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Insight Discover is a programme that students follow from Year 7 through to Year 8 and aims to develop key academic skills, such as metacognition and self-efficacy, to support them in their academic work. In addition, the programme introduces students to university and the options which are available to them in the future.

During the programme, students will visit the University of Cambridge, one other university and work on three projects before graduating at the end of Year 8. In Year 7 and Year 8 students take part in an e-mentoring programme, where undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge support the participants to complete a project over a period of 7-8 weeks. Each project cumulates in a Project Showcase in which students have the opportunity to present their work and share it with others.

Insight Discover is a collaborative programme with The Brilliant Club and in the final part of Insight Discover our participants take part in the Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme. Here participants have the opportunity to work with PhD students, who works with the students in school over a period of 7 weeks. The programme is designed to challenge highly able students, and cumulates in them producing a university style essay.

We are proud to be working closely with both schools and supporters on Insight Discover. Each school working with us has a Lead Contact who liaises with our Project Coordinator. In addition, we maintain close contact with parents and supporters throughout the programme and encourage parents and carers to actively involve themselves in the projects.  A number of our events are run in the local area, in the evening so that we are able to celebrate our Insight Discover student’s achievements with families.

Insight Discover students are able to progress on to Insight Explore in Year 9.

This is a school based programme, and Insight Discover students must attend one of the participating schools we work with across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and West Norfolk. Schools are responsible for selecting students to join the programme, based on a number of criteria. 

Contact Insight Discover

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Insight Discover Team
T 01223 766872
E insightdiscover@admin.cam.ac.uk