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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Deciding between Oxford and Cambridge

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?

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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How to make the perfect UCAS University Application

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

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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Making the most of the summer break

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

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Working together to tackle threats to independent schools

Peter Tait looks at the threats to the UK's independent schools and how to tackle them, as discussed at the Pressburst Conference on communications and marketing in independent schools.

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When did Exams Become so Toxic?

Exam season was never meant to be easy, but on social media and in conversations with teachers and students this week, it sounds like they are getting a whole lot harder

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Let’s Have a Conference

For school associations and their teachers, the annual conference has become the great ideas market place, the showpiece of their schools and an important shop window for its suppliers and sponsors.

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UK Prep Schools - Finding "the one"

When it comes to selecting a school for your child, the entire process can be just as stressful as moving house or starting a new job. It can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are items our school placement consultants consider to be top of the agenda when choosing the ideal school.

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International US College grads share insights & tips - Part 1

The decision to attend university in a foreign country is a declaration of courage. To demystify the experience, we contacted recent US College graduates to find out what took them by surprise - both academically and socially.

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Growing up slowly is good for mental health

Feisty and straight talking, Natasha Devon has often been a thorn in the Government’s side by drawing their attention to what is the greatest crisis facing our young, that of mental health.

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