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BESSA 2019: FAQs

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

With just a couple of days to go before BESSA 2019 in Malaysia and Singapore, here is what you can expect from The British Education and Schools Show in Asia.  If you are still considering whether or not to attend, we hope

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BESSA in session: With Gordonstoun – Round Square, Strong Pastoral Care and the Scottish Outdoors

Date Posted: Monday, October 28th, 2019

Gordonstoun is famous for being the birthplace of the Round Square movement.  Please tell us more about this philosophy and about character education in your school.

Gordonstoun is proud to be the birthplace of the Round Square movement, founded by

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Educating to be World Ready

Date Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Working and living in the 21st century has changed remarkably quickly with the evolving digital economy and rapid technological advancements.  Many schools are reviewing how to teach in the classroom as it becomes more apparent that traditional academic learning do not equip

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BESSA Alumni: It is more than just the academics

Date Posted: Monday, October 7th, 2019

Today, Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. Its students top the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries, in the main three categories of maths, reading and science.  Singaporean

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Why School League Tables Are Misleading Parents

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Parents are right to be researching schools more extensively than ever before in making choices for their child’s education.  But how much attention should they place on school league table data as part of the information gathering process?  League tables are not

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Co-ed Or Single-sex School?

Date Posted: Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Many parents ask themselves whether their children will have a better education in a single-sex school or a co-ed environment.  Some believe academic performance is more focused, particularly for girls, in single gender schools without the distraction of the opposite sex.  Others

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Being a Better Leader by Learning to Avoid Bias

Date Posted: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Leadership and learning are closely intertwined: an important part of leading any team or organisation is guiding it towards better performance, which is often driven by learning and applying new strategies, systems and technologies. However, even if you actively pursue learning opportunities,

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The Academic Tutor – How do I choose the right one for my child?

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Many of us will remember how we had a supremely excellent teacher as a young student, turning on the lights of academia and lifting us out of the cloudy haze of confusion.  Despite now having better trained teachers and smaller class sizes

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Exam season is here! Read BESSA’s tips for how to revise effectively

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Revision for exams can be overwhelming when you think about how to cover everything you need to know.  With good planning and a structured approach, you can break up your study sessions and make

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