A sound education is so important to the life of an individual. This being the case, Freedom Road College is concerned with the lack of success being delivered by the UK Educational System. To a large extent it is shrouded in a cloud of red tape which remains unknown to the population who have to pass through it.
Considering recent reported statistics:
Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.
A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England’s 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts.
England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.
The OECD’s Andreas Schleicher warned of a shrinking pool of skilled workers.
Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range.
When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards – with the older cohort better than the younger.
The study shows that there are 8.5 million adults in England and Northern Ireland with the numeracy levels of a 10-year-old.
“This shocking report shows England has some of the least literate and numerate young adults in the developed world,”
(Taken from BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320).
This result is little to do with the quality of teaching or the leadership of the educational establishments. If you take away the tools of the trade, this is what happens.
As a leader in educational practice, best selling author Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Freedom Road College is appalled by this. She has quoted ‘It is not important as to where the problem began politically, it is important to make the necessary changes now to stop the rot. If we don’t make changes, we are condemning future generations to only accessing a part of the life that they can have and actually want.
Freedom Road College works with a program which builds the individual students from within. Students have a confidence in their abilities which is not seen in many institutions across the world. Staff are focussed on the individual needs of students and this is evident in the results which have been seen. There are no limits to our student’s successes. We believe that if they believe it is possible, they can work towards that goal easily and with less stress. Our students and parents know real freedom and how to get there.
In the last academic year, Rouse (a Chinese student with ESOL), achieved her full A Level Accounting with us at a grade C in 7 months! It’s a 2 year course. GCSE Students achieved 90% A*-C. We are very proud.’
In times of austerity, the problem of survival has overtaken the vision of the future for many families, now is the time for transformation, now is the time for improvement. Freedom Road hereby issues a challenge to the UK government to improve the vision for all of the population in the same way that we do. Freedom Road leads to life transforming opportunities for all.
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