Barnfield Education Limited (BEP) provide out of school tuition for young people in both primary and secondary schools. The main focus is on students receiving additional support to help them develop competence/excellence in the core subjects of the National Curriculum (Maths, English and Science), through intensive Saturday School tuition and extra-curricular activities. The project also provides SATs, GCSE and A-Level Exams Preparatory Classes and GCSE and A-Level Revision Workshops.
The extracurricular activities programme includes monthly educational film and music days that provide opportunities for students to engage and learn from individual and group projects, in addition to helping them apply what they learn to real-life situations, build confidence through mastering new talents, and understanding the connections between what they do now and their future possibilities.
The project which initially catered for 30 students has evolved into a fully operational Saturday School with over 60 students on roll comprising 25 primary school students and 15 secondary school students attending regularly. Due to limited space, we are now operating a waiting list system.
The success of this provision so far has surpassed expectations. Working in partnership with mainstream schools to track student's performance is paying dividend as evidenced by one of our secondary students winning a Gold Certificate at the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge Competition. He was asked by his school’s Maths teacher to present the Gold Certificate to the Saturday School in recognition of his progress and achievement since attending the provision.
Additionally, we conducted a one-day SATs intensive revision session to all Year 6 Primary School pupils within the community, in preparation for their 2015 SATs exams. All our Year 6 students achieved a minimum of Level 4 in their 2015 SATs exams results, with some achieving Level 5 above national level.
We also ran a one-day GCSE and A-Level revision workshop for all Secondary students in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide effective support on how to deal with Non-calculator paper and how to answer long essay questions.