2023 marks a significant milestone for Get Further as we celebrate our 5th birthday. Since starting as a small pilot program that supported just 34 students at South Thames College back in 2018, we have gone on to support thousands of students to achieve the grades they need in their English and maths resits. We are immensely proud of the impact we have made in equipping students with the skills and confidence necessary for success.
Due to exam disruption during the pandemic, the 2021-22 academic year is the first year where we’ve been able to gather a large dataset of student outcomes from sitting exams. This valuable data has provided us with a deeper understanding of the transformative impact our tuition has had.
We are proud to announce that after a term of tuition, average progress for 16-19-year-olds retaking GCSEs with the support of our programmes was 7.4x higher than the national average for maths and 6.5x higher than the national average for English in 2021/22.
The report also includes new analysis into the cost-effectiveness of tutoring: every pound spent on tutoring generates £3.67 in benefits. Providing 16- to 19-year-olds with just one term of tutoring in English or maths increases lifetime earnings by an average of £47,000 per student. This represents a staggering £2.4 billion in today’s money for all young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who fall behind at 16.
While the impact of Covid-19 continues to play out in education, the Government’s flagship national tutoring policies – launched to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on young people – are set to end in August 2024. Our impact report acts as strong evidence that the Government should extend and scale up its national tutoring policies, so that all young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access high-quality tutoring throughout the education system.