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Options on results day if your A-levels don’t go quite to plan

A-level results are out on 16th August and unless you are already holding an unconditional offer or already have a great set of BTEC results, this will be a very big day in your life. On the day, keep a close eye on UCAS Track for the information you’ll need about your offers. And try to prepare in advance as much as possible to save yourself a lot of time should you need to take any action. Check out all [...]

July 20th, 2018|> Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Need help with your career choices?

It’s easy to think that a career is a huge decision because it’s for the rest of your life, but unless you have plans to commit to one clear path as a vet, a doctor, a nurse or to take on the family business, the chances are that – like the rest of us – you will have a varied journey ahead of you, influenced initially perhaps by your parents/carers and teachers. So, when we talk about careers, we’re really [...]

July 16th, 2018|> Motivation, Strategies|

What can happen on results day even with great grades

Just finished year 13? Applied to Uni and waiting for your exam results on 16th August? Unless you are holding an unconditional offer, you will most likely be waiting to see if you get the grades required by your Firm (first) choice and Insurance choice Uni.  Yet even if you do well, there are still a number of scenarios to bear in mind. Here is an overview of what could happen with your great grades and, next Friday, we’ll cover [...]

July 13th, 2018|> Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Apprenticeships in business administration

When I was working in sixth form careers, students would frequently ask how they could work in business after they left school. “What exactly do you mean by business?” I would say as it was a very broad request, but it was to help inspire the layout of the Careersnearhere website with its dedicated Business Admin and Business Management sections. In today’s blog we’re going to show you a range of local opportunities under the all-encompassing headings of Business Admin [...]

July 9th, 2018|> Apprenticeships, Business|

Clearing – why it’s important to start looking early

If you are in year 13 and you are not holding any offers – whether you have already applied or whether you are a new applicant - you will now need to consider using Clearing as UCAS Extra closed on 4th July. What and when is Clearing? Clearing is a part of the annual process of applying to Uni via UCAS – and by Uni we mean all the universities and colleges offering higher education courses. If you don’t have [...]

July 6th, 2018|> Academic Paths, Year 13 - UCAS|

Practical tips on how to research Uni and degree options

In our mini-series on how and why you should be researching higher education in year 12, we’ve looked at what you might want to consider when choosing a degree course and when thinking about where you want to study. Today, we’re going to explore how you go about doing that research. Where do I look? Where you start looking depends on to what extent you know what you want to study and/or where you might want to study. Browse by [...]

July 2nd, 2018|> Academic Paths, Year 12 - Higher Education|
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