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An article published in the INDEPENDENT SCHOOL PARENT explaining the many benefits of undertaking the UCAS and/or Oxbridge application process with blt. The article includes an interview with our Principal, Aaron Neame, MBA.
Our Principal, Aaron Neame, MBA, outlines the top 10 benefits of learning with blt.
700 reasons to study modern languages provided by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS).
The site includes an array of A-Level resources for the new AQA specification to help develop Spanish reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary pertinent to the new AQA A-Level specification.
John Witney (free registration required)
Providing a bank of proprietary and past papers, John Witney’s site offers comprehensive information, practice and tips on all aspects of the French and Spanish CIE IGCSE and Pre-U examinations.
Argentina's leading online newspaper. Providing authentic coverage of Hispanic and international current affairs, lanacion.com is ideal for higher level vocabulary extension and reading skills development.
To develop vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, as well as reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. These websites cater for learners of all ages, levels, and abilities.
Flash-based activities for students of French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Memrise (free registration required)
To develop pronunication and spelling of key vocabulary through games, activities and tests in French, German and Spanish for GCSE, AS and A Level.
Online French, German and Spanish dictionaries (Oxford University Press) providing additional practice with grammar, synonyms, pronunciation and punctuation.
Providing authentic coverage of French and international current affairs, rfI SAVOIRS is ideal for higher level vocabulary extension, as well as reading and listening skills development.
Online French, German and Spanish dictionaries (amongst others) featuring publicly accessible forums allowing registered users to ask questions about vocabulary and grammar.
A collaborative project to develop interactive, sound-integrated language learning resources.
To practise Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. StudySpanish.com caters for beginners, GCSE, AS and A Level.
To develop listening skills in French. News in Slow French provides coverage of French and international current affairs, catering for learners of all levels and abilities.
To develop vocabulary and verb skills in French, German, Spanish and other languages at all levels.
To practise French, German and Spanish reading and writing skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary. Languages Online caters for beginners, GCSE, AS and A Level.
To develop key vocabulary through flashcards, games, activities and tests in French, German and Spanish for GCSE, AS and A Level.
To practise French, German and Spanish reading, writing, listening, speaking and exam skills, as well as vocabulary and grammar for GCSE, AS and A Level.
Provides tips and practice tests for students of GCSE French and German.
To develop vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar through activities and tests (audio and video) in French, German and Spanish for beginners, GCSE, AS and A Level.
To practise French, German and Spanish reading, writing, listening, speaking and exam skills, as well as vocabulary and grammar at GCSE level.
To provide A-Level, Pre-U and Undergraduate students with an emergency tool kit for approaching translation (Cambridge University).
Recommended Language Schools
The Sheffield Centre Group is one of the leading companies in the language industry in Spain. With more than 25 years of experience, the Sheffield Centre Group is reputed internationally for the provision of high-quality Spanish immersion courses. The Sheffield Centre Group operates in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
The 11 Plus Guide offers tutors and parents advice and resources for 11 Plus study.
Common Entrance (CE)
Galore Park is a leading independent publisher of school textbooks for children aged 8-16. With textbooks endorsed by the ISEB, they offer teachers and parents the ideal resources for 11 Plus and Common Entrance study. Visit their website or call 01580 767202.
The Schools Directory provides comparison of all UK schools.
The Independent Schools Directory contains information on all independent schools in the UK. It enables prospective parents to communicate with many of these schools directly rendering obsolete the need to write letters, make telephone calls, send faxes, etc.
The latest edition of The Good Schools Guide provides independent reports on 1,200 schools – primary, prep, secondary, independent, state and special.
ISC provides comprehensive information and advice for parents interested in an independent school education for their children.
OFSTED inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
University and Higher Education
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the British admission service for students applying to university, including post-16 education.
The Complete Univeristy Guide provides information and advice for parents and students, including gap years, university league tables, courses, fees, loans, internships, and top graduate employers.
A comprehensive university comparison site, offering students resources, tools, personal statements, student advice and university stats and rankings.