During Michaelmas term the Third Form Scholars and Exhibitioners meet weekly to discuss and debate questions about a short story which they have read. The purpose of the meetings are to provide a forum for intellectually curious students to share their thoughts and get to know each other.
Academic scholars are encouraged to take an active role in the school’s academic extension programme, part of which involves participating in clubs and societies. With this in mind during Lent term the Third Form Scholars have taster sessions with a range of societies, including Cakespeare, SetZero Maths Club, History and Geography with the aim of encouraging them to identify one or two which they would like to attend regularly.
Third Form Scholars also receive three hours of training by an external debating coach either with the intention of them joining the Debating Society or just developing this key skill.
The Scholars are introduced to a range of intellectually challenging activities such as deductive logic and linear B.
Promoting academic aspirations is an important part of the scholarship programme and in March the Third Form Scholars visit Oxford.