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Leighton Park School

In 2018 - 61.7% of A Level students achieved A*- B scores
Address: Shinfield Rd, Reading RG2 7ED, United Kingdom
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Description Leighton Park School

  • Location: Reading town, Berkshire, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 11 to 18 years
  • Total number of students: 490 people, from of them 130 at the boarding house
  • Type of studying: mixed.
  • IB average: 35.2

The famous and prestigious Leighton Park School is located near the center of Reading (Berkshire). Reading, despite its small size, is a fairly developed city, a well-known university center: there are many opportunities for active and cultural recreation, walks, picnics, entertainment and sightseeing tours. Plus, its proximity to London also serves an advantage - the British capital is located just 65 kilometers away.

The main, priority academic directions of the educational institution are mathematics, Russian language teaching, natural sciences, music and film production (in the optional format). In addition to the traditional educational programs for Britain, Leighton Park School provides an opportunity to take the international course International Baccalaureate, and for graduates there is a specially developed program Careers Guidance: students are taught to apply correctly documents to universities, to engage in career guidance, to identify personal interests and abilities. Graduates of the school demonstrate excellent academic skills and excellent personal qualities, regularly enter the most prestigious universities in the UK and the world, including:

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Leighton Park School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
11-14
from 9 985 £ / term

AVERAGE CLASSES

At this stage, students can learn two educational programs: the so-called Years 7/8 (11-13 years) and Year 9 (13-14 years).

Years 7/8 duration of 2 years aims to give children a solid foundation of knowledge on the basic academic disciplines: the curricula here are sufficiently large and diverse. Most of the subjects are included in the course according to the British National Education Program, there are also several optional electives that students can attend at their discretion:

  • Natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics)
  • French
  • English
  • History
  • Physical Culture
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Chinese
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Textile design
  • Drama
  • Computer science
  • German
  • Art
  • Sanitary and educational work (PSHE)
  • Design and technology.

On the Year 9 program, the list of subjects is generally the same, but the students are already more actively preparing for the final exams, which are waiting for them at the end of the year, and for entering the GCSE and A-level courses.

Annual
14-16
from 9 985 £ / term

The course is intended for children 14-16 years old (Years 10/11) and is designed for 2 years - after the completion of the curriculum students are waiting for examinations in selected subjects (both mandatory and optional).

The curriculum consists of general disciplines, a visit is mandatory for all (5 areas) and additional 6 electives: the student can choose them himself, focusing on own interests, inclinations and abilities. Please note that among the electives should be the subject of the natural science cycle and at least 1 foreign language - but the rest of the choice is completely free. In addition to final exams, students prepare for the protection of a personal research project.

The following subjects are compulsory subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Sanitary and educational work (PSHE)
  • Physical culture and sport
  • English
  • Religious studies.

Electives can be selected from the following extensive list:

  • Latin
  • Biology
  • Spanish
  • Design and technology
  • German
  • Chinese: Mandarin
  • Physics
  • Art and Design
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Computer science
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • French
  • Different teaching methods
  • Physical Culture
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Textile Design
  • History
  • Chemistry.
Annual
16-18
from 12 390 £ / term

The program is created for graduates of the senior classes, participants of courses Sixth Form (16-18 years).

Here, students already create their own curriculum completely independently, choosing 3-4 items from the list below, for which they take final exams. When choosing the disciplines recommended to focus not only on their abilities, inclinations and interests, but also on the requirements of the future institute and faculty, university, specialty. Teachers are always ready to suggest the most beneficial and effective combination of subjects, to help make the right choice:

  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Design and technology
  • Ancient history
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Economy
  • Art and Design
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • English literature
  • Physics
  • German
  • Theatrical studies
  • French
  • Music Technology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Biology
  • Spanish
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Geography.

In addition to passing final examinations, students are expected to protect their personal research work (the topic is approved with the teacher, the volume is not less than 5000 words).

Annual
16-18
from 12 390 £ / term

The International Baccalaureate program is also an educational option for Sixth Form high school students, along with the famous British A-level standard. This is an excellent option for those who are not definitively determined with the university and the country of study: IB is accepted and appreciated all over the world.

The program consists of studying selected subjects (6: 3 at the standard level and 3 at the advanced level, in-depth), attending the Theory of Knowledge course, writing personal research work (the topic is approved with the teacher, but the student writes the project independently). Additionally, all students must pass an essay with a volume of at least 4000 words. The duration of study at IB is 2 academic years.

Accommodation, housing and food

On the campus of Leighton Park School, 5 boarding houses have been built, fully equipped for comfortable living: one house is entirely intended for children from 11 to 13 years old, the rest is given to students of middle and senior classes (13-18 years). Each residence, apart from living rooms, includes gaming and cozy living rooms for rest and watching TV, as well as a library for self-preparation and homework.

Meals are also organized on the principle of a boarding house - for this purpose there is a separate spacious dining room Oakview. Children can choose from a variety of dishes prepared from fresh, healthy foods, there is the possibility of a vegetarian diet.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : biology, business, chemistry, drama, English, French, geography, german language, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies
Events list: basketball, Circle of art, cricket, design, football, rugby, swimming, tennis

Events Leighton Park School

All children, regardless of the chosen type of accommodation (weekly or full board, full-time form) constantly visit 2-3 leisure and entertainment events on a weekly basis - they are held on weekdays and weekends.

Very developed sports component: teams and Leighton Park School teams constantly participate in competitions of regional and even national level, win and take prizes, demonstrating impressive personal and team results. A lot of students are fond of dramatic and musical art: one can practice vocal and play musical instruments, register in a school studio, participate in concerts, competitions, show programs, attend interesting master classes. Twice a year the school organizes a large, complex performance almost at a professional level, and two more times a year the musical is staged: children can play on stage, sew costumes, take responsibility for music and light, act as screenwriters or stage workers.

Film production is very popular among students - many graduates even become directors and cameramen. In 2012, on the campus, a separate radio station was opened, and many students today pay attention to the work on the air and the development of radio programs.

Collective excursions, trips, hikes and expeditions are constantly organized in various regions and cities of Britain and abroad. For high school students, it is offered the opportunity to participate in the fight for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, engage in charity and work as volunteers, and participate in various social programs.

Advantages

  • In 2018, under the A Level program - 61.7% of students received A * -B marks.

Equipment Leighton Park School

The total area of ​​the school campus reaches 60 acres: it is a cozy, picturesque, quiet and peaceful estate Leighton Park near the center of Reading, Berkshire.

The equipment is presented by comfortable residences and comfortable, bright and spacious teaching classes, operates its own Center for Natural Sciences and the Arts Center, there is a separate music school (which includes a professional recording studio with the latest equipment) and even its own theater! The spacious multifunctional sports complex is excellent for active recreation and sports facilities: it features a large indoor pool, a gym, there are cricket grounds and tennis courts in the fresh air.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The price of the course is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Educational fee
  • Visa fees and services
  • Consular fee (payable at the embassy )
  • Round trip airfare
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Custody
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 175 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 4000 GBP

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

Leighton Park School welcomes the preliminary visit to the campus before applying for admission: there are numerous open days, special taster days (the visiting children become temporarily pupils of the institution, participate in events, get to know teachers, educators and other students).

All entrants are waiting for the exam in English, mathematics, checking the skill of logical thinking, as well as individual interview. The package of documents should include characteristics from teachers from the previous school (usually a class teacher, a mathematics teacher and an English teacher), and a report card with grades - the higher your current performance, the more chances you have for successful enrollment.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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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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