Qualifications

Becoming a Lawyer ~ advice from an expert

Until 2012 Ian McIntosh was a partner in a large law firm advising business clients on corporate deals, mergers and acquisitions etc.  He is now a career coach for aspiring lawyers. Q. “What is black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?” A. “a Doberman” Few careers...

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Changes to A Level ~ UCAS Survey Findings

Big changes to A levels are on the way. This will mean that A levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be different in terms of their structure and assessment methods. In England, the A level will become a two-year ‘linear’ qualification with the AS...

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National Study Programme for Young People (NACRO)

The Benefits   Study within a supportive environment £40 per week paid to learner Travel costs covered Access to IT resources to support study Refer a friend for £50 The Nacro charity are currently offering young people between the ages of 16 and 18 the...

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Choosing GCSE subjects ~ the essential guide

In the world of education making the step up from Year 9 to Year 10 is referred to as one of the key transition points.  A fancy term which just indicates that something important is happening; so everyone (especially parents and carers) should pay attention! Very few...

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Choosing Between Sixth Form and College

In the previous article I talked about the perils of marketing hype in relation to career decisions.  Much of the "information" that is put before young people is actually advertising in support of a particular post-school option. This may not be that obvious on a...

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What if I get a D or E grade in Core GCSE Subjects?

Some young people might not ask that question but their parents probably will!   What does “core subject” mean? This is one of those questions where it depends who you ask. The basic idea is that there are certain subjects that are so important that they are...

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Changes to A Levels and AS Levels from 2015

The government and Ofqual have announced major changes to A levels and AS levels in England mostly beginning in September 2015. The key changes to A levels: Since 2014, there has no longer been a January assessment window. This change applies to current A levels as...

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Understanding Accountancy Qualifications

If you are considering a career in accountancy it can be  confusing that there are various qualifications and professional bodies vying for your attention. All the accountancy qualifications cover some of the same subject matter (accountancy strangely enough!) but...

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