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The IATEFL Conference in Glasgow

In April, the Summer Boarding Courses academic team ventured to Scotland to attend the annual IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) conference in a very…

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Exam Techniques

At this time of year, many students around the globe are busy preparing for their end of year exams. We thought we’d share some advice on the most effective exam…

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5 Minutes with…

Gareth Collier, Principal of Cardiff Sixth Form College.  Gareth tells us about the variety of summer schools on offer and how your children can make the most of them… In…

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How to Write a Compelling Personal Statement

Summer Boarding Courses pulls on the expertise of fellow Dukes Education company, Oxbridge Applications, on how to write a compelling personal statement. Oxbridge Applications share some key advice to getting started,…

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Fine Arts College Explore European Cultural Heritage

There is no substitute for seeing art and architecture in situ and this year Fine Arts College have organised four study trips that offer students the unique opportunity to see…

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Oxford College Guest Speakers

Exciting preparations are currently underway here at Summer Boarding Courses for our Academic Excursions this Summer. In addition to the excursions we have planned for our English summer school courses, we thought we’d give you more…

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University Challenge Returns

The SBC 2016 University Challenge was an outstanding success. Two of our college campuses came together to compete in a series of intellectual, mental and physical challenges to win the…

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5 Minutes with…

Gianluca Polidori – SBC Parent and Dukes Education Sales Director. Gianluca moved his family from Italy to the UK, and tells us how summer school helped in the transition… After moving his…

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The Importance of a Social Programme

Our Social Programmes are equally important as our Academic ones. They bring many benefits in terms of fun, social development and learning outside the classroom, enabling students to re-energise and…

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Enriching College Academic Highlights

All of our Oxford College students benefit from fantastic Academic Highlights, to enrich their academic experience. We are currently busy making preparations for the Academic Excursions to London, which feature…

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