A new survey shows concern among UK international boarding school students about learning at degree level despite already studying in the UK for several years.

The study – conducted by the UKI Student & School Forum – of over 80 UKI students at upper levels of UK boarding schools suggested that, despite already studying in the UK, potentially for several years, they are anxious about their ability to learn effectively at degree level.

Asked to rank the challenges of moving to higher education, the students’ top answer was “learning at degree level”, while “picking the wrong degree” was the second most common answer, followed by “cost” in third place.

“Our recent UKI Forum survey confirmed anecdotal evidence over many years that international students continue to experience difficulties in achieving their academic potential long after they enter the UK system,” Caroline Nixon, director of BAISIS and International Director of Boarding School Association observed.

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