Boarding schools in UK: A-level college in Oxford, sixth-form college near London, private boarding school in Oxfordshire. Residential college in south-east England for boys & girls, university preparation courses & exam revision programmes.
Academic Programmes for Day & Residential Students Ages 16-19: GCSEs All students must study the core curriculum of Mathematics, English and Science in order to progress to further study at any other UK school including Cherwell College or for employment. Beyond these, it is up to you. At Cherwell College while some students do take 10 or 11 GCSEs with us, we prefer to concentrate on five or six subjects, focusing on quality of performance and emphasising the relevance of GCSE study for development at A-level and beyond. Concentration on a smaller number of subjects allows for GCSE preparation over just one year of study. Focus on a smaller number of subjects can also be ideal for any students wishing to retake GCSEs to ensure successful progress to sixth form studies.
GCSE options include; Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Photography, and many more.
Sixth Form Study (AS & A2): Generally, our students choose four subjects at AS level (first year of A-level study) although some very able students enjoy the stimulation and challenge of a fifth subject. Other students who wish to focus their energies and consolidate their GCSE performance will choose to concentrate on three AS levels.
At the beginning of their upper sixth year, most of our students drop their fourth subject and concentrate on the university requirement of three A2 qualifications. Again, some will choose to keep an additional subject alive and finish with four full A-level qualifications.
Short Term & Holiday Study: Cherwell College offers the opportunity of extra tuition at Easter, Christmas, half-term, exeat weekends and evenings for students from other schools and colleges looking to maximize their potential. Tuition is offered throughout the year, geared to the needs of the individual.
We spend time understanding the exact needs of students approaching the college for tuition in support of full-time studies at another college or school, and ensuring that the teaching we provide gives greater depth to what has been covered previously and increases understanding. We aim to send visiting students away with greater confidence to deal with the task in hand and wih a greater sense of what is needed to ensure examination success.
Acdemic Examinations: All exam boards (AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR and the Welsh Board) are available at the College and all sittings are available - not just June, but January exams for retake students and for those seeking an early sitting. There are also some opportunities offered by the Boards in March and November - the College will let you take advantage of these sittings too.
Arrangements can also be made for students wishing to sit the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) to support applications to universities in the USA, for IELTS and other English language related qualifications and for LNAT and BMAT in support of those applying for Law and Medicine to British universities.
Oxford/Cambridge preparation: Cherwell assists with all aspects of the application process for either Oxford or Cambridge including mock interviews to preparation for the standardised tests. Preparation is challenging, but also stimulating and will develop you further. Oxford and Cambridge expect the highest standards and they also expect each student to be an individual. As with all support offered by the College, we aim to help you make the most of your talents and interests.
Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools are twin day and boarding schools that share the same estate at Marlston, Hermitage in the Berkshire countryside. Brockhurst teaches boys from six to thirteen years of age, while Marlston House teaches girls of the same age.
Boys and girls are taught together in our vibrant co-educational pre-prep school (ages 3-6). From Year 2 they are taught separately in small, single-sex classes. We believe this is the best system for developing their academic potential.
Boys and girls continue to mix for the many social and extracurricular activities we provide. At the age of thirteen, their classes are combined again in preparation for the Common Entrance exams.
At Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools, we aim to provide a first-class, unique education in a disciplined and happy, family environment. Both schools offer a broad curriculum, which includes art, drama, music, and an exciting variety of other activities. This breadth is reflected in the range of scholarships achieved.
Approximately 1.25 hours drive west of London, our schools are situated in a magnificent Jacobean style mansion set in 500 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside. Our mission is to develop enthusiastic, self-confident and well-mannered girls and boys with enquiring minds.
Located in the County of Kent, just east of London, Rochester Independent College (RIC) is a progressive alternative to conventional secondary education with a happily distinctive ethos.
Accepting day students from the age of 11 and boarders from 16, the focus is on exam success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations.
The College has an atmosphere closer to university than school. About 65 of the College's 280 students are boarders. Our Halls combine the informality of a university residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for young adults.
The College offers students the opportunity to thrive in an atmosphere of managed independence, and acts as a stepping stone between school and university.
Students who are 15 are considered if their 16th birthday falls within the first half term of the academic year. College accommodation is in either single or double rooms. All rooms have a direct telephone and internet connection.
RIC is accredited by the ISC (Independent Schools Council) and a member of the Independent Schools Association.
Testimonial: “I was so impressed with all the classes & teaching I saw and came away with a very positive view of the College, its ethos & aspirations for the students. The priority of teaching & learning was foremost and the students projected such a positive attitude towards their studies”
- Peter Read, Education Advisor
EduKick, Inc is a leading organization that provides international football academies, academic year soccer boarding schools, monthly & summer camps abroad, with the aim of equipping young student soccer players 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 learn a deep appreciation for a new language and culture.
EduKick Manchester - Football & Education Courses invites English and non-English speaking soccer players from around the world to join our unique soccer boarding school in Manchester in North West England.
We welcome boys and girls ages 13+ to join our academic year-long and half-academic year soccer boarding programs, as well as monthly and weekly soccer camps. Our long-term programs combine academic studies with daily football training from professional coaches.
EduKick's programs are available in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, China, Brazil, Israel, Canada and the U.S.
Parent Testimonial: "For Cody, Edukick was a truly amazing experience! He met other boys from all over the world and made lasting friendships. The soccer training and facilities were excellent." - Patti, Mother of Cody - Canada
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)
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.
Stanborough Secondary School in Stanborough Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, in the East region of England, is an independent, co-educational school with a strong and established academic tradition. The Seventh Day Adventist Christian roots of the school make it welcoming to all faiths and pupils from around the world. With over 40 nationalities of students ages 3-18, Stanborough is often referred to as the United Nations. Our spacious boarding school provides accommodation for over 60 boarders from ages 11-18.
It is not unusual for students to share a room with someone who comes all the way from Australia, Asia, Africa, America or other parts of Europe to seek the benefits of a British education. Located in over 40 acres of beautiful parkland and only 30 minutes from London, the school provides the ideal setting for learning.
By placing emphasis on a wide range of cultures and curriculum choices, we aim to develop our pupils in as many ways as possible. The School offers a balanced and challenging education, which will stand our pupils in good stead in their future careers and within the community at large.
K-12 International Secondary School for Boys & Girls Ages 3-18:
- Day Programmes (Ages 3-18)
- Boarding Programmes (Ages 11-18)
- International Senior School (Ages 11-18)
- International Baccalaureate (16+)
- Summer English School for students aged 11-16
- Study Courses
- English Literature, English History or English (ESL) courses for international students