Our second cohort received their GCSE results at the end of August and results are promising – the pass rate was 100% and 90% of grades achieved were A*-C, with the average holding for each member of the KAN APP 2014 cohort 9A*-C grades. These results compare favourably to the national average, with 66.6% of all grades achieved across England A*-C. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of the students on our programme, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as they tackle their A-Level courses.Cd_cSXeW4AEzjdq

With UCAS deadlines approaching, the 2013 cohort are working on their applications and personal statements, and it looks as if they are aiming high, which is great to see. In addition, three of our student mentors have recently started PGCE courses, while another two have enrolled on PhD programmes. It remains one of the core aims of the programme that it will prove beneficial for both students and mentors, and it certainly appears as if this is the case. We have continued to analyse the feedback from the summer residentials, including the perspectives of those new to the programme this year, and these have been discussed at both a charity and management group (involving our partner schools) level. 20160705_114256

In terms of the year ahead, dates are now confirmed for the meet-ups in November and February, as well as the residentials at Easter and in the summer – more on these to follow. Work continues behind the scenes with the hope to announce a couple of very exciting ventures in the coming weeks – watch this space!

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