The Covid 19 pandemic has worsened the situation for young people and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds in terms of inequality and life chances resulting in an increase of social and economic inactivity. One of the biggest barriers for employment among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds such as BAME is lack of GCSE English and Maths qualifications. Every year 35-40 per cent of students can not get a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and maths. Against the backdrop of rising unemployment, the number of students who may return to further education to continue English and maths study is set to increase significantly. However, more than one in three GCSE English and maths resit students make 'negative progress' which results in a significant number of young people over 18 without these qualifications. In addition to this group, many migrants and refugees who held qualifications from their home countries also struggle to get into their desired jobs due to lack of Language skills and proof of equivalency in GCSE English and Maths. Research has shown that many young people and adults may have become disengaged from and have negative attitudes towards learning English and Maths in particular, often through negative prior experiences, peer pressure or lack of support. The cancellation of GCSE exams due to Covid 19 pandemic also made it difficult for those who registered as external candidates. Exam centres did not provide evidence if they had not taken lessons or Mock exams prior to the lockdown in March 2020.
Our project is aiming to support all unemployed for this reason to achieve the best outcome they can. We will provide training for 30 unemployed. We will group them with specific needs, and they will either study English targeting minimum level 2 and Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths in their respective groups. The training will be 4 hours a week over 20 weeks. We will offer blended teaching in our Enfield and Walthamstow Study Centres and online. The lessons will be delivered by our qualified teachers. In addition, we will offer a mentoring programme, and interventions to avoid low attendance, drop-offs, and low attainment. We will guide them to take the exams as external candidates in an exam centre that we will have an agreement with. The project will cover the cost of tuition, resources, and exams as well. The project will end with 2 weeks of employability skills workshops such as CV writing and applying for jobs. For those who achieved their targets, we aim to find apprenticeship placements. If they need further training, we will make connections with training providers.
Dear parents/carers and stakeholders,As you know our centres were closed down on the 20th of March, 2020 after the government’s announcement about school closures. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unfortunate time due to COVID 19 pandemic. I hope you stay safe and healthy at home. I am pleased to inform you that we have completed the setup and training for the online classes, to commence teaching on the 29th of June.
I would like to explain some details about our lessons
- Our online classes will be virtual, interactive and live offered to students from Year 3 to Year 10 including Eleven Plus group. We will use the application called Microsoft Teams which allow the teachers to share the documents in advance and work on the digital resources in realtime with the students..
- Our online classes will be scheduled according to our teachers' availability. The timetable will be shared once registration is done
- Each parent is required to provide a computer or a tablet and a good quality internet connection to have the lesson smoothly.
- The lessons will be free for Londoners who are eligible for Free school meals. Or if you are already receiving full or part bursary from us, your online tuition and mentoring sessions will be free of charge.
- For registration, we need following updated information:
- Name of Student
- Year group an email address to share login info
- Contact number that we can reach you easily
- Year 3-4: 2 hours of Maths, 2.5 hours of English
- Year 5-6: 2 hours of Maths, 2.5 hours of English
- 11+ Plus: 2 hours of English and VR, 32.5 hours of Maths and NVR
- Year 7-8:1.5 hours of Maths, 1.5 hours of English, 1.5 hours of Science NVR
- Year 9-10 (GCSE) : 3 hours of Maths, 3 hours of English, 3 hours of Science
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Axis Educational Trust is a registered charity which aims to provide high quality, coordinated affordable supplementary education to primary and secondary school pupils in the UK. By improving pupils’ literacy and numeracy levels at an early age, we want to strengthen overall academic ability, broaden life-time opportunities, and encourage social cohesion.
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Merium Bhuiyan founded CakeFace Makeup a personalised lifestyle and beauty service operating across the UK and the Middle East in London in 2012 after training at the London College of Fashion Merium is also a trustee of Holloway Educational and Cultural Centre. She is known for her interest in promoting diversity and empowering others through her private teaching of English and Maths. She also continues to do this through her role as a Board Member of the Axis Supplementary Schools Committee. Merium spends her free time in consulting roles for several charities in order to give back to the community.