This is it! Your child is turning 18 and its nearly time for them to be free of full-time education. There’s a wealth of post-sixth form options out there and as a parent, it can be daunting watching them decide what to do next.
If you aren’t sure how to help, we’ve created this guide filled with different ways you can support your 18-year-old, no matter which path they’ve decided to embark on. Good luck!
Choosing what your teenager will study after age 16 is one of the biggest decisions they’ll have made so far. It’s an exciting time – their choices after GCSEs become much more varied and allow them to take important steps towards their future.
Along with continuing with full time education like A Levels, your child could look at alternatives such as apprenticeships or part time education/training alongside at least 20 hours a week of employment or volunteering. Here, we’ve broken down some of the questions to ask them if they’re struggling to choose their options at 16.
Choosing their GCSE subjects is one of the first major decisions your child will have to make to help determine their future career.
Some subjects – for example, Maths and English – are compulsory. Most further education courses and workplaces require at least 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 (formerly A*-C) including Maths and English so whichever options your child chooses, don’t forget to encourage them to work hard in these core subjects too.
It’s only natural that they may seek your advice but what if you aren’t how to help them? Don’t worry! We’ve collated some key questions you may want to ask to help them make the best GCSE subject choices.
Writing your personal statement is one of the most important parts of the university application process. Along with your academic results, this is one of the biggest determiners of whether a university makes you an offer so it’s no surprise that the pressure is on.
Not sure where to start? These five tips will give you an idea of what to expect and how to get it completed successfully!
Whether you’re starting a brand-new course in September or continuing your studies, you may be unsure about what your education could look like in a time of coronavirus. While this uncertainty can be nerve-wracking, don’t worry! We’ve put together some possible changes you may experience when the time comes.
After spending eight hours a day in a classroom, trying to learn at home can be daunting.
Maybe you’re doing virtual classes due to coronavirus restrictions, or perhaps you’ve moved to more independent work after starting university. Either way, if you’re concerned about how to keep your focus on point, we’ve got ten top tips for staying motivated while studying at home.
Congratulations! You’ve completed your exams, got your results and now you’re moving up to the next course level.
Whether you’re going from GCSEs to sixth form or college, or from A Levels to university, taking those next steps can feel daunting so we’ve put together some tips to help you prepare for moving up a course level.
Results day is a nerve-wracking time but even if you didn’t get the grades you wanted, we’re here for a bit of reassurance that there are still plenty of options available!
Read on to discover our best advice for what to do if you didn’t get the grades you need.