Qualifications

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...  

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 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...  

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...  

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...  

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...  

Video: New GCSEs: What's changing?

GCSEs are changing. English and maths will look different, and the grading system is being updated. If you're confused, take a look at this video to suss out this differences in under 2 minutes: Are...  

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