The High Flyer Programme launched on Wednesday 13th October with an introduction to study skills and attributes required for top universities.


This academic programme for all more able students in Years 9 and 10 is led by Aspire Champions from our Sixth Form. The programme aims to give students the experience of university-style learning. Aspire Champions teach university-style tutorials to groups of six students, based around supra-curricular topics designed to stretch and challenge our students.


In this year’s project, students will have the opportunity to explore immunity and vaccinations and launch a Vaccine Programme for a particular country. Weekly tutorials run every Wednesday from 3-4pm for 5 weeks.


At the end of the programme, students will complete a final assignment of 2000 words, which will be marked in university style, with pupils receiving a first, 2:1, 2:2.


Our thanks to the 36 Aspire Champions in Years 12 and 13 for leading the sessions with such professionalism and for being superb role models for our younger students.