What is an ISC? International Study Centres (ISCs) have been around for almost 20 years. Originally they were set up by UK boarding schools to help international students prepare to enter mainstream education alongside native speakers. Boarding schools have always recruited fewer international than home students and so their programmes are targeted more specifically at … Continue reading UK SCHOOLS IN CLOSE-UP NO.3 : International Study Centres : Old Concept, New Opportunities
For Vietnamese translation of this article, click here. At first sight, these 2 schools would appear to have nothing in common. Brockenhurst is a large public college situated in the New Forest National Park, close to the south coast, and Chase is a small to medium sized boarding school near Birmingham, in central England. When … Continue reading UK SCHOOLS IN CLOSE-UP – Week 2: Brockenhurst College and Chase Grammar School
This is the first post in a series designed to help parents understand the similarities and differences between UK schools. This article and the next 5 will focus on exploring factors that make each school unique, as well as highlighting the key differences between the 3 types of school- boarding, independent college and state college. … Continue reading UK SCHOOLS IN CLOSE-UP – Week 1: Rossall School and Westbourne School
As an education counsellor I get a lot of people approaching myself and colleagues asking what is the "best " school in the UK, and wondering why we can't give them a simple answer. Of course, if the "best" schools were those which had the highest examination results, then all the international students would want to … Continue reading HOW TO CHOOSE THE “BEST” SCHOOL IN THE UK FOR YOUR CHILD
I was struck this week when I did a quick check on our partner universities' league table rankings, by the sudden stratospheric rise of Coventry University to No 15 in the Guardian League Tables for 2016. This is an absolutely amazing achievement for a University which is not a member of the prestigious Russell Group, … Continue reading UK University League Tables: how to use them
Most students want quality education at a reasonable price, and as an education counsellor I am always looking for the best packages. However, people can often be very conservative - the USA, UK and Australia are their top 3 choices in the English-speaking world, with Canada now increasing in popularity, too. To some extent, people's awareness comes from … Continue reading Study in Ireland- One of Europe’s Best Kept Secrets!
What Exactly Is a Summer Course? Institutions across the UK and USA in particular have for several years been trumpeting their growing summer course numbers. This may seem strange in an era of globalisation but shrinking economies, where, increasingly, providers are taking the product to the market rather than waiting for it to come to them. … Continue reading The Rise in Popularity of Summer Courses