This programme targets children in disadvantaged areas who are progressing well within the school system but who are at risk of underachieving because they may lack the competitive edge in the points system for third level access. A suitable qualified teacher is employed to supervise the study session in 8 secondary schools in Cork City. The study session are offered at both Junior and Senior cycles.
The enhanced study facilities enable the students to improve their performance in school. It helps students build up a good study routine and offers an opportunity for peer support and networking. Most critically of all it gives the students an opportunity to improve their examination results, thus increasing their employment chances and the numbers from disadvantaged areas participating in third level education. Most of the Supervised Study schools have formalised links with the access programmes in University College Cork and Cork Institution of Technology.
In the academic year 2015/2016, 106 students (24 female , 82 male) from disadvantaged areas in Cork City participated in the programme.