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CATALYST by Winchester College

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

CATALYST is where ambitious, curious students aged 13 to 18 learn about how tech, science, culture, and industry impact our world and develop vital skills to shape the future.

Combining the intellectual rigour of Winchester College with innovative teaching and technology,

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Supporting learning differences in UK schools

Date Posted: Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Awareness of learning differences is now widespread and schools are increasingly equipping themselves with knowledge and resources to support their students. Sheridan Steen, founder of the company Dyslexia School Search, is an expert in special educational needs and has worked with many students across

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Top tips for applying to UK universities

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Ed Richardson, Director of Education of Keystone Tutors, shares his top ten tips for applying to Oxbridge and the most competitive UK universities. Apart from overseeing Keystone’s own tutor development programme, Ed also advises families on a wide range of educational issues and

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At what age should my child start boarding?

Date Posted: Sunday, November 13th, 2022

At BESSA 2022’s Speaker Programme, Tara Reeve, Director of Admissions at Downe House School, explains the different entry points into UK boarding schools and the considerations relevant to your child

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How UK boarding schools prepare their students for university

Date Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Martin Cropper, Director of Admissions and Senior Master at Shrewsbury School, has seen over 20 cohorts of students through the UK university application process.

In this presentation, Martin summarised the 4 key points of why the UK’s top boarding schools are

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The Role of Sports in Boarding Schools

Date Posted: Saturday, November 5th, 2022

At BESSA 2022, we invited Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh to speak about their expertise and philosophy in offering sports programmes that prepare for athlete recruitment at university level. An education consultant for Merchiston, Gemma Gray presents about balancing academic excellence while nurturing

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BESSA Schools Show 2022 – It’s a Wrap!

Date Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2022

Families based in Asia continue to show strong interest in a UK boarding school education for their children. The BESSA Schools Show 2022 in Singapore and Malaysia saw almost 500 attendees who came to meet admission directors of the UK’s most sought after

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BESSA Schools Shows – October 2022

Date Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2022

Waypoints Founder, Stephanie Cheah, tells us more about what to expect at this important education exhibition to be held on Friday 28th October in Kuala Lumpur and Sunday 30th October in Singapore.

Stephanie Cheah first started her career as an English-qualified lawyer,

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BESSA’s August 2022 Newsletter

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

In this edition:
~ the full list of impressive exhibitors at BESSA 2022 is unveiled!
~ we compare this year’s A level A*/A average of 36.4% with the results of BESSA schools
~ this September, join pre-BESSA information sessions about UK boarding and prepare your

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