Tuition and mock interviews
Application form guidance
School selection assistance
School visits and admission meetings
Personal statement support
QED’s tailored advocation will engage top British education experts for the children in accordance with the nature and talent of each child, and future positioning of the children expected from the parents, to exclusively customize children’s long-term studies, life planning and educational journey.
Our aim is to let the children build their confidence, understand the world and learn knowledge in a pure British education environment, and cultivate quality talents with an international outlook, opening the door of world-class universities and training future world leaders.
Key points of applications
- 11+：an examination administered to some students in their last year of primary education, which governs admission to grammar schools and other secondary schools which use academic selection. The examination tests a student’s ability to solve problems using a test of verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning, with most tests now also offering papers in Mathematics and English.
- 13+：The 13+ Common Entrance examination is strongly supported by many of the top preparatory and independent senior schools in the UK. Pupils sit the Common Entrance examination at 13+ when they are in Year 8. There are three examination sessions each year, in November, January and May/June。The core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science – are compulsory. In addition, candidates can sit papers in a wide range of subjects.
- 16+: Most public schools use 16+ examination to help them select students (dependent on places available). These examination are typically around 45 minutes to an hour in length, with prospective pupils sitting papers in all the subjects they are applying to take. As with Common Entrance there is no standarized process for 16+. These examinations are written in-house by schools, and are normally based on a GCSE syllabus.
11+ Wycombe Abbey School
Leanna attended an international school from an early age, and her English and Maths grades were among the best in her class. However, after a thorough evaluation, QED’s advocate discovered that compared with British students of the same age, Leanna’s Math and English were very different, and the actual level of her English reading skills were two grades lower.
After extensive tuition sessions, Leanna has finally achieved her goal, and was admitted to the top British private school.
13+ Harrow School
Jake has outstanding academic skills and personal talents. However, he still required QED’s support to fully thrive.
In order to build his soft skills, QED assigned Jake to a QED advocate who not only developed his interview skills, but also helped him to improve his confidence and to develop his critical thinking skills. Jake’s substantial growth was demonstrated in the offers he received from the top schools in the UK. Importantly for him, he was also accepted into Harrow, his dream school.
16+ Dulwich School
Robert used to study in a small school in UK but was not very happy with it. Throughout the planning process, QED focused on two areas for him: first, supporting Robert so he could quickly adapt to the British academic system and confidently approach his school assessments and interviews; and second, focusing on building Robert’s strengths so that he could move to his target schools with A* grades.
To support him in the first area, he was assigned to an advocate, who mentored him and introduced him to many aspects of British cultural and academic life. With the second goal, QED assigned a selection of subject tutors, who supported him with English, Maths and Physics.
16+ Kings’ College Canterbury
Emily was educated in the Chinese state school system. Her grades were amongst the best in her cohort. However, she wanted to study in the UK from her ninth grade. After a written test and thorough evaluation, QED gave Emily an academic plan that completely exceeded the expectations of both her and her parents.
Emily has started her A-Levels happily at King’s School. Alongside supporting her with her A-Levels, QED has also arranged vocational internships and opportunities to provide her with an insight into various professions in order to determine what she would like to do in the future. Emily is very optimistic and works hard, and QED will continue to support her in achieving her goals.
British Education Structures
- State schools：where finances depend on state funding. Teaching strictly follows the state curriculum. There are no tuition fees. Unless they have relocated to the UK with their families, these schools do not admit overseas students.
- Independent or private schools：include those termed ‘public’ schools, preparatory schools, colleges, and senior schools. These schools are independent in admissions, finance, teaching and other aspects. Students need to pay tuition fees and other fees.
- Others： there are several other types of schools in the UK, including community schools, religious schools, free schools, specialist schools and so on, but there are not many of these schools. Many have strict and unique requirements for admissions.
British Independent Schools
- Britain has over 2300 independent schools, each with its own history, unique education strengths and offers.
- School rankings are published by a variety of different agencies, according to GCSE or A-Level grades; school history; comprehensive performance or university admissions performance. However, these rankings cannot fully depict the image of a school.
- It is necessary to understand the situation and characteristics of a specific school before you can choose a school that truly matches an individual child.
- These schools all have distinctive features and a long history, with a common characteristic – to treat every student as an independent individual, and to cultivate and nurture each one, so that they can perform to the best of their ability.