Despite fears that art subjects would be side-lined as a result of the government’s education reforms, in 2013 GCSE Art and Design figured in the top ten of GCSE subjects taken – although it is in tenth place, taking up 3.36% of all GCSE entries (this compares with the highest percentage of entries, for maths at... Read more »
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Critical Thinking is offered as an A Level option at many sixth forms and colleges and is usually taken as an extra A Level, alongside three other subjects. This skills-based course allows you to focus on developing your ability to analyse, hypothesise and construct your own arguments. It’s not an A Level that simply tells... Read more »
Aside from learning general theory about how to run a business, you may be wondering what specific skills you can gain from Business Studies. Perhaps you are thinking of taking GCSE Business Studies but are concerned about how useful it will be to you? But, of course, not everyone who takes the subject is an... Read more »
Strong messages have repeatedly come forth from governments past and present about the need for education to support manufacturing and science in Britain. And yet GCSE Design and Technology – the subject which can start pupils out on a career through A level to product design or engineering at degree level and on into industry –... Read more »
Another arts subject and yet another misconception; some people think that the only worthwhile reason to be studying GCSE Drama is to become an actor or director. Because Drama isn’t a very content-heavy subject and you don’t learn loads of facts, it has a reputation as being an easy subject that isn’t particularly useful. However,... Read more »