Choosing  GCSE subjects  ~  the essential guide

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...
Choosing Between Sixth Form and College

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...
Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Would your disabled daughter or son be interested in a work shadow opportunity? Community Service Volunteers (CSV) are looking for young people with disabilities to take part in their new work shadow project. This programme is supported by the Office for Disability...
What if I get a D or E grade in Core GCSE Subjects?

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...