Peter Corker, Admissions Director ANC-UK Programmes
You may still be waiting nervously for your child's O/Level results to be published, but that's really only the start of the problem. Deciding what your son or daughter should do after O/Levels is downright difficult. Not just because it's a decision that will affect the rest of his or her life, but also because it's so complicated nowadays.
These days we rightly hope that our children will go on to bigger and better things but in a globalised economy, with countless new careers to choose from across the world, it's hard to know just where to start. How can we, as parents, be expected to know the difference between each of the 100 or more related career options in Engineering, for example, let alone what qualification routes your child should take in order to make the best of his or her career without wasting time and earnings potential? And on top of that come questions like 'Should he go overseas to study?
In such circumstances it's tempting to opt for the traditional and well-tried route of A/Levels followed by a 3-year degree programme. After all, it's the route you know most about and it's been around a very long time. But being traditional does not necessarily mean it's the best - especially when you think about the risks involved in taking A/Levels. Of course every parent hopes that, come examination day, their child will not just pass, but will pass with good enough grades for the university to admit them. Unfortunately we all know that's not always the way it works out. The potential pitfalls are too numerous to list, but illness, tiredness, poor revision, unexpected questions all can play their part in students not quite getting the results everyone was hoping for. Then comes the anxiety: 'My child does not have the exact grades his or her chosen university is asking for. Will they still be accepted?'
But all need not be doom and gloom. Life after O/Levels is not necessarily a complex and risk-ridden game of chance because right here in Sri Lanka there exists a programme that offers a cast iron guarantee of a place in one of 11 top UK universities upon successful completion. But, surprisingly perhaps, that is not the sole benefit of the programme in question.
This one-year programme will also allow your child to graduate two years sooner than he or she would by the traditional route, saving you almost 1.7 million rupees in tuition fees and living expenses, not counting the cost of sending your child to an International School for A/Levels.
Well that is exactly what is offered by ANC-UK right here in Colombo - programmes that give cost-effective, fast-track access to guaranteed places in top UK universities. For free advice, call today on 0777662255 or 077730073 - my Counsellors will be delighted to give you all the facts and arrange a time for you to call in and meet me in person.
Admissions Director, ANC-UK Programmes
There's one more thing you should know. ANC-UK Programmes could also leave your son or daughter over 8 million rupees better off than a student who takes the traditional route!.