International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

By Theodora Lonsdale Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate diploma is one of themost diverse sixth form qualifications on offer, not just in the UK, but worldwide. The IB, as it’s commonly known, requires students to take six subjects; one from each of its main fields of study: mathematics, English...

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“Just enough” is not enough: why we’re failing SEN students in the UK

“Just enough” is not enough: why we’re failing SEN students in the UK

Children are among the most vulnerable in society, and when a child has special educational needs (SEN), it’s all the more important that their needs are properly met in school and beyond. Yet, as BBK has revealed, the government is continuing to fail SEN students across England. Through collating publicly available government...

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British Cookery School launches lockdown course for 13-18 year olds

British Cookery School launches lockdown course for 13-18 year olds

This innovative six week course, which will see students cooking a full menu each week, has been specially created to help teenagers learn a new skill during and after lockdown. As well as learning knife skills and all-important kitchen hygiene, students will whip up pavlovas and blueberry crumble cakes, a...

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Chess charity partners with ChessKid to offer one million children opportunity to learn and play online for free

Chess charity partners with ChessKid to offer one million children opportunity to learn and play online for free

As schools remain closed, UK charity Chess in Schools and Communitiespartners with world’s biggest online chess platform for childrenin bid to help parents and ‘make Britain smarter’ Education charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) today announced a campaign in conjunction with ChessKid to get a million primary school children...

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Now is the time for EdTech to prove itself

Now is the time for EdTech to prove itself

By May Woods  For emerging technologies and futurist start-ups, now is a time of unrivalled opportunity. The so-called disruptors must take advantage of the disruption. The chance is offered most clearly in the EdTech (Education Technology) sector: schools are closed, while parents, teachers and students are relying on technology for...

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V&A Illustration Awards 2020 announce artist shortlist

V&A Illustration Awards 2020 announce artist shortlist

The V&A have announced the shortlist for their prestigious illustration awards. Widely regarded as a magnet for exceptional creativity and talent, the awards have celebrated excellence in illustration since 1972.  Entrants can submit work to four categories: The Book Cover Award, the Book Illustration Award, the Illustrated Journalism Award and...

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School’s Out

School’s Out

In this uncertain era, there is some comfort to be taken in the opportunity to appreciate the here and now. Many of us may no longer use the excuse ‘I just don’t have the time’. Yet it’s easy to over-romanticise the notion of having less, technically, to do. Learn a...

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Eaton Square School starts ‘Hardship Fund’ during the Coronavirus outbreak

Eaton Square School starts ‘Hardship Fund’ during the Coronavirus outbreak

Eaton Square School in central London supports its parents with a Hardship Fund during the Coronavirus outbreak Eaton Square School, true to its core school values has introduced a Hardship Fund for its parents to support them during the coronavirus outbreak. Sebastian Hepher, Principal of Eaton Square School, part of...

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The importance of a voice coach

The importance of a voice coach

It takes approximately 100 muscles in our lips, tongue, face and vocal box to make sound, or in other words, to speak. These tools can be utilized as early as six months old, when many infants begin forming their first words. Just like learning to play a sport or instrument,...

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The art of debate

The art of debate

So much of modern life can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Even places as far away from Athens as Washington DC were influenced by their culture and their institutions. One of its most lasting impressions has been democracy and one of the most important parts of this is...

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