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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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Taking the stigma out of dyslexia by raising awareness

Friday, 7 October 2016

In support of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we thought we'd highlight the features available on NEC courses that can help support our students with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects the person’s ability to read, write and spell – around 1 in 10 people are affected in the UK... 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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Questions to ask when shopping around for distance learning courses

Thursday, 8 September 2016

As Autumn is now here, many people are currently looking for the right courses for them. It can often be difficult to know what questions to ask, so we’ve put together a list which we recommend you keep in mind when speaking to any distance learning provider... Read more

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GCSE results at any age

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Unless you’ve been avoiding the TV, internet, newspapers and the radio today, you will have noticed that it’s GCSE results day. As always, the media have focused on the most well-known group of students receiving their results today — the under-16s. We want to take the opportunity today to celebrate another group of students getting results today: the private candidates... Read more

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