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Bethany Private School

Address: Jarvis Ln, Curtisden Green, Cranbrook TN17 1LB, United Kingdom
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Description Bethany Private School

  • Established : in 1866
  • Location: Goodhurst, Kent, UK
  • Age of students: 11-18 years
  • School type: private boarding school
  • Total number of students: about 400
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language learning: English.

Bethany School (Private School Bethany School) - a popular British school founded in 1866 by the priest Joseph Kendonom. The monk saw the moral qualities of compassion and mercy as the main qualities of his pupils, which formed the basis of the spirit of this educational institution. Today, the private school of Bethany School is a modern co-educational institution where students and teenagers of any denominations are accepted. The school has its own chapel, where mass is held regularly, with sermons.

The mission of the school is to educate happy people who are able to achieve success in their chosen field, change the world around for the better. The life of the students is filled not only with studies, but also with numerous extracurricular activities - competitions, games, adventures. Highly qualified teachers try to reveal the individuality and talents of each student. During the lessons, students master the academic program, learn to work with the latest technical means, study modern sciences, and acquire the skills necessary for a comfortable life.

Graduates of the school show high academic results. More than 94% of students completing the Sixth Form program enroll at prestigious universities, top institutes, and ranking colleges. Many students decide to pursue a career in art - dramatic art, music, etc.

In 2018, students showed excellent results on the GSCE exam: about 12% got A *, 26% A, 45% B, 82% C. Graduates who passed the A-level exam also received high marks: 3% passed assessment test A *, 20% –A, 50% –B.

Most graduates of the school go to the best universities throughout the country, including:

  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Reading
  • University of Bath
  • University of Central Lankshire
  • Rainwensborn College
  • University of Oxford-Brooks.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bethany Private School

Program name
from 9 655 £ / term

High School (Grades 7-9)

At this stage, students learn a wide range of subjects under the guidance of experienced mentors. Students learn to work with information, participate in group projects, give presentations and much more.

In grades 7-9 the following disciplines are studied:

  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Maths
  • Art
  • Physical education
  • Dancing
  • Drama
  • Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Foreign languages (French, Spanish)
  • Geography
  • Natural Sciences
  • Food Technology
  • History
  • Religious studies.
from 10 870 £ / term

GSCE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)

GSCE - 2-year program (10-11 class) ends with a certificate of incomplete secondary education. A feature of this course is to combine the study of compulsory subjects with disciplines to choose from.

In the Bethany School compulsory courses are English, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, English literature.

The students can choose additional courses from an extensive list:

  • Drama and theatrical art
  • Art
  • Food technology
  • Business
  • Story
  • Dancing
  • Design and technology
  • French
  • Media
  • Cooking and the basics of proper nutrition
  • Religious studies
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science and Communication Technology
  • Physical education
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Basics of communication
  • Dyslexia and auxiliary studies
  • English as a foreign language
  • Statistics, etc.

Every week, all students attend classes on individual physical and social development, a lesson in games.

from 10 870 £ / term

A-level (12-13 class)

A-level is a 2-year course of preparing students for entry and study in the best universities around the world. At this stage, students have the opportunity to form their own academic program, choosing subjects that are interesting and necessary for them. Upon successful completion of final exams, students receive a certificate of secondary education.

At Bethany School, each student is assigned a personal mentor who monitors the achievements of his or her student. Students can ask him for help with the paperwork required for admission. An individual mentor generates a detailed report on the success of the child, which is sent to his parents twice a year.

Disciplines available for study on A-level:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama and theatrical art
  • Business
  • Economy
  • Art and Design
  • Cooking and the basics of proper nutrition
  • Design and technology
  • French
  • English literature
  • Maths
  • Political science
  • Geography
  • Higher mathematics
  • History
  • Basics of communication
  • Finance
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Art and Design: Photography
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish
  • Physical education
  • Textile industry.

Accommodation, housing and food

For students, 5 modern residences are opened on the school campus. Boys and girls live separately. Each hostel is designed for approximately 30 people. High school students are accommodated in cozy single rooms in a separate residence, while junior high school students live in 2- or 4-bed spacious rooms.

For students, the Border has a dining room, offering a wide range of hot dishes, cold snacks. Each hostel is equipped with its own small kitchen, where students can prepare themselves a snack, and a common living room, where you can meet friends, watch TV. On the territory of the Bethany School there is always a medical office where the student can go with any ailments.

Events Bethany Private School

Bethany School pays considerable attention to the leisure program: the school has numerous circles, sections of different directions, which allows to satisfy the creative, sporting, scientific interests of each student.

Sport plays an important role in the life of students at the Bethany school: at school, we are confident that physical activity plays a large role in the overall development of the student. For students, there are 2 game lessons per week in which all students participate.

Numerous sports sections are opened for students, including netball, rugby, hockey, swimming, rounds, cricket, badminton, football, basketball, English lapte, etc. School students often take part in local and regional competitions. Since 2007, sixth Form students have been offered a unique program that allows equating sports to A-Level subjects: this approach opens up new opportunities for students and adolescents who want to associate their lives with professional sports.

For students, keen on creativity or science, more than 50 clubs are opened:

  • Music
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Drama
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Dancing
  • Pottery art
  • Archery
  • Horse riding lessons
  • Candle making
  • Cooking
  • Courses in first aid
  • Sailing
  • Calligraphy
  • Film Circle
  • Ceramics
  • Photography, etc.

Bethany School 3 times a week holds leisure activities after school, which everyone can join. Traditionally, on weekends, students can go on interesting excursions, adventure expeditions, going to the cinema or shopping. Bethany Private School offers sightseeing trips to other countries in Europe, the world for its students.

Equipment Bethany Private School

The private school Bethany School is located in a park area with scenic views. The road to London takes about an hour by car, train.

The campus of the institution includes academic buildings, residences, administrative buildings, a bright dining room, an equipped drama studio, an art and music school, a chapel, specialized audiences for textile, food industry, IT laboratories, a library, a science center, a medical center.

The sports infrastructure of the school is represented by various sports facilities, including:

  • Modern sports complex
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • A fitness center
  • Playgrounds for various sports with artificial lighting
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Play fields.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Prices for studying depend on the chosen program, accommodation option. 

The course price already includes:

  • Studying in the selected academic program
  • Accommodation and meals (when choosing the appropriate program)
  • Some extracurricular activities and excursions
  • Baby sitting
  • Reports on the progress of the student, monitoring the implementation of current tasks
  • Educational materials.

Additional costs are:

  • Return flight tickets
  • Transfer from / to school
  • Visa costs
  • Consular fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Extra classes and activities not included in the program
  • Guardian services (if necessary)
  • Some sightseeing trips
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission applicants must provide the following list of documents:

  • Report card for the last 2 years
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers in English, math
  • Recommendations from the class teacher, other teachers (optional)
  • Essay on "Why I want to study at the Bethany School"
  • Awards for sporting, creative, scientific achievements
  • English proficiency test results (for rent at a school / accredited center)
  • Additionally, you may need to pass tests in mathematics (at school / accredited center).

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