A leading social learning provider, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform. Delivers courses from over 80 universities and higher education institutions around the world, online, for free, on any device.
Works with many schools across the UK to provide access to courses that help students of ability to improve their knowledge and make more informed choices about their higher education options.
“If a prospective student were to show evidence they had completed a MOOC aligned with their subject of choice, then it would be a tangible demonstration of their interest in that area. It would of course also give them something interesting and relevant to talk about at interview.” Viv Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Education, The University of Leeds
Explore subjects: get a taste of what studying topics such as science maths & technology, business studies, teaching, computer science, or robotics would be like.
Try out current degree course material on the platform. See if it is what you will really enjoy before signing up to the full 3 year degree.
Preparing for interviews: studying relevant content before applying to university can significantly improve a student’s chance of giving a good entrance interview.
Preparation for university applications: a FutureLearn course from UCAS gives students advice on writing a great university application; one from the University of East Anglia helps them to prepare them for the study skills they will need to get their degree off to a flying start.
You can, for a fee, get a certificate of completion for a FutureLearn course - not obviously needed for any of the above uses.
There's a lot more there that's useful for careers and education generally - as I write this my house still reeks of the potato that caught fire in the microwave, thanks to my youngest daughter and FutureLearn. Fascinating: real science, real mess, and a really cross wife.
Signs of special needs in school age children; how to get help; which type of school to choose; Education, Health and Care Plans ...
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Identifying and locating grammar schools. Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston, with only a few grammar schools.
As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They're smarter than anyone else's, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind of talent that would leave Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Church standing. And for some extraordinary - though totally understandable - reason, everyone but us seems blind to our offspring's God-given artistic gifts.
If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer