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May 2, 2018

Old Boy (name still used for alumni of British independent schools) of a well-known school at which I was teaching, recounting that when he left s...

April 17, 2018

The GCSE exams taken by British pupils at age 16 have been reformed by HM Government; this first major overhaul of the exams since their introduct...

March 27, 2018

When I was teaching I had two massive objections to the idea of students being tutored. 

First of all, there was nothing worse than trying to teach...

March 6, 2018

Three of the most common things local families ask me about (when considering UK schools for their children) are bullying, school food and homesic...

February 27, 2018

【赴英升學考Ukiset】陶傑評考試設計:不是刁難學生 真正考獨立思維 香港小三BCA是否復考要三月才有定案──當中題型設計過份刁鑽,不是考學童基本能力;然而,全球教育體系下,真的有種公開試題型會令學生覺得有趣,不用操練而測試出不同程度的能力?

February 27, 2018

著名教育家Ken Robinsons說過,完成了一件工作,並不代表履行了一件工作。一個老師在某個課室內正在教書,但如果那個課室內的學生,根本沒有一個學到任何東西,這位老師也只是「完成」了教育的工作,而並沒有「履行」到這項職責。這便是finish和fulfill的分別。

我在一年前遇到一位學生和...

February 20, 2018

Former british prime minister Benjamin Disraeli allegedly recoiled against "lies, damned lies, and statistics."

He would certainly do so from beyon...

February 14, 2018

UKiset(UK Independent Schools Entry Test),即英國私立學校入學考試,亦被稱之為中學版IELTS(雅思)。近年愈來愈多頂尖傳統英國寄宿學校視UKiset為收生評估的一部份,有些更會直接以Ukiset作收生標準。香港一直對赴英升學的需求很高,近年學生報考U...

February 13, 2018

留學英國,為的是學好英文?

紹英多年的才子陶傑會答你:「遠遠不只於此。」年紀輕輕的學子遠赴異國,學的當然不單是一門外語如此片面單薄,還有當地的整個文化、歷史,以至人文風景、歷史。而一向推崇英國教育,同時深請其文化底蘊精深的陶傑,亦認為愈早讓孩子留英,便能愈早讓其受到蕉陶,領會潛藏於語言及日常生...

February 12, 2018

  • 本港讀書競爭激烈,不少家長選擇以「銀彈」供書教學,讓子女負笈海外升學,其中英國更是熱門之選。
     

  • 據英國私立學校聯會去年數據顯示,目前有近5000名港生於當地私立中小學就讀,而近年入學申請的模式亦開始出現大革新,以往多需透過升學中介逐間學校「叩門」應考,近四年則新興簡稱為...

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