Does studying computing make sense?

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If you want to go on and study computer science at university, you would think that a Computing A Level would stand you in good stead. However, the focus for most university selection criteria is on mathematics and sciences. At the top of the pile, one Oxbridge college – Trinity College, Cambridge – considers the... Read more »

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What is A Level Economics all about?

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By the time young people come around to choosing their GCSEs or A Levels, they may not have much idea of what Economics actually is, let alone what a qualification in it might entail. If you fall under this category then this blog post is for you! Many secondary schools don’t teach economics and because,... Read more »

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An alternative to over-subscribed schools

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It’s a difficult and anxious time of year for parents wanting to secure school places for their children. One report says that the selection process has become increasingly complex as places in popular areas are over-subscribed. Another article suggests that because of this, children from poorer areas can often be the ones who miss out... Read more »

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Why studying German at school is so important

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Germany is the economic engine of Europe, and the political driver of the European Union. Our commercial relationship with the country is undoubted: in 2012, the UK overtook France as Germany’s biggest global trade partner and, as The Telegraph newspaper put it, ‘British suppliers and manufacturers are deeply integrated into the German industrial machine and... Read more »

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Classical studies: ancient and modern

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Compared with the hundreds of thousands of students who sit more mainstream subjects at GCSE and A level, numbers taking classical subjects are tiny. And they cover several subjects including classical civilisation, classical Greek and Latin. In 2014, just 16,444 people took GCSEs in classical subjects, and even fewer – 6,615 – took an A... Read more »

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