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

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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UK University Tuition Fees after Brexit

While the Government promises that European University students won’t be faced with higher fees or have their loans withdrawn on March 29, 2019, it’s inevitable the position of overseas students will change in the future. Stephen Spriggs makes his predictions on the future of EU students in the UK.

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The biggest headache for UK Schools - The Unconditional University Offer

For an increasing number of teenagers, there won't be any pressure this exam year because they were handed an unconditional university offer months ago. Our education consultants explain why this is such a headache for UK schools...

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

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

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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Why parents choose international schools

A child studying overseas discovers an extensive global network of friendships and potential work colleagues. Here's why more and more parents are choosing an international education for their children.

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How to make a successful US College Application

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

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

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

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Too much Education Policy

CCSS Principal Stuart Nicholson doesn't need a Brain Gym to remind him that too much education policy is beholden to fashion, fad or what somebody thought was a good idea at the time.

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Creating a New Curriculum – Answers on a Postcard

Is it time to approach the UK curriculum anew? Even if it involves dismantling and rebuilding the education paradigm we are comfortable with? Peter Tait discusses...

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Choosing the right prep school

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?

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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Should potential employers ask what school you attended?

As a budding private education consultant, is it right for potential employers to ask about your schooling history? Let's explore.

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How to write the perfect UCAS application

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

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

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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What is data and how does it link to Artificial Intelligence?

Data, a word recently inundating our lives, is derived from the Latin word Dare, literally meaning, “something given”. No irony is lost in the fact that as a society, we...

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Banishing 7+ myths: the truth about school entrance exams

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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Choosing a summer school for your child

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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