Choosing the right university is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. For most students, their time at university is looked back on fondly, and this is all down to picking the right one. There are hundreds of universities to choose from so it can be overwhelming if you don’t […]
What are Grammar Schools?
Grammar schools are state secondary schools. They select their students through an entrance examination called the “11-plus”, which children take at age 11. There are currently 164 grammar schools in England, out of about 3,408 secondary schools. There are a further 69 grammar schools in Northern Ireland. Children who either don’t apply for a grammar […]
Should I Become a Vegetarian?
People choose to go vegetarian for a variety of reasons. For some people, becoming a vegetarian is a way to be healthier or to avoid hormones used in animal foods. For others, this lifestyle has more to do with religion, animal rights, or environmental concerns. If you are thinking of following a vegetarian diet, you’ll […]
Should I Take A Gap Year? (Before Univeristy
The term ‘gap year’ is a period of time, usually about 12 months, taken out by students after leaving sixth-form and before starting university. However, gap years now can happen at any stage in your life. Anyone can take a gap year and for different amounts of time. People take gap years for a wide […]
What Is The Best Language To Learn?
It is hard to imagine a young person in today’s world who doesn’t speak or study at least one language besides their mother tongue. Learning a new language can maximise your opportunities – for business and work, or for travel. You may be tempted to learn a foreign language because you are in love with […]