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Old 02-18-2007, 12:27 PM
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Hi, we are moving to vancouver from the UK in 2008. My eldest son is taking his GCSE's this year and A levels after that. My second son starts his GCSE's in September. Has anyone been through this with thier own children, if so how did your child, children cope? any advise would be much appreciated. Do you know of any websites that may help me.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:50 AM
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Hi, in which province are you going to settle?
Do you want your sons to continue their education once you settle?
Do you need more information about Universities and Colleges in Canada?
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:02 PM
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Hi, we are going to settle in BC, West Vancouver or possibly on vancouver island close to Victoria. Yes my sons would continue their education in canada, the intention is for them to go to university.
I am looking for any advice/information that you can offer. The ages of my sons at the time of entering Canada will be 17, 15, and two 9 year olds (twins).
I do not have too much concern about the twins as they will be young enough to adapt easily. My elder sons are my main concern as I am not sure what will happen if my sons are half way through their A levels and GCSE's at the time of moving. Will any work done (exam results) be recognised, will they find it all so different or are things much the same in Canadian schools as they are in the UK?
Lynn
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:15 AM
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Hi Lynn, The schools are not so different from UK. As for the recognition of GCSE's you can contact the local School Board: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/default.htm

This is list of Canadian Universities and Colleges: http://www.uottawa.ca/inetres/cdnlist.html
I think you may find it helpful too.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:24 AM
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Hi Tsveta

Thank you for your help, I have contacted the school board and am waiting to hear from them.
Thanks again
Lynn
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