Does paired mentoring work?

Rachael Sharpe, Ian Abrahams, Nikolaos Fotou

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 In England, there is a growing need to improve the attainment in, and attitudes  towards, science among disadvantaged secondary school pupils. This project was designed to  support disadvantaged year 11 pupils (age 15–16) by pairing them with an undergraduate STEM student mentor throughout the final year of their compulsory science General Certificate of  Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations course. The project found that mentored pupils did  statistically significantly better in terms of attainment in both mock and actual GCSE examinations  and also showed a statistically significantly greater improvement in their attitudes to science than  un-mentored pupils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
JournalSchool Science Review
Issue number369
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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