Posts in Education
Bridging the Gap: Moving on from YA fiction to Adult and Classical Novels

Many able kids continue to read young adult and teen fiction despite its simple level that doesn’t progress much despite the age range being 13-18. Rosie (Cambridge English student) gives book suggestions for teenagers - GCSE year students that bridge the gap between YA and adult or classical novels.

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Nurturing a Child's Intellectual Curiosity: The Key to Oxbridge Success

Years of long-term preparation are critical for a chance to gain a place at Oxford and Cambridge, the Universities currently ranked Number 1 and 2 in the world. We’ve pioneered long-term enrichment programs, which develop a child’s intellectual curiosity beyond the realms of school learning, to fast-track them to eventual Oxbridge success.

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Learning English as a Foreign Language: What Teacher Should You get for Your Child?

Having the right teacher, a specialist in not just teaching English, but teaching English as a ​​​​​​​foreign language, can be crucial to a student's language development. u2 mentor, Francesca (English Language & Literature, Oxford University), gives an overview of her experience qualifying as a specialist English Foreign Language Teacher.

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To IB or not to IB, that is the Question: An Oxbridge English Graduate's View

Many students and their parents are faced with the question of whether or not to choose the International Baccalaureate, as opposed to A Levels or Pre-U exams. u2 offer a personal view by u2 Oxbridge mentor, Emma Irving (English Language and Literature, Oxford). Find out more about which examination would suit your child best with a u2 Schools Consultation.

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Why the Next Generation Needs to Learn to Code, and the Easiest Way to Get Started

Of our 400+ Oxbridge mentors, u2 have mentors that can kickstart your learning in all aspects of Computer Science. Many people think that coding is an impossible skill to learn, or that it’s something best left to geeky geniuses. But this is just a myth. Anyone can learn to code, and indeed, more people should learn to code.

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Education: How Learning a New Language Can Boost Cognitive Intelligence

Despite a decline in language entries at UK schools, building research shows language learning is increasingly important and cognitively beneficial in today’s increasingly global society. Learn a new language outside the school curriculum with u2’s linguistic specialists.

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