Year of foundation: 1959
Age of students: 14-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 500, 100% are foreign students
Programs: A-level, University Foundation, Pre-GCSE, GCSE
Accommodation: residence, host family
Price: from 7370 GBP per term without residency
Ranking: is in the TOP-30 list of private schools in Britain
Bellerbys College Cambridge is located in the world famous English university town of Cambridge. This place is a unique combination of history and modernity. The city in the east of Great Britain is known for its special atmosphere. Cambridge is often called as a town of youth. It really looks like a campus with its rules, procedures, structure, features. Bellerbis College Cambridge is a part of Cambridge University, one of the elements of the immense mechanism of the British educational school.
College education is offered at two campuses. Historical Queens is a landmark of the area where the school is located. The ultra-modern Manor is technocratic. Queens is located near the center of Cambridge, opposite to the picturesque Botanical Gardens. The building is a part of an ancient architectural ensemble of the historic district. Manor is located 2 km from the center of Cambridge and it is an independent campus.
The college is known for high standards of education. Thanks to the quality of academic preparation, graduates enter the most prestigious universities in Britain and in the world. Many college students choose Oxford, Cambridge, Exter University, London School of Economics, Universities of St. Petersburg, to continue their studies. Also, Andrews, Durham, London Imperial College.
The Pre-GCSE preparatory course for undergraduate education provides a chance for foreigners to enter the main GCSE program without the required level of English proficiency. Schoolchildren undergo a program consisting of 5 to 10 subjects, which necessarily include a mathematical course and four academic training courses (they can be chosen). Bellerbys College Cambridge devotes considerable attention to the preparation of the Pre-GCSE pre-program, which allows students to gain system knowledge and can continue their education at the next level.
Beginning: September, January
The GCSE training complex provides for part-time secondary education and meets 8-9 years of study. After completion of the program, students can pass a single national exam and become the owner of the GCSE certificate of incomplete secondary education. For two years of the program, it is necessary to study three academic disciplines: English, mathematics and foreign. College Bellerbys Cambridge provides an opportunity to choose from more than 70 destinations those that are necessary for the child for subsequent admission to special training programs. Of the compulsory academic subjects on a single exam, you can take only two, from selective - from three to five specializations.
The learning process is mainly concentrated in classes and laboratories (conducting experiments). Teachers present basic material to schoolchildren, learn how to work independently and in groups, assess success with tests. Interrogation of pupils is carried out regularly and is reflected in the final evaluations. The child's ability to engage in research research and conduct individual projects is also taken into account.
On the national uniform exams, you can take such disciplines: modern computer technology, biology, economic theory, physics, chemistry.
Beginning: September, January
The first year of A-level training will require excellent knowledge in four subjects. In the second year students will focus on 3 scientific areas. When choosing a natural science unit, you can study mathematics (+ strengthened course of higher education), biology, chemical fundamentals or physics. An orientation is envisaged for the block of "jurisprudence plus business", which allows a profound passage of mathematics, the course of accounting and economics. Examination of students usually takes place in January and May. The number of people in groups is small, so teachers are able to adjust the requirements and the training mode for each student.
The two-year A-level program shows a very high level of success: about 90% of schoolchildren receive A * -C results, and more than 60% continue their education at the best British universities.
Graduates of A-level take Rating and world-famous York, Bristol (Bristol University), LondonSchoolofEconomics, RoyalHolloway, Oxford (Oxford University), UniversityCollegeLondon, Aston, Cambridge (Cambridge University), St.Petersburg. Andrew's, Warwick, ImperialCollege (Imperial College), Durham, Bath.
Beginning: September, January
The program is based on the A-level, but the choice of professional orientation is simplified by 8 subject complexes. The Foundation was tested and accredited for the requirements of Lancaster University, which is included in the top 20 best British universities. The program provides training in the following areas: law, mass media, precise subjects (+ medicine, pharmacology), business (+ finance), design (art), engineering, humanities, management of modern technologies. Each of the blocks contains several disciplines and provides for the study of 4 main modules and 6 specialized ones. At the end of the module, students take exams and written final work (at the rate).
Beginning: September, January
This is the perfect place to practice spoken English, develop creativity and prepare for the British education system. There are three options to choose from depending on the experience that you want to acquire: an academic course, creative or active. Any of these three courses includes intensive English classes - at least 15 hours a week.
Information on the course:
Course duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Entry requirements: 3.5 IELTS, TOEFL 417 Computer testing - 108) or Pearson Test of English Academic 30-34
The cost of the program:
£ 900 per week, including training, 3 meals a day, accommodation in a residence in single rooms with all amenities, entertainment and excursions. 999.17]
Accommodation in Bellerbis College Cambridge is offered in a host family and residence. Each option has its own advantages. Living in a host family allows to fully immerse in British culture. At the residence students become immersed in a multicultural environment. The buildings have a friendly atmosphere. Accommodation is offered to students in 1-2-bed rooms. The apartment has everything necessary for a comfortable stay.
Family meals are organized on a half-board basis (breakfast, dinner). Students are dining in the cafeteria of the college. For residents there are 3 meals a day. Additionally, students can cook in the kitchen in the hostel.
Cost of living:
The buildings of the college are very well equipped. Modern technology, teaching facilities are in the lecture halls, specialized classrooms, computer classroom, library. Free wireless Internet is available. For leisure students are offered a cafeteria. In addition, there is everything you need for doing sports in the college. Halls, platforms are equipped with the necessary equipment.
The academic year at Bellerbys College Cambridge begins on September 10th. Autumn semester is completed before December 12. Christmas holidays last from December 13 to January 4. Winter trimester starts on January 5 and ends on March 27. Spring holidays are from March 28 to April 13. Spring term begins on April 13, and ends on June 12.
When entering the college, parents of students should take into account several additional payments. College obliges to pay two deposits: to confirm the place in the school (1500 pounds sterling) and for studying (the cost of one trimester of study). Consultations and support of the curator are not included in the tuition fee and are paid separately. Also, a registration fee is charged at the school - £ 160. For students with insufficient English proficiency, the school will offer EFL lessons for an additional fee. The course in each trimester is paid in the amount of 1200 pounds.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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