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Do Your Results Look Wrong? Getting Re-Graded

Do Your Results Look Wrong? Getting Re-Graded

Posted: 1st of August 2014 by Tom Clover

With A-Level results due out soon, students all over the country will be hoping to get the grades they have worked for. Having put in the effort to study for the last few years, you would certainly hope that your results (at least) bear out the work you have done – but what happens if the results you get back don’t look right? Of course, if you haven’t done the work, you may not expect to get straight As, and you will know if the grades are a fair reflection of what you have done – especially given your knowledge of the marks you have received so far. However, in some extreme cases you may actually believe that your work has been graded incorrectly. Should you have got a B instead of that D, for example? Could it be a spelling or typing error? Or have your papers been graded incorrectly? Sadly, it does happen from time to time that a paper is graded wrongly – and the exam board is able to change your grade if it is found to be incorrect. So how do you go about addressing the situation if you think your marks are wrong?

Ben Goss - The Training Room

Ben Goss - The Training Room

Posted: 1st of August 2014 by millain roberts

An Evesham A Level student has turned his fitness hobby into a full-time career,after opting not to go to university and completing a personal training course with The Training Room

Convincing my parents that uni wasn’t right for me

Convincing my parents that uni wasn’t right for me

Posted: 31st of July 2014 by amy.axten@qa.com

Steven Jeeves, IT Higher apprentice with QA Apprenticeships, talks about how his parents reacted when he told them he wanted to an apprenticeship, and why he thinks it was the best decision.

One Year Left? 5 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Future

One Year Left? 5 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Future

Posted: 31st of July 2014 by Tom Clover

So, you have one year left on your studies? You are most-likely concentrating on the year ahead, with exams, course deadlines, and other important tests coming up, you may not feel it is the best time to start thinking about what you will do next. However, it is never too early to start thinking about your next steps – whether you are considering further education, going into work, or taking an apprenticeship, or another course. Being prepared will mean you are less likely to be surprised or caught unawares when it comes to your future, and maybe even offer you a head-start on everyone else too!

College’s Accounting Academy leads to great jobs with top companies – Apply Now!

College’s Accounting Academy leads to great jobs with top companies – Apply Now!

Posted: 31st of July 2014 by layling@conel.ac.uk

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is open now for admissions onto its highly successful Accounting Academy. This year the Academy begins a new partnership with Leyton Orient Football Club (LOFC), and also works in partnership with the Leadership Through Sport (LTS) charity.

A Look at Seasonal Summer Work

A Look at Seasonal Summer Work

Posted: 30th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Summer time is a great time to make some extra money and get some work experience – even if you are enrolled to go on to college, university, an apprenticeship, or other course in the Autumn. Of course, you may want to make sure you have some time out to recharge your batteries after the exertions of the last term, but you should be able to fit in some work at the same time in order to get yourself some money and a little experience too.

Leaving College? Should You Take Time To Relax or Get Straight Down To Work?

Leaving College? Should You Take Time To Relax or Get Straight Down To Work?

Posted: 29th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Leaving school or college is an experience that draws a line under a part of your life and brings a new time into being. You are moving forward with your life and embarking on something new, whether it is work, college, university, or wherever else you end up. For those who have already organised a course to start in the Autumn it can seem just like a regular summer holiday. However, if you are planning on starting work you may be left feeling that you want to take some time to relax before heading out to find a job. This is perfectly normal, and you may feel that you deserve a break after your exams. However, you have to decide how long you are going to take off – or decide if you will go straight out to work instead.

Planning On Going Straight Out To Work? Read This First

Planning On Going Straight Out To Work? Read This First

Posted: 28th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Before we get started, I want to make sure it is clear that we are not telling you what to do. It wouldn’t make sense to, considering we can’t know your circumstances, your dreams, aspirations, or situation. That said, if you are planning on heading straight out to work from school or college, it is worth taking a few moments to consider the other options that are available to you – and for good reason. Earning some real money right away may seem like a great option (let’s face it, who doesn’t like having some money in their pocket?), but it is worth looking at the long or even medium-term situation, and giving it some thought before you commit.

All My Friends Know What They Want To Do Next, Why Don’t I?

All My Friends Know What They Want To Do Next, Why Don’t I?

Posted: 25th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Looking around it can seem like all of your friends know exactly what they are going to do with their lives – whether it is going out to work, heading off to university, or doing some vocational training. However, if you don’t really know what direction to take next, it can feel like you are the odd one out. You may wonder why you can’t decide what to do, and even feel yourself pressured to do something just to fit in. This is not an uncommon feeling or situation to be in, and there are thousands of people in the same position as you, unsure what to do next.

What To Do If You Fail In Your Exams

What To Do If You Fail In Your Exams

Posted: 24th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

You might not like to think about it too much, but there is a good chance that you have had the odd nightmare about not getting the grades you want in your exams. While this can mean retakes for some, the prospect of failing may haunt you with repercussions. Your parents may get on at you for not working hard enough, and you may be forced to watch your friends move on to new things, while you are stuck back trying to decide what to do next. There is no doubt that this could seem like a terrible moment for you, but you should try not to compare yourself to others, and instead refocus and deal with the situation.

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