Left to right (Back): Mark Beaumont Thomas, John Lane, Richard Horton, Tiege Osbourne, Terry Ip
Left to right (front): Lilly Lou, Anita Dhunna, Denise Monaghan, Aron Dhunna, Maggie Throupe (Conservative Party)
An easy-to-use online teaching system - designed in Solihull to give children support and confidence - has achieved recognition at a major awards ceremony.
The work of Key Stages Online (KSOL), based in Drayton Road, Solihull, was cited for its innovative online learning system www.ksol.co.uk at the prestigious ICT Excellence Awards 2008, on 20th November at The National Motorcycle Museum.
KSOL was a finalist in the 'Best Added Value Service' category and to mark the achievement, picked up a Certificate in the ICT Awards, supported by The Telegraph Business Club and the Birmingham Mail.
Aron Dhunna, founder and owner of KSOL commented: "It was a great honour for us to be shortlisted from hundreds of entries, alongside some major multi-national IT businesses; and an excellent endorsement of the quality and ingenuity of the Key Stages Online product. The system can accommodate thousands of children at once - but each child has a timetable tailored to their specific needs."
The KSOL system at www.ksol.co.uk is designed to complement school activity and to boost confidence and results for youngsters who may be failing to achieve SAT levels. KSOL also help in improving exam technique for those looking to secure an 11+ place at grammar or independent school.
It pinpoints problems in understanding maths or English, giving personalised interactive online tuition, and tests to cure them. It makes learning fun and rewards success, motivating pupils, and has helped thousands to achieve better results.
The success of its teaching methods were recognized last November when KSOL won the prestigious 'Best Business' award at the Solihull Business Awards.
"These two awards reflect the dual strengths of KSOL", said Aron. "The ICT certificate recognises the innovative nature of the software and its ease of use; the Solihull award focussed on the educational benefits to children and parents of using the system. However clever the technology, it is the KSOL team's drive, enthusiasm and passion for good education which I believe makes us special."
KSOL recently celebrated a 91% success rate in its 11+ pupils achieving entry to the secondary school of their choice for September 2008, proof of the effectiveness of the KSOL service.