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HSBC Premier: BESSA’s chosen banking partner for UK students

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

HSBC is the largest bank in the United Kingdom with 625 branches and ATMs around almost every corner. But this isn’t the only reason we’ve partnered with HSBC to help every child’s transition to study abroad as smooth and seamless as possible. Read

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Unplugged: A Harrow student reflection

Date Posted: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Gavin (not his real name) is in the graduating Class of ’21 at Harrow School. He will read Law at Oxford after completing his National Service in the Singapore army.

Why did you choose to board?  Tell us your story!
I wanted a

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Unplugged: A Bromsgrove student reflection

Date Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Jolene, 18, is in the graduating Class of ’21 at Bromsgrove School and has recently completed the IB Diploma. She lives in Singapore.

Why did you choose to board?  Tell us your story!
I chose to board in England for the Sixth Form

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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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