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Five barriers to achieving GCSEs and A level qualifications that need to be removed to open the doors for distance learners

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Education policy makers and the organisations that make up England’s exam infrastructure rarely give a second thought to independent learners taking GCSEs and A levels under their own steam. As an organisation working with distance learners every day, NEC knows that a small number of changes could make a big difference to thousands of people and help the government make progress in achieving its higher education and skills objectives... Read more

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Home education: education’s disruptive brand

Friday, 28 July 2017

Today's NEC Blog is a guest post by Linda Baldwin. Linda has been a home educator since 2010 when she and her husband Mark legally de-registered their son Sam from primary school. Now they have reached the milestone of GCSE examinations, Linda reflects upon the decision they made almost seven years ago... Read more

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Home education paves the way to Russell Group university

Thursday, 29 September 2016

NEC learner Kathryn Corrall is on a high. In September, she’s off to King’s College London to study for an English degree. She can hardly wait to leave her family home in the countryside for a new life in the big city and is already getting her teeth into Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the first novel on the syllabus... Read more

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Barriers need breaking down for private exam candidates

Monday, 22 August 2016

There are an estimated 50,000 people each year who sit exams under their own steam. To put that into perspective, that means there are the equivalent to the population of Bognor Regis or enough students to fill roughly 30 secondary schools of these so called private candidates... Read more

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Celebrating success this A level results day

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Students up and down the country have received their A level results today. News programmes will be filled with talk of teenagers' results and colleges and sixth forms will be celebrating their students' achievements. NEC is no exception, but the difference with NEC learners is they can be any age and often missed out on education the first time round... Read more

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