Going to university

If your son or daughter is thinking about university, independent schools have an incredible success rate of getting pupils off to the college of their choice.

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‘Clearing got me on to the course I wanted’

‘Clearing got me on to the course I wanted’

Student Saskia Duff explains how to survive clearing and work the system to win the right place …read more

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Examining the possibilities

Examining the possibilities

As his own teenage children prepare for exams, Salisbury Cathedral School’s deputy head, Andrew Lewin, wonders whether the current education system has got it right …read more

Clyst Vale to Cambridge

Clyst Vale to Cambridge

Clyst Vale Community College head of history HEATHER PADDEN loves nothing more than seeing pupils get into Oxford and Cambridge universities. …read more

More than A-levels

More than A-levels

Exeter School deputy head Martin Hughes asks, are A-levels are enough? …read more

All the people: Bath Spa students putting their studies to good use

How Bath Spa students are making the most of their degree …read more

"Going to Oxford is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"

"Going to Oxford is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"

Success story Callum Wood entered leading independent Wycliffe College on an RAF bursary, rose to become head boy and is now the first person in his family to attend university …read more

Top 10 ways to conquer clearing

Top 10 ways to conquer clearing

With university applications up hugely this year, anyone who gets a place through clearing has to be good… very good. Follow our tips on how to sell yourself and work the system to your advantage …read more

Get paid to attend university!

Get paid to attend university!

Asian universities are offering five-figure bursaries, free tuition and subsidised flights in order to attract bright UK students. Nicola Woolcock, education correspondent of The Times, reports exclusively for Tom-Brown.com …read more

‘Clearing got me on to the course I wanted’

‘Clearing got me on to the course I wanted’

Student Saskia Duff explains how to survive clearing and work the system to win the right place …read more

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