Prep school student

Years 7 and 8 are Best Spent in a Prep School

December 11th 2018 - Peter Tait

Historically, in the independent sector, most British Preparatory schools finish in Year Eight with children sitting entrance exams in the summer term before moving onto a raft of...

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Getting the Best London Nursery

Getting the Best London Nursery

September 18th 2018 - Sabine Hook

Over the last few years school and nursery applications in London have taken on a somewhat mad momentum of their own and can induce panic in even the most organised of parents. Our education consultants share their advice on how to find and secure that coveted place.

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What Should A Child Be Able To Do By The End Of Reception?

What Should We Be Able To Do By The End Of Reception?

September 18th 2018 - Sabine Hook

There are a number of crucial skills children will be expected to have mastered before entering the more formal world of Key Stage One. Here is a rundown of the things a child should be able to do by the time they finish the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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The importance of rapport: why it matters that your child likes their teacher or tutor.

The importance of rapport: why it matters that your child likes their teacher or tutor.

August 20th 2018 - Dr. Helen Wright

Along with many other elements, a good relationship between student and teacher is top of the list when it comes to the effectiveness of a child's education. Dr. Helen Wright explains...

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How to find a good 6th form

How to find a good 6th Form

August 20th 2018 - Peter Tait

The decision to move schools post-GCSE is not one that should be taken lightly, but sometimes a change of scenery is just what students need to refocus and tackle their 6th Form Education...

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US College Admission

How to make a successful US College Application

July 31st 2018 - Admin

Every year thousands of British students apply to go to an American college or university and continue their education Stateside. Want to join them? Here’s what you need to know about the US admissions system:

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Masters Degree Application UK

How to apply for a Masters Programme in the UK

July 31st 2018 - Admin

Applying for a Masters is a demanding process that can’t be dashed off in an afternoon, and extending your education in the hope that it will enhance your career prospects and improve your earning potential is a big decision. Here are some tips from our University Admissions Consultants...

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Choosing Your UK Senior School

Choosing Your UK Senior School

July 31st 2018 - Peter Tait

Peter Tait's guide to the most important questions parents should be asking when choosing a UK senior school...

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Choosing the right UK prep school

Choosing the right prep school

July 16th 2018 - Peter Tait

UK Education Consultant, Peter Tait, explains the criteria you can employ and questions you should be asking to make the task of choosing a prep school a lot less daunting...

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What if … my teenager doesn’t get the right grades for university?

What if … my teenager doesn’t get the right grades for university?

July 15th 2018 - Dr Helen Wright

Most UK university places are awarded provisionally, based on predicted grades in final school leaving examinations, but what can you do if your child doesn’t get the right grades?

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6th form students

How to write the perfect UCAS application

July 7th 2018 - Admin

Applying to go to university is one of the biggest decision of a young person’s life and understandably many find the process overwhelming. Competition for places is fierce and you...

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Relocating to the UK

What you need to know about relocating to the UK to study

July 7th 2018 - Admin

Every year thousands of families move to the UK, lured by the offer of work, a change in lifestyle or the desire to give their children a British education. We’re proud to have...

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Oxford and Cambridge Entrance

How to maximise your chances of winning a place at Oxford or Cambridge

July 2nd 2018 - Admin

Oxford and Cambridge are two of the best universities in the world so it’s no surprise that competition between applicants is fierce. Excellent qualifications help but they are by...

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Education consultant Judith Aitken separates fact from fiction on the 7+ exams...

Banishing 7+ myths: the truth about school entrance exams

June 11th 2018 - Judith Aitken

We’ve listed the top 5 myths that make the rounds each year on the run up to the 7+ exams; including some which are complete hearsay, as well as the ones you should definitely take heed of...

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Advice from our education consultants on how to choose the right summer school for your child.

Choosing a summer school for your child

June 7th 2018 - Zoe Tyndall

Choosing a summer school can seem like a difficult task with so many on offer that appear similar upon first glance. A good first step is to sit down with your child and work out between you what they want, and what you want for them, from their summer.

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How to decide between Oxford and Cambridge University - Advice from our Oxbridge Admissions Consultancy

Deciding between Oxford and Cambridge

June 7th 2018 - Zoe Tyndall

So, you've decided to apply to Oxbridge. You can't apply to both, so how do you choose? Our University Admissions consultants have compiled a few similarities and differences to help make your Oxbridge application a little easier...

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Applying to a British University, why and how?

Applying to a British University, why and how?

June 7th 2018 - Craig Van de Velde

Degrees from UK Universities rank amongst some of the highest in the world, and the UK offers a number of scholarships, loans, and grants for International Students. Craig Van de Velde explains how and why you should apply...

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Can any UCAS University Application really be perfect? Well, maybe not perfect, but with this 'how to' guide from Craig Van de Velde, you'll be close!

How to make the perfect UCAS University Application

June 7th 2018 - Craig Van de Velde

Can any UCAS University Application really be perfect? Well, maybe not perfect, but with this 'how to' guide from Craig Van de Velde, you'll be close!

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A generation or two ago, children went to boarding school at the age of seven or eight. No longer. So what is the right age today?

What is the right age to consider a UK boarding school for your child?

June 7th 2018 - William Dunlop

A generation or two ago, children went to boarding school at the age of seven or eight. No longer. So what is the right age today?

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What do top educators recommend children do with their Summer holidays?

Making the most of the summer break

June 5th 2018 - Dr. Helen Wright

What do top educators recommend children do with their Summer holidays?

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