UK Education Guide in the News…
English language standards for international students-what is the ideal level?
“How young people are integrated into Boarding school life is arguably as important as their IELTS score”. In this article we explore the pastoral and academic challenges that international students face coming to the UK with regard to English language competency.
Full article on The PIE’s web site
A levels v IB?
For many years the IB (International Baccalaureate) qualification has been looked upon as the ‘new kid on the block’, but actually the IB is only 20 years younger than the A-level and it was introduced into the UK in 1971. It is now offered by over 100 schools across England, Wales and Scotland. So what are the real merits of each qualification?
We explore with the help of top Boarding schools and Colleges in the UK….
Mental health in Education– We have published a series of articles on this important issue. This is the 4th article and the complete post can be found on The PIE’s web site…
International students & the power of imagery to address mental health
Many of the young people entering UK Boarding schools not only have to deal with acclimatising to a new culture, new food, new friends, surroundings and a new education system, but also with the fact that in many cases, English as a second or even third language.
“Helping very young children explain emotional distress when they don’t have a full grasp of English can pose particular challenges for schools and colleges”
One helpful approach is using visual aids to support this work. Cambridge Academic Performance offers a mental health occupational therapy approach to students who are struggling. Liz Parker, director of CAP says many students take a number of months to improve their English. “therefore within our sessions, we also use hand-drawn pictures to illustrate the points that we are making,” she says.
Other articles on Mental Health
Monthly newsletters and other news stories
We write articles for other publications to highlight key areas of ‘best practice’ and relevant new trends in the UK Education market. Links below to recent articles:
The Newsletters contain UK city guides-each month we focus on a different UK city to highlight; places to eat, visit, shop etc to help give you a flavour of life in the UK’s major centres of education, plus the latest UK Education news stories.
- September 2018 Newsletter
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- December 2016 Newsletter
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UK Education Guide has also been featured in numerous other publications including AEGIS newsletters. AEGIS is the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International students. This article reviews why the site was developed and its aspirations. It can be found here.