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2 Mar 2023 3 min read

GCSE & A-levels: What you need to know

Ofqual has made it clear that 2023 marks a transition back to pre-pandemic exam conditions, with results expected to reflect grades from 2019 more than those in 2022. In practical terms, this means that students sitting exams in 2023 will have statistically lower odds of getting A grades when compared to the 2022 cohort. Grade boundaries will be determined after senior examiners have reviewed the quality of the work and there is no set quota of how many students can achieve A grades.



4 Mar 2023 3 min read

Revision Success Guaranteed; Top Tips from Carfax Tutors

As exam season draws near, pupils are busy establishing their revision schedule. Many young people will be new to exams, and revision is a skill in itself that needs to be learnt.



2 Mar 2023 5 min read

Despite the drop in international student applications, elite universities in the UK remain highly sought after.

For many years, the top Universities in the UK have been the source of worldwide admiration. Every year, a considerable number of international students come to the UK to pursue higher education, with many aspiring to secure admission to renowned Universities like Oxford and Cambridge. In the QS World University Rankings 2023, Oxford and Cambridge ranked #2 and #4 respectively, while in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, they secured #1 and #3 positions. It's worth noting that while the UK has several outstanding Universities, the academic eminence and long-established reputations of Oxford (founded 1096) and Cambridge (founded 1209) make them especially appealing to employers seeking their graduates. This has made studying at these prestigious institutions even more alluring to international students.



1 Mar 2023 3 min read

Oxbridge Preparation Programme with Carfax Consultants

Taking place on the 21st & 22nd March 2023, we are running a complimentary programme designed for aspiring Year 12 pupils who are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge University.



2 Mar 2023

Carfax Consultants Present Official School Index Certificate to Mougins School, France

Last week, Carfax Consultants visited the prestigious Mougins School, an international school situated in Mougins, France. 



2 Mar 2023 5 min read

Carfax Education presents at the International School of Monaco

Last week, the International School of Monaco opened its doors to welcome and host our internationally renowned education consultants, Daniele (Dan) Labriola and Sophie Oakes.



4 Mar 2023 5 min read

Why is Literature Valuable in our Society?

"Since I was a child, at the ripe age of 6, I welcomed literature with open arms.", shares Mehreen, English Tutor at Carfax Education. I remember squinting in the dark, reading books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlotte’s Web, well past my bedtime. Literature has always been my escape from reality, especially when it came to the notorious Harry Potter book series - I was obsessed.



3 Mar 2023 3 min read

Planning for Oxbridge Entry, The Importance Of Prepping Now!

Are you wondering when to start when planning for Oxbridge at entry-level? Lucy Holland, Oxbridge Co-ordinator for Carfax Education, explains the importance of starting the process today, as the route to an undergraduate career at Oxford or Cambridge University is by no means straightforward, yet if you start preparing early with expert advisers, you can stand a much greater chance of success of acceptance



2 Feb 2023

Carfax Education visiting Monaco

This week, our Senior Education consultants, Sophie Oakes & Daniele Labriola will be in Monaco this week, to meet with families and deliver talks to both parents & pupils at: 

Mougins British International School 
Thursday 2nd March

International School of Monaco 
Friday 3rd March

Sophie holds an established title as a Top Recommended Education Advisor in the world-renowned Spear's 500 guide, and has a long history of supporting international HNW families in their education journey.

Daniele is an accomplished education specialist with over a decade of consultancy and lecturing experience. His consultancy specialisation is focused on higher education, and is also well versed in US and various European educational systems at all levels.

We look forward to visiting Monaco and meeting all those attending our talks.



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