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Boarding101: from Leisure to Learning
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英國的寄宿學校有超過一千四百年歷史。全國最古老的寄宿學校是東南部肯特郡肯特布雷鎮的英皇書院。   寄宿學校因天主教修道院和貴族莊園而誕生。最早的寄宿是一種修道院生涯,兒童很早離開父母,付託給僧侶來教育。十九世紀之前很多寄宿學校的教師全部是神...
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香港中學變成六年制之後,令想去英國升學的中四學生處於尷尬位置:跳讀中六挑戰A Level好像操之太急,由頭讀GCSE又等同冧班,因此就促成了一些一年制的GCSE班的出現。 一年內完成課程可應考GCSE,聽上去無疑吸引。之不過這類課程却有違英...
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英國學校的假期還真不少,暑假以外,每個學年分三個學期,學期中間有期中休假(half term),寄宿學校的同學就像哈利波特中魔法學校裡的學生一樣,住校幾個月就會被攆回家放個假。英國人覺得學生長期身處在寄宿環境也夠辛苦,學期中休假正好讓老師和...
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  有一對姊妹,她們在很小的時候,父母已做好準備,幫她們進入全英排名第一的女校。那間女校只有名門望族才能入去,出名之處是較少中國學生。一般香港家長的思維,是沒有中國人的學校就是最好,可以同英國人打成一片;況且學校排名高,更可受朋輩影響而進步...
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家長如果決定了送子女去寄宿,下一步應該做甚麼? 我的建議答案是,下一步就是先回到第一步,hold著你的決定,然後先徵詢子女意見。 在寄宿的問題上,不論是個人經驗,抑或專家意見,都發現同學仔如果能夠有份參與做決定,他們日後適應寄宿的能力,會比...
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上星期講過今年申請留學英國簽證多災多難,馬上收到好多家長警覺地查詢關於子女2018年負笈英國的時間表,想及早作好準備。   其實英國向來是世界各地學生留學的熱門地點,一些響噹噹名校如Wycombe Abbey、Harrow、Winchest...
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As I speak with school heads on a regular basis, I am well acquainted with how valuable enrichment activities and cross-...
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Vietnamese students have been disappearing from UK boarding schools - and the reason behind this is related to human tra...
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More and more British and Hong Kong sixth-formers studying in the UK are considering undergraduate study in the United S...
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近年來,不少英識家長向我表示「像Badminton和Cheltenham Ladies College這種名校,香港人太多了。雖然好想女兒考入,卻沒有信心讓她在充滿港人的地方成長。」這種說法並非空穴來風,因為像Badminton和CLC這類...
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如要我用一字概括Wycliffe College,我會用Development。這間位於Gloucestershire的著名寄宿學校,近年發展蓬勃,成績有目共睹。它特別值得推介的是為海外學生設計的發展年份(The Development Y...
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不是只有八達通才要增值嘅!在英國,學校為學生增值的能力,也是評核教育好與壞的指標。學生入學時表現平平,在學校栽培後成為競爭力超強的尖子,就說明學校有讓學生盡展潛力的能耐,增值有方。這種增值技能有數得計,在英國有排名榜,Wycliffe Co...
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Located to the west of Exmoor National Park in North Devon, England, West Buckland School's roots go as far back as 1858...
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「教會學校係咪都好嚴同老師好惡㗎?」   不止一次,收到同學或家長對有教會背景的學校發出以上問題,看來大家對有宗教背景的學校都有些先入為主的印象。無錯,英國大部分教會學校確會比較重視執行他們的核心價值,但不一定表示同學會在嚴肅的環境下讀書讀...
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好多家長在見到子女DSE考得不好,或報不到自己心儀學科,那副垂頭喪氣的挫敗樣,才頓悟讀書真的不是只為求分數,書讀得開開心心,身心健康平衡,子女的青春才不枉過。去年在媒體出現,令人眼前一亮的Mount Kelly,論學術成績絕對是英國的高水平...
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A worldwide drive to prioritize specialist STEM provision is firmly afoot. The UK needs more graduates in areas such as ...
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"My daughter has been invited to have a trial night at a boarding school. Should we take her to the UK?" Yes, I would en...
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久不久會有家長來英識教育,想找接近倫敦的傳統寄宿學校。其實除了Harrow、Dulwich等名氣較大的學校之外,London附近亦有不少值得推薦的傳統學校,Berkhamsted School就是其中之一。   Berkhamsted Sc...
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「全人教育」四字,相信為人父母的你們聽到麻目。好多人以為,只要學校不把補習班、功課輔導班塞滿學生的時間表,讓他們學下樂器做下運動就叫做「全人」。英國的King’s School, Canterbury就是其中一所學校,能夠真真正正貫徹「全人...
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Since 2014, some 5,000 candidates have taken the UKiset test to support their admission into the UK independent educatio...
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「……好多謝你好似屋企人咁照顧我,幫我搵到一間適合自己嘅學校,可以有好多新嘅嘗試,擴闊眼界,同時亦搵到自己人生嘅目標……」Kelly由英國寄來的明信片如是說。   上星期才透露媽媽對我的終身大事操心,轉個頭我竟然變身成為學生的「爹哋」,未婚...
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The Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census of 2017 has been released. In this report, Britannia StudyLink (BSL) highli...
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An essential part of the UK independent school experience for Hong Kong pupils is having a well-suited guardian who can ...
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作為升學顧問,過往經驗告訴我要到英國升學越早入學好處越多。到英國入讀Prep School(小學),不只讓孩子在私校統一入學考試(Common Entrance Examination)中有較佳表現。Prep School的學習體驗,對孩子...
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We at Britannia StudyLink have long held the view that Hong Kong parents should not view preparatory schools as solely a...
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早前提及過自己沒考進什麼名校,但母校卻能幫到我。有網友嘲諷我「酸葡萄」, 驅使我更想鑽研名校究竟有何秘密。復活節期間,我一名學生返港度假,很有心地上辦公室探我,我乘機探問她就讀的Cheltenham Ladies’ College有何特別之...
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近年英國不少傳統私校都退出學校排名榜,不再參與Leaugue Table這種以成績為指標的的排名遊戲。開辦英識教育以來最大挑戰之一 ,是讓家長了解成績以外還有不少值得考量的選校條件。Royal Masonic School for Girl...
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Berkhamsted school, which is blessed with both swift access into London and the surrounding beauty of the Chiltern count...
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Sometimes, but not often, I find myself in the presence of extraordinary people whose success and humility know no bound...
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"Stonar School has caught my attention due to its ambition and international outlook. Tell me more."   Located just 12 k...
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Britannia StudyLink was recently the proud host to a variety of top UK schools for its third British Boarding Schools Fe...
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"I saw that Stover School visited Britannia Study Link in March. What does it have to offer?" Situated in glorious count...
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科學家愛因斯坦、披頭四靈魂人物約翰連儂、維珍航空總裁布蘭森、荷里活巨星湯告魯斯有什麼共同之處?   對了,他們都是在自己範疇中獨領風騷的頂尖人物,但這還不止,原來他們都患有讀寫障礙。他們都是印證了學習障礙與成功並沒有相互排斥的人辦。   數...
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特首選舉剛結束,有人歡喜有人愁。政治話題在此不說太多了,一來我沒有票,二來這專業也不是談政治的。倒有一件事,使我很在意。   二號候選人曾俊華,在選舉前已經以強勢公關技巧在民望(至少時網民之間)上遠拋其他兩位候選人。John Tsang熟知...
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"I am looking at British all-boys' schools for my son. With Radley College visiting Hong Kong soon, what can you tell me...
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2017年3月26日,所有香港市民彷如進入了平行時空,全日聽著「事不關己」的新聞報導。不過對英國人來說,這天亦開始進入另一個時空,因為他們一覺醒來將會少了一小時,換言之一天只剩23小時。 別誤會,英國政府沒什麼超能力可以控制時間。只是由這天...
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孩子要遠赴英國展開校園生活,父母感到不捨絕對是人之常情。作為英識升學顧問之一,幾年來累積的經驗亦令我更明白為人父母的各種擔憂。 選擇往英國留學的好處之一,就是校方特別注重學生的安全,並擁有非常完善的制度,從各方面確保學生在生理和心理方面都能...
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"I heard that Leweston School head Kate Reynolds visited Britannia StudyLink in February. What can this school offer my ...
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For one reason or another, I have been reflecting on the time I spent studying for a master’s degree at The University o...
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"Some of our top-choice schools are absent from league tables - where do I turn?" To answer this common question, I shal...
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剛出席主講由EF辦的英國大學留學講座,其中有值在此分享的話題,譬如不同大學取錄DSE生的成績門檻以及名牌大學跟名牌學系的概念等。 英國大學在取錄DSE的成績門檻各有不同,大致可分成四級,牛津、劍橋、倫大學院、倫大經濟學院、帝國學院屬於第一級...
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In a frank and enlightening interview with Britannia StudyLink consultants, Wycliffe College head Nick Gregory revealed ...
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When an exceptionally bright student joins an exceptionally nurturing UK independent School, endless rewards, a lifelong...
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Reporting on the Independent Schools Council Census 2016, Britannia StudyLink has found that Hong Kong parents' attitude...
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臨近2017年最後入學限期,不少香港家長都急着為子女作最後衝刺,希望能考入心儀學校。今次跟大家介紹兩間近年越來越受家長歡迎的英國寄宿學校,讓大家簡單了解兩間學校的教育質素和資源配套,和他們受歡迎的秘密。 第一間學校,是位於英國南部近海的Ea...
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Britannia studylink continues its campaign to welcome as diverse a mix of independent schools to its exhibitions in Hong...
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In response to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Census of 2016, Britannia StudyLink (BSL) has recently highlighted ...
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A series of enlightening and very frank interviews with Nick Gregory, the Head of Wycliffe College, have helped to bring...
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Malvern St James Girls' School, a boarding and day school for girls aged four to 18, is located just 14 kilometers south...
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"My son is keen on Mill Hill School because of its location close to central London. What can you tell me about this sch...
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"Godolphin school has caught the attention of my daughter. What can you tell us about this school?" Located on the easte...
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Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs) are becoming increasingly accepted and sought after in a candidate by Russell Gro...
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傳統League Table其中一個大問題,就是當中的讀數太單向太表面,不夠micro。然而,這些League Table的最大賣點也是因為夠哂快餐,不必用腦去思考即可直接吸收解讀,是最直線的選校指標。 簡單的去理解排行榜,就是每年公開考試...
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The quality and quantity of opportunities afforded to Hong Kong children at UK boarding schools continues to surpass all...
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記得讀大學的時候,曾經聽過一堂有關歧視的課。那課堂的思辯激烈,令我重新審視世界上公平的原則和歧視的定義等問題。     那時候的討論大約如下:如果我們認為世上應該存在絕對的公平,那麼傷殘人士是否要和四肢健全的人在同一球場上比試?如果我們認同...
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"i have family living near Norwich. Do you think that my 15-year-old son would flourish at Norwich School?" I trust you ...
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最近有段網絡熱傳的新聞記錄片,講述所謂的「晨形人」,即是比一般人早起身start a new day的一種人。晨形人每天朝早五點未夠,太陽都未出的時候就起身。落街跑步、煮早餐、送仔仔返學、睇報紙,臨出門口返工還是八點未夠。一星期還有一次六點...
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其實這標題有多少content farm成份,因為在包裝紙巾上反映的文化差異並不是英國人獨有的。以我所知,即使是美國、日本等發達國家也很少見到包裝紙巾。不如這樣說,對包裝紙巾有種情意結的應該只有香港人吧。 先搞清楚,英國人雖然少用包裝紙巾,...
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It should be common knowledge that English proficiency generates opportunities, strengthens employability and creates a ...
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"My daughter loves the environment at Glenalmond College. Should we consider applying?" Glenalmond College, about 12 kil...
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"I'm hearing good things about Moreton School. Should I look into sending my daughter there?" In a word, absolutely. Mor...
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Official figures from the British Council Services for International Marketing reveal that the number of Hong Kong stude...
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"I'd like my daughter to eat healthily if I send her to boarding school. Do schools put an emphasis on healthy eating?"​...
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Hong Kong parents wishing to send their child to a school set against the backdrop of quintessentially English countrysi...
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"For personal reasons, I'd like my son, who is 12, to attend a school in the Oxford area. Which can you recommend?" In t...
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From humble beginnings to boarding school greatness, Mayfield School for girls continues to go from strength to strength...
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身為老牌留學生,回想昔日為慳長途電話費,每周只能一次用摩打嘴將一周大事快速向家人匯報,簡直淒涼過狄更斯筆下人物。現在不得不對科技發出讚嘆:今日一個智能電話,令留學生與家人朋友即時聯繫便捷得多,跟我們那個年代相比,正是古語所云的「同人唔同命」...
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"My daughter would like to develop her violin skills at boarding school. Which schools can you recommend?" Deciding whet...
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"What is this 'whole child approach' I keep coming across?" Whole child development has never been more represented and ...
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最近有家長問我:「Mabel我打算跟兒子一起去英國參觀四間英國私校。有什麼特別的地方需要留意?」 挑選學校的確是一個漫長而傷腦筋的過程,我絕對明白。不過你願意花時間跟孩子一起到英國參觀學校,是重要的一步。因為單靠學校網上的漂亮圖片、精美的宣...
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"I'll soon be traveling with my son to the UK to attend four independent school open days. Do you have any tips to get t...
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Hong Kong children attending UK boarding schools do require smartphones to keep in touch with their parents, but parents...
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"How seriously do boarding schools take the mental well-being of children?"   As a consultant, I have to reassure parent...
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Educated just a few miles from the North Norfolk Coast myself, I am only too aware of the wonders a coastal setting can ...
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Young Hong Kong learners deserve to flourish as human beings within nurturing communities. Such surroundings can be foun...
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老友林作在他的專欄討論留學時埋中國人堆有沒有好處,他引述陶傑的言論,指時下許多人留學,只為可以認識一個薄瓜瓜,方便將來走天下。陶傑擔心留學生群在一起「圍威喂」,花了錢出國卻猶如足不出油尖旺,言下之意當然是升學多結交外國朋友才算值回票價。林作...
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上回提及到倫敦近郊名校Caterham School,今回介紹一下北方Yorkshire約克名校Bootham School。如果家長有其他原因,仍然堅持不想選擇近倫敦的學校,York附近也有不少好學校選擇,Bootham就是其中之一。 B...
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"My daughter would like to study film at university. She also has excellent maths skills. Would taking an A level in mat...
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不少家長來找我尋求升學意見時,都會有一個前提:要遠離倫敦。原因是,他們認為近倫敦的學校既沒法享受英國的鄉郊之美,孩子讀書又會被五光十色的大城市風采所迷倒,會不努力讀書,只顧在倫敦享受生活。而事實上,有不少英國街知巷聞的名校都在首都圈內,例如...
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We live in a cut-throat world where the demands of preparing for exams induce a great amount of stress on our children. ...
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"I would like my son, who is nine years old, to go to Eton College when he is 13. What tips do you have for getting into...
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma has stood strong and rarely had its feathers ruffled over the years. It is,...
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"I am interested in two rural schools for my 13-year-old daughter - Gresham's and Woldingham. How do you compare them?" ...
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"I would not like my daughter to spend all her time with other girls from Hong Kong as her English language skills need ...
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I have had to answer questions on Brexit countless times over the past month during my consultations. I have to respond ...
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SECURING A place at a first-choice university may be plain sailing for many - but others may have to look to UCAS Cleari...
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與爸媽們聚會,驚見他們對教育開始有新見解、具要求,也能判別外地教育與香港的優與次,而非一窩蜂論甚麼起跑線、甚麼射精前,看來現下爸媽已非吳下阿蒙,懂得分辨!席間有問英國寄宿學校現階段尚可有機會考入九月的學年,蓋脫歐影響下英鎊匯率插水,今時交學...
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THERE IS AN intriguing range of International Foundation Programme courses in the UK available to students with the pote...
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‘Clearing’ and ‘adjustment’ are words which could soon mean a lot to thousands of students applying for places to study ...
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY classes once consisted of little more than a fiddle about on Word and Excel.   With the dynamic m...
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這年頭的英國寄宿生實在幸福,能盡享世界級運動設施、華美的校園、舒適的宿舍;對比早期寄宿學校,實在是天淵之別。各位讀者應該難以想像寄宿學校經歷過多少變革,才演化成現今的模樣。   大家可能覺得,寄宿學校讓宿生有家的感覺是理所當然。但在70年代...
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With the UEFA European Football Championship well underway, I put my football hat on, admired the silky skills on show i...
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WORDS OF encouragement and a healthy realization of soft skills in the modern world can help our children get the best f...
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A recent lunchtime chat with Sarah Kerr-Dineen, the head of Oundle School in Northamptonshire, covered several pertinent...
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Education, a determination to excel and fervent ambition lie at the forefront of a large number of high-stakes Asian soc...
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英國的教育模式跟香港的略有不同,英國教育重視啟發學生對事物的好奇心,然後按學生興趣和能力,用不同方法加以培養和教授,並以創意為主導,開啟學生學習邏輯和表達智慧。雖有統整的課程指引,卻具彈性,也有公開試評核,性質是反映學生繼續進修的方向,同時...
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The British have a saying that goes, “It’s not like the good old days,” and that’s certainly true to a point. Some thing...
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The UEFA EURO 2016 football championship got under way on June 10. Whilst enjoying the opening matches, I thought of how...
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A crucial part of the school selection process is the need for an education consultant to hone in on a child’s personali...
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The figures and evidence being churned out by some of the UK's most prominent Commissions and research groups still poin...
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Hong Kong parents wishing to educate their children at a British independent school need to be patient, as it takes time...
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We are living in one enormous rat race and Hong Kong parents feel the need to enable their children to master the Englis...
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The "OLD ENGLISH" language has its roots in Anglo-Saxon domination in Great Britain from around the middle part of the 4...
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The admissions process to UK independent schools in Year 9 is broadly similar for most of the top ones. ​ Growing compet...
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WHEN IT comes to explaining the exceptional academic achievement witnessed at independent schools over the past few deca...
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上周提到英國四所神奇學校,CardiffSixthFormCollege(CSFC)、QueenEthelburga'sCollege(QE)、ConcordCollege以及RuthinSchool,其共同特點是A-level成績甚標青,...
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A plethora of studies have illustrated how schools that offer more extracurricular activities seem to gain better exam r...
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有本地英國升學專家認為,英國的CardiffSixthFormCollege(見圖)、QueenEthelburga’sCollege、ConcordCollege及RuthinSchool為全英的神奇四校,箇中原因乃上述四校實行了公開試成...
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Well-established prep schools masterfully hone their curricula to ensure that breadth is delivered. Under such circumsta...
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Admissions interviews to the best schools in the world are not designed to determine who might be a potential straight-A...
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ONE'S FIRST ASSOCIATION with Loughborough University might be high-level competitive sports.   But Charlotte Davison, an...
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TAKING A GAP year is once again an option for UK students after years of recession-related gloom and the knock-on effect...
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WHAT DO TYPICAL Hong Kong parents associate with a "private education" in the UK? Many might have images of 35,000 (HK$3...
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GORDONSTOUN, ETON AND Marlborough College schools famous for educating members of the British royal family.   One might ...
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英國考試制度改革,首當其衝是英國官方的資歷及課程管理機構(Ofqual)將A-level考試由Module模式改為Linear模式,意謂以往容許逐個課題選考而最後計入整個學科成績改為修畢兩個學年後一次過考,導致每年一月的A-level考試取...
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筆者全新的教育評論和升學資訊文章已加入了一個全新互動數碼平台www.ohpama.com(Oh!爸媽),讀友們可在「Oh!爸媽」fb專頁討論,日後會特設時段跟讀友即時對話,當然筆者現有的MB Cheung fb專頁和電郵仍然開放。建議讀友先...
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秋去冬來,不少英國寄宿學校皆派代表來港招生,個別教育團體因應情況辦大型展覽,以作招,可是對學生及家長而言,學校展覽只是走馬看花,成效有限,勢難即時決定是否報讀。事實上,負笈英國升讀寄宿學校不能隔山買牛,最理想是親身到英國視察,倘時間不夠,...
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英國寄宿學校陸續來港跟香港學生和家長面談,下星期一至三皆有不錯的學校來港,分別為BedfordSchool(見圖)、Christ'sHospital,以及CheltenhamCollege。此外,十月三十一日(下周六)還有近年成績躍升全英A...
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英國寄宿學校UppinghamSchool是所老牌的全宿男女校,全校約有八百名學生,男生共有四百七十名,女生有三百三十名,只有少於十名學生因特別理由而不寄宿,寄宿率超過九成八。學校屬於RugbyGroup成員學校,RugbyGroup在上世...
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英國寄宿學校AbbotsBromley(見圖)將會在九月底派代表來港面見學生及出席講座,並安排在十月一日舉行舞蹈獎學金考核。此校旗下的AlkinsSchoolofDance被打造成世界級舞蹈學院,提供在傳統學術課程以外的舞蹈和音樂劇場活動及...
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英國寄宿學校由九月份開始會陸續派代表來港,招收二○一六年、二○一七年以至二○一八年度的學生,有意送子女負笈英國升讀寄宿學校,可密切留意各學校代表的到港日期,以便出席講座,或親自與入學代表或校長交談,多作了解,從中選擇合適學校。據悉,這兩、三...
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 英國St.Clare'sOxford(見圖)是一所以國際教育為概念的院校,提供IB和IB先修課程、大學基礎班以及英語課程;是傳統寄宿學校以外的另類選擇。學校位於牛津郡以北,一九五三年創校,初期招收歐洲學生修讀英文及預科課程,發展至今,已成...
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今日香港聯招放榜,周四則輪到英國A-Level放榜,緊接透過UCAS申請英國大學的狀況也將明朗。放榜之際,大學早已掌握申請人的成績,透過UCASTrack更新offer狀況,讓申請人知悉取錄結果。         假如成績比預期理想,超逾首...
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英國A-level考試將在下星期四(八月十三日)放榜,回港度假的留英A-level學生可致電原校查詢成績;亦可以通過聯絡學校在電郵或網絡取得成績單;至於仍然在英國的學生可回校索取成績。通過UCAS以A-level成績報讀英國大學皆可以在A-...
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覆Carol 問: 章先生,您好! 我的女兒15歲,現就讀英基學校11班,成績屬於中游。她最近想去英國讀A-Level, 日後在英國升讀大學。 由於已錯過大多數學校的2015年9月入學收生時間,可選學校不多。其中有一間學校是 Malvern...
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近來不少DSE學生對於復康治療等的專業產生興趣,最熱門當然是物理治療,其次是言語治療以及職業治療;只是香港的大學提供復康治療課程學額有限;諸如理大的兩個相關課程學額合共只二百個;比醫學的四百二十個少一半,另港大言語及聽覺科學的學額少於五十個...
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英式教育的潮流正在整個亞洲大陸迅速蔓延,而且沒有放緩的跡象。正如我在最近的文章提及,這大趨勢亦正影響香港家長對教育的要求。本地教育一直為人詬病,指課程單一及過份偏重考試;制度的不足正好給英國寄宿學校精英式的教育模式,在香港有落地生根的機會,...
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Single-sex schools may be able to deliver when it comes to the ultimate prize - exam results. But what about interaction...
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Applying to universities in the UK involves a little more than filling in an application form and hoping for the best. A...
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Single-sex schools are academic powerhouses with exam results that speak volumes. Is there still a place for single-sex ...
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Applying to universities in the UK involves a little more than filling in an application form and hoping for the best. A...
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以下兩個案,作為讀友升學的反思:個案一:Sarah在香港的國際學校讀IB(DP),首年IB成績強差人意,預計加上TOK只有39分,難有機會考上心儀的英國劍橋大學。 劍橋在其網頁說明IB成績多是40-41或以上才有機會被取錄,而且三科AL要具...
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DSE七月中放榜,成績優劣,考生大抵心中有數;估計約萬名學生落入聯招大學資助學位課程的邊緣位置,難料有否派位機會,其中以4+1或五科考獲19-21分的共有八千餘名最邊緣;據聯招資助學位課程學額,數目跟考獲19-21分的成績優次排列情況,或只...
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With a little self-confidence and clever preparation, Hong Kong students can reach the top with listenable and inspiring...
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For international students, the first year at university can be a hectic and quite lonely affair. Joining a society can ...
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去年九月才正式開展的UKiset(英國私立學校入學測驗),是簡化海外學生申請英國私立學校程序的考試,推出以來愈來愈獲英國名牌寄宿學校認同,部份學校將之取代原來的入學考試,譬如EpsomCollege可直接以UKiset申請,只檢查學生校內成...
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DSE五科有全2級成績包括中、英文至4級成績之間的考生共有三萬名,其中有意負笈海外升學估計有兩成以上;他們或會選擇入讀基礎班,希望一年後有機會考入排名前列的海外大學,因為這比重考DSE更有把握。以英國為例,除了三幾所名牌大學如牛津、劍橋、倫...
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DSE剛考畢,想必半數考生正處於忐忑狀況,或以兩手準備,努力搜索升學資訊,萬一失手,仍有升學機緣。 預計今年DSE能考得達到大學的門檻成績33222約有二萬七千餘名,另考得五科2級(包括中、英)的有四萬五千名。透過DSE能考入聯招資助大學本...
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DSE剛考畢,想必半數考生正處於忐忑狀況,或以兩手準備,努力搜索升學資訊,萬一失手,仍有升學機緣。 預計今年DSE能考得達到大學的門檻成績33222約有二萬七千餘名,另考得五科2級(包括中、英)的有四萬五千名。透過DSE能考入聯招資助大學本...
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香港在學的學生每年申請牛津大學的約有百多名,以2013年為例共有114名,獲取錄的有12名;英國中學在學的香港學生申請牛津,2013年則有323名,結果有47名被取錄,以取錄率計,在英國讀的被取錄的機會較高。過預計2015年香港在學的學生...
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近年香港學生在暑假遊學,大行其道。事實上,遊學固然可取,只是能否充份利用遊學活動,壙闊視野,以及在不同文化之下累積學習經驗,發掘個人興趣和潛能;所以計劃送子女遊學前,宜訂立目標,透視遊學情節;待遊學後檢視遊學效益,不要白白浪費機會。 坊間的...
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英國Queen Ethelburga's College(QE)是英國北部約克郡的傳統名校,當地家長認為此校在區內是排名第一的學校;QE近年銳意打造成為國際學校,以英式傳統教育設備及模式招收來自世界各地頂尖學生,糅合了海外生追求學術成績以及...
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香港學生投考英國大學醫學院理應比投考香港兩大醫學院的成績要求較低,不過其他要求,如醫學相關能力考試BMAT及UKCAT、面試以及各類校內外活動及領袖能力要求則會較多。現時英國提供醫學的大學有三十所,各校在內容、學習進程、入學要求皆有不同,而...
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英國University of Kent(肯特大學)是上世紀六十年代成立的大學,當時被稱為平板玻璃大學(Plate Glass University),典故源自英國在六十年代發表的高等教育《羅賓斯報告》之後才成立的第一所新大學,大學建築物以...
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英國Harrogate Ladies' College(HLC)校長SylviaBrett,即將來港出席章某安排的校長講座,SylviaBrett於二○一三年加入HLC,她曾任教DowneHouse、Roedean以及RoyalMasoni...
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今回介紹兩所規模中型的英國傳統寄宿男女校,距離倫敦希斯路機場均為兩小時內車程,分別是Kingswood School及Bournemouth Collegiate School,前者高中及中六學生達七百名,後者約有四百三十名。兩校的海外生比...
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英國兩所寄宿女校ThorntonCollege 和 St.Teresa'sEffingham皆為規模不大,海外生比例不多,對香港學生而言則感覺學校低調;但事實上是他們較少來香港招生而已。 ThorntonCollege位於MiltonKey...
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英國名校Epsom College由一群醫生組織團體創辦,原是十九世紀中一所教育孤兒及領取救濟金的弱勢社群學校,發展至今,Epsom仍跟英國醫務協會(British Medical Association)BMA有聯繫,BMA有超過十五萬名...
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Wycombe Abbey School被喻全英最佳女校,相信沒有多少人會質疑。此校成績強、活動多元化、校園設施足夠、寄宿理念清晰,標榜學習和活動乃一星期七天,其學習生態跟其他寄宿學校有分別;Wycombe Abbey學生享受七天校園生活的...
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 英國Charterhouse School(見圖)位於Surrey的Godalming外圍,在倫敦西南面大約40公里,車程不需一小時。此校屬於老牌英式男校,但由70年代開始,中六取錄女生,每年約有50名女生入讀中六;反而取錄從外面投考入的...
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應讀友們要求,今日簡介三所成績優良、排名前列而設備完善的英國寄宿男校,分別是Dulwich、Warwick及Bedford。 Dulwich College是英國的大型寄宿學校,有400年歷史,設施完備,海外生約佔10%。今年GCSE成績優...
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全英A-Level成績放榜後,各英國媒體及相關教育網皆推出最新的2014全英A-Level成績排名榜。部分以考得A*-A成績百分率作為排名元素,亦有以A*-B成績;不同元素有不同排名先後,但萬變不離其宗,所以觀察排名榜宜查看其仔細成績百分率...
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負笈英國升讀寄宿學校,選擇元素不外乎是學校成績好、校園偌大、校風淳樸、交通便捷;倫敦周邊地方,譬如在東南面的臨海區多是校園偌大、風景怡人、建築形格猶如電影《哈利波特》般的典型歌德式學校自較吸引;不過,遠離倫敦,在英倫北面的約克(York)則...
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由今年暑期開始,香港學生報考英國寄宿學校之前,有機會被要求考UKiset(UK independent school entry test)作為篩選申請學生的指標,與北美洲的SSAT(Secondary School Admission T...
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英、美的教育也有大小不同的考試,只是人家的教育內容較全面和多元化,先營造氛圍,以培養學生的興趣和潛能為基,傳遞知識為輔,啟發學生在學習及活動中思考,發掘個人興趣、創意和能力;在這般原則下,學生在吸取知識之時,自必融會貫通,能輕易掌握知識的鑰...
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英國Cardiff SixthForm  College(CSFC)(卡迪夫中六學院)被譽為英國的A工廠院校,成立短短十年攀上全英A-level成績排名榜上首位,摘A*-A的百分率達94%,似是香港年前舊學制下的恒商預科書院,生產高考狀元。...
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海外暑期遊學活動讓中小學生在本港傳統學習模式以外,額外多一個學習體驗的機會。是否一定要參加?是聊備一格人去我去?甚麼年齡最適宜去?去哪個地方最有效益?實在沒既定答案,視乎個別情況。只是具備經濟能力讓子女參加海外遊學活動多少可增廣見聞;學幾多...
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英國Caterham School(見圖)位於Surrey的Caterham,創立於一八一一年,歷史超過二百年。學校早期辦學的目的是讓教會神職人員兒子入讀,非貴族學校;到一八九○年,Caterham School開放給平民百姓入讀;約一百年...
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英國Oundle School是所提供男女寄宿的大型私立學校,全校有超過一千一百名學生,位於歷史的老城鎮Oundle,盡收人傑地靈之效,香港學生到此間寒窗苦讀,眼界勢必大開。 Oundle有近五百年歷史,本是男校,以理科及工程最強,後來在1...
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英國Gresham's School是所位於North Norfolk,Holt的男女校,在全英所有私校A-LevelA*-A百分率排名榜上排128位,能考得A*-A的佔52.69%,大約在全英男女私校寄宿學校中排名30位上下,香港學生考慮...
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今個月將介紹幾所每學年學費及膳宿共三萬英鎊不到的英國寄宿學校,部份在GCSEA*-A的排名榜在前列三百位上下,雖成績未達一級,各方面卻有平均以上水平的成績或設備;入學申請也較有彈性,適合成績平均而非突出的香港初中生入讀Year 9。 今回先...
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Samuel Chan, the winner of Alumni Awards 2017, is the founder of Britannia. He had studied in the UK since the age of 9 for 15 years and achieved his master degree in International Political Economy at University of Warwick. Now he shares his experiences and professional advice in education columns in Hong Kong’s major newspapers.

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Mabel Chan is the Principal Consultant of Britannia. Having studied in both the UK and the US, she is an expert in school matching for overseas education. She writes education columns for Sing Tao Daily and The Standard, and answers questions arising from parents and students patiently.

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MB Cheung, our senior consultant, has been writing education columns for major local newspapers for more than 25 years. With his experience and unique insights, he shares a variety of tips and advice on overseas education for the readers (and DSE students)

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