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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Worry over cuts to FE colleges

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There have been several articles in the news over the last month or two reporting the cuts to funding for Colleges of Further Education. The government’s review of Further Education Colleges is causing concern among students, parents and other learners who use FE colleges instead of school. These colleges have often been frowned upon as... Read more »

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GCSE Mathematics: lifting the lid on exam entries and performance

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GCSE Mathematics is a compulsory subject in all schools, and as a result no less than 760,000 students were receiving their GCSE results in August 2013. Passing this particular exam is so fundamental to finding employment, or entering further or higher education courses later on, that many students will re-sit the exam within each academic... Read more »

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