Academic Scholars

Supportive Monitoring

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
Chinese proverb

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
B.B. King

These quotations serve as a useful guide to the aims and activities of the group.

Close, regular and supportive monitoring of a Scholar’s academic progress is a key element of the process but this is accompanied by a series of activities designed to challenge and extend the pupils beyond their academic parameters.

Special Events

Usually though not exclusively in year groups, the Scholars are invited to varied events within and outside school. Highlights include attendance at a televised Royal Institution Christmas Lecture: Sparks will fly: How to hack your home given by the inspirational Professor Danielle George and Read Yourself Fitter- a literary talk by Andy Miller author of The Year of Reading Dangerously at the Brighton Festival.

The younger pupils participate in science experiments beyond the usual curriculum and a number of them enjoyed the intellectual quandaries of a Sussex Mathematical Association lecture about invisible objects.