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14th century proverb

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.

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.

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.

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.