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Young people


From tips on surviving school to getting into college or university, this section has all the information you need to get the best out of your education.

Reading, writing and maths skills

Are you struggling with your maths or your written English? Feel like you need to improve? Find out how you might be able to kick-start your career by gaining skills for life with these useful links.

Exams, tests and the curriculum

The National Curriculum sets out the way you learn and also the way you're assessed at school. Find out what this means for you.

Extra curricular activities

School isn't just about learning in the classroom, there's loads of stuff you can do when classes are over. Find out what might be available to you at school after hours.

Choices at 14 to 19

Once you reach 14, there are lots of decisions you have to make about your education. Here you can find out information on different courses, qualifications and career paths.

Why go to university or college?

You may feel that you want to do further study once you finish school. Find out as much as you can about your different options, what you need to get there, and your prospects as a graduate.

Study skills

Studying doesn't have to be a nightmare. You can find out more on how to organise your time and study more effectively with Directgov's helpful advice.

Going to university or college

If you have the chance to study further once you've finished school, here's some information on what life could be like if you decide to go for it.

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