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5 Key Benefits of Studying Advanced Placement
Why are Advanced Placement courses a popular choice for students around the world? The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue university-level studies while still in school.
Head Hawk Alexander tells us about the ACS Hillingdon Student Council
Alexander Bergman, Grade 12 student from ACS Hillingdon is one of our Head Hawks of the student council having attended the school for 8 years, What is it that inspired you to join the student council?
Darker Nights, Brighter Days: Top Tips for Beating the Winter Blues
Read our top tips for beating the winter blues, and how to make wellbeing a priority throughout the colder season.
The World Needs… Adventurers – reflections from Barnaby Sandow
Barnaby Sandow, Head of School, ACS Cobham
What Exactly is Blended Learning?
Blended learning, explains Kim Elms, Curriculum and Assessment Strategist at ACS International School, "blends where and how learning happens: online at home, and through guided practice in class at school.
This is NOT so normal
This so-called ‘next normal’ sometimes doesn’t feel very normal at all. We all are thrilled to be back on campus, learning with teachers and students in the same physical space. However, almost everyone is feeling the strain. Here are six suggestions from Dr Robert Harrison on how we can make it through these strange times together.
Giving school sports a reset in the world of COVID-19
Jamie Johnston, Athletic Director, ACS International School Egham. In an article for The Telegraph, published on Thursday 8 October, I spoke about the importance of considering student wellbeing when we approach school sports in this most unusual of return to school periods.
Successfully trialling the MYP eAssessment during the COVID-19 pandemic
By Holly Fairbrother. ACS International School Doha successfully trialled the on-screen examinations during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic to ensure learning did not stop, as Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinator Holly Fairbrother explains to IB World Magazine.
Are young people too reliant on Google?
Latest admissions officers survey presents a worrying trend,’ says ACS Egham’s Head of School, Jeremy Lewis.
Does school uniform affect student development?
For many years, school uniform has implied better student behaviour and an improvement in results.
Do exams do more harm than good?
Love them or loath them, and yes, some people really do love them, exams are part and parcel of school life. But are they a true guide to measuring student learning?
Is homework a waste of time?
Homework has always been one of the biggest challenges to school and home life, causing family tension, stress and time pressures.
7 mindfulness tips to help students deal with exam stress
The exam season can be a particularly challenging time for students, so having the skills to deal easily with the related stress is important. Mindfulness techniques, if practiced by students, can be easily called upon if they feel overwhelmed.
6 tips for a successful UCAS personal statement
When applying for universities, the UCAS personal statement is an opportunity for students to highlight to university admission officers their key skills and abilities, as well as their personality traits.
IB or A Levels: which will get you further?
The IB Diploma and A Levels have spent decades trying to convince UK students that they each offer the best preparation for success at university.
Looking forward to university: a gateway to the world
With university admissions officers increasingly looking out for students with a particular set of skills, Fergus Rose, Advancement Director at ACS International Schools, delves into the argument that the IB Diploma better prepares students for university and the world beyond.
Can our global community of post-millennials change the world?
On Friday 25th May, ACS Doha International School hosted its High School graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of 32 graduates, who are ready to start their journey into the world.
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