Our Secondary Programme gives your year 10-13 pupils the chance to work with a university undergraduate and focus on one GCSE or A Level subject that they'd like to improve in. University students coach individual pupils for one hour a week over the course of half a term in school, helping them become independent and resilient learners. In the short term, this means improving their grades, their confidence and their expectations. 

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coached by Relatable Role models

Trained in coaching skills and working with young people, our coaches are enthusiastic about education whilst having a genuine understanding of the academic pressure that pupils are under. With just a few years between them, pupils benefit from an open and equal relationship with their coach. 

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tailored academic support in school

Our academic coaches meet pupils in school at the same time each week. They plan a 60 minute session around a topic that their coachee wants to improve in. Our sessions use self-directed learning to increase self awareness, pupil's evaluate how they learn best. 

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awareness of university environment

We run Launch Trips and Graduation Trips on university campuses as part of our 7 week programmes. Pupils have the chance to explore campus in their own time and with their peers rather than being led by an adult so that they get a sense of what going to university is really like, including what it's like to join a society.

I have definitely learnt more about the subject I was coached in, more about university and more about my future.
— Sabrina, Year 12 student at ARK Evelyn Grace Academy, London