Teaching life skills to children

Although schools often have a strict curriculum that they have to teach every term, there are other skills that are just as important if not more that should be introduced at an early age. As we go through life we often realise why we were told things as a child which at the time may of seemed meaning less, such as tuck your shirt in or being shouted at for being five mins late. As we get older it is easier to see why these things were actually important and how they play a role in our lives as an adult. Punctuality is often something many schools are quite hot...

Making your CV stand out

Many people have CVs that stand out, but it is usually for the wrong reason – whether it is a funny spelling mistake that totally changes the meaning, a CV that spans several pages or a document with such poor formatting that it is hard to follow. Avoid falling into this ‘wrong reason’ category and create a CV that stands out for all of the right reasons instead! A CV should fit onto two pages – you can adjust the margins as necessary, to some extent, but shortening a CV will often involve removing some words as well as clever formatting. There is no need to be repetitive – if...

Not sure what career path to take?

As a child at the age of 13 or 14, it is hard to know what GCSE subjects you should be taking as you may have no idea what career path you wish to go down. Schools should be offering you some advice and guidance on what subjects and qualification you will need to have for your chosen route, but if you are undecided you may feel that you simply get forgotten about and left to your own devices. If you really cannot decide what you want to go in to then it is always a good idea to pick subjects that you enjoy as the likely hood is that...

Can anyone home school their child?

People choose to home school their child for a number of different reasons. It may be that the child is sick and cannot go to school on a day to day basis or that they feel they can offer their child a better one and one education. Often parents will try putting their child in to school first and then discover that it does not seem suited to them so will take them out. Some parents remove their child from school and home school instead due to bullying. Some people think that it is illegal to not send your child to school, which is correct unless they are being home...

Returning to college or university

If you decided not to carry on with your education after your GCSE’s or A Levels then you may consider returning at a later date. Returning to education is possible but you may find it a little more difficult as you get older, simply because you often have more responsibilities. Some people chose to take a year out of studies to work to earn money or to go travelling. This can be the much needed break for some people and can then motivate them, ready to go back in to education. If you have not gained GCSE’s or A Levels then you may need to do a course to allow...