Become a One Degree student
We believe that A to C grades in Maths and English, together with huge doses of self-belief, are the passports that will change the life direction of our youth. Our weekly sessions, which run for eight weeks twice a year, are worthwhile, fun and full of great people. This experience is guaranteed to benefit students both academically and personally as they participate, work hard and have fun.
What it takes
We do not force our students to join One Degree. However, those who are selected and commit to the 8-week programme are expected to participate each week. Our sessions are worthwhile, fun and full of great people. It will be an experience guaranteed to benefit you both academically and personally as long as you participate, work hard and have fun! This is what we look for in a One Degree student:
• Commitment to participate in an entire programme
• Respect for our volunteers, your peers and yourself
• Willingness to try new things and new ways of doing things
• A desire to improve your situation
We are NOT looking for high grade students, just high aspirations.
What’s in it for you
In the short term, you can look forward to improved class and exam results. You will also enjoy more social interaction and be better equipped to participate at school. We believe that the way you feel about yourself, school and life matters just as much as your grades though. That is why our programme also aims to boost your confidence, sense of well-being and help you believe in yourself.
One Degree will give you access to valuable contacts through our mentors, ambassadors and guest speakers. We also give our students opportunities to get into internship, traineeship and volunteering.
One Degree stories
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 his communication skills.
Check out the short video below to hear what our pupils say about the One Degree programme.