The private boarding school Cobham International (ACS Cobham International School) , founded in the second half of the last century as an educational institution for British and foreigners, today unites 4 campuses. One of them is in Qatar. At ACS Cobham International School in Surrey (20 miles from the British capital), as in others, students receive a flawless British education, are preparing to enter the selected universities. Training takes place on one of two popular programs - the international IB and American AR.
A distinctive feature of the school is the intercultural environment, where representatives of different nationalities study here. The student community of 4 ACS schools speaks 40 languages.
The school's rating is growing year after year. Students receive high results in the final exams. The average score for IB is 33 points. This result is more than 93% of adolescents. According to the AP, 77% of students take an examination with an assessment of 3. Graduates of a prestigious boarding school study at the universities of London, Cambridge, Exter, Bath, Oxford, King's College. In America, most often choose the universities of Boston, Columbia, Chicago, the prestigious Yale and Harvard.
ACS Cobham International School accepts for training teenagers who speak English at a level no lower than B2. In addition to the language certificate for admission, an assessment of 2 years is required, recommendations of teachers of English, mathematics, motivation letter. In some cases applicants have to take additional subject tests (mathematics).
Presence of sports awards, achievements in science and creativity increases the chances of enrolling in an educational institution.
The students are offered two academic programs. For foreign students there is also a language department. The program in English allows you to tighten the language to the level of free domain. Classes are held in small classes, mini-groups. A feature of learning is the communication approach. All lessons are in the form of interactive.
The International Baccalaureate curriculum includes 6 subjects. The list of disciplines includes native literature, mathematics, English, social, experimental sciences, natural, humanities, art, foreign language. 3 items out of 6 are studied in-depth.
On a mandatory basis, IB students complete additional courses. CAS is dedicated to sports, social, creative activities. A minimum of 3 hours of study time is devoted to the course weekly. The design work is carried out in the form of research, concludes by writing an essay with 4,000 characters. Critical thinking for IB students helps to develop interdisciplinary science "Theory of knowledge".
The Advanced Placement program is aimed at those wishing to receive education in American universities. It allows you to choose the subjects required for admission to higher education institutions.
Bording is available only from the age of 14. Children under the age of 14 can study only on a full-time course of study.
| Year |
Pre-Kindergarten Half Day (Ages 4-5)
| Semester 1 |
| Semester 2 |
| Year |
|Pre-Kindergarten Full Day (Ages 4-5)||£ 5,400||£ 5,400||£ 10,800|
|Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)||£ 9,000||£ 9,000||£ 18,000|
|Grades 1-2 (Ages 6-8)||£ 10,085||£ 10,085||£ 20,170|
|Grades 3-4 (Ages 8-10)||£ 10,140||£ 10,140||£ 20,280|
|Grades 5-6 (Ages 10-12)||£ 11,485||£ 11,485||£ 22,970|
|Grades 7-8 (Ages 12-14)||£ 11,590||£ 11,590||£ 23,180|
|Grades 9-10 (Ages 14-16)||£ 12,810||£ 12,810||£ 25,620|
|Grades 11-12 (Ages 16-18) **||£ 12,840||£ 12,840||£ 25,680|
The school offers accommodation in residences on a full board basis. Girls and boys live separately. All the apartments have double rooms. Amenities are in the rooms. In each room there is a round-the-clock access to the Internet.
In general use of students in residences there are self-training centers, computer classes, rest rooms.
ACS Cobham provides comprehensive, three meals a day. It is balanced, diverse, healthy.
The extracurricular program is rich and varied. There are a lot of circles and sections in the school. Sports fans can practice swimming, fitness, football, rugby, golf, tennis, track and field, baseball, rock climbing. Creative personalities are waiting for dance, music, art studios.
The school also has its own chess club. In addition, students have created many communities: literary, journalistic, charitable (social work) and others.
The entertainment program in the school is no less interesting. Students are offered excursions, walks, trips, barbecues, discos, parties with competitive programs.
The campus covers an area of 128 acres. The school has educational buildings, sports, entertainment infrastructure.
The main buildings are equipped with spacious auditoriums. Each has an interactive whiteboard, computer equipment, Internet access. In the educational buildings there are computer centers, scientific laboratories. The school also has its own library. The infrastructure includes dance classes, music halls and studios, a dining room, residences, recreation areas, cafes.
Sports facilities on campus provide the opportunity for full-fledged physical development of students. A large sports complex with a 25-meter pool is open. In addition, classes are held in several football fields, 6 tennis courts, fields for baseball and rugby. It has a school and an Olympic track. Students are also available one of the most popular games in the world - golf. The school has its own field of 6 holes.
The academic year is divided into semesters:
For holidays, weekends and holidays are provided, as well as holidays during semesters.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.