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.
Located in Turners Hill, West Sussex, just 50 km from London, Worth School is a Benedictine (Catholic) boarding and day school catering for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18. Boarding Programmes are available for boys from Year 7 (age 11) upwards, and for girls as of Year 9 (age 13). Students who come to Worth have the opportunity to grow into young men and women who know what it means to belong and the importance of mutual respect and concern for others.
Living together enables young people to develop a better understanding of and respect for others. The boarding experience at Worth available for boys as of year 7 and for girls as of year 9 aims to develop the academic, cultural and physical talents of each individual within a community which places the highest possible value on mutual respect and tolerance. Our flexible weekend policy allows students either to go home on a Saturday or to remain in school where a number of activities are offered.
Each boarding House has its own unique family atmosphere. In the lower Years, students share dormitories/rooms, whilst students in the Sixth Form have individual study bedrooms.
- Boarding Programmes for boys (ages 11+) and girls (ages 13+)
- Day Programmes for boys and girls (ages 11-18)
- Lower School
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Sixth Form
- International Baccalaureate Programme
- Learning Support Classes
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
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
Located in West Wiltshire, in the South West of England (90 minutes from London), Warminster School is an independent, day and boarding school for boys and girls from the age of 3 to 18. Warminster School provides a warm, open and friendly Pre-Prep, Preparatory, and Senior School academic environment in which pupils are well cared for, well educated, and encouraged to respect the staff and each other.
Our five Boarding Houses have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the experienced resident House staff provide a warm and supportive environment. All Houses have a Common Room and computer facilities that students can use in the evenings and weekends.
There is 24 hour seven day supervision and care during term-time and a wide range of activities and trips are available with lots of opportunity to acquire new skills.
As the first school in the region to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma to Sixth Formers in addition to the traditional A-Level programme, we are confident that we deliver high quality education at a level to suit all our students.
Preparatory & Senior School Programmes:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
- A Level programme
- AS and A2 qualifications
Core subjects include:
- Business Studies & Economics
- English as a Foreign Language
- Information Technology
- Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
- Psychology, and more
Located 31 miles north of Cardiff, in Brecon, Wales, Christ College is one of Britain's oldest and most prestigious academic institutions, and is an independent day & boarding school for boys and girls ages 11-18. We provide a comprehensive Secondary school program for both day and boarding students from Years 7-13. Christ College is a popular choice for those seeking a school that offers high academic standards and real personal development in a warm friendly environment, set in a stunning location.
Our aim is to provide facilities, opportunities, and experiences that will enable all pupils to develop high standards in all personal qualities: tolerance of others, regardless of gender, race, or creed. Overseas pupils are a valued part of Christ College, enhancing the educational and cultural experience.
At Christ College we have highly qualified and committed staff with a generous 1:9 teacher:pupil ratio. With small class sizes, our staff are able to give the individual care and attention that every pupil needs and deserves. Our community is a small one and is closely knit in which pupils strive for their own successes but are equally keen to support one another and to celebrate each other's gifts and abilities.
Boarding and Day Programmes for Boys & Girls Ages 11-18:
- Junior Curriculum (Years 7, 8 & 9)
- Middle School Curriculum (Years 10 & 11)
- Sixth Form Curriculum
- Wide range of extra-curricular activities
Core subjects include:
- Information Technology
- English, Latin or Welsh
- Physical Education
- PSE and Religious Studies...
International School of Creative Arts, Buckinghamshire
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The International School of Creative Arts (ISCA) is a specialist co-educational day and boarding school that provides a 2 year A-Level programme, a 1 year Art Portfolio programme and an intensive summer diploma programme aimed at international and UK students ages 16+ years who wish to study art at university.
Set on 20-acres of landscaped gardens in Wexham, Buckinghamshire (30 minutes west of Greater London), and run in association with the University of the Arts London, ISCA is the only secondary school in the world that offers access to Central Saint Martins’ Foundation Plus course directly from A-Level studies. This is an intensive summer programme which affords the same qualification as the renowned Central Saint Martins’ one-year Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
The school actively encourages students to engage in extracurricular activities with an Enrichment Programme that builds on both academic and personal development. We believe that school life should not only provide a high standard of education in the classroom but also the opportunity to learn the broader skills needed to lead a rich and rewarding life.
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