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14th century proverb

Aspire and achieve

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

Head Girl & Head Boy of Warminster School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
27/09/2019

At British schools, the Headmaster or Headmistress is not the only head of school. One or more representative from their last year at school is elected or appointed Head Girl and/or Head Boy.

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.

Bede’s bespoke 6th Form programme

Posted: Mar 28, 2018

Teambuilding - part of the Bede's Diploma | Dickinson School Consulting
Working on the Extended Project Qualification | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
28/03/2018

The latest newsletter from Bede’s, a British boarding school in the south east of England, includes a feature about its diploma programme, which we thought would make an interesting addition to our blog.

The external qualifications offered in Bede’s Sixth Form are A Level, Pre-U and BTEC. Alongside studying for those exams, all pupils undertake a holistic enrichment programme, the Bede’s Diploma, which has four elements: Extend, Enrich, Enlighten and Enhance.

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.

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.