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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.

The results are in!

Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Wellington School GCSE pupils | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
27/08/2019

August is all about A Level and GCSE results, and with so much good news coming in from the British boarding schools we recommend, we’re pleased to pass on some highlights from just a couple of the schools that shared theirs with us.

A snapshot of IB results

Posted: Jul 12, 2019

King Edward’s Witley IB Diploma students | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
12/07/2019

While the summer holidays can be an anxious time for those awaiting their A Level results in August, International Baccalaureate Diploma students already know their fate, having received their results on Saturday 6th July. A good number of the British boarding schools we recommend offer the IB and a couple have shared those results with us.

Stonyhurst’s support for aspiring medics

Posted: May 01, 2019

A couple of Stonyhurst College's aspiring medics | Dickinson School Consulting
Stonyhurst College's MedSoc logo | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
01/05/2019

The reasons families choose British boarding schools for their children’s educations are many and varied. Here we focus on the excellent support that potential medical students can receive, using Stonyhurst College’s MedSoc 2020 as an example.

Throughout this academic year, Stonyhurst’s Year 12/Lower 6th students have attended a number of sessions organised by the College’s Careers Advisor, in order to prepare them for making strong, competitive medical school applications.

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