Guest Blogs

The economics of political parties

By Roy Bowden Roy, a tutor on NEC’s A level Economics explains how A level Economics students can use the manifestos of political parties…

Embarking on a journey: My decision to ‘Fast-Track’ A level Physics with NEC

We’re delighted to share the first in a series of guest posts by Izzy an NEC learner who is sharing her learning journey with…

Homeschooler Andrew’s experience of studying IGCSE Chemistry

Last year, we shared Andrew’s experience of how homeschooling was helping him to balance education and family commitments. We caught up with Andrew to…

National Extension College: Bringing education to you

For over 60 years, National Extension College (NEC) has worked towards the goal of transforming lives and opening up new educational possibilities for people…

Why study Classics as a teacher?

The Classical Association is offering five bursaries for state sector teachers to study A level Classical Civilisation flexibly with NEC. Bursary recipients will be…

The benefits of offering Classics to your students

The Classical Association is offering five bursaries for state sector teachers to study A level Classical Civilisation flexibly with NEC. Bursary recipients will be…

Is education the answer to social mobility? The contribution of the National Extension College.

All political parties talk loudly about their commitment to social mobility and levelling up, but progress over the last decades has been dire and…

Why study A level Geography?

To celebrate the launch of NEC’s online interactive A level Geography, we spoke to lead tutor Alison Leadbetter about why she loves the subject…

National Poetry Day 2021: a whistle-stop tour through NEC English tutor Colin’s favourite poets and poems

Thursday, 7 October is National Poetry Day. To celebrate, we challenged NEC English tutor Colin to pick a favourite poem…  Phew! This is the…

How is bookkeeping done differently in the digital age?

Whether you are running your own business, wanting to develop skills for a career as a bookkeeper, or wanting to support your family business,…

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Turning the tables: from waitress to midwife

Lottie Blunden, a single parent of four, is in her first year at university studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in midwifery. Getting…

Why study business or economics A level?

With a multitude of subjects to choose at A level, how do you decide which is right for you? Do you chose subjects that…

World Book Day – how it’s inspired us

Today is the 19th annual World Book Day. Children across the country are arriving at school today dressed as their favourite characters from books,…

Why we all need to be bilingual

What traits come out top when people think about the British? A preoccupation with the weather? Sporting and athletic prowess? An attachment to the…

Talking about educational opportunity

Photo credit: Press Association Yesterday, Prince Charles said he was pleased the valuable work of NEC has been recognised after all this time. We…

Another chance to take legacy AQA A level exams

AQA, one of the UK’s largest awarding organisations of qualifications, has made a welcome announcement following the recent Ofqual consultation over whether there should…

Can you study science A levels by distance learning?

Can you do A level Science online? When considering taking A levels as a distance learner, you may be wondering if it’s possible to…

What’s your New Year’s learning resolution?

Above: Margarita’s notebook, where she will record her progress on her New Year’s learning resolution Happy New Year! We’re glad to be back after…