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IB results round-up

Posted: Jul 25, 2022

IB at Scarborough College | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
26/07/2022

International Baccalaureate scores are the first external examination results released each year, in early July. As usual, the British boarding schools we work with have done very well, with their students exceeding the global average score of 31.98 out of a possible maximum of 45.

The IB programme is offered by over 3,000 schools all over the world and 170,000 candidates are entered for the diploma each year.

Language learning & internationalism at UK boarding schools

Posted: Mar 24, 2022

Language learning at UK boarding schools | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
28/03/2022

It is no secret that Britain’s attitude towards learning foreign languages would have to be marked “could do better” if it had a school report. Arguably it was ever thus but sadly, in recent years, it has got worse. At too many state schools, children are permitted to drop their language learning in Year 9 and it can be hard to take more than one language to GCSE level, let alone in 6th Form.

Ellesmere College awarded World Class School Accreditation

Posted: Nov 30, 2021

Ellesmere College students | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
30/11/2021

Recently, Ellesmere College was awarded High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School Accreditation. Following two years of rigorous assessment, the award recognises its hard work and dedication in demonstrating a world class quality of education throughout the school.

British boarding schools’ exam results round-up

Posted: Sep 08, 2021

Leighton Park students celebrating | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
08/09/2021

As the new academic year gets underway, we’d like to recognise the achievements of students who got their exam results over the summer. Always newsworthy, this past two years’ grades have generated even closer scrutiny due to disruption caused by the pandemic.

Focus on Classics at British boarding schools

Posted: May 28, 2021

Greeker at Bradfield College | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
28/05/2021

This time we turn our attention to the academic side of school life to focus on Classics.

Eminent historian Mary Beard recently announced she would fund scholarships for two students to study Classics at Cambridge University, as a “retirement present” after almost 40 years of teaching and research. Having brought ancient history to a wider, modern audience via television, the Cambridge professor wants to help widen the reach of Classics as a subject.

British boarding schools – education for all

Posted: Feb 03, 2021

Rossall School | Dickinson British School Consulting
Oswestry School | Dickinson British School Consulting
Sidcot School | Dickinson British School Consulting
Published on : 
03/02/2021

A recent newsletter from Rossall School reminded us it could be worth highlighting the fact that British boarding schools are suitable for everyone. Of course we could be wrong, but there may be an idea that all schools are highly selective, with daunting entrance examinations ensuring only the most academic of pupils are accepted.

Online learning resumes at our British boarding schools

Posted: Jun 01, 2020

KESW co-curricular activities | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
04/06/2020

While some UK schools reopened to limited numbers of pupils on Monday 1st June, for most the new term sees them resuming their home-based online learning. This is being delivered in a number of ways over a variety of digital platforms, so we thought we’d feature a few examples.

Covid-19 – British boarding schools’ response

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Wellington School via Skype | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
26/03/2020

All of us here at Dickinson School Consulting hope that you and yours are staying well at this difficult time.

The coronavirus, and trying to avoid it, is affecting life everywhere in a wide variety of ways and we wanted to provide a brief update as to how the British boarding schools we work with are responding to its many challenges.

Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form

Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Fyling Hall science | Dickinson School Consulting
Fyling Hall mathematicians | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
19/02/20

The Sixth Form is the pinnacle of any school. Bridging that gap between childhood and adulthood, preparing the young people in their care for arguably some of the toughest exams of their lives and for life beyond school, all the British boarding schools we work with challenge their Sixth Form students to achieve their potential and be excellent role models for their younger pupils.

Future Medics LIVE at Truro High

Posted: Jan 08, 2020

Future Medics LIVE | Dickinson School Consulting
Future Medics LIVE | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
08/01/2020

Truro High School for Girls recently informed us that it is hosting the international debut of an interactive, residential, medical experience this summer – Future Medics LIVE.

Aimed at preparing the next generation of medical, dental and veterinary professionals to gain places on these highly competitive courses, the brand-new, week-long course will offer delegates the chance to follow an in-depth medical course, set in simulated emergency situations and surgery facilities.

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