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    Applying to a US University – the basics

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    04 December 2015

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe has a useful breakdown of the US applications process

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    An Education – Part 2: State or Independent School?

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    04 December 2015

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    Swedish Education – Schools of the Future?

    By toby

    04 December 2015

    The Swedish education system is succeeding. In this article we examine firstly what Swedish education consists in, and then which aspects of this success could be transferred to the UK.

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    October 2015 Twitter Round Up

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    04 December 2015

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    Simply Learning Tuition Mini Series: An Education

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    04 December 2015

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    13+ Exam Tips

    By toby

    04 December 2015

    The 13+ exam can be a stressful time for parents and students alike. In order to help alleviate this pressure we offer some advice on simple things that your child can do, both when they are revising and in the...

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    James Sheldrake – Teaching Shakespeare

    By sophie

    04 December 2015

    James Sheldrake, one of the private tutors with whom we work, gives his expert view on the value of Shakespeare in the classroom.

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    July 2015 Twitter Round Up

    By sophie

    04 December 2015

    A roundup of everything interesting in the press about education this month: from the affect of sleep on learning, to the value of mentoring and a look at the world's most exclusive boarding schools.

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    • IB or A-Level? A Guide for Parents

      By Sophie Taylor-Barthorpe

      04 December 2015

      Choosing the IB is a big decision. In this article we give a series of criteria to think about when deciding between the IB and A Levels.

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    • This month, Part 2 of our mini-series, ‘An Education’ offers advice on how to choose between a state or independent education for your child. For most parents, an independent education is aspirational and the decision about whether to pay school fees of between £10,000 and £35,000 per year comes down to one simple fact –...

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    • Swedish Education – Schools of the Future?

      By Toby Palmer

      06 November 2015

      The Swedish education system is succeeding. In this article we examine firstly what Swedish education consists in, and then which aspects of this success could be transferred to the UK.

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    • October 2015 Twitter Round Up

      By slt

      30 October 2015

      Private Schools As the new term started focus was on some new heads of some independent schools, but most noticeably at Eton, where Tony Little’s retirement has made way for new headmaster Simon Henderson. In an interview with The Guardian he signalled a change in tone for the school, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence,...

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    • ‘An Education’ is a monthly series of informative and inspirational articles designed to give you an up to date insight to the British education system. Topics covered in the series will include a general introduction to what a first class education should entail. We will then look at the pros and cons of different education...

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    • 13+ Exam Tips

      By Toby Palmer

      15 October 2015

      The 13+ exam can be a stressful time for parents and students alike. In order to help alleviate this pressure we offer some advice on simple things that your child can do, both when they are revising and in the exam itself.

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    • New A Levels and GCSEs

      By Toby Palmer

      29 September 2015

      September has seen significant changes to GCSEs and A Levels. These changes are intended to make exams harder and to make differentiation between candidates easier. Understanding this new exam system will help to make your child's choices easier. GCSEs The main thrust of the change to GCSEs is that they are being made harder. A...

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    • Monica Janssens – The Lost Art of Essay Writing

      By Sophie Taylor-Barthorpe

      24 September 2015

      Monica Janssens, one of the expert private tutors that we work with and a creative writing specialist, decries the modern inability to write a good essay. As well as giving tips on how students can improve.

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    • Anyone who has tried to learn a new language as an adult knows how difficult it can be. So how do we prepare our children for the globalised world which they will grow up in? Research suggests that the best time to learn a new language is in childhood. This article will explain why this...

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    • August 2015 Twitter Round Up

      By Sophie Taylor-Barthorpe

      02 September 2015

      Our monthly round up of all the latest educational news. This month focusing on this year's A Level and GCSE results, as well as top tips for a great back-to-school experience for your children.

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