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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…

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…

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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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Online?

When it comes to studying, traditional school and educational settings aren’t the only options for students. With distance learning becoming more and more popular,…

What is UCAS : University Applications

If you have been thinking about applying to universities and doing some research, there’s a very high chance you have come across the term…

A level Results Day 2023: Navigating the Process for Applying to University

Are you ready for A level Results Day 2023? Whether you’re anticipating your grades with excitement or feeling a bit jittery, we’ve got you…

A level Results Day 2023: Your Comprehensive Guide

As A level Results Day 2023 inches closer, it’s crucial to be well-informed about the details. From key dates to grading changes and post-results…

What To Do When You Didn’t Get the A Level Results You Wanted

Receiving your A Level results can be an overwhelming experience, especially if the results turn out to be less than you had hoped for….

What is Homeschooling?

In recent years, the idea of homeschool learning has been gaining popularity as an effective academic alternative. Homeschooling offers a unique approach to learning…

How to Apply to University with Confidence

Starting the university application process can be both exciting and overwhelming. From deciding what course is right for you, to campus tours and filling…

National Extension College celebrates its 60th birthday

The National Extension College (NEC), is marking a special birthday in 2023 as we celebrate 60 years since the college was founded by Michael…

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 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…