We have partnered with Stellenbosch University with the aim of preparing our black South African children for the demands of tertiary study. We target learners from the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu/Natal and the Free State. U-PREP is a University Preparation Programme strategy with a focus on supporting learners with the potential to realise their goals through mediated support. It is based on an educational orientation aimed at achieving the goals of greater educational accessibility and inclusion with the following programme outcomes: • Enhanced Mathematics and Physical Sciences performance in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations • An increased pool of historically disadvantaged learners that access university • An increased number of learners that opt to take Mathematics and Physical Sciences with an enhanced understanding of the value of these subjects as ‘gateway subjects’ required to improve their life/career opportunities