A Decade of Study; a History of Success
Since 1994, SAM Learning has been improving grades, adding value and raising learner attainment in schools across the UK. We knew at the beginning that the SAM Learning method created real results and encouraged participation even in the most disengaged learners, but how could we stand out in a marketplace full of anonymous testimonials and vague quotations? SAM Learning decided to up the stakes.
We commissioned one of the most highly regarded independent educational research companies, The Fischer Family Trust (FFT) to conduct a seven-year study examining the impact of SAM Learning on learners using the service.
The Proof That SAM Learning WorksAfter a decade of studies, we can say that, overall, learners achieve an average of two GCSE grades (+12.3 capped points score) higher than expected with as little as 10 hours’ use of SAM Learning during the course of a year. FSM learners who use SAM Learning for 10 or more hours during the year achieve an average of three GCSE grades (+19.2 capped points score) better than expected.The lowest 20% of learners achieve an average of three and a half GCSE grades (+20.9 capped points score) better than expected with just 10 hours or more of SAM Learning.
The Value of Long-Term Independent Research
An analysis of one cohort of learners can give helpful information – but of course it is just one cohort, and it may not be a typical cohort.
By studying such a large data set over a decade, we have not only proven that any school using SAM Learning will get this uplift in grades, we have been able to refine and improve our service year on year – thus increasing the uplift in grades that learners will enjoy.