Thursday 18 May 2017

UK General Election – politicians lining up to woo voters with education pledges

With a UK General Election fast approaching (8 June) we take a quick look at how the leading parties’ education policies and plans are shaping up. In the last few days we’ve seen pledges from both the Liberal Democrats and Labour to increase funding across education, the Liberals Democrats by £7 billion and Labour by … Read More

Tuesday 16 May 2017

How Dean Associates can help with university admissions

Dean Associates is not just a schools expert but also supports relocating families in all areas of education – nursery and childcare, vocational, special educational needs and university admissions. University applications are a crucial time in a student’s academic life and we have a clear and consistent record of success in helping students make the transition … Read More

Friday 12 May 2017

Exam season: Incentivising results?

A recent poll (of 1200 parents) from YouGov finds that 78% of parents have offered their children a reward for doing well in their exams this year, with the average spend at £205 and ranging from cash, holidays and days out to a new games console, laptops or tablet. The poll also found that just … Read More

Tuesday 7 February 2017

How flexible is the IB diploma?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is increasingly the first choice qualification for internationally mobile families. Well respected by universities around the world, it offers students breadth and independence. Its simple scoring system – a mark out of 45 – provides clarity on a student’s work ethic and potential. Being a qualification originally designed for internationally … Read More