Student Stories

A home-educator’s journey, part 1: selecting our course provider

This post was originally published on May 31st 2018 and updated on March 23rd 2020. Today’s post is both a guest blog and an…

Home education paves the way to Russell Group university

Above: NEC learner Kathryn Corrall Kathryn Corrall is on a high. In September, she’s off to King’s College London to study for an English…

Celebrating one of the best creative writers of our time: Roald Dahl

Photo credit: Jan Baldwin Roald Dahl was a children’s author, poet, screenwriter and short story writer. He was famous for writing the popular children’s…

Celebrating success this A level results day

Students up and down the country have received their A level results today. News programmes will be filled with teenagers celebrating the hard work…

International Youth Day – Celebrating our students achievements

International Youth Day is a United Nations event held annually on 12th August to celebrate young people’s success and initiatives in the global society….

An American in Tanzania strides forward in her pre-school career

Far away from the UK, NEC has helped one woman qualify for a second career and start planning a business that will have an…

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…

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Who are NEC tutors and how to become one

A genuine passion for helping learners is key and something that we feel is at the heart of NEC. Here at NEC we love…

What is a distance learning tutor?

What do distance learning or online tutors do? A distance learning or online tutor is similar to a teacher in many ways. Much like…

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…

Can 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…

University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education offers tuition fee bursary for NEC A level students

Applications open now  Continuing the relationship that began in 2021, the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and NEC are once again collaborating to offer…

Five study bursaries for state sector teachers to take online A level Classical Civilisation offered by The Classical Association

Learners enrolled on A level Classical Civilisation with NEC study the literature and culture of the ancient world, from epic poetry and ancient comedy,…

Top 10 revision tips for exam success

If you are sitting exams this summer and worried about the amount of revision you’ve done so far don’t panic! It’s never too late…

How to tackle exam stress

There’s no denying that exam revision can be a stressful time. It’s the culmination of all your hard work studying for your A levels…

What do I do if I want a career change?

Making the decision to embark on a new career change can be both exciting and daunting. For many, taking the step towards a new…

A Head Teacher’s Priorities for 2024

Head teachers in secondary schools are steering through an intricate landscape of advanced planning, critical evaluation, and strategic decision-making. This period is pivotal, marking…