Golf Centre of Excellence
At GEMS FirstPoint School we provide students with an outstanding environment to achieve excellence in education alongside an Elite Golf Programme.
Working exclusively alongside the Claude Harmon Performance Golf Academy at The Els Club, Sports City, we offer a bespoke curriculum to elite level golfers, allowing them to gain qualifications both academically and vocationally without impacting on their training and coaching development. Providing a pathway into the professional game through scholarships to university or professional coaching centres.
Features of the Programme
- A bespoke curriculum - students will be given the opportunity to gain their GCSEs and A-Levels whilst still playing at the level they need to.
- Pastoral care and support to ensure students are managing their schedules and maintain excellence in both their golf and their education.
- Personalised time table for each student enrolled in the programme.
- Understanding from class teachers of pressures and demands in golf for elite performers.
- Regular communication between school and home regarding performance in school.
- Currently available to students from 11 - 18 years old.
Elite Golfer Scholarships
Scholarships for Elite Golfers are available. Student applications for a golf scholarship will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. The programme will be reviewed every year to ensure continuous excellence.
To be eligible for renewal, students must meet the following criteria:
- Attain required progress grades in all subjects.
- Maintain course pacing requirements, completing courses on time without extensions.
- Meet attendance requirements as identified in the student handbook.
- Participate in all mentoring meetings and activities unless excused by the mentor.
- Awardees must agree to represent their school in their area of specialism.