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Matt - Qualifications - making my subject choices

Content type

Video case studies

Audience

Resource for teachers and their learners

Description

  1. What helped Matt choose his GCSE subjects?
  2. What skills did Matt develop that helped him with his studies?
  3. What advice did Matt give about choosing subjects?
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Guidebook

How do I help my students make the right choices for post-16 study?

Information sheets

Qualification reform – quick reference sheet
Applying to highly selective courses - quick reference sheet
Applying to medicine – quick reference sheet
Key stage 4 and 5 choices - myth-busting

Activity sheets

Researching post-16 study options - activity for students

Presentations

Presentation slides - helping your students make the right study choices
Presentation notes - helping your students make the right study choices

Video case studies

Amy - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Billie-Jo - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Daniela - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Daniyel - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Fatima - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Jackson - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Jess - Qualifications making my subject choices
Josh - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Khima - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Matt - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Mayowa - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Nathan - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Orin - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Richard - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Rob - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Samra – Qualifications – making my subject choices
Sharn - Qualifications - making my subject choices
Sophie - Qualifications - making my subject choices

Teacher and adviser reflection sheets

Teacher and adviser reflection - helping students make the right choices for post-16 study

Weblinks:

Bright Knowledge is a guide to careers, education and student life. Bright Knowledge aims to help students work out what they want to achieve and how they can get there. The website is updated with the latest news and new resources every day.

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‘Core maths’ refers to a group of mathematics qualifications available in England.

Leading universities value mathematics skills for many different degree courses and most have GCSE or equivalent requirements. Mathematical and statistical problem-solving, data-analysis and interpretation skills are useful for a wide variety of undergraduate degrees. A core maths qualification may help your students improve and maintain these skills, especially if they are not taking AS- or A-level mathematics or further mathematics.

STEM Learning provides a range of free resources to support teachers with students undertaking a Core Maths qualification.

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Informed Choices is produced by the Russell Group. It includes advice from admissions professionals on the best subject combinations for a wide range of university courses, as well as the best choices for students who want to keep their options open.

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A series of 'postcards' outlining the work Ofqual is doing, with an emphasis on current reforms to qualifications in England.

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Prospects offers useful information on career pathways, including job profiles detailing typical salaries and the qualifications and skills required by role type. There is a section on careers relevant to different degrees and a career planner and quiz.

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The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities that are committed to conducting the very best research and to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

This page provides further information on how these universities view the AS-level. Several universities have also produced statements on qualification reform, which are available under 'Useful links'.

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Total Professions gives guidance for careers advisers working with school, college and university students considering a career in the professions. The site aims to provide a unique portal that will link careers advisers with professional bodies.

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This useful UCAS blog provides FAQs on entering AS- and A-level qualifications on the UCAS application form.

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This useful Which? University webpage provides tools, advice and guidance for students considering their study options.

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