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14th century proverb

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.

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 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.

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.