The programme will provide scholars with
- Exposure to a breadth of areas of study that they would not necessarily encounter within the syllabus
- Opportunities to explore subjects at a depth beyond that which is typically learned in the classroom
- Enrichment opportunities to work collaboratively and as role models to their peers and younger students
- Opportunities to be coached and mentored
These opportunities will include participation and engagement in a variety of settings, including: lectures and conferences (such as the Bath Educational Trust Gifted and Talented Conference), group discussions, practical work, project work (such as the Higher Project Qualification), trips (such as to Oxford University and the Houses of Parliament), regular scholars meetings and essay competitions.
All members of the Academic Excellence Programme are expected to be both role models and ambassadors for the academic life of the school.
Year 12 academic scholars will mentor younger students via the school’s Academic Mentoring system. Year 10 academic scholars will be expected to complete the Higher Project Qualification.