Head Jonathan Taylor on American Higher Education

At North Bridge House, we aim to deliver an education in which individual talent can be discovered, nurtured and honed. With a dynamic mix of academic and creative minds, we realise that our students are destined for different successes, to which there’s a variety of paths they can take. Jonathan Taylor, Head Teacher of North Bridge House Senior School & Sixth Form Canonbury, encourages Britain’s leaders of tomorrow to veer off the beaten track in his latest piece for The Telegraph.

We are lucky to have a range of great universities in the UK, with Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group institutions topping our league tables. These universities are ideal for our academic students and those who have decided to pursue a specific career or field of study. However, for those students who do not fit into the confines of early specialisation – who want to explore a range of subject areas and develop wider leaderships skills – these universities may not seem as desirable.

“American universities are interested in far more than academic achievement. They focus on the individual behind the grades.”

Jonathan Taylor prompts British students to consider the bigger picture and pursue their interests overseas. He expresses his views on American universities and highlights the benefits that US Ivy League campuses may be able to offer students seeking a broader higher education.

Read the article here