Cardiff Sixth Form College, as the name implies, is located in the capital of Wales, Cardiff, within walking distance of the city center. The major airports of Cardiff and Bristol can be reached in 30-40 minutes, and trains run to London airports (approximately 200 kilometers to the center of London, traveling time is about 2 hours), you can take a taxi.
The capital of Wales is a hospitable, small and comfortable city, with all the infrastructure advantages of a metropolis. In architecture, Edwardian and Victorian buildings are fancifully and harmoniously combined with modern, innovative buildings, which makes the city look unique and memorable. Here there is one of the lowest cost of living in the whole of Britain, while the level is high enough - this makes it one of the ideal cities for students in the United Kingdom. The city is located on the famous Bristol Canal, which makes it an important port hub of communication and trade.
Cardiff Sixth Form College is a private co-educational school for students from 16 to 19 years offering A-level and Cambridge Pre-U graduation programs. Also here the student can pass qualified, specialized studying courses to the chosen university. There is a Cambridge Pre-U program, a separate course on philosophy and critical logic, a course for applicants from Oxford and Cambridge. Specialized courses for pupils planning to enter the faculties of medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry have also been prepared. The total number of students is about 300 people, of which 270 are studying at a boarding school. The college is considered to be one of the best in statistics academic achievement.
The director is now Liam Hughes: he was educated at the Irish school of Drimnagh Castle, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a certificate of the right to teach (junior and high school).
Cardiff Sixth Form College is a valid and active member of The Spectator. This is not a specialized language school, so foreign students can not count on the supporting course of EFL (English as a foreign language): for the studying it is necessary to demonstrate the sufficiently high level of language knowledge. But there is a summer school with the study of English. Also within the walls of the college, you can effectively prepare for the IELTS and A-level exams: according to statistics, graduates receive scores no lower than 6.5.
1. Age of participants: 15-16 years
2. Duration of the program: 1 year
3. Beginning of classes: September
4. Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.5
5. Requirements: tests in English and mathematics + GL assessment.
Cardiff Sixth Form College offers children and students from any country a quality annual program GCSE (Certificate of Secondary Education (General Certificate of Secondary Education)). For admission, you need to have a sufficient level of education and English language + you need to successfully pass the college entrance tests in English and mathematics. The intensive annual course provides a fundamental knowledge base and helps children to prepare themselves as much as possible for high school, develop their learning and career skills. This program is especially useful for foreign students who are eager to switch to the British system of education, further education on the A-Level standard and admission to British or American universities.
Children study from 6 to 9 key academic subjects depending on the desire and level of English proficiency. Main subjects:
Additionally, one subject from the humanities is being studied (to choose from):
Each subject is taught at a very high level6 students not only receive knowledge, but learn to apply them in practice, spend a lot of time in laboratory and practical work. Teachers of the college do their best to help everyone discover their potential and talents - children receive individual attention and support on all complex issues. During the program, English language skills are developed significantly, grammar and vocabulary classes, listening, reading, writing and speaking are taught. Particular attention is paid to the development of the ability to correctly and accurately express their thoughts and ideas with strict academic language.
In addition to academic subjects, the GCSE standard assumes a whole range of activities aimed at comprehensive development: personal, social, medical, physical, and in addition children receive the basics of economic literacy and citizenship (PHSEE). In some cases, it is possible to receive classes according to the GCSE standard in their own language.
As a result of education, students pass examinations in subjects and receive marks A, B, C (approximately correspond to 5,4,3) and the highest score - A *. Anyone who successfully passes the exams is enrolled in an A-Level course at Cardiff Sixth Form College. In addition, the educational group Dukes Education provides an opportunity to transfer to other equally prestigious educational institutions, also under its leadership:
The cost of training on a one-year GCSE course (One Year GCSE, without residency) = from 19600 £ / year.
The A-level program in the world is considered one of the highest quality in preparation for high school, and Cardiff Sixth Form College is considered the leader in this course in Britain. Here, students are instilled with a craving for study, the desire to learn new things, and not just cram study materials - this ensures the highest results.
A-level is designed for two years and provides an independent choice of subjects for study: deep, thorough, almost at the university level.
Pupils choose their own subjects and have the right to combine them in any combination - if in doubt, you can always consult college consultants for a study of the curriculum, admission schedule and your desires for your career and specialty. Each week, 24-30 lessons are provided in a ratio of 1: 7 (teacher: students), plus additional consultations and electives.
Subjects available for study:
Cost of education:
An excellent course for adolescents aimed at successful studies in the UK, to prepare for GCSE courses, Pre-A-level exams. Program Content:
Summer course for the most ambitious and motivated students who plan to enter prestigious universities - Oxford and Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, University College London, Darem University. The summer program will help to understand what is the difference between these universities from others, what is the reason for the global demand and the most stringent entry requirements - and how to meet these requirements!
There is an option Oxford Preparation Program PLUS - with additional 1-2 weeks of academic English:
A special course for those students who are interested in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacology and plan to enter the relevant departments of universities. Consultants and teachers will help you draw up an effective plan for preparing and applying, select the best medical schools, universities, colleges and faculties for yourself, which will help to win additional benefits in fierce competition.
There is an option Medical School Preparation PLUS - with additional 1-2 weeks of academic English:
The summer special course is intended for adolescents who plan to master engineering specialties at universities. The program provides many thematic classes, additional excursions and consultations, including visits to Swansea University and the specialized Space Settlement Design Competition.
A specialized summer program for those interested in law and planning to build a career in law. Electives and excursions will bring a lot of usefulness to students - for example, trips to Cardiff courts and observation of real lawsuits and meetings.
At their discretion, students can choose to rlive in a residence on campus or in host families.
Residences are cozy houses for 46 people, each run by a separate manager. There are small separate apartments for 4-5 people each (1-2 students per room). Also the apartments include a cozy living room for general relaxation, a kitchen and a bathroom. The foreign students can use the laundry, Internet access is available. The children are looked after by the school staff around the clock, ensuring their safety in 24/7 mode. Meals are organized on the principle of full boarding - for this purpose there is a spacious common dining room.
Cardiff Sixth Form College students have access to the large sports and entertainment center David Lloyd Leisure Club: there is a swimming pool (indoor and outdoor), sports and fitness facilities, squash and tennis courts. Students can get a subscription at a reduced cost. On the campus there are sections of netball, climbing (there is own climbing wall), football and basketball.
A variety of clubs and interest groups are constantly working - each student will be able to find a lesson for himself, to discover his opportunities and talents, and communicate with like-minded people. The following types of activities are available:
Tuition fees range from £ 32,700 to £ 36,000 for the academic year, depending on the chosen level of study and the age of the students. The indicated cost already includes:
The amount does not include and is paid in addition the following costs:
Applicants of Cardiff Sixth Form College must send an application with a report card (translated and certified), a certificate demonstrating knowledge of the English language, and a letter of recommendation from the previous school. After reviewing the package of documents, a personal interview with a school employee is mandatory.
If you qualify for a place in the A-level program, the introductory requirements will be even higher:
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