Global law firm, claims to be the biggest. This is a first-class offering: an LLB with BPP (a long-standing law and accountancy educator with a superb reputation) and qualification as a solicitor, taking six years in their London office where you will be working on real cases, with the expectation of a job at the end of it. Unimaginably hard work, we are certain, to combine work on the degree (with lots of homework) and the expectations of a top law firm - but what a foundation to a career.
LLB + SRA (Solicitor Regulation Authority)
BPP Law School
3 A-levels (ABB or above0 plus 7 GCSEs (B or above) including Maths, English)
Online + Video Interview + Assessment
4 days per week
1 day per week
They hope that all their apprentices stay with them
As you would hope from a legal firm, their apprenticeship web page is concise and informative providing all the basic details. Entirely free of gimmicks but, in true lawyer fashion, they leave nothing that could find them in court when it comes to their FAQs. even including the question "Will my lunch be paid for?" and the answer "You will need to provide your own lunch or you can buy lunch from our staff restaurant in the office"
Some special needs are easy to spot, others are only determined once a child has experienced considerable difficulties, frustrations or social and emotional problems.
Over the years, diagnosis of and provision for SEN have improved, but both can still be a minefield.
Identifying different kinds of special educational needs
Few children fit a condition perfectly – if they do, we tend to say they are a ‘classic’ case. Most will not be straightforward: perhaps a dyslexic with dyspraxia and a touch of ADD, or a child with ASD who also has Down’s syndrome.
Just as special needs are hard to…
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Counties such as Kent or Buckinghamshire are ‘selective authorities’ and most families will have at least one grammar school close to where they live. Elsewhere, for example in Reading or Kingston-on-Thames, there are just one or two grammar schools and competition for places at these is ferocious.
How to find a state grammar school
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,…
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