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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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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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