • Significant Human Rights documents.
  • Are Human Rights more important than the democratic will? Relationship between democracy and human rights.
  • Set up formal debate for next session?
  • be able to explain the meaning of Human Rights, giving examples
  • gain basic knowledge of the relationship between democracy and Human Rights

Session 6

Debate: should prisoners have the right to vote?

CN

  • Formal debate?
  • form, share and justify opinions on whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote

Session 7

Trip?

 

 

 

 

YEAR 12

 

Autumn Term meetings

 

 

Introduction to the Scholarship Programme: discuss activities/opportunities below and high-light their relevance to students’ university application process.

 

 

Oxbridge and the Russell Group

 

Activities/opportunities to be led by students but supported and monitored by tutors

 

Students to be supported by …

 

EPQ

 

  • Complete EPQ; will enhance independent learning skills, critical thinking and analytical skills; is likely to enhance application to university

A. Steward

Enrichment activity

 

  • If possible, should be relevant to area of proposed study at university

Tutors/Subject teachers

Work experience

  • If possible, should be relevant to area of proposed study at university

Tutors/Subject teachers

Norfolk Summer School hosted by Norwich School

 

Cambridge Shadowing Scheme (residential)

Head of VI Form/Tutors

University Summer Schools (residential)

Head of VI Form/Tutors

Subject Masterclasses

  • Cambridge: online application form.  Open now!
  • UEA: Masterclasses.  Dates TBC.

Tutors

Debate Club

  • Every Thursday.  Room 50.

Mr Nichols/HOD

Reading beyond the curriculum

  • Should be relevant to area of proposed study at university
  • To be quoted in personal statement (but must be prepared to discuss at interview)

Subject teachers to recommend supplementary reading

Interview practise

  • Mock interviews for Oxbridge applicants at Gresham’s School

HOD

Extras

  • University essay competitions for Year 12 students.  Go online and research.
  • Competitions?
  • Trips relevant to area of proposed study at university
  • TED talks
  • Online courses (www.futurelearn.com)
  • UEA Lectures
  • Gresham’s Sixth Form Enrichment Lectures