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What is the difference between GCSEs and IGCSEs?

When it comes to navigating education systems as a traditional student, distance learner or parent, there are many terms and qualifications that can cause…

Why Study an AS Level?

An AS level (Advanced Subsidiary level) acts as a great stepping stone between GCSEs and higher education. Yes, A levels are typically more well…

Demystifying the Exam Booking Process with NEC: Everything You Need to Know

Explore the essentials of booking exams with our latest ‘long-read’ blog, complementing our well-received webinar on the topic. We also address some thought-provoking questions…

Resits or retakes – what is the difference?

Examinations play a crucial role in our educational journey, and sometimes we don’t achieve the results we had hoped for. However, it’s important to…

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…

NEC’s top courses for classics connoisseurs

The crowdfunded return of Time Team proves support for our interest in hidden histories. Although there has always been an interest in ancient history,…

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…

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….

How can NEC help you gain an A level within a year?

Complete an A level in one year with NEC’s online Structured Fast Track A levels. We understand that some goals and deadlines can’t wait…

Why study Critical Thinking and Problem Solving?

NEC’s interactive online Critical Thinking and Problem Solving courses, give students the chance to prepare for university admissions tests and the world of work….

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How do we reverse the decline in mature student numbers?

Today’s blog is written by NEC Marketing and Policy Intern Rea Duxbury, pictured here (centre) with NEC Chief Executive Ros Morpeth (left) and Cambridge…

Making the most of your tutor

Making the most of your tutor Your tutor will be the person most closely involved with your work on your course, guiding your studies…

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

You don’t have to be at school to study a GCSE With Autumn just around the corner, it’s time to consider your study options….

2017 A level results day: The impact of A level reforms

Today’s blog is from NEC’s exams and assessment expert, Louise where she reflects on the first exams for the new linear A levels. Up…

Home education: education’s disruptive brand

Today’s NEC Blog is a guest post by Linda Baldwin. Linda has been working for the specialist part-time and flexible recruiter Capability Jane since…

NEC learner stories: Julia Wix

NEC learner Julia is keen to challenge the widely held view that young people educated at home lack the resilience built up by those…

21st century teaching: what and how to think

This week’s blogger is former NEC GCSE English student Naila Din. Now a freelance arts advisor, Naila turned to teaching as a second career…

Learning Latin

This week’s blog is written by NEC tutor Ed and introduces a brand new course which will be available for enrolment next week—Latin: A…

Are more students now choosing to study vocationally specific degrees?

Today’s NEC Blog is written by team member Simone, herself a recent graduate and more than familiar with the choices students find themselves having…

Volunteering: sociability, skills and second careers

This post was originally published on Thursday, 1 June 2017 and updated on Monday, 3 June 2019. Every year in the first week of…