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Brookes School Cambridge

Address: Flempton Rd, Risby, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6QJ, United Kingdom
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Description Brookes School Cambridge

  • Location of Brookes School Cambridge: Risby, Suffolk County, UK
  • Students age: 2-18 years.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: private school.

Brookes is an independent boarding school for boys and girls from 2 to 18 years old. The school is located in Risby, near the historic city of Bury St Edmunds, UK. Brookes Cambridge is one of seven fast-growing schools within the Brookes Education Group, the global school network of International Baccalaureate.

The campus is surrounded by beautiful nature and is located on an area of 7 acres in the Suffolk countryside, next to the innovative Cambridge Technology and Science Park, famous for its horse racing town of Newmarket and the historic center of Bury St Edmunds.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Brookes School Cambridge

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
12-16
from 10 500 £ / term

Upper School (7-13 years)

The school offers a diverse curriculum focused on the cognitive needs of students, uses their interests and strengths, organizes many extracurricular activities for the development of students.

The teaching staff is focused on developing senior students' communication skills, formulating, defending their ideas and self-confidence, obtaining the knowledge necessary for passing the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate exams.

Students receive a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum that ensures continuity and progress. It meets the requirements of the national curriculum and provides in-depth educational experience.

A differentiated curriculum introduces subjects in such a way as to stimulate the interests of students, uses a variety of teaching and learning methods, and gives all children the opportunity to make progress regardless of their starting abilities.

The curriculum includes specialized subjects.

  • Art - students get acquainted with many techniques based on a deep understanding of the history of art, which lies at their core. Studying a wide range of topics, techniques, approaches, students master a special vocabulary (terms, names of materials, tools). Pupils form a creative confidence that helps them learn other subjects.
  • The computer and ICT training centers of the school offer training in six main areas: machine learning, application development, working with data, a processor, learning PYTHON, an introduction to programming, information technology, and creative communications. Each area is mastered as students move from class to class, allowing them to solve increasingly complex problems. Term papers on ICT are associated with the development of solutions to real problems.
  • Learning English inspires adolescents to a love of literature, develops creativity, and forms competent, versatile authors. Communicative skills are necessary in today's rapidly changing world, so schoolchildren hone their critical thinking skills, become interested, insightful speakers and active, sensitive listeners.
  • Brookes Cambridge develops thoughtful, ambitious readers by exploring a number of ancient, contemporary works. Literature is the beginning of a discussion of topics of personal, national, global significance, students study a wide range of fiction (novels, poems, plays) by canonical and non-canonical authors, students read works by both established and new writers representing different cultural experiences. This allows students to appreciate the historical development of literary genres, the diversity of world literature.
  • Drama - high school students create a twenty-minute play, when writing which they themselves choose a theme, characters, pay special attention to the development of the character. In addition to writing, performing, students will work on the design of sets, costumes, and do this in a team. Turning to formal exams, participants form a portfolio based on work done on the drama.
  • Humanities - students receive a conceptual understanding, deepen their knowledge, understanding the world of the past and the present, paying special attention to communication, critical thinking. Students study geography, history, prepare for IGCSE subjects, provide a solid foundation for each discipline, and study the links between geography, history, political ideas, and religious education. An interdisciplinary approach is aimed at creating a coherent curriculum, includes the study of local, national, international case studies, and helps to build a global understanding of historical and geographical topics.
  • Mathematics develops students' knowledge, skills, understanding of methods, concepts. The math curriculum is divided into four subject areas: algebra, data, number, form, and space. Subject blocks are taught and revised at key stages, providing greater diversity, helping to preserve acquired skills. The curriculum correlates mathematics with real problems and scenarios, students solve practical problems during lessons. In the classroom, math games, contests, kinesthetic materials are regularly used, which makes learning fun and maximizing engagement.
  • Studying the chosen modern foreign language allows you to identify patterns, discover new aspects of the native language. Pupils discuss a number of relevant topics - themselves, those around them, global problems (poverty, the environment), understand the value of consistent, thorough self-study for the formation of a vocabulary. Much attention is paid to the study of grammar. Mastering a foreign language is mandatory for those who plan to enter the university.
  • Music - the course is divided into a series of six projects per year, dedicated to various musical genres, styles. Topics include: film music, vocal skills, musicals, blues, West African drum, keyboard skills, Britpop, electronic dance music. They will learn about the elements of music, language, characteristics associated with certain styles, will receive musical literacy skills, master special instruments, and will learn to understand music through performing, composing, listening.
  • The scientific program helps to arouse interest in the subject, cover the key concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, give a solid foundation for preparing for exams. Students rely on their scientific knowledge, establish relationships between different fields of science, form an understanding of the practical application of scientific concepts, the positive, negative impact of scientific and technological developments on the environment. Education is based on a practical approach that allows you to establish a connection with how scientific ideas explain the phenomena that occur in everyday life.
  • Sports curriculum include a wide range of activities (basketball, volleyball, golf). The purpose of the course is to foster a love of sports and sports. Students learn about four aspects of productivity development: technical, tactical, physical and mental, and explore how they can make progress in each of them. The program is based on teaching, learning to participate in discussions, and nurturing moral values (kindness, honesty, patience, compassion). Pupils form an understanding of health and well-being, discussing topics such as sleep, relaxation, and stress reduction. At each lesson, students participate in the analysis and assessment of academic performance. The overall goal is to educate confident students who love sports and exercise.
  • The PSHE, Citizenship program promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, physical development of students in school and society. It is aimed at preparing students for the opportunities and responsibilities of further life. Students get acquainted with the concepts of maintaining health, safety, prepare for life, work in modern Britain. Students master the understanding of social justice, democracy, the work of government, the process of adopting laws. The course allows students to develop social, moral, political and philosophical awareness, to become full members of society.

 

Annual
14-16
from 10 500 £ / term

IGCSE

In this course, students in grades 10–11 prepare to pass exams leading to a certificate of incomplete secondary education. Having a GCSE certificate on hand, they can enroll in Sixth Form training courses - A-level, IB and others.

The composition of subjects for study is quite wide:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Maths
  • Scientific course (combines 2-3 scientific disciplines of the choice of the student)
  • French languages
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and design
  • Music
  • physical Culture and sport
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Dramatic art and theater.
Annual
15-18
from 10 500 £ / term

A-level

A prestigious and sophisticated two-year university preparation program. For two years, students study only 3-4 subjects of their choice, which helps them to best prepare for university exams and further studies, to deepen their knowledge to the maximum:

  • English language and literature
  • Maths
  • Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Culture and sport.

Accommodation and food

The educational institution offers campus accommodation at Gryphon House. The rooms are equipped with a full set of modern furniture, accessories, there is a separate shower and toilet.

A married couple, John and Jill White, have been looking after boarders for more than 30 years, providing children with care, support in domestic situations, and making the “home away from home” experience safe. Quiet places to study, academic support, common spaces, weekend excursions stimulate the study of culture and social life.

Brooks offers several options for boarding:

  • Full-time education is focused on the local population - students can stay on campus until the evening, get a hearty dinner, visit the classroom for independent evening classes.
  • Flexi Boarding - the opportunity to live on campus 2-3 times a week, get full school experience, spend a lot of time with family.
  • Pension for a week with a weekend break.
  • Full Board - Available for local and international students.

School meals are provided by Holroyd Howe, one of the UK's leading contractors. A carefully designed varied menu provides children with high-quality nutrition that is adapted for vegetarians or children with food allergies.

Events Brookes School Cambridge

Brookes pays great attention to teaching students outside the classroom. Participation in extracurricular activities allows students to devote time to their hobbies, explore areas of interest, develop strengths and cooperation skills.

Pupils of Brookes Cambridge have achieved great success in creativity, performing arts. All students take part in large and small performances, develop confidence, public speaking skills.

Starting from the 3rd year of study, learning to play the piano, flute, clarinet, recorder, violin, cello, percussion is offered.

Students regularly participate in trips: Hampton Court, Framlingham Castle, Imperial War Museum, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

A wide range of events is available for students on campus, clubs and communities work:

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Engineering
  • Creative writing
  • Needlework
  • Dance
  • Cinema club.

Advantages

  • Brookes Cambridge offers prestigious programs GCSE, IGCSE, A-Levels, seeks to obtain International Baccalaureate accreditation for its graduation class in order to be able to offer complex and high-quality programs of international level.
  • The educational institution provides a unique family environment, a special, all-pervasive, child-centered approach to teaching, learning, which allows everyone to realize their potential.
  • Innovative techniques foster a love of learning through creativity and imagination. The combination of small classes and the work of innovative teachers stimulates the disclosure of the natural talents of students.
  • Each Brooks program is multidimensional: participants receive diverse experiences outside the classroom, attend field trips and theater performances, and meet with leading industry experts.
  • An interdisciplinary approach allows you to develop a deep understanding of the subjects of the program, strengthen communication with the help of special training programs, and destroy artificial barriers.
  • Internationalism, as a basic principle of school life, educates children in a broad understanding of the modern world.

Equipment Brookes School Cambridge

The educational institution is equipped with modern equipment. The newly built guesthouse with 18 rooms offers rooms for 2-3 students with a bathroom. The school building and the hostel have common spaces on each floor.

Term dates and fees

  • Filing an application - £ 200 (including a Level 4 Certificate of admission to study)
  • Deposit - £ 1000
  • One-time payment - £ 1,500
  • Dental plan - £ 7
  • Personal insurance plan - 1.5% of the cost
  • Specialized training support (if necessary) - 1250-2500 £
  • International language instruction in the native language (optional) - 850 £ / term
  • One-way transfer from London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted) - £ 80
  • Student's personal expenses - 500-1000 £ / term.

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

Brooks Cambridge accepts international students between the ages of 11 and 18. Homestay is available for students 12-13 years old.

Participants submit applications and attach the necessary documents:

  • School grades for the past 2 years (translated into English)
  • English Proficiency Test Results (IELTS)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Photo of the applicant's passport
  • Copy of the front page of the applicant’s passport.

Brooks Cambridge makes an appointment on an individual basis: after the application and documents are received, the child will be scheduled for an interview with the admissions committee.

Scholarships Brookes School Cambridge

Brooks Cambridge awards scholarships to existing and / or future students in need of funds - such scholarships are available upon completion of the application for verification.

The institution offers scholarships to students who demonstrate success in certain areas of the curriculum (sports, drama).

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Brookes School Cambridge reviews

Anand Vardhan
Dear Sir, We are interested in the admission of our grandson Master Zareb Vardhan, in your esteemed institution in class X for the GCSE examination. Zareb is 15 years of age and his mother is a British Citizen. Zareb has thus far been studying in India at prestigious The Shri Ram School and has just been promoted to Class X in April this year. Zareb has given up Matha in class IX. But will resume Maths from class X. He is good in both English and Mathematics. Should you decide to give him a seat in Class X for the GCSE course, we will indeed be happy to have him under your care. Kindly let us know the follows : 1. In some schools, we have heard that the GCSE is for one year and then the student moves on to another year of A level course. 2. What is your course? 3. Does one Term mean one year? or something else? 4. Please clarify the course and the fee for each year as also the hostel fee. 5. what is the tuition fee for day scholars? Looking forward to hearing from you. With best wishes yours sincerely Anand Vardhan D-34, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049 India Mobile: +91 98 11 30 88 88 Email: avardhan8888@yahoo.com
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