Archive for the ‘A level’ Category

Study History To Open Up Your Career Choices

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

How do you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and A Level? Which could yield the best career opportunities? Surprisingly, perhaps, History offers endless career options. History’s transferable skills include research, critical thinking, and the ability to build arguments using data. All are sought-after capabilities in the career market. Where can a History A […]

Breaking News: New T-Levels announced for 2020

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Exciting changes are happening in education from 2020 onwards… Currently, 16 year olds (post GCSE) can seek an Apprenticeship, go on to study A Levels, or study a Vocational course such as a BTEC. All can eventually lead to you heading to Uni if you choose. However, to modernise post-16 education, the Government has decided […]

Think about your future career today

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The world really is your oyster. Whatever subjects you excel at, there is an exciting ocean of opportunity just waiting for you to dive in… And yet, careers advice can fall a little flat at school. Many students consider A levels based on the subjects they enjoy without really thinking beyond that. While enjoying a […]

Beat exam anxiety this summer

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Is your child facing GCSEs and A Levels this year? Look out for signs of panic: sleeplessness, complaints that they just can’t revise, restlessness and moody behaviour. The problem with stress is that it stops you from thinking straight. If you can’t think, you can’t process information. And when that happens, an already anxious head becomes overwhelmed fast. How […]

Help! I can’t cope with exams…

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

This time of year feels like GCSE and A Level students are wading through a mud swamp! With teachers still completing the syllabus, practicals and coursework to finish – and endless mocks on top – it’s not surprising if your teenager feels up against it just now. What can your son or daughter do to avoid burn out […]

Help! Could my UCAS ‘application’ be rejected?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There is nothing worse than failing at the last hurdle by not being offered a place at your desired university. On top of that, imagine the misery of being told you can’t sit the course you’ve set your heart on. Sadly, it’s more common than you imagine. Just applying isn’t enough! Given that many undergraduate course deadlines […]

How To Make The Right A Levels Choice

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Deciding on your future is often a dilemma felt by students across Manchester and Cheshire this time of year. Many are compelled to pursue A levels as they improve your chances of gaining a long-term career. They also give you the opportunity to properly consider all options while adding to your bag of qualifications. Given, though, that A and […]

Thinking about going to university?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk in the news over the summer regarding university education. Now that the government has replaced grants with loans, there’s much to think about. Many students worry about how to cover all their outgoings during a university course. So with student debt on the rise, it helps to look at your options. Here […]

Applying to University? UCAS advice here

Monday, October 6th, 2014

If you’ve already decided you want to go to university, the next step is deciding where and what subject. With countless choices open to you, where do you start? 1. Choose your subject. What do you most enjoy? Consider how your subject choice could fit with your career path. What careers could your subject lead […]

What if your A level results are better than expected?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

A level results day!  The day you find out whether you’ll be off to your first choice university. For some of you, who haven’t quite made the grade, don’t panic. You can find an alternative place through Clearing. But what if you smashed your predicted grades, achieving higher than you ever thought possible? It happens […]