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

How to decide which university or course is right for you

Posted by Emma Davies on 11/04/19 14:43

With over 50,000 undergraduate degree courses available from over 395 providers in the UK, narrowing your options down to the five that will ultimately sit on your UCAS application is no easy task.

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Topics: university, student advice

Why is work experience so important?

Posted by Prof. Tristram Hooley on 19/02/19 15:45
Work experience will help you learn.

Work experience is a very important way that we learn and grow. Think about your favourite hobby or sport. Think about the time you have spent doing it, practising it, getting better and discovering new ways to enjoy it. That learning and development happens as a result of the experiences you have had.

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Topics: student advice, work experience

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