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5 key considerations when applying to US universities
Jun 16, 2021
5 key considerations when applying to US universities

There are a number of key differences to bear in mind when applying to university in the US as opposed to the UK. We hav...

Consistency in an Age of Uncertainty: How to best Prepare for GCSEs, A Levels, and the IB
Mar 04, 2021
Consistency in an Age of Uncertainty: How to best Prepare for GCSEs, A Levels, and the IB

A few months ago, we wrote about what the 2021 lockdown meant for GCSE, A-level and IB students. Now that the picture is...

What the 2021 lockdown means for GCSE and A-Level students: Expert Insight with Camilla Smiley
Jan 06, 2021
What the 2021 lockdown means for GCSE and A-Level students: Expert Insight with Camilla Smiley

As England enters another national lockdown and with summer exams for GCSE and A-Level students cancelled, we thought it...

Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants
Dec 04, 2020
Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants

Continuing our recent theme of offering specific and timely university admissions advice - thanks to the input of our wo...

SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications
Nov 27, 2020
SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications

As more and more students will be putting together UCAS applications for university, we approached our brilliant univers...

UKiset- UK Independent Schools' Entry Test
Oct 12, 2020
UKiset- UK Independent Schools' Entry Test

The UKiset is an assessment international students take when applying to independent schools in the UK. This assessment ...

What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?
Oct 09, 2020
What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?

ISEB Common Pre-Tests As many schools shift to the ISEB Common Pre-test rather than the 11+ examination, we've put toge...

Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Dont's
Oct 05, 2020
Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Dont's

Entrance Exam Preparation – pitfalls and pointers As we enter entrance exam season for students applying for schools at ...

Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers
Aug 24, 2020
Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers

How can parents and students keep up with the changing world of school entrance exams, especially at a time like this? H...

Featured Video Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley
Aug 03, 2020
Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley

What Can We Do Right Now That Will Make a Difference? We recently caught up with Camilla Smiley to talk about the implic...

Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber
Jul 21, 2020
Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber

As the school year approaches, our educational consultant Charlotte Faber, former headmistress of Garden House Upper Gir...

Featured Video Fun Times: why learning should be fun, with a little help from Sharky & George
Jun 25, 2020
Fun Times: why learning should be fun, with a little help from Sharky & George

This summer, Ivy Education will be co-hosting a summer camp with Sharky & George, specialists in finding the fun in ...

Featured Video 7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber
Jun 04, 2020
7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber

So your child was entering the important phase of gearing up to 11+, or perhaps 7/8+ and now you are concerned about ho...

Education Advisors
Jun 01, 2020
Education Advisors

Meet our top Education Advisors Our education advisory team has over 100 years of combined education experience, rangin...

Gear up for success with the end of year school exams
May 21, 2020
Gear up for success with the end of year school exams

Despite current disruptions to the academic term, end-of-year school exams are fast approaching. In this latest blog we...

The 11+, 13+, and your child’s happiness
May 06, 2020
The 11+, 13+, and your child’s happiness

With school entrance exams still reported to be going ahead in the autumn, now is a good moment to reflect on the 11+ a...