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How to make sense of qualification levels

NVQ, RQF, BTEC, IB – there’s an alphabet soup of qualifications out there, which can make it confusing if you need to know how they compare. Maybe you're wondering "What is level 3 equivalent...  

What is the difference between the IGCSE and the GCSE?

If you’re reading this article, the chances are you’ve heard about the IGCSE and are pondering the question “What’s the difference between the IGCSE and the GCSE?” 'Don't...  

Everything you ever wanted to know about further and higher education

Want to spend four years studying Vikings? Or maybe you’d like to take a term to learn all about Pokémon. What about three years becoming an absolute expert on Gothic studies? They’re...  

Why Should I Learn to Code?

Coding or Computer Programming is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The next time you message a friend on Facebook or send an email, remember that it was a computer programmer who made...  

The Best Revision Tips and Techniques for Exams

When it comes to revising for exams, nothing beats good ol' fashioned hard work. But there are some things you can do to make the whole process easier and more productive. We've gathered all the best...  

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) is a course for students aged 16-19 – it’s internationally recognised and is studied by young people at schools around the world. The IB is one...  

What are A-levels?

A-levels are the traditional qualifications that are offered by schools and colleges for students aged between 16 and 19. Short for Advanced Level, A-levels come after GCSEs. They usually focus...  

What are vocational qualifications?

Vocational qualifications are practical qualifications that relate to a specific job or career sector. Unlike more academic courses like A-levels, they combine a mix of theory and practical learning and...  

What are my GCSE options?

Knowing what GCSE subjects to take in Year 9 can be tough. There are a range of subjects, so what exactly are your options? How should you decide which GCSE subjects are the best ones to take? How will...  

What Options do I have After Taking my GCSE Exams?

When you reach 16, you're suddenly faced with some decisions to make. Up until GCSEs, your path has pretty much been mapped out for you. But after all those years of school, you now have some choices.  The...  

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