My daughter is in Year 9 and she is about to start her GCSEs next year. I’ve been reading up about the changes in GCSEs and A-Levels, and I realised that changes will be made this summer. What are these changes and how will they affect my daughter? Starting this summer, the Office of […]Read more
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In an effort to improve test security and curb cheating in international markets, both the SAT and ACT will be bringing the hammer down on cheaters by instilling critical changes that will affect every test taker. Unfortunately, the masses must once again pay for the sins of the few. Here’s what every high schooler needs […]Read more
My son has received an invitation for an Oxbridge interview. I have read all kinds of general or contradictory advice on the Internet regarding how he should prepare for the interviews. Please could someone elaborate upon what the interview will really be like, what kind of questions are asked, and how exactly we should help him prepare? Thank you so much in advance.Read more
Q: What do you think helped you to stand out during the application process? A: I’m not entirely sure, but my sense is it’s because I did my own thing versus following the crowds. I also think because I wasn’t at an international school, I really had to work a lot harder to find resources, create opportunities, and find the right mentors to help me work towards my goals.Read more
Maggie is seeing a tutor to brush up on her writing skills but during the lesson, she seemed less engaged and focused than usual. After several failed attempts at getting on task, Maggie broke down in tears and ran to the bathroom sick to her stomach for what turned out to be the third time that day. Besides that, she is not doing as well as we know she can in school and she is lagging behind on university applications. We’re extremely worried, but when we tried to talk to her about it, she just yelled and told us to give her space. What do we do?Read more