Making vital choices for post-sixteen subjects and courses Most schools and colleges do not offer IB or Pre-U but offer A-level, which is safer and perfectly fine. Almost all the top universities list other courses such as BTEC as acceptable to gain admission but in reality they do not like them, and if a student…

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Graduate premium – is it worth its weight in gold? According to Fraser Nelson of the Spectator magazine, during a discussion on the 10pm news last Sunday evening, research was conducted by the Institute of Fiscal Studies which indicates that many universities are running degree courses that employers do not recognise. The report also shows…

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Quality time or quantity time with the family – is there such thing as quality time? It is true that we save up, look forward to and invest a lot of emotions into planning for what we hope will be a fabulous holiday. The reality is, it is often the case that what we remember…

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Is the summer holiday too long? History has it that the purpose of the long school summer holiday, which started a couple of hundred years ago in Britain, is due to agriculture as it allows for cheap labour. During the Victorian time, school children were employed for harvesting crops during school holidays. Many politicians, including…

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