Ark Schools x Osborne Cawkwell Tuition

Categorised in: Insights | Posted on: 29 October 2020

For the last two years, Osborne Cawkwell has provided free one-on-one tuition to students from Ark Schools who have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Who are Ark?

“Ark schools are non-selective state-maintained academies and 42% students are from disadvantaged backgrounds (eligible for the Pupil Premium).”

How we helped Ark students

“This year, 15 students from 7 different Ark schools were provided with tutoring in the A Level subject they felt most in need of support with. A similar number were also supported last year.

“The support students have received has been hugely impactful. Students have told us that their tutors were fantastic, explained things really clearly and enabled them to make a lot of progress. We also received feedback from a school teacher who was present during one of her student’s tutoring sessions that the tuition was very high quality.”

Despite the cancellation of A Level exams this year, Osborne Cawkwell offered to continue tutoring our students as planned. The online tutoring provided has been a great support mechanism for students during periods of school closures and academic disruption.”

We’re proud to support Ark schools all the way

“Osborne Cawkwell has also been very mindful of the challenges that students from disadvantaged backgrounds may face outside of school and the impacts these can have on engagement with tuition.

For instance, last year we had problems with some of our students failing to turn up for their tutoring sessions. This was due to family responsibilities, part time jobs being juggled alongside A Levels, or poor communication on the students’ side. Osborne Cawkwell was very understanding of this and worked together with us to overcome these issues. We adapted how we communicate attendance expectations to students signing up for tutoring.”

“We have been really grateful for Osborne Cawkwell’s support and very impressed with the tuition provided. I would really recommend Osborne Cawkwell to other schools looking for tutoring support for their students.”

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