The Charterhouse Academic Scholars’ Programme exists to inspire and enable all pupils to explore independently their full academic potential beyond the curriculum.
We help pupils build the skills to do this and create opportunities for them to use those skills during their time at Charterhouse. Certain skill development and opportunities are tailored to year groups, others are open to everyone across the School.
Opportunities for all
Annual academic investigation theme
The current theme is Creative Thinking. Pupils are given a reading list and get to meet the author of a specific title. There is a termly guest speaker on the theme.
An annual competition, this year following The Economist’s ‘What If’ format
Annual academic day trip
A university open day, academic conference or visit to a city to explore key cultural sites.
Scholars meet with the Head of Scholars twice per term to debate a hot topic or present on their own area of interest.
Pupils receive coaching in parliamentary debating and meet to debate every two weeks.
Opportunities for individual year groups
Year 9 and Year 10
Presentation skills training, debating coaching, public speaking event
Research Project on a topic of their choice
Essay Society (presenting an essay to a small group led by the Head), Speaker Series (15 minute presentation to peer group and academic staff followed by Q&A)