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GCSEPotential

Student:

  • Amassed over 110K followers & 40 million views for my educational content on social media

  • Visited over 25 state schools to give tips on exam preparation and study skills

  • Run community of 2000+ students on Discord, encouraging collaborative academic growth

  • Worked with several educational companies, including Oxford University Press

Awards:

Business-side:

  • GCSEPotential has an advertising branch focused on social media consultancy services

  • This is our smallest branch, but it provides useful funding for other projects (covers train fees for travelling to schools for The Potential Program; new tech for videos; etc)​​

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Some of us mentors!
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The Potential Project

Overview:

  • Founded FREE project to support under-resourced students in achieving academic success

  • Experimented with several pedagogies (mainly the Socratic Method)

  • Supported 40 students from across the United Kingdom

Specifics:

  • Led Team of 8 Project Mentors, each mentoring 5 students

  • Recruited 20 Subject Mentors to provide on-demand tuition for every GCSE subject

Results:

  • Achieved 92% A*- A (on par with the UK's top private schools)

    • Ranking would place us 22nd in the UK for GCSE results​

  • 93% of students stated they have a love for learning, compared to 73% initially

GCSE Chemistry Textbook

Overview:

  • Co-authored FREE GCSE Chemistry Textbook with friends

  • Designed to combat short attention spans through engaging, relatable explanations

  • Distributed over 15,000 digital copies globally

Launch Event:

  • Helped organise & advertise UK's Largest StudyTuber event (200 attendees) in Hyde Park

  • Distributed over 100 physical copies at the event

Funding:​

  • Secured £1000 funding from quester.io

    • Covered cost of printing textbooks, license for running event in park, etc.

    • Also received an internship offer from the CEO

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Senior Head Prefect

  • Leader of the School's Student Union

  • Secured £28,000 grant from the City of London Corporation for cultural education project

  • Represented school at Lord Mayor's Banquet, dining with the Prime Minister alongside other interesting individuals (CEOs, Founders, etc)

  • Created The StudySmart Initiative, an academic attainment project, which involved creating an inhouse study website

  • Organised Historical Debating Competition against one of the most prestigious schools in the UK (Newham Collegiate Sixth Form)

  • Conducted outreach at local schools to encourage applications to our sixth form

  • Made curriculum changes with teachers, introducing an AI Ethics unit

  • Met with Jeremy Corbyn MP, Former Leader of the Labour Party, to discuss my school, the local area, and climate change education

Football (Soccer)

Individual Awards:

  • Captain of Local Football Team for 6 years

  • Voted Player of the Year 2x by teammates and coach

Team Awards:

  • Winner of 2019 and 2020 Regional Cup

  • Climbed from Division 5 to Division 1 during tenure

Other Activities:

  • Refereed Girls Youth League for 2 years

Reason for Leaving:

  • Travel to my new school is over an hour; unfortunately can't arrive to training on time!

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Thank You

That's all from me!

With Gratitude,

Daniyaal

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