Sixth form, college and apprenticeship

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    Choosing a college course

    Where do you start? When it comes to choosing a college course there are some key points to remember, the first, and probably most important, pick a course you are actually interested in and are likely to enjoy, don’t pick a course that you think will earn you the most money later on. There is

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    Helping with homework

    Homework can be a challenge: both for children and their parents. Although you can’t do their homework for them, there are things you can do to make helping with homework time more productive and less of a battle. Organize appropriate homework time. Most children are able to concentrate best in the early evening. It is

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    Exam panic

    Tests and exams are a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. Whether it’s SATs, entrance exams, GCSEs, A Levels or college and degree courses, each level of qualification brings with it its own Exam panic. As a parent, it’s important to support your child through whatever academic challenges they are facing

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    What is a Traineeship?

    A traineeship is a program where young people engage in work based experiences to improve their use of English and Maths in a job environment and get them ready for full time work. How does a Traineeship work? It provides essential skills to help on the path to gaining an apprenticeship or getting a job

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    Beat the Back to School Blues

    Back to school is a term that is thrown around by advertisers from July onwards, reminding children that September is on it’s way even before they have finished their summer term. As the school summer holidays draw to a close you might notice your little ones, and not so little ones, getting anxious about returning

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    A Levels – The Parents’ Guide

    A levels are qualifications undertaken by students in further education (age 16-19), mostly in academic subjects. They are traditional qualifications and as such are valued by most higher education providers (universities) and employers. What are A levels or AS levels? A levels consist of two years of study: the first year leads to an AS

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