Preparing for exam success at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol recently launched an alumni mentoring scheme with its Year 11 students. The focus of the scheme is exam success, so alumni have been encouraged to discuss mock exam results and how to improve on them, and exam technique, including managing pressure.

Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol recently launched an alumni mentoring scheme with their Year 11 students. The focus of the scheme is exam success, so alumni have been encouraged to discuss mock exam results and how to improve on them, and exam technique, including managing exam pressure.

Alumni mentors were matched with mentees based on their skill set. An engineer is mentoring four students interested in engineering, while a PE undergraduate is mentoring students interested in pursuing studies or careers in sport. Each former student mentors up to four students. This small group approach is designed to make students feel comfortable, as they are supported by their peers when engaging with the alumni.

Students are finding it really useful and have even requested more sessions like these.