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

Important Note! – 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.


Want to get involved in the programme?

Complete your application

Are you a One Degree Alumni?

Visit the Alumni Network

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About Us

Titi joined One Degree in 2019 – “It was truly an honour to be in these classes, even the online ones, and I’m sure the rest of us who remained to see them through to the end can say the same. I am looking to come back as Alumni! I hope you’ll let us come back as we are both eager to see the future generations of students, who we hope to be as big a knowledge-seeker as we were. This programme has opened my eyes, from just how much I’ve learned in my time here to just how much there is I don’t know about networking and such, and it’s really inspired me to get out there and see just what’s out there waiting for me, for all of us, in the big wide world. I couldnt’ve asked for a more better tutoring programme to while away my last years as a teen. I can say for all of us that it’s been a pleasure to learn here.”

Eliott joined One Degree in 2017 – “When I joined the One Degree programme, I wasn’t expecting it to be more than that. It has helped me to be more confident and to improve both of my Maths and English. The whole team would always ask me questions about my future career and was always supportive. I’m currently studying Music Production and DJ Skills at Point Blank Music School in London and I want to thank One Degree and the team for believing in me and others. More than just a programme, a family.”

Myron joined One Degree in 2015. 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.

Majid joined One Degree in 2014 – “Before I came to the One Degree Programme in 2014 I was nearly kicked out of school, I was involved in a lot of gang activities and I was failing my GCSE’S. As a result of the One Degree Programme I decided to change my life for the best and through hard work and dedication, I passed my GCSE’S. And now I have graduated from one of the top Universities in England with a 3.7 GPA. I just want to say thank One Degree for everything.”

Basit 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.

Start your journey with One Degree

Becoming a student is easy and there are many willing past students and mentors available to help you out and lend advice.