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Listicle: The 100 greatest novels of all time

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

At BESSA, we are big fans of reading and reading lists!  Earlier this month, we were trawling the papers and stumbled on The Telegraph’s list of the 100 greatest novels of all time.  Enjoy rummaging through the titles and find a classic you’ve

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Avoiding a repeat of the 2020 Exam Grading Debacle

Date Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2021

Controversial grading systems led to widespread anger and spectacular U-turns in last summer’s GCSE, A level and IB exams.  Amid protests from students, teachers and opposition parties, there were concerns over why computer algorithms were dictating final results.  Criticism ranged from the

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BESSA’s February Newsletter

Date Posted: Sunday, February 28th, 2021

In this edition:
~ Happy Lunar New Year as we usher in the Year of the Ox!
~ The UK government’s Covid guidance and re-opening of schools & universities
~ Pre-flight, quarantine and Test-To-Release requirements for travellers arriving in the UK

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BESSA’s January Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2021

In this edition,
~ BESSA launches its “Ask the Head” series, interviewing top UK School Heads at Radley, Headington and St Swithun’s
~ Advice from Keystone Tutors about how to prepare for summer exams 2021
~ Shrewsbury School wins Independent School of the Year

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Opportunities in education arising out of the pandemic

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

In an article published by Absolutely Education, BESSA’s founder Stephanie Cheah discovers opportunities in education that have arisen out of the Covid-19 pandemic situation

The world today is facing one its biggest public health risks with a severe impact on education that

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Summer Reading Lists

Date Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2020

Why not use the last two weeks of the summer catching up on some reading? If you need inspiration on what to read, here are lists of popular books being recommended by schools in the UK:

Year 4 (Age 8) Reading ListDownload Year

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BESSA Live: Meet top UK boarding schools from the comfort of your home

Date Posted: Monday, June 15th, 2020

BESSA has moved online! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit schools in the UK this June… all from the comfort of your home.

BESSA Live: The Virtual Schools Show
Saturday 20th June, 3pm to 7pm Singapore time
Free Admission. Sign-up NOW at

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Covid Series: Online courses and educational resources

Date Posted: Monday, April 27th, 2020

Having now spent a few weeks in lockdown, we appreciate how important it is to avoid prolonged time in front of screens and to get fresh air during the day.  After your daily dose of physical exercise however, it is fun to spend

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COVID Series: Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Immunity and Beat the Virus

Date Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Case studies are showing that Covid-19 can be spread by asymptomatic carriers through our communities without us even knowing.  Without a vaccine or cure on the horizon any time soon, our immune system needs to be on top form to put up the

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