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Scholars' Vision

Posted at 3:10 pm on 16th December, 2019

The Vision

The vision behind our St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Scholars' programme, is to offer more of our young people the opportunity to find their true vocation and passion in life, so that they can "live life to the full". We have high aspirations for our pupils and the aim is to provide unique experiences, which inspire and motivate them. The course will develop their character strengths, understanding of how their brain works, improve their confidence and communication skills and broaden their horizons. We want to nurture a sense of wonder and questioning in our students and to help develop their cognitive skills to enable them to reach their academic potential. The programme is a combination of class led sessions and enrichment experiences.


University and Cathedral visits

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We have developed strong links with superb local sixth form colleges, Carmel and Cronton, and with some of the best universities in the country. These links will ensure that our students have a greater awareness of academic and career progression, as well as fostering a lifelong love of learning. Our partnerships are aimed at encouraging students and parents to be ambitious about their futures and to "Dream Big." Parents, as well as pupils, will have the opportunity to visit universities as we try and broaden horizons and bust myths around university enrolment.

It is hoped and has proved thus far, that by developing the course, it has led to the growth of opportunity throughout the whole school. This is clear in English masterclasses from Carmel College staff, the university trips for year 7, Personal Development talks, links with University of Liverpool Maths School, mentoring programmes form the University of Liverpool, History trips and Computing trips as well as HE assemblies in all years.

We will offer a varied set of opportunities to our Scholars over a 4-year period, from yr7 until the end of year 10. We want pupils and parents to feel that there is a clear pathway towards excellent apprenticeships and Higher Education.


We are currently working with the following organisations and are working to extend this:

University of Liverpool
John Moores University
Oxford University
Edge Hill University
Carmel college
Cronton College
Confucius Institute Edge Hill University
Maths School University of Liverpool
Liverpool University Classics department
IntoFilm charity
Museums and Galleries of Liverpool.
Liverpool Philharmonic
Amnesty International
University of Law, Chester.

What our pupils say:

"It has opened my eyes to different opportunities."
"It has given me useful tips on revision techniques."
" I have learned about different careers available and what it would be like to attend university."
" I can be whatever I want if I work hard enough and show how determined I am."



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