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Elena Colquhoun, MSc, PGCE, ACIL,
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Last week I met up with legendary former headmaster of Eton Tony Little. Amongst other things, he talked about how schools could prepare students for the future in our rapidly changing world. This made me think about what makes British private schools so special.
British education has achieved a worldwide reputation for quality. UK education standards are respected by employers and academics worldwide – UK schools consistently rank highly for quality of education, student satisfaction and employment prospects. We analyzed what makes British schools so special.
Some people have been looking forward to the end of summer. Why is that? Because the end of August is the time to find out your exam results. GCSE results were released on 25 August and results for the А-level were known one week earlier, on 18 August. We congratulate all students who have received good grades and wish to support those who are not quite happy with their results. Do not be despair, we have some useful tips for all of you. So, what to do now, when the exam grades are released? Continue reading →
Now as school children in England finished their GCSE exams and are waiting for results in August, we wanted to write about GCSE reform. GCSEs are being reformed in phases between 2015 and 2019. Here is a summary of the reform: Continue reading →
Moving to a different country is usually a challenge for the whole family. Children, however, will adapt quickly, as long as you support them throughout the process and use the help of an expert who will assist during the transition period. The best solution is to find an experienced tutor who knows requirements of UK schools and is aware of difficulties a child may encounter when entering the UK education system.
Seminar “UK-2016: Investment and Immigration Opportunities (Tier 1 Entrepreneur)” will be held on 4 March, 2016, beginning at 10:30 am.
At first glance it seems that choosing a school for your child is simple – you pick one that is high in the ratings, pay the fees, and the job is done. Unfortunately, it is not that easy.
The first thing you need to remember is to register your child early. Competition for places is very high, and if you want to get into a popular school you should start at least 2-4 years in advance.
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As the popularity of the British education among overseas students is growing, we would like to share with you the details of what guardianship is all about and why it is important. Often parents, while planning to send their children to study in the UK, are not aware of this aspect.
Of course, the main decision to be made is where to study. Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, and it is vital that this experience is positive and trouble-free. It is important to remember, however, that besides high quality education, the child and the parents need to have the right support system in place.
Despite its relatively small geographical size, the UK is a big player on the international stage, in terms of its economy, cultural influence and also its education system. The UK boasts an impressively large selection of schools ranked among the world’s best. That is why for over 100 years, students have been coming to the UK to enjoy the benefits of a world-class boarding education. Continue reading →
There is a wide variety of universities, business schools and colleges in the UK that teach higher education courses. UK universities and colleges are diverse, multicultural, creative and welcoming. Students receive top quality teaching, improve their English language skills and gain great career prospects. Over 430,000 international students study here every year, from over 180 countries. The real challenge is selecting a university that is right for you. Continue reading →