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Kent College Pembury:
Kent College Preparatory School & Kent College Pembury is a leading independent girls' boarding and day school with a Senior School (ages 11-18) and Prep School (ages 3-11) sharing the same site in Kent, in the south-east of England. As well as providing an excellent learning environment, Kent College offers a secure and happy home for boarders.

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Photo of Boarding School for Girls in Kent, UKSenior School Curriculum for Girls ages 11-18:

Years 7, 8 & 9 (Key Stage 3)

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are usually aged 11 to 14 years old. The curriculum is planned with due regard to the Key Stage 3 (KS3) National Curriculum, although we provide a greater variety of subjects than the National Curriculum to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.

In Year 7, students are taught in mixed ability groups but are set according to ability in mathematics and French. In Years 8 and 9, students are in mixed ability tutor groups but are placed in teaching groups based broadly on ability. French and Latin are taught from Year 7. In addition, a choice of German or Spanish is started in Year 8. Class sizes in Years 7-9 average 16 students with a usual maximum of 20.

In Year 9, several subjects form a carousel and girls are given a chance to sample a range of subjects before choosing GCSE subjects. Careers' advice starts in Year 9. School examinations are held at the end of each academic year and the National Key Stage 3 tests inImage of Boarding School for Girls in Kent, UK mathematics are taken in Year 9. All students also participate in a Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) programme as well as a Citizenship programme.

Years 10 & 11 (GCSE)
Students in Years 10 and 11 are usually aged 14 to 16 and follow the two-year GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) course with public examinations at the end of Year 11.

All students work towards examinations in English language & English literature, mathematics and science. All girls take physics, chemistry and biology either as three separate GCSE subjects or as the Double Award examination. In addition, most girls are also required to take a modern language. Each student selects two to four option subjects from a list which includes:
- Art History
- Business & Communication Systems
- Latin
- Classical Civilisation
- Music
- Drama
- Physical Education
- Food Technology
- Religious Studies
- French
- Geography
- German
- Spanish
- Textiles
- Technology

Girls in Years 10-11 follow a Life Skills programme which covers health education, citizenship, a GCSE short course in religious education, and physical education. The careers' advice started in Year 9 continues throughout the GCSE years, with work experience in Year 11 following the GCSE examinations.

School examinations take place at the end of Year 10 and mock GCSE examinations are held in the November of Year 11, with public examinations in May/June.

Further details about GCSE courses are provided in the detailed GCSE curriculum guide which is available on request.

Sixth Form (A Level)
Most students study four (AS) subjects in the first year and three of the same subjects (A2s) in the second year. A levels offer the chance to study chosen subjects in depth and are the passport to higher education. During the two year course, students develop a more independent approach to learning. An exciting programme of conferences, lectures and visits features in the programme for all subjects. One afternoon per week is set aside for physical education, and there are a number of different activities from which to choose.

Extensive careers advice is provided in the Sixth Form with interview workshops, visits to careers fairs and university open days. Comprehensive information is provided on higher education courses, universities and application procedures.

All A level students participate in an Enrichment Studies Programme, designed to develop key skills which will be useful in all walks of life. They participate in the University of Liverpool's Curriculum Enrichment Programme, join the School Magazine Editorial Team or take the Leith's Basic Certificate in Food and Wine. Students can also take the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama Speaking Skills Examinations. Outside visits are arranged to universities, conferences, museums and political institutions.

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Address: Old Church Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England , UK & England
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Rochester Independent College
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Situated in Kent, just 35 minutes south-east of London, Rochester Independent College (RIC) is an alternative to conventional secondary education, and provides day programs (ages 11+) and boarding programs (ages 16+) to students from the U.K. and international students. About 65 of the College's 280 students are boarders.

The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school. We offer students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence that acts as a stepping stone between school and university.

At RIC, there is no uniform, no bells ring and everybody is on first name terms. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations.

“My wife and I left RIC after our visit convinced it was the right move for our daughter. In fact, it’s the kind of school we both would have loved to have gone to ourselves.”
- Parent Testimonial
Alternative Secondary School Education:
- Day students ages 11+
- Boarding Students ages 16+ (GCSE Year 11 and Sixth Form students)

Academic Courses include:
- One or two-year A-level courses in Sixth Form
- One-year and two-year GCSE courses
- Retake programs – GCSE and A level
- Medical, Dental and Vet Science Programs
- Film and Media Studies
- Visual and Creative Art courses
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
EduKick - Football / Soccer Boarding Schools & Programs
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EduKick is a leading worldwide soccer / football organization that provides international football academies, academic year soccer boarding schools, monthly & summer camps in the UK / England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Mexico and the U.S.

Our soccer boarding schools & educational programs aim to equip young student soccer players (boys & girls) for life’s challenges in a way no other experience can.

As well as being prepared for a competitive international soccer environment, our students also have the opportunity to learn a deep appreciation for a new language and culture.

EduKick believe that living, studying and training in a foreign country is an invaluable experience that a player will never forget and the benefits of such an experience will be embedded positively into that individual for the rest of his or her life.

As professionals, soccer fanatics and fathers, EduKick's founders wanted to create a program that instilled a sense of independence and pride in students for having experienced international travel, structured language study, cultural excursions, and professional soccer training.

Student Testimonial:
“I thought the EduKick camp was amazing! I got to meet lots of new people. The soccer training and both of the full day excursions were fantastic! Thanks for the great experience.”
- Lucas, age 13
EduKick UK (Manchester)
- Academic Year-long Football Studies
- Short-term Soccer Boarding Programs

EduKick Spain (Madrid)
- Academic Year-long Football Studies Program
- Soccer Academy for Girls
- Summer Soccer Camp

EduKick Italy (Perugia)
- Academic / 1-month Soccer Boarding Program

EduKick France (Cannes)
- Academic year or half-year program for boys & girls ages 13+

Edukick Germany (Bonn)
- 3 month & 1 month Football + German language study
- 11-month High School Football Academy

Edukick USA (Illinois)
- Academic-year soccer boarding school (ages 16-19)
ACS Cobham International School, Surrey
Courses / Programs
Located in Cobham, Surrey, southeast England, 20 miles (32 km) south-west of central London, ACS Cobham International School is a non-sectarian, co-educational, boarding and day school for 2-18 year olds, offering the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). In addition, ACS Cobham offers an American High School Diploma, and also teaches prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Native Language Enrichment (NLE) is provided in over 12 languages as well as English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Our campus is located approximately 30 minutes by rail and/or road from central London with housing up to 50% less expensive than central London locations. The ACS Cobham Dormitory is an integral part of the school community, offering separate-wing accommodation for over 100 boys and girls aged between 12 and 18.

ACS graduates attend leading universities including Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics,Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, McGill, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Oslo, Delft University of Technology, University of Tokyo and others. We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Day & Boarding Programmes for Boys and Girls Ages 2-18:

- Day Programs (Ages 2-18)
- Boarding Programs for boys and girls (Ages 12-18)
- Early Childhood, Lower, Middle, and High School
- Built upon the American education system
- International Baccalaureate programme
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Worldwide University Placement Courses
- Native Language Enrichment (NLE)
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Wellington School, Somerset
Courses / Programs
Wellington School, located in Wellington, Somerset (140 miles west of London), is a co-educational independent day school for Nursery, Junior, Senior and Sixth Form pupils which also offers boarding facilities for students from the age of 10 upwards. Starting at the age of three, Wellington Junior School offers the widest range of academic, creative, social and sporting opportunities in these crucial formative years.

Wellington Senior School follows with outstanding, all round education for day pupils and boarders, right up to age 18. In fee levels and A/B grades at A level, Wellington ranks in the top 10 schools nationally for value for money.

Dedicated House Staff and a personal tutor for each pupil oversee every aspect of a student’s welfare and academic progress and, as in all good partnerships, high standards of courtesy and mutual respect are expected and encouraged. Students register in house groups and attend house meetings, chapels and assemblies together to create a strong sense of belonging.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programmes:

- Day Programmes (ages 3-18)
- Boarding Programmes (ages 10+)
- Early Childhood Education (including Nursery & Pre-Prep)
- Junior School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form (including AS, A2 & A-levels)
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College
Courses / Programs
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College is a co-educational, residential sixth-form boarding college in Loughborough in Leicestershire, Central England. One of the top colleges in the country, Welbeck offers a two-year A-level education for students wishing to pursue an engineering based career in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and MOD (Ministry of Defence) Civil Service.

The college accommodates around 340 students on a superbly equipped, ultra-modern campus. The tuition is free, although parents may have to contribute towards living expenses. Once a student completes the course, they would then be committed to a career in the Army for a period of time.

All of the subjects offered for AS and A Level courses at Welbeck are designed to allow students to develop their scientific skills and/or to develop a broader range of knowledge and understanding.

Welbeck welcomes British and Commonwealth citizens. After graduation from Welbeck, most students go on to one of eight specified universities on a generous technical bursary to study towards their chosen career and then go onto professional training within their chosen service.
Sixth-Form AS / A-Level Boarding Programme - core subjects include:

- Mathematics
- Physics / Chemistry / Biology
- Electronics
- Computing
- Geography
- History
- Government & Politics
- Business Studies
- Design & Technology
- Sport and Physical Education
Queen Ethelburga's College
Courses / Programs
Located in York in the north-east of England, Queen Ethelburga's College is a private day & boarding school for boys & girls of all ages, from Kindergarten all the way up to A-level. Queen Ethelburga's welcomes boarding pupils ages 5 to 18. Our Collegiate comprises four schools and a kindergarten, each with its own unique qualities, but all sharing a common purpose of providing students with a first class education and the opportunity to work towards higher education and a successful career.

No matter whether a child joins our boarding community in the Prep School or in the Sixth Form; whether they choose to stay with us all week, all term, or occasionally, there will be a warm welcome in one of our boarding houses.

The number of girls or boys to a room varies - normally from 4 down to 1 or 2 (dependent on age and availability). Queen Ethelburga's has it all - excellent academic results, a great deal of fun and excitement out of school hours, a huge number of things to do with loads of equipment and facilities.

There are strong academic standards across the Foundation, and students are encouraged to have high expectations for their achievement and career prospects.
The Queen's Kindergarten:
- Children from 3-months to 3-years of age

Chapter House Preparatory School:
- Students ages 3-10

King's Magna Middle School:
- Students ages 10-14

Queen Ethelburga's College:
- Students ages 14-19
- Traditional curriculum of GCSEs and A Levels

The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga's
- Students ages 14-19
- Offering a wider, career-based curriculum