Ben Walker

Ben Walker
Ben’s work as a Project Editor focusses on many aspects of Indigo, from research and content creation to helping draw up plans for the site’s next big developments. Ben joined the team in 2017 after a year as an English language assistant in France.
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Alternatives to A Levels: Advanced Apprenticeships

Posted by Ben Walker on 14/08/19 16:27

Our penultimate stop in this series resumes our exploration into the world of workplace learning; this week its Advanced Apprenticeships.

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Topics: student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: NVQs

Posted by Ben Walker on 17/07/19 13:55

So far in the A Level Alternatives series we have concentrated on qualifications aimed at 16–19 year-olds in school or college. This week, we take a step away from the classroom for a brief introduction to the world of workplace learning.

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Topics: student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by Ben Walker on 19/06/19 15:52

So far in the A Level Alternatives series, we have looked at the Cambridge Pre-U and the BTEC National scheme. Under the magnifying glass this time round is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

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Topics: student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: Cambridge Pre-Us

Posted by Ben Walker on 15/05/19 11:04

Although A levels are still by far the most commonly taken level 3 qualification, there is a growing number of alternatives for young people to explore. Last time in the A Level Alternatives series we looked at BTEC Nationals; a vocational qualification often taken in conjunction with A levels themselves. This week we take a look at Cambridge Pre-Us.

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Topics: student advice

Alternatives to A Levels: BTEC Nationals

Posted by Ben Walker on 17/04/19 17:03

For young people looking at their post-GCSE options, there can sometimes be an assumption that they will stay on in education and – in England at least – study A levels. Seen as the academic gold standard by many, A levels can often hog the limelight, meaning young people might not know that there are in fact other options with different delivery and assessment approaches. In the A Level Alternatives blog series, we’ll be having a quick look at some of the other qualifications on offer. This week, it’s BTEC Nationals.

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Topics: student advice

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