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The books behind A level English Literature

Today is the 20th annual World Book Day. A day to celebrate all things reading, including the authors, illustrators and of course books. Children…

Our top 10 reasons to love distance learning

Love is in the air at NEC. Valentine’s day inspired a chat in the office about all the things we love about online and…

The importance of GCSE Maths

In our blog this week, NEC Maths tutor Sally talks about the importance of GCSE Maths and introduces our new online GCSE Maths course….

The importance of time management in exams

This post was originally published on Friday, 17 February 2017 and updated on Wednesday, 1 May 2019. This week’s blog is written by NEC team…

A crisis averted for distance learning students

Above: Dr Ros Morpeth OBE, Chief Executive of NEC In our blog this week CEO Ros Morpeth gives us an update on non-exam assessment…

Top tips for studying over the holiday season

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of your studies. Christmas parties, decorating the house with an unmentionable number of…

Looking back at 2016

2016 has been a full year at NEC. We’ve achieved some great things and have helped thousands more people to change their lives. In…

Top five writing tips

November was Novel Writing month. Did it inspire you to try your hand at creative writing? To get started, read our top five writing…

Why is philosophy important?

Today is World Philosophy Day so we’ve invited NEC tutor Ed Piercy to write about why philosophy is so important and how language has…

Why NEC is campaigning for a public exam system that works for everyone

Above: Dr Ros Morpeth OBE, Chief Executive of NEC Today’s blog is written by Ros Morpeth, our Chief Executive, and is a follow-up to…

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Common misperceptions of distance learning

One common misperception is that distance learning students teach themselves, simply watching videos online. However, our courses, whilst flexible in the time that you…

How to stand out on LinkedIn as a student – NEC’s ten-step guide

Logging on to LinkedIn as a student can feel daunting. As the self-described “world’s largest professional network” with over 774 million members dotted across…

Why study psychology and sociology?

Psychology and sociology are fascinating subjects for anyone interested in human behaviour and how we act within society.  A level Psychology focuses on big…

From a career in mental health services to childcare, Karen progressed her childcare career with NEC

Having worked in adult mental health services, Karen wanted to go in a new direction. She now works in childcare and her employer supported…

Celebrating the power of children’s literature

As he put his hand on the door latch, she said, “If the red blob leads to Kingsbury and the blue blob goes to…

International Literacy Day 2021 – some tips and tricks for Read Hour

How often do you get a chance to settle down with a good book? How long do you actually get to spend with that…

Making a difference on this International Day of Charity

Did you know that Sunday, 5th September is the International Day of Charity? Established by the United Nations in 2015 to mark the anniversary…

A level Biology makes career progression hope a reality

At NEC, we aim to help students achieve their goals. We love to help students to advance their careers by gaining the essential qualifications…

Many students leave school due to ill health. Is distance learning the answer?

Many students who have had to drop out of school due to illness find that distance learning works for them as a flexible alternative…

Can studying Latin add to my other courses?

At the end of last month, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that Latin is to be introduced in 40 state schools in England….