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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.

Relax it's only revision!

Posted: Apr 01, 2016

Student revising hard for exams | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
01/04/16

Time flies when you’re having fun and, amazingly, we are already more than halfway through this academic year. While the summer and exams may still seem a little way off, coursework deadlines could be looming and it’s never too soon to at least prepare for revision.

Sixth Form in Scotland

Posted: Mar 11, 2016

Scottish Saltire | Sixth Form in Scotland | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
07/02/17

Following on from our recent guide to British Sixth Form study, we thought it might be helpful to zero in on the options available at boarding schools in Scotland.

Sixth Form Certificates

Posted: Jan 27, 2016

Sixth Form students in King Edward's School Witley's Business & Finance Centre Boardroom | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
27/01/16

Schools in the UK offer several different qualifications to students completing their Sixth Form studies. These include the vocational BTECs (certificates awarded by the Business and Technology Education Council); the Cambridge Pre-U, which prepares learners for the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at university, and, in Scotland, the Scottish Highers, which provide certification for a broad general education and have been the main route to higher education since 1888.

New Sixth Form Centre for Roedean School

Posted: Jan 27, 2016

Girls at Roedean School appreciating their new, improved Sixth Form Centre, Keswick Hall | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
Published on : 
27/01/16

Roedean School has recently upcycled an existing boarding house with study facilities for Year 13 students into a Sixth Form Centre where both Year 12 and Year 13 students can socialise and study.

RHS pupils in National Youth Choir

Posted: Jan 18, 2016

Royal Hospital School students in the National Youth Choir | Dickinson British School Consulting
Published on : 
18/01/16

Consisting of 750 of the country’s best young singers, the National Youth Choir rehearses twice a year during the summer holidays, giving members an excellent opportunity to develop their vocal techniques across a wide range of challenging music.

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