Mosaic and the Woking Asian Business Forum (WABF) have been celebrating the success of their joint mentoring programme with a Woking secondary school after the school achieved its best ever GCSE exam results and saw an increase of 25% of 5A*-C marks on last year’s results.
Mosaic and the WABF started their work in with Bishop David Brown School in January this year following discussions with the Head, Stuart Shepherd & the Deputy Head Chris Edwards. Initially starting its work with 25 boys from different ethnic backgrounds selected by the school, their goal was to encourage them to fulfil their potential and to create something that motivated, inspired enhanced and expanded their outlook.
A team of mentors from varied backgrounds including Sales, Law, Optometry, Dentistry, commodity trading, and even a Commercial pilot came together to deliver a series of interactive sessions including role models, careers, learning styles and revision techniques and quickly gained the interest and participation of the students.
The students who completed the MOSAIC/ WABF mentoring course achieved a total average GCSE points score of 443.3, which was 80 points higher than the total average GCSE points score of 363.07 which was achieved by all boys in the year group, which illustrated the success of the programme.
Abdullah Shah, who achieved 6 As and 5 Bs alone commented:
I’d like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all of the boys and myself to all of the mentors for giving up their time, not only on the evenings of the sessions, but also for all of the preparation they put in beforehand to make it an extremely rewarding experience for all of us at Bishop David Brown School.
Abdullah and two of the Directors of the WABF Barney Tremblay and Tahir Hussain have been invited to tell their story at the Youth Brilliance Conference which takes place on the 1st October in London.