Choices are about to be made?

At this stage of the year, the IB is in the minds of four sets of students … Pre-IB. There will be a collection of students who have just finished MYP or GCSEs/IGCSEs and are planning to start the Diploma around September. Will it be the right thing or not? Will you have a better chance of getting to university if you do the Diploma or the alternative system that is often on offer (in the UK … A-Levels)? Well the ...

Who would be a teacher?

The results have come out and I feel that my holiday has ended before it began! This is of course, not true … but sometimes, it feels that way. The results are a time for celebration (hopefully!) where I can, and without being patronising, I will often try to contact my students and let them know how well they did. I think it is important to remember that in education, we are helping to shape young people and that is a ...

Places still available in UK Universities and Colleges!

So now all the results are in and you are off to university or college.  Congratulations! What happens if you didn't get your required result for your First Choice place?  Well for some universities and colleges you simply call them on the number given on your offer letter to see if they will still accept you. You can find the offer letters on your UCAS TRACK page.  If they say yes, great! Start packing your bags and get yourself there for Freshers' Week! If ...

Exam Results – what to do in times of crises

You’ve worked hard to revise and prepare for the exams; you’ve taken the exams and are now waiting with anticipation for the results; fingers crossed you get the grades you need to get into your dream university. For some, success is sweet. However, for others, you might miss out by a few marks and could be disappointed. Peter Gray, one of OSC’s highly-experienced teachers has some extremely good advice in the following article for those falling into the latter group. Click here ...