• Autism spectrum monitoring
  • Autism spectrum mentoring

    Event type
    Mentoring
    Next date
    November start, continuing through the academic year.
    Audience
    Year 12 & 13
    Length
    1 hour a week
    Location
    In school
    Group size
    1-1 mentoring, contact for more information
    Cost
    Free
    Overview
    Oxford Brookes students provide one-to-one mentoring to pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition to help them with the transition from school / college to university.
  • Who the event is for

    Year 12 and 13 students with autism, who are at Oxfordshire schools, or at the following local Colleges: Abingdon and Witney, Activate Oxford.  

    About the event

    This is one of several mentoring schemes which help Oxford's young people achieve their potential at school and beyond. Our students provide one-to-one mentoring to pupils with ASC to help them make the transition from school / college to university. Pupils will develop condition-specific strategies that help them to overcome barriers to learning.

    Topics include:

    • goal setting
    • time management skills
    • organisational skills
    • study and exam preparation skills
    • social interaction
    • signposting to further resources and support
    • alleviating fears of the students and their families around the transition to HE
    • reducing anxiety and coping with stress.

    The primary aims are:

    • To improve GCSE results in Science, Maths and English
    • To improve students’ attainment in Science, Maths and English
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop students’ study skills and capacity for academic attainment.

    The programme also aims:

    • To develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community.

  • Quotes from previous attendees…

    I have been taking part in the ASC mentoring scheme. I was matched up with a student from Matthew Arnold School and once a week I visited the student to provide one-to-one support. Much of our work together has focused on organisation, study techniques, and preparation for exams, but each session is different depending on what the student wants to discuss and it’s not all serious – we actually end up laughing a lot!