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  • What is a GCSE & how does it compare to a Baccalaureate?

    What is a GCSE  & how does it compare to a Baccalaureate?

    Baccalaureates may seem very similar to GCSE's, but they hold differences that are considered better at teaching students in a more all-round, breadth kind of way. In this article I will discuss them, and why you may choose a Baccalaureate degree vs. GCSE education.

    What is a GCSE?

    GCSE stands for the General Certificate of Secondary Education, and usually taken by pupils aged around 14-16 in secondary education. They are studied over the course of two years and after completion, students can decide whether to leave school education or continue on to do their A-Level qualifications. Although you do get to choose most of your GCSE options, there are some compulsory subjects which are known as the core subjects:

    • Maths
    • English Language
    • English Literature
    • Sciences (either single, double or triple sciences)

    There are also some foundation subjects that must be taken:

    • Computing
    • Physical
    • ....
  • 7 Apps to Improve English Writing

    7 Apps to Improve English Writing

    Even native English speakers can make unknowing mistakes in their writing. Often times these can be small and innocent mistakes that pass by any reader, but in some cases, even the tiniest of mistakes will go unforgiven. In this article, I'm going to show you 8 great applications to improve your English writing.

    1. Ginger

    Ginger is a quick and easy grammar checker which comes in many forms. On their main website you can paste in some text for a very quick grammatical analysis and it will tell you exactly what is wrong, what it should be, and even suggest alternatives, if the sentence can be reworded better. You can get Ginger for Chrome, and it is also available for Microsoft Office, Safari, Android and iOS systems.

    2. WhiteSmoke

    WhiteSmoke is an online checker with many features and adaptations. It is available for Microsoft Word, Outlook, Windows, iOS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari. WhiteSmoke contains a translator and dictionary....

  • Contracting vs. Being Employed: The Pros and Cons

    Contracting vs. Being Employed: The Pros and Cons

    The UK's gig economy has boomed in recent years, with over 5 million being self-employed or freelancing. And we're seeing this in pretty much every sector including child care, construction and health and social care. Some employers provide the option to work with them on a freelance basis as we see in assessor professions.

    Plus, the thought of becoming your boss and having the flexibility to work when you want is very tempting. According to a blog post written by Caunce O'Hara, 63% of UK employees say they are willing to consider freelancing.

    But to go out on your own is a big thing! To help, we explore the pros and cons of contracting/freelancing and being employed....

  • The Importance of Health and Safety Training at Work

    The Importance of Health and Safety Training at Work
    This is a guest post from Croner. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 200 people are killed each year as a result of accidents in the workplace. They estimate that over two million employees also suffer illnesses caused by or made worse by work. The HSE suggests the costs to the UK economy of injuries and ill health as a result of working conditions was £15 billion for the yea All this is to say, investing in health and safety training for your staff should be a priority for your business. Preventing accidents and ill health at work can go a long way to setting you aside from your competition as an employer that values their employees'.... ...
  • How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

    How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

    Sometimes, when you are unemployed and looking for a job, it can feel demoralising. It's daunting looking for a job, plus there's so much pressure these days to try and “stand out from the crowd” because pretty much everyone in your position is doing the exact same thing.

    No matter how you became unemployed in the first place, whether you were dismissed, made redundant, or just finished a course, it is really important that you stay positive during your job search because you are bound to get rejected. 

    And while having a glittering CV can be advantageous, employers want to employ someone who has a personality and, more importantly, has got confidence in themselves.

    Thankfully, here at The Learning Stat....

  • How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    With over 2.27 billion users on Facebook, it is easy for employers to run a quick background check on you before they invite you to interview. And while everyone has an online life and an actual life, it is what you put on social media that can really hamper your job prospects. 

    According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers turn to social media to research potential job candidates. 

    If your profile is scattered with photos of messy nights out and inappropriate content, employers will not be keen on hiring you. Sad, but true. Coming b....

  • Education vs. Experience: What is More Important in the Job Hunt

    Education vs. Experience: What is More Important in the Job Hunt

    There's a never-ending debate on deciding whether education is better than experience, or vice versa. 

    A recent survey by recruitment firm Universum revealed that 58% of leading graduate employers value work experience more than grades or where their prospective employee went to university. From that statistic alone, you could say experience clearly trumps education, but only by a margin.

    The truth is there is no clear winner, and depending on what career path you want to pursue, both education and experience should be held in equal regards.

    In this article, we take a look at both sides of the argument.

    Why Education is More I....

  • What Personality Types Suit Which Career

    What Personality Types Suit Which Career

    Ever wondered why certain jobs weren't meant for you? 

    It might be worth looking into finding out what your personality type is to find how your interests, skills and your natural thought process can be best used in a workplace environment.

    In this article, we take a look at the famous Myers-Brigger Personality Types, and share which type of jobs is best suited for each personality type. 

    What is the Myers-Briggs Personality Type

    The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed by Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers to determine the psychological preferences of how people perceive the world around them and how they make decisions. The MBTI is essentially a self-reported questionnaire.

    There are 16 personality types which a....

  • What are Distance Learning Courses?

    What are Distance Learning Courses?

    Distance learning is fast becoming a popular learning route for those looking to have flexibility and more control over their study schedule so it can fit it in with their work and home life.

    In this article, we take a further look into what a distance course is, how they work and the benefits of distance learning.

    What is a Distance Learning Course?

    A distance learning course is a type of course where students learn the course material remotely without having any face-to-face contact with a teacher in a classroom setting.

    Since the advent of the internet and the widespread use of computing technology, an increasing number of students are enrolling onto distance learning courses - especially at university level. According to ....

  • 9 Ways to Engage and Encourage The Millennial Workforce

    9 Ways to Engage and Encourage The Millennial Workforce
    The millennial workforce now forms a significant section of the workforce and the number is just increasing by the day. Some adjustment must be made in the work culture to accommodate this highly demanding yet very efficient and productive generation in the workforce.
    1. Employee Engagement

      Employee engagement must become the motto of every organization in order to keep up with the millennials. They are raised in a manner that they always consider themselves special, valued and cared for. They want to feel the same way in their job as well. They love benefits and perks
    2. ....
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