In an attempt to change the paths of two underachieving students, a Greater London school embarks on a bold experiment to change their lives for half a school term.
Like many teenagers, Year 11 students Jack and Hollie struggle with results and behaviour but with their crucial GCSEs on the horizon it’s time to try and change things. For half a term they move into the homes of two of the highest achieving pupils in their year. It’s a test of whether this complete change in home environment will improve their academic chances and lifestyle.
Hollie moves in with Holly H, a wannabe lawyer with a clutch of A*s in her sights and a dizzying rota of extra-curricular activities. Jack goes to live with Tharush, who arrived in the UK only a year ago from Italy but is already shining at school. How will Hollie and Jack cope as they have to fit into every aspect of their new families lives, living by their strict rules and routines? As they wrestle with the early bedtimes, tough homework schedules and curfews, can this revolutionary change in family life bring about a lasting change in their results and futures?