The UK or International School - which should I choose for my child?

March 29th 2020 - Diana Morant

For parents arriving in or returning to the UK faced with multiple decisions, schooling is always going to be one of the most important. Indeed, some families relocate purely for...

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How to navigate independent school admissions webinar

March 20th 2020 - Diana Morant

All your school admissions questions answered With the schools closing down for the foreseeable future, William Clarence Education's consultants are still working with admissions...

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Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) - What is it and how to prepare?

March 19th 2020 - Rebecca Dowbiggin

A growing number of UK Universities now require prospective undergraduate Law students to sit the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT). These universities include Bristol, Durham, KCL...

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How to complete the best UCAS application

March 13th 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

Getting into the best universities is difficult. Competition is fierce, especially at the esteemed Russell Group universities, and a clutch of top A Levels isn’t enough to...

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How to prepare for Preparatory school admissions

March 13th 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

For some new parents, those first few months involve bonding with your baby, adjusting to a new routine and... registering with schools and nurseries. It might seem excessive, but...

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What are your options at Sixth Form?

March 13th 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

For many pupils and parents, there are two major decisions to make on the education journey: which senior school to attend, and which university. Sixth form – those vital two years...

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What you need to know when applying to study medicine

February 21st 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

If you’re applying for a medical or health-related degree you’ll read or hear the acronyms BMAT and UCAT, which may confuse you. They’re both tests and all applicants are required...

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How to prepare for admission to senior school

February 12th 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

Winning a place at a good senior school isn’t simply a case of putting your name down and paying the fee for your chosen independent school. High-performing state schools are...

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Studying Multiple Subjects at Oxbridge

January 29th 2020 - Rebecca Dowbiggen

“Do I have to choose only one subject if I apply to study at Oxford or Cambridge?” This is a common question from students who come to us wanting to explore multiple interests or...

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Boarding or day school?

January 29th 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

Think of boarding school and you might picture boys in top hats and tails or alternatively, younger readers might imagine Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Neither is true of boarding...

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UCAS Advisers

January 3rd 2020 - Stephen Spriggs

Our team of UCAS Advisers are passionate about ensuring that students gain access to outstanding higher education so that they can reach their full potential, and provide help and guidance for students and families on UK university admission.

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How to find the right school

December 5th 2019 - Stephen Spriggs

Perhaps one of the most emotionally taxing parts of finding a new school is being sure you’ve chosen the one that will meet all your child’s learning, personal, social, and...

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Explaining the UK Education System

December 5th 2019 - Stephen Spriggs

The UK education system is split into two areas. These are between state funded schools, where education is free, and independent schools which are private schools overseen by a...

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The rise of new independent schools in central London

November 5th 2019 - Diana Morant

In the run-up to yet another General Election, independent education has been highlighted by some political parties, with everything from the threat of schools losing their...

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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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