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Studying Law

Are you planning on studying Law at University? As a highly respected and very popular degree choice, we look at what you need to know before applying. As Law student you can expect to learn how to tackle some of the problematic issues and conflicts in society. A Law degree provides a framework to examine…

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Missed the UCAS Deadline?

Missed the UCAS deadline for 2019 entry? Panicking that your dream of starting university in September 2019 will now not happen? There is no need to despair! There are other ways of applying to UK universities that mean you may not have missed the boat after all. Route 1: Direct Applications in the UK Although…

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Schools in Dubai: Choosing a Curriculum

Knowing which curriculum is right for your child is a key decision that can feel very overwhelming for many parents. With 17 different curricula on offer in Dubai, it can make the challenge even harder. We profile three of the most popular – British, American and the IB. The British Curriculum   How is it…

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Preparing for Mock Exams

For students who are preparing for big public exams this year, the New Year break may well have been overshadowed by the looming prospect of mock exams. Some students will be wondering how important these exams really are and whether they can scrimp on the revision now and go for broke for the real thing.…

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UCAS Deadline: How to Apply

The deadline for most university courses for 2019 entry is the 15th January. So as the clock is ticking down towards the deadline, we look at the key steps you need to complete to get your application in on time. Register If you haven’t done so already, make sure you register with UCAS to gain…

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Top Tips for Revision

It’s that time of the year again – mocks exams are looming after the winter break.  So the upcoming holiday will require some time spent on revision…But what is the best way to survive the rigours of revision and how do you make sure your child is making the best of their time? In this…

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Top Tools for Effective Revision

Luke Baerschmidt is in his final year at Sedbergh School and has been predicted great grades in his A’ Levels.  Luke is applying for a degree in Business Analytics and knows he will have to deliver on those predictions to secure his place.  Here are the tech tips he is using to help him study…

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Unexpected Oxbridge Interview Questions

If you are successful enough to have secured an Oxbridge interview, then we’re sure you won’t have got this far by expecting it to be easy. But are you really prepared for everything you might be asked? Below are some of the most unusual and unexpected questions asked during Oxbridge interviews, with rationale from Oxbridge…

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Anyone for a Gap Year?

Back in the day – we are talking about 30 years ago now – it was completely normal to take a gap year before going to university.  Hardly anyone went straight there. Everyone wanted to have a tale of adventures and near scrapes in far flung places to relate on their first day at uni. …

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British Boarding School at 16

Sixth form can be an absolutely transformative time in a young person’s life. They’re settling into the person they’re going to be, working towards the toughest exams they’ve faced to date, and at the same time they are making vitally important decisions about their future that will affect the rest of their lives. Being in…