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Finding the motivation to study

Anna Ellis completed A level Religious Studies with NEC this month and is currently studying with the Open University. She has qualifications in teaching…

How do I retake my GCSEs or A levels?

Looking to retake your GCSEs or A levels? Have you considered other options?  We all know that 2020 has thrown educational norms out of…

How do you maintain your motivation to study?

How do you find and keep up your motivation to study? The value of education has never been greater; it opens doors to everything…

Coronavirus (COVID 19) – important update

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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…

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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GCSE success for home educated student with partially impaired vision

Mohammed studied 7 GCSEs with NEC and achieved high grades in all of them, overcoming the challenge of having partially impaired vision. He has…

Lessons from lockdown – do we need to create an open school for the UK?

Peter Lavender OBE discusses lessons from lockdown, the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on attitudes towards distance learning, and the need to create an…

Top grade in IGCSE Spanish for keen traveller

Katie studied IGCSE Spanish with NEC and achieved a top grade of 9. Katie is a mature student and pursued her studies for the…

High-achiever in four A levels with NEC moves on to the University of Edinburgh

Timofei studied four A levels with NEC in maths, further maths, physics and economics and achieved great results, obtaining an A*, two A and a B grade…

Top grades in GCSEs for mature student with NEC lead to Open University degree

Belinda studied GCSEs in astronomy and maths with NEC as a mature student, and achieved top grades of 9 in both. She is now…

The National Extension College release A level and GCSE results

“It was impossible to fulfil my dreams without my parent’s and NEC’s patience, support, motivation and 24/7 accessibility to my learning materials [sic] during…

A* in A level Chemistry with NEC leads to degree at the University of Cambridge

Laura studied A level Chemistry with NEC and achieved an A* grade. Laura is now going to study Natural Sciences at Hughes Hall, University…

The National Extension College response to the 2020 exams fiasco

The National Extension College understands how important A levels and other qualifications are to our students. Over our 57 years as an education provider…

From A level success with NEC to social work at university

Hannah achieved A level success with NEC in Spanish and sociology, obtaining an A* and a B grade respectively.  Hannah moved to Madrid from…

How do I retake my GCSEs or A levels?

Looking to retake your GCSEs or A levels? Have you considered other options?  We all know that 2020 has thrown educational norms out of…