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To do a gap year or not do a gap year, that is the question

As the new 2020/21 academic year fast approaches, students, universities and parents are being forced to contemplate some hard choices. With higher education institutions gearing up a mixture of online

5 tips for remote learning

Frustrated parents, deprived students and digital disruption can make for a gloomy picture. The world is dealing with something unprecedented, not seen in generations. Whilst Hong Kong has the experience

Online simulations

How can we change elearning  from a reduced experience to an enriched experience? One of the biggest challenges in virtual math and science classrooms is figuring out a way to
Posted on May 29, 2020

The end of the SAT and ACT?

For decades, it almost seemed like a rite of passage. Yet could the world-renowned US college admission tests be on a road of decline? Many prospective applicants would have been

5 Ways to Learn Mathematics Effectively.

Mathematics is a subject that you must learn and cannot escape from. You may find it very attractive and interesting, but sometimes feel like it is a disaster and hate
Posted on May 20, 2020

Breaking down hemophilia (the “royal disease”) and its influence on the downfall of the Russian Romanov dynasty

It is widely known that many of the European royalty have a blood-clotting disorder called hemophilia, which gained itself a nickname, the “royal disease”. It has been considered as a
Posted on May 12, 2020

SOS COVID-19: exams, predicted grades and HK, UK, US Universities

Although the outbreak of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus has kicked people of their routines, life must go on. For many students in international schools across Hong Kong, this means
Posted on May 8, 2020

Everything about the IBDP Extended Essay: Your Summer Cheat Sheet (Save & Print This and Thank Me Later)

As this wild and wacky ‘school year’ finally comes to a blessed end, IBDP Coordinators have one last trick up their sleeves: The Extended Essay (EE).  That’s right, it’s time
Posted on May 8, 2020

5 Fun Facts of Mathematics

Maths is always regarded as a challenging and yet boring subject to a lot of students. As a mathematics teacher, of course, I will deny all these accusations. Indeed, a
Posted on May 5, 2020

Applying for an HK University? Speak, speak, speak!

Speaking is what makes human beings unique. Our communications skills are second to none and those that are able to communicate well, often find an increasing amount of doors open

Now Until Uni?

It’s all uphill from here.  What to do with your time from now until university? So you have five months to pretty much do whatever you want. Here are a
Posted on April 17, 2020

Podcasts to help with your growth

The word podcast is familiar to most of us nowadays and there is a podcast on just about anything, from sports to science to famous crime stories. Want to hear
Posted on April 8, 2020

Make Those Predicted Grades Count

Stuck at home, struggling to find purpose?  As schools continue to push forward E-Learning initiatives and digital lesson plans, many students are wondering whether or not they should just mute
Posted on April 6, 2020

Attend a Summer Program. Future-You will be Thankful!

Tired of being cooped up at home and looking to stretch your legs? Worried what this year’s school cancellations mean for your chances at university?  We hear you! And, so
Posted on April 3, 2020

The Perfect Open Day Experience

Exams – Check! End of term – Check! Summer plans – Check! University research – Pending…?! If University is on the horizon, you may already know which subject (or subjects!)
Posted on July 18, 2019

Time to get ready for Oxbridge!

UCAS is open for 2020 entry! You can now register your interest as a prospective applicant and start your applications for September 2020 entry. You will not, however, be able
Posted on May 31, 2019

UCAS Summer Prep

The summer holidays are just around the corner! You’ve worked hard for the whole year and are no doubt looking forward to some well earned rest before entering what’s likely
Posted on May 31, 2019