Dubai or boarding in the UK? We will discuss the pros and cons and the different factors pertinent in making the best decision for your child.

Seminar Programme

The programme of seminars is designed to help your child make the best possible transfer into the UK system.

Friday Seminars


12:30 Should I stay or should I go?

Dubai or boarding in the UK? We will discuss the pros and cons and the different factors pertinent in making the best decision for your child.

13:30: IB or A-Level - does it really make a difference?

A key decision for parents of students heading into the sixth form is which route their child should take. But does it really make a difference which one your child decides to take?

14:30 When is the right time to move?

Your child can start their boarding adventure at a range of ages. We’ll talk you through the different considerations pertinent at each potential entry point.

15:30 UKiset - the UK independent schools' entry test

The UK Independent Schools’ Entry Test (UKiset) is changing the way international students apply to British schools. We discuss everything you need to know about it.

16:30 Where is the value in league tables?

What is the real value of league table rankings? What impact does attending a highly ranked school have on your child's chances at future success? Eton, St Paul's and Wellington College have decided not to submit exam results for national rankings, so are league tables on the way out?

Saturday Seminars


12:30 British Independent Education - the best option for your child?

What does British Independent Education offer? Why do people choose this route? How do parents know if this is the right strategy for their family? We will discuss these important issues for parents and how parents decide whether this could be the right option for their child.

13:30 How do I choose the right school for my child?

Every child is different so there's no one-size fits all answer when it comes to selecting the right school. However, choosing a school doesn't need to be a headache and this talk will help steer you on how to make the right decision.

14:30: Preparing your child for entrance exams

Understanding how to navigate the UK school entry systems is a minefield for many. This talk will provide you with the complete picture on how to navigate the world's most competitive and complicated system.

15:30 Single sex vs co-educational

The relative merits of co-ed and single sex schools is one of the most debated subjects in education. Our experts will guide you through the key issues to help you decide what's best for your child.

16:30 Improve your UK university strategy

When should you start to plan for your son or daughter’s application to a UK university and what matters most? Our experts address these questions as well as discussing what makes an outstanding personal statement, the new frontier of admissions testing and how to prepare for interview.

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Barratt London