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Over the past 15 years, we have accumulated a wealth of experiences that have strengthened our understanding of families, students, and the education field. From Q&As with students and parents, to articles with tips on excelling through all aspects of the admissions process, we hope our knowledge base offers some insight into the current educational climate.

What is a UCAS personal statement?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) handles applications to all UK universities. It requires all applicants to submit a personal statement along with their qualifications. This is a piece of writing which describes your academic achievements, extracurricular activities and programs other than your studies, and why you think the university should accept you. What […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Writing a Standout College Essay

For US college admissions the essay is one of the most important components of the application. Colleges are inundated with qualified candidates with great SAT, ACT, or SSAT scores. The essay can often be the deciding factor that gets you accepted or rejected. It is important to keep the following points in mind to ensure […]

What is the format of IB?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is targeted at students aged 3 to 19 and is split into three different age groups: PYP (Primary Years Program), MYP (Middle Years Program), and finally DP (Diploma Program). PYP is for students aged 3-12, MYP is for students aged 11-16, and DP is for students aged 16-19. The MYP is […]

What are UK Boarding Schools?

The main difference between boarding schools and regular schools is that at boarding schools, students stay the night at school. For UK boarding schools, there are lots of different ways in which this works. Sometimes, students can just stay for one or a few nights per week (known in the UK as ‘flexi-boarding’). Otherwise, students […]

What is the UKISET?

What is the UKISET? Where do you take it? UKISET stands for ‘United Kingdom Schools Entry Test.’ It is a test for international students trying to enter schools in the UK. You can take the UKISET internationally at test centres, or at the head office and selected schools in the UK. There are several test […]

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