School & College

School, College, Sixth Form… the best years of your life right? In this section you’ll find links to articles and organisations that cover things like starting school, leaving school, study skills, year 9 & 11 choices, exclusion, and qualifications.

If you’re looking for things about university including applying, head to the university section. Stuff on gap years is in everything else.

Advice in Cardiff

Cardiff Council: Schools – Cardiff Council’s schools page. It contains term dates and information on transport etc.

Cardiff & Vale College – Find college courses and information for Cardiff & Vale College.

St. David’s CollegeFind college courses and information for St. David’s College.

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National Services

Meic – An advocacy and helpline service to support you with anything whilst you are at school. Contact Meic daily from 8AM – Midnight on: Freephone (080880 23456), Text (84001) or Instant Message.

My Safety Net – Worries about things at school? Click here.

Careers Wales – A website with help with all things careers from which subjects to pick and applying for college etc.

Student Finance Wales: EMA – Apply for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

Studential – Help and advice for students aged 16 and older with their academic journey, by offering information on all stages of education.

GovUK: School Leavers – Find out when you can leave school and what you can do when you finish secondary school.

The Mix – Loads of information for young people, including study and exam tips.

Welsh Government: Exclusion – Info on exclusion from schools and pupil referral units (PRU’s).

Useful Apps

Flora – Flora is a free way to stay off your phone, create clear to-do lists and build healthy and useful habits. This can help to keep track of time and help your organise your revision and coursework.

BBC Bitesize: Revision – The updated BBC Bitesize – Revision app for 14-16 year olds is now available to download to both your tablet and your mobile phone.

Blogs and Guides

Choosing your A-Levels – Studential

GCSE Revision Tips – Go Conqr

GCSE Revision Tips – Studential


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