A study at charity ‘Education and Employers’ recently found that teaching teenagers about the working world help push up GCSE results, which makes sense.
Just yesterday a colleague told me how they hoped to one day be a judge, but that the path to get there was so very difficult. They commented that, had they known what they needed to do from a younger age, and how the grades from university and even school impacted their lives, they would be further ahead, and indeed feel much less intimidated.
It is for this reason that we at Leducate believe that it is so important to make education fun, interesting and real. It is so easy to forget young people often do not have the relevant life experiences to fall back on, and we forget how drastic an impact education has on every aspect of our lives.
Leducate’s block ambassador element of our curriculum is specifically designed to give ‘leducatees’ exactly that; an understanding of what they are learning in a real way, not in the abstract. Court visits, talks from professionals and Q&A sessions are just a few of the varied parts of our curriculum.
Learn more about the research read below:
Education and Employers - https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/motivated-to-achieve/
BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48268267
By Kieran Pereira