The Scholar Programme Information

S3’s to Graduate University!


Before Christmas, the science department selected 12 of our S3 pupils to take part in The Scholars Programme, an academic programme run by The Brilliant Club who are a widening access to education charity, with the mission of widening access for outstanding pupils in non-selective state schools to the United Kingdom’s most selective universities.


The Scholars Programme involved the pupils working closely with a PhD Tutor, who was currently studying to gain a PhD, in a series of small group university-style tutorials. This was a unique opportunity for the pupils to experience university-style teaching and to study a ‘super-curricular’ course that explored ‘The Physics of Light: How we can use LASERs to cure disease’. 


As well as taking part in the in-school tutorials, the pupils had to complete an extended final assignment that challenged them to work above and beyond their current level at school.  The pupils excelled at this challenge and completed a piece of work that the PhD tutor was extremely impressed with, so much so that she awarding 2 pupils with a 1st class pass – with distinction. 


The pupils have now been invited to attend their Graduation at the University of Edinburgh to celebrate their success in this programme. 


Massive well done to all the pupils who took part.  We can’t wait to watch you graduate!



NLC Creative Residency Exhibition 2019

The Art and Design Department are delighted to share the news that work from both S5 Pupils Bobbi Andrew and Lucinda Marsh is currently being featured in the NLC Creative Residency Exhibition at Summerlee Heritage Museum. The Pupils produced outstanding fine art outcomes through the medium of paint and photography during their week long residency in June 2018. The Exhibition runs from from 17th January 2019 to 24th February 2019. Congratulations to both Bobbi and Lucinda on this excellent achievement.

Digital Day 2018

Bellshill Academy Senior Pupils made the winners shortlist for the Bima Digital Day 2018 Design Challenges. Pupils from Art and Design, Photography, Business and Graphic Communication Courses participate in the national Digital Day Event each year. This was a fantastic achievement for our Pupils and a great recognition of their creativity and hard work on the day. Bellshill Academy partnered with Digital Industry Equator and made it on to the shortlist in the BIMA Digital Day Vodafone challenge. With over 150 schools taking part making it to final list was a significant achievement. A huge congratulations to all Pupils involved.

Bellshill Academy Bronze Final Expedition

This years Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group took part in their final expedition in the Campsie Hills and have all successfully achieved their Bronze Award. The group started in The Clachan of Campsie and navigated their way through Strathblane and finished their route in Killearn. The group camped overnight at Auchengillan and spent the evening roasting marshmallows over the open fire. The group used all the navigation and camp craft skills they developed over the year and showed real resilience to succeed, especially when the midges started to bite. The group were accompanied on the expedition by Mr Snelling and Mrs Carrigan and both were very impressed with the maturity shown by the group.

Congratulations on achieving your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award – Craig Peters, Josh Thompson, Liam McDougall, Luc Zadok, Gary Rankine, Guy Williamson, Lee Gilchrist, Dean Walker and Ellie Birch.