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5 Ways to Prepare for Your Meeting With Boarding School Admissions Officers

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Meeting With Boarding School AOs | The Red Pen

Deciding to attend a boarding school is a huge step for your family; one that requires a lot of research. A huge part of this research is connecting with boarding school admissions officers (AOs). These representatives can answer all your questions about the application process, life at boarding school, subject selection and more. Even if […]

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 […]

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education in the UK

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education in the UK | The Red Pen

4th in a 4-part series about global medical education The UK has recently become a popular destination for students looking to study medicine abroad, allowing you to directly apply for medicine at the undergraduate level; right after grade 12. Completing your medical education in the UK usually requires seven or eight years of studies and […]

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 […]

How to Choose the Best-Fit Boarding School for Your Child

How to Choose the Best-Fit Boarding School for Your Child | The Red Pen

Since most boarding schools have high academic standards and offer a variety of co-curricular activities, it is not always easy to know how to select the right boarding school for your child. One method is to consider the school’s unique speciality and how that relates to your child’s strengths. For instance, if the school boasts […]

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education across Europe

Studying Medicine in Global Destinations: Medical Education across Europe | The Red Pen

2nd in a 4-part series about global medical education In this article, we coverundergraduate medical education in some European countries apart from the UK. Each country has its own system, which is often regulated by its government, making the medical education landscape complicated to navigate. Read on to know more about medical education in some […]

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 […]