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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 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...

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is a day to show support for better mental health and to raise awareness of the importance of looking after...

How do I retake my GCSEs or A levels?

There is nothing quite as soul destroying as not achieving the grade you hope for in your GCSEs or A levels. It is important,...

Taking the stigma out of dyslexia by raising awareness

In support of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we thought we’d highlight the features available on NEC courses that can help support our students with dyslexia....

Seven ways to kick-start your studies

In the autumn, a million young people in the UK will be immersing themselves for the first time in the hurly-burly of undergraduate life...

Testing times

In primary and secondary schools across England, pupils are being put through their paces. Last week, key stage 1 children (six and seven-year olds)...

Top 10 revision tips for your exams

It’s the time of the year when students across the country are poring over books, trying to ensure they are prepared for their upcoming exams....

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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...