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Ackworth School

In 2018 - 30.88% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
Address: Pontefract Rd, Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7LT, United Kingdom
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Description Ackworth School

Private school-board Ackworth School provides training programs for boys and girls from 2 to 18 years old (boarding and residences are available to students from 11 years and older, junior students are on full-time basis). The total number of students today reaches 550 people: approximately 85% of the students are British, the rest are from different world states (about 25% of students permanently reside in the boarding house). In each class there are no more than 12-15 people at a time.

The educational institution was founded in 1779: initially only children from the Quaker community were studying here - this religious society asserts God in the heart of every person, directing it to a perfect, harmonious and measured life. And today the school strives to create the safest, happiest and fruitful environment, the atmosphere for the development of children, while representatives of any nationality, faith and religion can study here.

Today Ackworth School (Private School Ackworth School) consists of several divisions:

  • kindergarten (2-5 years)
  • Junior classes Junior School (5-11 years)
  • middle classes Senior School (12-16 years)
  • senior, graduating classes Sixth Form (16-18 years)
  • International Study Center.

The International Training Center was specially created for the training, education, adaptation and integration of foreign students who want to study in the UK. The main task of the Center is an effective, rapid and comprehensive improvement of language knowledge and skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Progress and basic academic skills, which will be absolutely necessary in senior, graduating classes and training at the university. The local International Study Center is separately accredited by the British Association of International Training Centers, and the local EFL (English as a Foreign Language) course is recognized as one of the most effective in the country - it is an ideal choice for foreigners for whom English is not native. In addition, the International Study Center offers courses in German and French, design and technology, mathematics and science, information technology, physical education and sports (as an integrated Foundation Course). It is also at the Center that foreign students can pass the accelerated one-year course of IGCSE, specially adapted for schoolchildren from abroad.

Academic results of graduates clearly demonstrate the effectiveness, balance of training programs and the professionalism of teachers. Each Ackworth School student enrolled in Oxford, Cambridge and other most privileged universities in Britain and the world, showing the highest scores at graduation and entrance exams. Today, Ackworth School is one of the top 100 best British schools in terms of student achievement. The program of the senior classes is clearly focused on the effective, comprehensive preparation of graduates to enter and study at the university. At the school there is a special Career Planning Department: here, high school students can get advice on choosing a university and the required faculty, specialty, comparing them among themselves and finding differences and advantages, training in writing a motivation letter and passing an interview, a personal interview with a representative of a selection committee .

A special advantage of Ackworth School is the opportunity to undergo a "trial" academic term (Short term) - for foreign students this is the best opportunity to try to adapt to the British educational system, try your hand at being a student of a prestigious private school.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ackworth School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 10 237 £ / term

GCSE

The main GCSE program (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is designed for 2 academic years (students 14-16 years): this is the course that completes the program of junior secondary education and allows you to go to the stage of the Sixth Form. Foreign students have the opportunity to undergo a specially adapted, one-year IGCSE course - it is taught at the International Study Center.

The main GCSE / IGCSE subjects are as follows:

  • mathematics
  • Foundations of Religion (Philosophy and Ethics)
  • art and design
  • history
  • physical culture and sports
  • drama and theatrical art
  • foreign languages ​​(English, German, French, Spanish)
  • music
  • geography
  • design and technology
  • home economy.

In total, the curriculum of each student includes 9-10 disciplines, sports are considered compulsory.

In the Training Center, the IGCSE program (for foreigners) actively uses elements of different educational courses (from KET to FCE), as well as the exam system of Cambridge University - ESOL.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program (the price is indicated for the term):

  • Elementary classes (day form) = 2639 £ -2898 £
  • Middle School, day form = 4461 £
  • Middle and senior classes (Senior School and Sixth Form), full board = 8752 £
  • Courses in the International Study Center, full board = 11351 £.
Annual
16-18
from 12 549 £ / term

A-level

The most widespread and popular in the UK educational program in the senior classes (Sixth Form), the national gold standard: A-level certificate with fairly high scores gives its holder the opportunity not to pass the entrance examinations and tests even to the most elite, prestigious and rating universities.

The A-level course is designed for 2 years: during the first pupils choose 4-5 subjects, on the second there are only 3-4 most priority. All disciplines are chosen independently, the compulsory study plan here: this gives students the opportunity to focus on the most priority areas, as best as possible to prepare for enrolling in the chosen faculty and specialty. Items to choose from are:

  • art and design
  • Religious Studies (Theology)
  • design and technology
  • English literature
  • mathematics
  • physical education and sport
  • biology
  • French
  • history
  • Spanish
  • higher mathematics
  • drama and theater, acting skills
  • physics
  • business courses
  • German
  • economy
  • music
  • geography
  • chemistry.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program (the price is indicated for the term):

  • Elementary classes (day form) = 2639 £ -2898 £
  • Middle School, day form = 4461 £
  • Middle and senior classes (Senior School and Sixth Form), full board = 8752 £
  • Courses in the International Study Center, full board = 11351 £.
11.07.2020 -21.08.2020
11-17
from 2 450 £ / 2 weeks

Preparatory academic course

This program is specially developed at the International Training Center so that foreign students can quickly adapt to the new educational system, cultural and linguistic environment.

Great attention is paid to intensive English courses - all key skills and competencies are being integrated:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

In addition, students attend classes on academic subjects that form the basis of the British school schedule:

  • mathematics (IGCSE level)
  • physics
  • English literature
  • business
  • history
  • technology
  • biology
  • British culture
  • design
  • art
  • chemistry.

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program (the price is indicated for the term):

  • Elementary classes (day form) = 2639 £ -2898 £
  • Middle School, day form = 4461 £
  • Middle and senior classes (Senior School and Sixth Form), full board = 8752 £
  • Courses in the International Study Center, full board = 11351 £.

Accommodation and food

The residence and the boarding accommodation are open to students from 11 years and older: a full-time, part or full board is available.

Boys and girls are provided with separate houses that belong to the main campus building: all rooms are closed and only the residents directly living in the building have access to them, plus representatives of the school administration. Most of the rooms are designed for 2-4 people, in general there are cozy living rooms for recreation and communication (with TV, table tennis and various games), showers and toilets (on each floor), equipped kitchens (senior students on weekends can cook for themselves food). The students are allowed to decorate the rooms to their own taste: you can bring your toys, photographs, posters or pictures, personal things to school.

In the general, spacious school canteen meals are organized: boarding house for boarder students and breakfasts + lunch for students of daytime form (self-service principle, "open buffet"). A balanced diet includes both dietary, vegetarian dishes, useful desserts and pastries, a huge amount of vegetables and fruits.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, drama, economics, English, geography, history, maths, modern languages, music, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, Religious studies, virtual technologies and design
Events list: football

Events Ackworth School

The extracurricular program of the school is rich and interesting: diverse activities give students the opportunity to show their talents and abilities, work with like-minded people and make new friends.

Clubs and sections that work on campus will find something to suit for any student:

  • needlework
  • football
  • cyber club
  • chess
  • sailing (paid separately)
  • dances (various choreographic directions)
  • Athletics
  • cookery
  • aerobics and general fitness
  • modeling
  • gymnastics
  • netball
  • orchestra
  • basketball
  • hockey
  • flamenco
  • railway club
  • theater, drama and acting
  • tennis
  • musical groups (rock band, jazz band and others)
  • volleyball
  • table tennis
  • club of lovers of natural history
  • design
  • lapta
  • art (several applied areas)
  • swimming
  • vocal
  • choirs
  • badminton
  • ensemble of wind instruments
  • squash
  • cricket.

Every year the list is revised and supplemented - any student can initiate the opening of a new section if he sees interest and necessity in it. Sports clubs work both as an addition to the compulsory curriculum and optional electives.

In addition, students (mainly high school students) are given the opportunity to compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (which will be a significant bonus for the university admissions committee), work in charity and volunteer projects, sit on the student council and participate in international student exchanges.

Every weekend students go on interesting and informative excursions, they often organize thematic trips: visiting the most ancient, unique British cities, theme parks, historical, cultural and architectural monuments, strolling through the most picturesque and beautiful places of the United Kingdom, visiting theaters, cinema, galleries of art and major sports arenas and stadiums.

Advantages

In 2018, according to the results of the A Level program - 30.88% of students received marks A - A *.

Equipment Ackworth School

Campus Ackworth School is located in the same city of West Yorkshire, near Leeds and York: you can get to Manchester airport in one hour, to capital London - for 3 hours.

The extensive and well-groomed territory of the school is a refined, ancient architectural ensemble of buildings surrounded by green fields, lawns for rest and walks. Despite its historical appearance, the buildings inside are fully prepared for modern teaching and modernized according to the latest British and world standards - for pupils there is everything that can be needed in studies, living and rest:

  • spacious and bright classrooms, lecture halls and lectures
  • Large library with a wide choice of printed and interactive, electronic materials
  • music center and rehearsal studios
  • numerous playing fields and playgrounds - both for individual training, and for team games: for football, hockey, cricket, netball
  • multifunctional sports center
  • squash courts
  • tennis courts
  • gymnastic and choreographic studios
  • a large swimming pool with heated water (length of the tracks - 30 meters)
  • scientific and practical laboratories.

Separately it is worth noting the excellent extensive infrastructure that Ackworth School prepares for its Football Academy (opening is scheduled for September 2018):

  • 5 full-size game fields with all-weather coverage, including astroturf (there are indoor fields for training and matches)
  • track for running and athletics training
  • indoor heated pool
  • gym with cardio zone
  • indoor spacious sports hall.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling depends on the chosen program (the price is indicated for the term):

  • Elementary classes (day form) = 2639 £ -2898 £
  • Middle School, day form = 4461 £
  • Middle and senior classes (Senior School and Sixth Form), full board = 8752 £
  • Courses in the International Study Center, full board = 11351 £.

This amount is already included:

  • training on the chosen program (1 academic year = 3 terms)
  • meals for students of daytime form and board meals + accommodation in the residence - for boarders
  • help with homework, parents' progress reports, monitoring of educational progress
  • classes in most clubs and sections of the campus, sports, entertainment, leisure and sightseeing.

It is paid additionally and does not enter into cost:

  • Registration fee = £ 75
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course = from 400 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional) - for example, sailing
  • Custody (registration with the agency + guardian services) = from 495 £ / term + 135 £ / registration fee
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Mandatory medical insurance = from £ 150 / year
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 75 GBP
  • Application fee 400 GBP
  • Transfer (one way)
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance 150 GBP
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Specific requirements for new applicants also depend on the program, to the place they are applying for:

1) International Study Center:

  • testing in English
  • math exam
  • report card from the previous school
  • English language level (IGCSE annual program) - from IELTS 4.5 and higher.

2) Middle classes (7-9 years of study):

  • testing in English
  • exam in mathematics and logic
  • The report card from the previous school (for the last 3 years)
  • English language level (IGCSE annual program) - from IELTS 4.5 and higher
  • a personal interview with the director.

3) Sixth Form:

The requirements are the same as for middle classes, but the level of English should be higher - from 5.5 on the IELTS scale.

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- 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.
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