Without GCSE English or maths qualifications, young people are drastically more likely to drop out of education

Every year, around 200,000 children miss out on gateway qualifications for further study or the world of work

Without GCSE English or maths qualifications, young people are at greater risk of dropping out of education altogether

Missing out on a grade C in GCSE English by just one mark increases a young person’s chances of not being in education by 18 by a third.

They can struggle to access higher-level qualifications

Many university courses or higher apprenticeships set English and maths GCSE at grade C or equivalent as entry requirements

And as adults, opportunities to progress in work are limited.

Some 70% of employers rate literacy and numeracy skills as one of their top considerations when recruiting school and college leavers.
With the fallout from Covid-19, now, more than ever, young people need extra support to progress to their next steps in education and work.

We know that having a tutor to provide tailored support and rebuild confidence is one of the most effective ways to help students close gaps. But too often, this is out of reach for the poorest young people in further education.

We exist to change this story, and to ensure more students can access the extra help they need to get back on track in education.

Help more STUDENTS get further

We are now supporting students across the country.

Talented graduates can get a taster for teaching, while helping students to gain gateway qualifications and unlock opportunities.