These excellent tips for parents were put together by our team of education consultants, private tutors and school placement advisors.
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...Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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.Read the full post
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:Read the full post
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...Read the full post
How to choose a UK senior school for your child
Peter Tait's guide to the most important questions parents should be asking when choosing a UK senior school...Read the full post
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.Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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?Read the full post
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.Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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.Read the full post
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...Read the full post
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?Read the full post
Making the most of the summer break
What do top educators recommend children do with their Summer holidays?Read the full post
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.Read the full post