Rory Alexander is an i-Learner teacher who’s got plenty of experience of applying to schools overseas. He had moved country with his family six times by the age of thirteen, so when he came back to the UK from Australia, he was well-attuned to the process of school application. He’s shared his experience with us of a successful application to Sevenoaks, one of… Read More
Overseas Admissions Articles
i-Learner Overseas Education Services speaks to students from a wide variety of UK schools. This gives us real, hands-on knowledge of what life is like in independent, grammar and state schools, and it gives us the insight needed to find the right place for your child. We’ve got answers to your most common questions, all including the feedback of students from schools across the UK. Find out what they say in the articles below, and get your questions answered by those who really know. For more from i-Learner on a range of topics, check out our Steps to Success articles.
Hong Kong ranks in the top 10 globally in maths, science and reading, with PISA scores above those of the UK, the USA and many other countries. However, only a small number of students earn places at Oxford and Cambridge. DSE requirements are 555 at Oxford and 555* at Cambridge for most subjects. In 2019, 3,291 candidates achieved 5 DSE subjects at grade… Read More
Selecting a school from overseas is a difficult task. In the UK alone, there are 33,000 schools. Often, the number can be narrowed down by your requirements. For example, if you’re looking for a boarding school, there are only about 500 of these in the UK. After you’ve chosen from the different school types, there are still other aspects to think about. Take a… Read More
In the UK, there are three main categories of school: independent, grammar and state. However, you’ll see lots of other names being used besides these three, and it can be difficult to figure out what they all mean. This article demystifies the differences between UK schools, giving you key information and an inside look at each. i-Learner Overseas Education Services places Hong Kong students… Read More
With the new regulations for BN(O) passport holders, many Hong Kong students are thinking about moving to the UK. This is a great opportunity to experience a different culture and access world-famous schools. But many parents worry about the effects of a big move, especially one a child makes alone when going to a boarding school. Feedback from students at a variety of UK schools… Read More