As part of our Be Informed posts, we want to assist you by simplifying some common education-related issues. Today we wanted to look at the differences between further education, sixth form and school-sixth form colleges. Further education colleges tend to be larger institutions with wider-ranging variety when it comes to qualifications and courses. It is…

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A Level results have been on a steady ascent over the last decade. Not a single year has passed without results increasingly improving, and pass rates have most recently peaked at a jaw-dropping 97%. With the high levels of stress we hear A Level burdened 17-year-olds bemoaning, it begs the question of what really is…

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Russell Group universities are a cluster of twenty-four select, elite institutions established in 1994 with the aim of expressing and protecting common interests. Since its founding nineteen years ago, the Russell Group has grown and expanded with vigour and now includes some of the most prestigious “big brand” establishments in the game – including the…

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It is the case that employers value a degree obtained from some universities more than they do others. For most organisations, Russell Group Universities are right at the top, followed by the so-called Red-Brick universities. Sadly, at the bottom of the pile with regards to how they value universities are the old polytechnics, which were…

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It feels like only yesterday when I had sat my fraught GCSE exams (twenty-four in total, I cannot forget that figure) and was waiting patiently, anxiously for that fateful day in August where all would be revealed. In the mean-time however, something else was occupying my mind. As all students who have just completed their…

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We wanted to look at the differences between further education, sixth form and school-sixth form colleges. Further education colleges tend to be larger institutions with wider-ranging variety when it comes to qualifications and courses. It is likely that you will find people of different ages, social and educational backgrounds at these colleges. The array of…

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