We are now halfway through the summer holidays and it won't be long until the children are back to school, so why not celebrate the occasion with promotional gifts?
Most children will have now received their A Level results, which can be a defining moment in a child's life. For anyone wanting to go to University, they will need to have received appropriate grades to get onto their course, if not they will need to go through clearing or another means.
The A Levels were only introduced in 1951, prior to this the Higher School Certificate was the original higher level educational qualification offered within the UK. This was established in 1918 by the Secondary Schools Examination Council. The examinations were taken at the age of 18 or two years after the School Certificate. This was eliminated with the introduction of the A Levels, otherwise known as GCE's.
A Levels were considered to be a well-respected form of qualification for teenagers to obtain with each year seeing a percentage increase. All courses remained pretty much the same until the changes in 2000, which resulted in the creation of Curriculum 2000. This changed the shape of A Levels for future generations.
The introduction of Curriculum 2000 occurred in September 2000, which saw the first AS examinations being held, with A2 examinations taking place the following year. The change meant that A Levels consisted of six levels, with half taking place in the first year and the second half taking place in the second year.
The amount of people taking A Levels in Britain has steadily increased over the past quarter of a century, with results also rising every year for the last twenty five years. Subjects which produce the highest grades tend to be traditional subjects like mathematics, languages and sciences, whilst the most popular subjects are English, General Studies and Psychology. Examination boards differ depending on the course subject and there are six main examination bodies within the UK.
As University places become more difficult to get hold of, more and more students are under pressure to obtain high enough grades for their course. If you are working within a business, then why not help students to celebrate their achievements with promotional gifts for university?
At Total Merchandise, we have lots of different promotional gift ideas which would be perfect for someone just starting university, from pots and pans to pens and notepads, the list is endless!