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Setting standards in new Functional Skills qualifications

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Starting this September, hundreds of thousands of learners will begin studying reformed Functional Skills qualifications (FSQs) in English and maths, offered by a number of different awarding organisations. At levels 1 and 2 these qualifications are used in apprenticeships and …

Feeling stressed about ‘results day’

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When we talk about ‘exam stress’, we often think about revising or taking exams, but stress around results day is common too. Remember that feeling apprehensive, worried or anxious about important news is normal. Although you don’t know what will happen on results day, you can help manage any feelings of stress by making plans and preparing for different outcomes. This blog discusses how.