What you need to know when applying to study medicine

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

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

“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?

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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How to find the right school

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

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

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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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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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