Glenalmond College is one of the best private boarding schools in Scotland, offering mixed training - boys and girls from 12 to 18 years old. Glenalmond College was founded in 1847 and initially accepted only boys for training - the situation changed only in 1990, and today this institution of joint education. The curriculum takes into account and carefully preserves all the main features of the national education system, taking into account all the characteristics of each student, his individual inclinations and academic requirements. Each student has a curator who is ready to help with the solution of any academic issues, to help in a difficult situation.
The main task of Glenalmond College is not only the effective academic development of students - they seek to cultivate valuable human qualities and social skills: a sense of responsibility, tolerance, respect for other people, the ability to form and defend their point of view. Graduates show excellent results: approximately 98% are enrolled in selected universities, including the most prestigious and rating ones. For the most stubborn, ambitious and gifted students, there are special training programs for entering Oxbridge, preparatory programs for applicants for medical, dental and law faculties. The college pays great attention to the vocational guidance of students - senior students are constantly interviewed, discussions, open lessons on career prospects: how to get the chosen profession, where to go (university and faculty), what subjects are better for studying it, etc. College graduates confirm that it was here that they received valuable knowledge, skills and skills that were the basis for their successful career, they received a powerful incentive to personal achievements and successes.
To date, about 15% of students are foreigners from many countries of the world - an excellent opportunity to integrate into the British education system, adapt to its abilities and requirements. In Glenalmond College there is a special support program that does everything to make foreign students quickly join the school life, they did not have any difficulties in adapting. The main point of the program is that every foreign boarder has a mentor from among the senior students (he is usually older than the student for 1-2 years): the mentor helps to master the English language, understand the intricacies and difficulties of studying in Britain, understand the campus, make a schedule and. Etc.
Pupils are admitted to the school starting from the age of 12, but it is also possible to apply later on to the priority training program (mostly children arrive at 12-13 and 16 years old). Entrance tests for logic, mathematics and English are required. Foreign students, for whom English is not native, must also provide a certificate confirming the required level of language knowledge (IELTS from 4.0). Students who have shown insufficiently high level of English (not fluent), can pass the supporting and corrective language course EAL: it will help to quickly improve the language skills necessary for the full mastery of the school curriculum.
The main program of the secondary school, the successful completion of which is supported by the receipt of a corresponding certificate (General Certificate of Secondary Education). Pupils study 8-9 subjects, among which are mandatory for all and additional electives, which each student chooses independently, focusing on their own academic needs and interests.
The compulsory subjects include:
As additional you can choose:
Effective, profound program of preparation for entering the university, designed for 2 years. The selected small number of subjects is studied very thoroughly, almost at the university level - that is why the Certificate of Advanced Level General Certificate of Education, which is received by students who have successfully completed the course, is so highly valued by universities all over the world and is often counted as entrance exams.
In the first year of study (the so-called AS-level), students study 4 subjects, on the second - focus on only three. You can choose from a fairly extensive list:
Glenalmond College has five male residences and three women's residences. Every home has a responsible teacher (Housemaster or Housemistress, depending on the male or female hostel): he lives in a residence with his family, looks after children, ensures their safety, creates a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Each student is assigned to his home and enters into a separate "family": competitions and competitions often take place between them, they celebrate holidays together and conduct entertainment events. In addition to comfortable living rooms, residences include kitchens, playrooms and cozy living rooms for general rest of all students.
Full board is organized according to the principle of full boarding, three times a day (students spend lunch in school). Each trimester menu is revised to best fit the healthy eating program and take into account all the wishes and requests of students. In addition, you can cook in the kitchens in your residence: they are provided with the necessary equipment, equipment and equipment.
The college is proud of the sports achievements of its students, developed infrastructure for physical training and sports. Glenalmond College teams are constantly getting better at national and international competitions, show excellent results, set records in competitions between schools. Of the popular sports for boys, you can note rugby, and for girls - hockey; There are many more types of physical activity to display their talents and abilities, so that each student will be able to choose a cause for himself:
It is also worth noting the work of the Cadet Corps and the participation of children in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize.Creatively Gifted children also will not stand aside - on the campus there is a huge number of various clubs, sections and clubs of interest. You can study in a music or theater school, fishing, join the circle of volunteers. Great success is enjoyed by the International Club: it was created to promote mutual understanding between different nations, cultures and religions, acquaints foreigners with the history of Scotland and Britain. All sections are well equipped, they have all the necessary equipment and equipment, professional competent teachers and instructors are engaged with children.
Glenalmond College is located in the wonderful countryside of Scotland near the Almond River: up to the main city of Perthshire - Perth - about 13 kilometers. The major international airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in about an hour.
The campus harmoniously combines historically valuable buildings and modern buildings, surrounded by green and picturesque gardens, with a total area of 300 acres. There are sports fields and playgrounds, an indoor gym, a recently renovated fitness center, tennis courts. In general, the school has everything necessary for quality education, pleasant rest and comfortable living.
The cost of full-time study (without residency) varies from 4,990 to 6,655 pounds per term; Full boarding (with accommodation and meals) will cost 7,320-9,765 pounds per trimester. The academic year is traditionally divided into 3 terms, interspersed with a vacation for a full rest of students.
The indicated cost already includes:
Boarders the cost also includes:
Please note that there are some surcharges not included in the basic cost of the programs - they are paid Separately:
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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- 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)
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- 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)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
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- 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.