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Brilliant scholars graduate with flying colours

Published on 17/05/18

Ten Lowestoft students have completed a challenging study programme inspiring them to aim for the highest academic achievements.

The pupils from East Point Academy graduated from the Brilliant Club course at a ceremony held at the University of East Anglia on Saturday, May 12 after a rigorous programme of study led by a PhD student.

Five of the students received a first for their final assignments, the highest mark available.

During the course they studied various topics, learning how to interpret and critique key texts and building their debating and analytical skills.

They also enjoyed a tour of Cambridge University, giving them a taste of life as a student.

The Brilliant Club pairs PhD students with state schools to increase the number of young people from under-represented backgrounds applying to the best universities.

Principal Richard Dolding said: “At East Point we support our students to have the highest aspirations, and that includes aiming for the top universities in the country. 

“Our Brilliant Club scholars have been enthused and inspired by this course, and their fantastic results reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies.”