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GCSE choices and university

Shape your next steps with well thought-out GCSE choices

3 min read

Five study habits you should begin now

Pick up these study tips ASAP, and see the difference in your grades come the end of the year.

01 September 2017

4 min read

GCSE changes explained

Get to grips with the new '9-1' GCSE grading structure and find out how GCSE curriculum changes will affect you - and your future university prospects.

23 August 2017

7 min read

How important are your GCSE grades?

You have your GCSE results - congratulations! Now it's time to see how those GCSE grades will shape your next few steps, post-Year 11.

23 August 2017

6 min read

GCSE results day 2017: what to expect

What is GCSE results day like? What do you need to take when collecting results? What are your options if you don’t get the grades you were expecting?

20 August 2017

4 min read

GCSE work experience: how to make the most of your time

How do you make the most of your GCSE year work experience in the short space of time you have?

30 January 2017

3 min read

Making the jump from GCSEs to A-levels

What’s the transition from GCSE to A-levels like? See what you can expect, including how you can best prepare.

20 August 2016

3 min read

How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?

Your GCSE choices matter because they can directly impact which paths are open to you later down the line. Here's what you need to know.

20 August 2016

4 min read

Choosing a career: things to try now to help you decide

Want to start working towards a career? Here are seven career-related opportunities to help you get your foot on the ladder...

05 November 2013

4 min read

GCSE students: five ways to start thinking about your future

Study for your GCSEs and get prepared for your future at the same time! You can follow these easy pointers even if you don't know what you want to do yet...

18 July 2013

2 min read

What's the English Baccalaureate?

What exactly is the English Baccalaureate and what do universities think of it? And what about the recently announced and now shelved EBacc certificates? Our expert explains…

07 February 2013

1 min read

Which GCSEs do you have to do to get into a particular career?

Beware anybody who says you must take a GCSE in a particular subject to get into a particular career. If this is true of any subjects, it’s your GCSEs in English, maths and (at least double award) science – and you have to take these anyway!

14 August 2012

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Should you take subjects that aren’t GCSEs?

You don't have to do all your subjects as GCSEs if you're hoping to go to uni; however, caution may be needed.

14 August 2012

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Is it true I need a GCSE in modern languages to study at UCL?

Unusually, University College London ask that all UK students meet certain modern language requirements. Find out the alternatives if you don't have this...

14 August 2012

1 min read

Does it matter if you’re in a lower set for your GCSEs?

Being in a lower set for your GCSEs may affect your A-level and higher education options. Here's a heads-up on what you need to consider and how to deal with it.

14 August 2012

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