Since the inception of One Degree in 2009, we have made a positive and lasting impact in the lives of 325 students. In 2013, our students had a predicted pass rate of only 25%, which One Degree was able to increase to a 65% achieved pass rate; and in 2016 we achieved our best results to date – 77% passes in English and Maths.
Our results are not purely academic though. One Degree turns out young people who believe in themselves and confidently advance towards productive, rewarding careers.
Now that we have consolidated our programme formula our next move is multiple locations, increasing student numbers, and impacting more communities. In autumn of 2016 we will launch our first programme in Westminster and this will be followed by a programme in Brent and Haringey simultaneously in 2017.
Our long term vision is to have One Degree hubs in all of London’s struggling and deprived boroughs, servicing those students most in need.
See 2009-2016 Academic Results below:
Read 2016 Programme report here.
See 2015 Attainment Factors here.
See 2014 Attainment Factors here.
One of our schools, Crest Boys Academy, was nominated for “Most Improved School 2011”
Tower Hamlets College now has an annual award, “The Adnan Jaffery Award for Mentoring Excellence”
Basit Hashmi joined One Degree in 2010. He was failing his English and Math’s GCSE’s. With low predicted grades, he needed some guidance to achieve his unrealised potential. Through the dedication and perseverance of the One Degree volunteer mentors, he not only passed his exams but he achieved a B in English and B in Maths. Basit is now studying Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies at University, something that simply would not have been possible without these grade improvements.
Myron Fernandes joined One Degree in 2014. He was on E for Maths and a D for English when he first started school in London but with One Degree’s help he got B in maths and B in English. Myron told us that he felt very lucky to be on the programme as it was an opportunity he didn’t want to take for granted. Improvement in English and Maths also helped him in other subjects as well as with my communication skills.
Watch our 2015 film here: