Imperial Sutton Scholars
Imperial Sutton Scholars is a brand new two-and-a-half year programme for high-attaining KS3 students.
Launching in spring 2017, the programme aims to inspire students to study STEM subjects by learning about coding, programming and the application of these skills in the sciences and engineering.
What will the programme involve?
In Year 1 students will take part in:
- a launch event
- student/parent coding challenge
- a summer challenge activity day
During their second year (Year 8) students will be introduced to new technology over a series of six on-campus days. These are designed to advance and refine their programming skills.
They will have the chance to demonstrate the skills they have gained during the Grand Summer Challenge at the end of the year.
The final year (Year 9) will begin with a weekend residential at our South Kensington Campus.
Further campus days will follow throughout the 2018–19 academic year to support the students' continued advancement of coding knowledge and skills and to inspire them into further STEM studies.
Who can take part?
60 Year 7 students will be chosen from participating schools for the programme's launch in spring 2017.
We will invite eligible secondary state schools in Greater London to take part in the Sutton Scholars programme during the autumn of 2016. Participation will be based on a range of factors, including:
- having relatively low levels of GCSE attainment and progression to university
- relatively high levels of deprivation
More information about the programme will be available shortly.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email the Imperial Sutton Scholars team.