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  1. A-level results day

    The BBC’s A-level results coverage shows the small percentage change in grade boundaries between this year and last year (See here). They also highlight the expansion in university places this year which means that students with lower grades than expected may still get offers. The BBC has also assembled a...

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  2. Remember the young ones: Improving career opportunities for Britain’s young people

    This report from the IPPR think tank looks at five critical elements of the school-to-work transition for young people – the role of employers, vocational education, apprenticeships, careers guidance, and the benefits system – and at lessons the UK can learn from European economies with better youth employment records.  ...

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  3. FE College governance: new accountability guidelines

    The new BIS guide to college governance (August 2014) signals an interesting direction of travel in relation to government policy on the accountability of colleges in England to their customers, stakeholders and communities – especially learners and employers.   This accountability is enshrined in five key outcomes for publicly funded...

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    ASPIRES-2 - 14-19 year olds

    The ESRC-funded ASPIRES -2 project based at King's College, London will track the science and career aspirations of a previously studied cohort for the next five years of their lives

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    Post 16: University access scheme of work

    Seven adaptable 45-minute lessons and pdf resources on key factors to consider when applying to university - Downloadable from The Brilliant Club website

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    The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

    To achieve 'registered professional' status, you need to be a member of the Career Development Institute and to hold an approved qualification in careers guidance (at level 6 or above). As a fully registered...

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    An online library of free careers videos on the icould website


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  1. Careers guidance in a spin

    The spin that the government has put on what it has done to improve careers guidance for young people in its response to the Education Select Committee’s follow-up inquiry on careers guidance is truly breath-taking (3rd July). Here is a flavour of it: “The government is determined to remain focused...

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  2. Humility: the quality of being humble

    Elizabeth Whicheloe, a cherished colleague, urged me to listen to the commencement address by Sau Lan Wu at Vassar College where her grand-daughter is one of this year’s graduating students. Professor Wu, a distinguished particle physicist, has participated in the discoveries of the charm quark, the gluon, and the Higgs...

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  3. Doors Open Toronto

    For one weekend at the end of May every year over 150 public buildings in Toronto throw open their doors to the public. It’s a unique opportunity for people to see inside buildings that are important to the life of the city but which are normally closed to them. Many...

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