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An entrepreneurial alumnus

Posted: Mar 30, 2017

David de Min launching Verlapp | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
03/04/2017

Kent College Canterbury recently hosted former pupil David de Min on the day he completed the soft release of an app he has developed.

Called Velapp, the app offers a simple method of editing video as you shoot it. Using 3D touch technology, this new method of videoing is set to take the world by storm. David captivated his audience of current students at this English boarding school, and within minutes they were able to shoot and edit their own videos.

Indoor Climbing at RHS

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Tackling the new Indoor Climbing Wall as the Royal Hospital School gains teaching accreditation | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
21/03/2017

The Royal Hospital School has recently been successful in its application to deliver the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS). This UK-wide scheme provides the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their climbing skills, to gain the most out of the sport, as well as having their achievements recognised with five levels of award.

Sporting success for Woodbridge

Posted: Jan 13, 2017

Woodbridge School Cross-Country teams enjoy success in the ESAA XC National Cup | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
13/01/17

Shortly before the end of last term, three of Woodbridge School’s four cross country teams competed in the ESAA XC National Cup, a competition for day and boarding schools in England. Having already done well in the area and regional rounds to get the Nationals, the runners could be fairly confident, although they were all, understandably, rather nervous at the start.

Internationalism in British boarding schools

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

Published on : 
05/01/17

Against a backdrop of headlines prophesying US isolationism, UK insularism and rising nationalism across Europe after some divisive political campaigns and results in 2016, we are happy to start this new year with proof that the communities within the British boarding schools we recommend retain their international focus.

New grading for GCSEs

Posted: Dec 13, 2016

GCSE grading reform infographic | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
13/12/16

GCSEs in England are in the process of being reformed and, as we like to keep you updated on developments in British education, this is our short guide to the changes and their chronology.

A Woodard Education

Posted: Nov 21, 2016

Ellesmere College - a Woodard School | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
21/01/16

Earlier this year we profiled the Round Square family of schools. This time we are featuring Woodard Schools, an organisation with 42 schools in its care. Only one of those schools is overseas, so it has more of a UK focus, but those 42 include schools from every sector of British education.

A Level Update

Posted: Oct 04, 2016

Students sitting their A Level exams | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
04/10/16

When considering a child’s education in the UK, obviously the course of study they will follow is of paramount importance, particularly at that key phase just ahead of leaving secondary education at the age of 18. We have covered the courses available to 16-18-year-olds in a previous article but this academic year sees a change to the way A Levels are taught and examined, so we thought a follow-up may be useful.

2016’s IB results are in!

Posted: Jul 14, 2016

Students celebrating success in their IB Diploma exams
Published on : 
14/07/16

Early in July, students across the UK and the world receive their International Baccalaureate Diploma results. This news, which to them is so important, passes largely unnoticed by the British media, unlike the furore which greets A Level then GCSE results later in the summer.

Round Square Schools

Posted: May 25, 2016

Gordonstoun's famous Round Square building | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
25/05/16

Many of the British boarding schools we recommend are affiliated to a wider group or “family” of other schools. One such organisation is Round Square, which maintains and facilitates a network of 160 schools in 40 countries that has been growing ever since it was founded fifty years ago by philosopher Kurt Hahn.

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