Saint Paul’s Celebrate The Y10 Brilliant Club’s Incredible Achievements at Degree Level in Forensic Science

During the Autumn Term of 18/19, a cohort of Year 10 students from Saint Paul’s were given an incredible opportunity to study a module of degree level Forensic Science: From Crime Scene to Court Room, on the Scholar’s Programme through The Brilliant Club.

Our high flying students were nominated by the Science Department who recognised their talents within the subject and all students clearly relished the opportunity. They attended a launch trip at Sheffield University in November, weekly seminars ran by PHD tutor Lauren Blakely and took full advantage of the lunchtime and after school support offered by Science Teacher  , Mrs D Murray. All students were totally focussed on working towards completing the Forensic Science degree module. Mrs D Murray added: “This really is a remarkable achievement, we are extremely proud of those students who took part in the project. They enjoyed the work and showed so much enthusiasm for each topic.”

Over the Christmas holidays, the students spent their time writing a degree level 2000 word assignment in order to complete the module. They have all received their grades that we as a school community couldn’t be any more proud of, and all have done incredibly well with one student even achieving First Class!

In February, they attended their graduation ceremony at Manchester University to receive their awards accompanied by their families. Miss Hitchen, Careers Lead at Saint Paul’s said, “It has been an amazing process with our students tenaciously working hard and striving for excellence; of which they were accordingly rewarded. A special thanks to their families who have supported their children with this momentous achievement”. One student also represented the school when asked to speak at the ceremony as part of student voice – very brave! Especially in front of such a large audience! And the only school representing Wythenshawe at that particular ceremony.

“The Graduation Ceremony was an exciting and prestigious event marking their remarkable achievements,” commented Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher. “The course was designed to give the students a real experience of university level work. Their positive attitude was extremely useful in helping them to achieve their best and truly benefit from the experience.”

A momentous well done to our ‘Scholar’s Club’ and thanks to Sophie Callin at The Brilliant Club and to GM Higher for supporting the project.