International Students: Working Together to Find the Right UK School.

October 18th 2019 - Diana Morant

With numbers of international pupils interested in UK Independent schools holding steady in these uncertain times, what should families be expecting, what questions should they be asking, and how can school admissions departments help?

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Should pupils suffer for a school’s league table ranking?

August 27th 2019 - Diana Morant

Head of School & University Placement, Diana Morant, discusses the concerning trend in schools of removing pupils after GCSE who have not fulfilled strict criteria to enter the sixth form, despite new harder exams.

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Which Independent School for your child, day or boarding?

August 18th 2019 - Diana Morant

There is a huge range of world class schooling available in the UK independent system, both day and boarding. Diana Morant urges parents to go with what is best for your child and works for your family in our latest blog.

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A Move at Sixth Form - Key Facts and Dates

August 9th 2019 - Diana Morant

For students considering a change of school for sixth form, now is the time to finalise your plans. William Clarence Head of School and University Placement outlines what you need to do, and when to hit the ground running...

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How to Prepare for your First Term at University

August 9th 2019 - Dr. Helen Wright

For many school leavers, the summer between school and university can seem a bit like an unreal bubble, but taking time to prepare for University can only be a good thing. Education Expert Dr. Helen Wright, shares her top tips...

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How to win a place studying Medicine at a UK University

April 18th 2019 - Graham Morgan-Smith

Getting into medical school in the UK is an extremely competitive process. In order to gain a place at a top University, it’s necessary to demonstrate exceptional grades and commitment. Here are some tips for application success from our University Application Consultants...

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Years 7 and 8 are Best Spent in a Prep School

December 11th 2018 - Peter Tait

In recent years, more parents have been persuaded to consider moving their children straight into a senior school at Year 7. Peter Tait argues that years 7 and 8 are better spent in a prep school...

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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 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.

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

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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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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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

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 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?

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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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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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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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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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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