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How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 2

How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 2

The personal statement is one of the most crucial parts of your undergraduate application to UK colleges. This 4,000 character document enables the admissions team to gain a deeper understanding of who you are as a person while giving them an insight into your academic prowess, skills and experiences. Tips for Writing a Personal Statement […]

How to Write a UCAS Undergraduate UK Personal Statement – Part 1

Students who are applying for an undergraduate degree in the UK do so through a centralised portal called Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). In addition to academic transcripts for grade 11, predicted grades, university choices and a letter of recommendation (LOR), students are also required to submit a personal statement. What is a Personal […]

How to Prepare for Traditional Medical Interviews in the UK

How to Prepare for Traditional Medical Interviews in the UK | The Red Pen

As a prospective medical or dentistry student in the UK, you will be asked to participate in an interview as part of the application process. But what does it consist of and how to prepare for medical interviews in the UK? Do you need to know complex terminology already? Is there a book that you […]

COVID-19 Effects: Updates From Boarding Schools

COVID-19 Effects: Updates From Boarding Schools | The Red Pen

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the lives of students currently enrolled in a boarding school while raising questions for those who were considering a switch in the near future. When the pandemic hit, boarding schools in different countries did their best to ensure the safety of their students. As governments announced the closure of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Boarding Schools in India

The tradition of sending children to boarding schools in India has existed for centuries. In ancient times, gurukuls provided children with academic, physical and military training at the guru’s ashram. Today, there are many modern boarding schools scattered across the county that focus on providing holistic education to students. Here is everything you need to […]

Why Should I Consider a Swiss Boarding School?

Known for its global outlook and quality of education, Switzerland has always been a popular destination for parents who are considering a boarding school for their child. Many private boarding schools here are multilingual and focus on holistic education. Here is an overview of Swiss boarding schools. 1) Academics: Many boarding schools in Switzerland are […]

An Overview of Boarding Schools in the UK

One of the oldest and most elite education systems in the world, the UK has always been a popular choice for parents considering a boarding school for their child. Mixing tradition with modernity, these schools aim to provide quality education in contemporary classrooms with the latest technology and high-quality staff. However, with over 500 boarding […]

An Overview of Boarding Schools in the US and Canada

An Overview of Boarding Schools in the US and Canada | The Red Pen

Recently, many parents and students have started considering boarding schools in the US and Canada as they provide a stepping stone for further education in these countries. Each school offers its own unique experience, which can play a crucial role in your child’s long-term goals. Here is a quick glimpse of boarding schools in the […]

Deferred From US Early Applications? What to Do Now?

Early admission results are in! And for those of you who have received a letter stating that you have been deferred, don’t worry. Being deferred isn’t a straight out rejection; it simply means that your application will be reconsidered in the regular decision round and you will get a final decision by April. Why do […]

Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance

Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance | The Red Pen

As you prepare your applications to study abroad–whether bachelor’s, master’s or MBA–you are likely focused on your personal essays, college selection and standardised testing. Each of these is an extremely important part of the application process and should not be overlooked. However, another critical aspect of your application will be the letter of recommendation (LOR). […]