If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already been considering joining the British army. But what are the key things you need to think about before making the decision and committing yourself to life in the armed forces?
What's the difference between sixth form and college?
Colleges are usually more informal settings than a sixth form at a school, and tend to be bigger and offer a wider range of study options.
Sixth forms are smaller, and provide a more structured setting. You may also find the quality of education is higher at sixth forms than at FE colleges.
How many GCSEs do I need to get into sixth form?
Entry requirements for school and college sixth forms vary – ranging from four to five C grades (so between a 4 and 5 under the new GCSE grading system), with perhaps Bs in the subjects you want to study, through to at least six GCSEs at grade A for the more competitive colleges.
What are A levels in the UK?
Advanced Levels or A-Levels are subject-based qualifications that UK students aged 16 or older must obtain if they plan to enter university or just want to gain better knowledge in a specific area or profession they're interested in pursuing.
A levelcourses are provided by school sixth forms and further education colleges.
Should I take A levels?
Taking A levels is absolutely essential if you plan on applying to university. However, it's important to remember that employers won't just be looking at your exam grades when you start looking for a job later on.
Your character and people skills are also an important factor.
If you're not sure whether A levels are the right step for you, take a look at your other options to see if something else is better suited to you.
Should I take 3 or 4 A levels?
It's important you are realistic here - if you genuinely feel you can do four A levels without your grades or extracurricular commitments sliding, taking four A levels rather than three could give you a useful safety net.
If you don't do well in one A level, you'll still have three good ones to help you meet your university offer requirements.
Can I get into university without A levels?
It's possible to go to university without A-levels by studying an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
This course is accepted by many universities and can help you to meet the entry requirements for a number of different courses.
What does International Baccalaureate mean?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a worldwide, nonprofit education program founded to give all students the opportunity to receive an education fit for a globalising world.
There are four IB education programs, all of which are intended to develop students' intellectual, emotional, personal and social skills.
When is SQA results day?
This year, SQA results are posted 1st class and arrive on Tuesday 4 August 2020 or sign up to MySQA to receive your results by text or email.