Godolphin School, a well-known and prestigious private school of separate education, was founded in 1726. This is one of the oldest educational institutions in the UK exclusively for girls: curricula and programs are constantly updated, modernized, improved, to provide high-quality British education to pupils, taking into account all the needs and requirements of young ladies. The basis for the Godolphin School was the Church of England, but belonging to it is not a prerequisite for admission - the doors of the institution are open to girls of all nationalities, religion and cultures. Here pupils are given all the opportunities for full-fledged, all-round development and education of the individual, but the requirements are quite severe and high. Teachers are constantly in contact with children: they help with valuable advice, advice, recommendation, encourage to academic achievements, learn to set high goals and gradually achieve them. Thanks to comprehensive support, students become more confident, they are ready to take deliberate risks for the sake of achieving high results, they know their strengths and advantages and skillfully use them. According to The Daily Telegraph, in 2011 the school became the 232nd of 342 private schools on the basis of exams.
The educational institution divides the training programs into several stages:
Boarding accommodation is available to schoolgirls from 9 to 18.
The institution pays special attention not to Only fundamental subjects, but also art, music and drama. The school encourages all-round, full-fledged development of the personality of each girl in every possible way, the creative approach to work and performance of tasks, the desire for new knowledge, the desire to achieve high academic goals is highly appreciated.
Godolphin School is deservedly proud of the results of the examinations of its graduates - according to the 2011 estimates, these are:
Each year 86% of yesterday's schoolgirls enter the selected universities, with about 2% of them - to the legendary Oxford and Cambridge.
The general campus area reaches 16 acres: the educational institution is in Salisbury, one of the most developed and picturesque regions of England and Britain (in the south-west of the country). Godolphin School is located near the historic city center: you can get to Bournemouth, the famous resort, in about 45 minutes by public transport, the road to London takes just under two hours.
Subjects offered for study:
The history of world civilizations and one modern foreign language are added to the subjects of the main program of grades 5-6: a choice is German or Spanish. A wide range of subjects will help girls more accurately realize their interests, inclinations and abilities, choose disciplines for further study and delivery in the GCSE exam format.
At this stage, girls from 14 to 16 years of age are trained, their main goal is full and qualitative preparation for obtaining the GCSE certificate. In most disciplines offered for study, the school's curriculum meets national standards - the exception is mathematics and a science block: additional tests and examinations are provided for them, as they are studied at a higher international level (International GCSE).
The following subjects are compulsory subjects:
Additionally, 3 elective disciplines are chosen: this can be:
From the list presented above, students can choose their own priorities for themselves, focusing on their own tastes and interests. If necessary, you can always contact a teacher who will make personal recommendations and help make the right choice.
The first year of classes at this stage is completed with compulsory AS-level exams, and the second year with the A-level examinations. The subjects are studied at a deep, practically university level: in the first year it is 4-5 disciplines, in the second - 3-4. In addition, it is possible to include an information technology course in the individual curriculum, daily activities of the chosen sport that the girls attend after the main lessons are provided.
Items for study to choose from:
Thanks to the in-depth study of subjects chosen by the students themselves, most graduates go to selected universities without problems, many choose conservatories or art colleges, some choose theater colleges to continue their education.
The number of students at the boarding house reaches 170 people. There are 4 cozy and comfortable residences on the territory of the school:
In each hostel there is a teacher on duty who performs the functions of a tutor, as well as his deputy: they are responsible for the full safety of the girls, they are responsible for maintaining discipline and order.
Each residence includes cozy living rooms for recreation and gambling halls, libraries, music classes, and its own dining room. Here there is a friendly, family atmosphere, the girls constantly communicate with each other and organize group entertainments, help each other in study and life. High school students (15-18 years) live in comfortable rooms for 1-2 people and look after younger girls, students of junior classes occupy rooms for 4-5 people.
The approximate schedule of the day:
Students 14 years and older can 1-2 times a week in the afternoon to get out at Salisbury for shopping or for a walk in small groups.
Meals are organized according to the full board system, the diet is varied and balanced, takes into account all the needs of children and adolescents. Full tables are provided for vegetarians, representatives of the Jewish and Muslim faiths.
Pupils of the 6th grade occupy a separate building and do not have a general obligatory form: their level of study is aimed at a full, effective preparation for successful admission to the chosen university. They enjoy greater freedom than other students, even allowed to keep their own cars in the parking lot of Godolphin School.
On weekends, a diverse, rich and exciting program of leisure and entertainment is organized for girls. Besides classes in sports or creative sections, visiting clubs by interests, you can go for a walk in the city: visit the theater, museums, spend time shopping or play bowling, explore local attractions or spend time with friends in a cozy coffee house. Each week, participate in a sightseeing tour or walk, and once a semester the students leave with excursions abroad.
On Saturdays, lessons end sooner than usual (around lunchtime), so there is more than enough time for walking around Salisbury, entertainment and leisure.
Independent walks are not allowed for junior grades (11-13 years) - for them on the campus Godolphin School various games, competitions and leisure activities are arranged. You can visit a culinary master class and learn how to cook traditional Japanese or Spanish dishes, make slippers or a T-shirt with your own design, make a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail, and make calligraphy. Many pupils prefer active rest: they ride mini-bikes, horses, are fond of archery. On field trips, the girls visit Longleat, Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower, the White City and the Air Force studio. On Saturdays, collective film screenings are organized, and on Sundays - services at Salisbury Cathedral in the morning or afternoon, also at the school itself. Senior students help organize various activities for junior students: team games, competitions, karaoke, talent contest (once a year).
The campus for students has its own extensive library, studios for creativity for drama, music, fine arts. All audiences, classes and studios are equipped with the necessary furniture, equipment, interactive and computer equipment.
About 80% of pupils play musical instruments, participate in the activities of a school orchestra or choir.
Sports infrastructure is no less developed: a spacious swimming pool, fields and playgrounds (for individual lessons and team games), tennis courts, a functional indoor sports hall are available for students. Godolphin School pays great attention to the physical development of its pupils - each student attends this or that section. For example, open sections such as:
On the basis of the school works A huge number of clubs, clubs on interests, where all pupils can show their abilities and talents, choose for themselves the most interesting occupation in free hours:
For the undergraduates, classes on the design of evening dresses, debates club, writing of an extended essay on various topics are additionally organized. Students 14 years and older can compete for the award of the Duke of Edinburgh Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (for an additional fee). The competition provides 4 directions:
Three types of awards are awarded: bronze, silver and gold, all of them are very prestigious and serve The subject of pride for each winning school.
The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for students' leisure:
The cost of training is:
Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not Included in the basic cost of the program:
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