GCSE’s can be very hard for any young person, even more so when your home environment makes it harder to study. Since the last two years Reedham’s Children Trust has worked with Oasis Academy Coulsdon and Reed’s school, to support a small group year 11 students with 1-2-1 Maths and English revision tutoring.

Our GCSE SUCCESS PROJECT is customised to give students more time and attention in a unique learning environment, with less people which helps students to focus and feel under less pressure.

Please consider supporting this project with a donation, to help a young person fulfil their potential.

A donation of £10 could provide a young person with expert Maths tuition for one hour, from a specialised tutor.

Who we help: Students that take part in the project are supported because they are under performing in their GCSE Maths and English, due to their home situation.

Criteria for placements include:

  • Those with caring responsibilities

  • Those living with mental or physical disabilities- either themselves or a family member

  • Those with parents with drug or alcohol addictions

  • Those within the schools Pupil Premium plan that have been identified as disadvantaged or vulnerable, or, other difficulties preventing them from learning

“A good education is a fortune a child can never spend”
Andrew Reed, founder of Reedham Children’s Trust

Did you know?

According to the House of Commons library, 23% of young people without any qualifications are NEET (Not in education or employment) as compared to 9% of those who have GCSEs *.

Helping a young person pass their GCSE’s will also:

  • Help improve their earnings. Those who pass their GCSE English and Maths earn £2,000 more per year than those who don’t.

  • Help them gain a better chance of employment. Many employers would not consider an applicant without these two GCSE’s (Learn Direct report that people with low maths skills are twice as likely to be unemployed).

  • Help these young people communicate better and understand the world around them, helping them have more control over key skills such as finances.

  • Help to improve their health and well-being. Studies show that higher levels of literacy and numeracy are linked to better health and a longer lifespan. These skills also have a positive impact on their mental health****.


**** https://www.weston.ac.uk/news/why-are-english-and-maths-skills-so-important-0
*****https://www.learndirect.com/blog/why-are-english-and-maths-important

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