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22 Sep 2022 5 min read

Spear's 500 Live: Finding the right 'academic fit' is key to securing your child's future

This month, we had the honour of presenting at the Spear's 500 Live event, hosted by Spear's - an award winning wealth management and luxury lifestyle magazine. Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education at Carfax Education delivered a keynote session on 'How to choose the right school for your child – and then secure a place’, to a distinguished audience of HNWs and their advisers at the Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge.

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13 Sep 2022 5 min read

How to choose the right curriculum for your child

Featured in The International School Parent Magazine By Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education

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08 Sep 2022 2 min read

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign.

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06 Sep 2022 5 min read

Carfax Education launches 3rd annual global private schools index, in partnership with Spear’s Magazine

Carfax Education, the global education consultancy, today announced the launch of the third annual Spear’s Schools Index, the only official international ranking of top private schools. In partnership with Spear’s, the award-winning magazine for high-net-worth individuals, Carfax Education has released its third global index, which lists the 100 very best private schools around the world.

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30 Aug 2022

Exam Retakes with Carfax Education

A level, AS level and GCSE retake programmes are available for all subjects and options with all the exam boards – AQA, Edexcel/Pearson, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and CIE.

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28 Aug 2022

Everything you need to know about Homeschooling

Home-schooling has often been seen as an exception and a slightly quirky choice to make for educating your child. However, this perception is rapidly changing as families across the world embrace this style of education.

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18 Aug 2022 5 min read

Guidance for UCAS University Clearing

If you’re going through the process of applying to University in the UK then you may be familiar with the term ‘Clearing’ – but what does it actually mean? This guide will give you everything you need to know about Clearing and how to use it!

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15 Aug 2022

Preparing to start university

Moving to university is a big step for a student and their parents! For students, the move to university is an exciting, fresh start which will bring friends, freedom, and fun. For parents, proud as you are of your child’s achievements, you are worried about how they will survive this exciting new challenge. Fiona, who has seen four of her children through University shares her top tips to help students feel prepared and parents feel reassured.

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11 Aug 2022 5 min read

How to choose the right curriculum for your child

For most families in the UK, the National Curriculum of England and Wales, known universally as the British curriculum is the only choice on offer, however in the independent schools sector, schools can be more experimental and can offer a wider range of options either alongside the traditional GCSE and A Level paths.

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