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“If you can read the world around you, you can change the world around you.”

Art history has long had an undeserved reputation as something for the privileged. However, in today’s increasingly visual world, it is more important than...

Guest article: “An A level in art history can open up many possibilities”

No-one ever told me that there was a subject called ‘art history’ when I was at my school in Yorkshire, I had to wait...

The future is digital for A level History of Art

Yesterday (12th November), I attended the official launch event of our online A level History of Art course, held at The Grammar School at...

NEC launches new IGCSE Double Science🚀

“I have found studying by distance learning a rewarding yet challenging experience. Studying in this way lets you choose your own hours to study...

Why study Latin?

Why study Latin? With around 60% of the English Language having its roots in Latin, you’ll find there are Latin words that you will...

Why I love Biology

For Biology Week, we thought we’d feature our Biology Tutor – Josie Briggs who writes about how fascinating Biology is and why she loves...

Why is maths so important at GCSE level?

This week, Unionlearn have been promoting the benefits of studying maths with their Maths Workout Week. If you’ve missed it you can catch-up with...

A round-up of highlights from World Space Week 2016

Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Weekly Recap From the Expedition Lead Scientist via photopin (license) World Space Week takes place every year – encouraging...

Questions to ask when shopping around for distance learning courses

As Autumn is now here, many people are currently looking for the right courses for them. Are you one of these people looking at...

Studying at a distance – you’re not alone!

What is distance learning? Distance learning, also known as home-study is a type of study that is available anywhere and anytime of the day...

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We’re here for you – NEC price reduction

The National Extension College was set up in 1963 to help widen participation in education and we understand the important contribution we can make...

Do you have to be at school to study a GCSE? 2020 update

You don’t have to be at school to study a GCSE This is an unprecedented time where many students are finding themselves studying at...

Coronavirus (COVID 19) – important update

Following the recent government announcement regarding coronavirus, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the steps that NEC is taking to...

What is your career path?

With over 55 years’ experience helping people of all ages gain qualifications and meet their career aspirations, we know how important it is to...

What is the best way to revise for exams?

How do you get the best out of your revision? How do you avoid common mistakes? How do you perfect your exam technique? With...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was set up in 2015 to advocate for gender equality within the sciences and highlight...

“If you can read the world around you, you can change the world around you.”

Art history has long had an undeserved reputation as something for the privileged. However, in today’s increasingly visual world, it is more important than...

A home educator’s journey – Part 10: “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain”

In part 10 of our ‘home educator’s journey’ series, Lucy discusses how the self study skills she developed through NEC prepared her well for...

A time for fresh starts and trying something new!

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to start work on your New Year’s resolution. So, have you decided to stop doing...

Guest article: “An A level in art history can open up many possibilities”

No-one ever told me that there was a subject called ‘art history’ when I was at my school in Yorkshire, I had to wait...