Brilliant Year 10s Graduate From University Programme
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Year 10 students enjoyed a university-style graduation ceremony after completing the school’s Scholar’s Programme.
The group have been working on university-level work since October as part of Brilliant Club, with a specific focus on Digital Capitalism and Modern Society.
During this time, they have enjoyed working with their own university PhD mentor from Manchester Metropolitan University who is researching Digital Politics - specifically, global digital capitalism, imperialism, and Africa. The research interrogates the histories of economic systems (from feudal times to the present), empires, and their relationship to the current geopolitics of technology. Students have had the opportunity to explore these concepts with their tutor, while completing assignments alongside their own GCSE work in school.
Students attended a virtual graduation ceremony where they received certificates and even enjoyed the traditional throwing of their graduation mortar boards to celebrate completion of the course.
Assistant Principal Mrs Milnes said: “I am so proud of all the students who have completed this programme and they fully deserve the recognition they have received for their perseverance, resilience and determination to stretch themselves.
“I would like to thank Greater Manchester Higher for supporting us with Brilliant Club – it has offered our students an invaluable insight into higher education and has given them a real enthusiasm to continue their studies into university and beyond.”
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