The Future Scholar Awards (formally known as Dux Awards scheme) recognises and rewards high performing pupils in year 9 (14-year-olds). It will encourage higher aspirations by inviting one high-performing pupil from every secondary school to visit a Russell Group university, accompanied by a teacher or another member of school staff
Plans to develop 2014 Future Scholar Awards are in progress and schools will need to start thinking about which of their year 9 pupils would benefit from this great opportunity. We expect registration will begin towards the end of the 2013 autumn term.
Over 700 schools took part in the scheme in 2012. Read the feedback from pupils and teachers.
All expenses associated with the visits are being reimbursed by the Department. This includes:
Find out more about the Russell Group universities involved in the Future Scholar Awards (formally known as Dux Awards scheme).
Answers to some general questions about the Future Scholar Awards.
The schools network website provides the gifted and talented network. The network aims to provide members with interesting ideas from lead schools, as well as relevant updates. Any school can join free-of-charge.
The National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) supports the work of teachers in providing appropriate education for pupils of high ability.
Introduction to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), which helps, supports and encourages gifted children and their parents. It includes guidance for joining the association.
The Russell Group represents 20 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.