University vs. Apprenticeship. Who Will Win?

For the longest of time, gaining a degree could only be done by attending university. However now, there are other ways you can obtain a degree and the alternative to attending university is by completing an apprenticeship. What is an apprenticeship you might be...

How To Cope With Receiving Back A Bad Grade

Now the term ‘bad’, in this case, is individually subjective. For an A* pupil, the idea of a low grade would differ to one of a B target pupil. Consequently, when either of these students don’t get the grade they want or expect, disappointment arises.   Usually, when...

Things To Do Instead Of Going To University

Having a degree can be beneficial. There’s no doubt about that. It shows perseverance, hard work and dedication. But University isn’t the only option available to you.   For a growing number of students, academia is not exactly the most suitable route. Instead,...

Clearing With Your Desired Grade

So the results are in.   You didn’t make it into your firm choice. It’s a horrible feeling, one that seems to eat you up from the inside…  ...

GCSEs Matter

In my previous article ‘Keeping your Options open: Tips for those Picking their A Levels’, I have drawn on the importance of providing yourself with the freedom to choose your future career by strategically picking your A Level subjects. But this isn’t limited to A...

Supply Teachers And Self-Awareness

Imagine this: You are a meticulous, hardworking student working diligently in hopes of attaining high grades. Your teacher – though often found to go on a tangent during lessons – is equally as hardworking and committed to your grades. All is well as you continue to...

Coping With The Final Year

There is no denying that GCSEs are hard. As are your A Levels. Both involve immense amounts of hard-work; countless hours spent stressing and often a pinch of sleep deprivation. For those of you doing their GCSEs, you may often come across others who have also gone...