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CATS College Canterbury

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Description CATS College Canterbury

Year of foundation: 1952
Location: Canterbury
Age of students: 14-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 250
Programs: Pre-Programme, GCSE, A-level, IB, Foundation, Academic English
Placement: Residence
Price: From 7750 GBP per term without accommodation
is one of the best colleges in England for high school students

CATS College Canterbury is an international school for students in the 6th grade. There is an educational institution in the center of the historic city of Canterbury. From the college in walking distance are located sports centers, architectural attractions, shops, cozy English coffee shops.

The city of Canterbury is connected by railways and roads to the historic cities of Great Britain and France. In many of them, college students go on excursions on weekends. Cognitive tours around Canterbury are also organized. In Kent, there are many interesting places worthy of attention of foreign students.

The CATS College of Canterbury, as one of the best English schools, attracts attention with a high level of academic preparation. At the end of the university, 100% of children enter the university. 83% of them receive offers from educational institutions that are in the ranking of TOP-20 Universities. Fundamental knowledge obtained in college allows students to enroll in the University of Bath, of York, of Leicester, of Exeter, Loughborough University. Also, school graduates continue their studies at other prestigious universities in the UK.

In college, standard programs of pre-university preparation are offered to children's attention. Regardless of the choice of destination, children study according to the highest academic standards under optimal conditions. CATS College Canterbury, like other educational institutions of the network, is known for the quality of teaching, the diversity of opportunities for the all-round development of the child's personality.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in CATS College Canterbury

Program name
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from 8 830 £ / term

The GCSE program consists of two training courses and is designed for schoolchildren who intend to apply for pre-university training courses. An individually selected academic load will thoroughly prepare the teenager for A-level or IB. The level of assimilation of information is checked regularly. The possible age for admission is 16 years and more.

The college makes a program of extracurricular activities depending on the interests of the children. Students can visit museums, tours, organize sports events.

At CATS College Canterbury, five subjects are given at the GCSE level. The following disciplines are offered: information technologies, literature (world), physics, mathematics, art history, historical course, theater, chemistry, English, business management, geography, Latin, biology.

Beginning: September, January, April

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from 8 830 £ / term

The program consists of two courses and is intended for future entrants. A-level guides students in choosing a specialty and prepares for the subjects necessary for admission to the higher institutions of Britain. The main thrust of the program is the integrity of the theoretical preparation and practical application of knowledge. Adolescents creatively approach the solution of questions and write analytical essays on a given topic.

CATS College Canterbury teachers orient students in choosing universities, explain the advantages of training in them, help to prepare a package of documents (application, motivation letter, recommendations) for admission.

In six trimesters, pupils take up to 5 subjects of choice. The final control of knowledge in the college is conducted by individual modules or by the results of the course work. For study, selective sciences are provided: the world economy, mathematics (+ highest), law, physics, latest technologies, business management, biology, sociological and psychological bases, chemistry, geography course.

16-year-old students receive education at the A-level for 5-6 semesters; an accelerated program (3 terms) is provided for older children.

In the exams, a significant part (more than 83%) of the students on the program reach the A and B grades. Best British universities (according to The Times rating) invite CATS College Canterbury students to further master the university degree. In past years, more than 80% of graduates of the A-level have been sent proposals.

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from 8 830 £ / term

The international program was created for schoolchildren who dream of enrolling in a British higher educational institution. The IB program allows you to take subjects in a natural direction, a complex of humanities and learn foreign languages. Active civic position is brought up at the charity center of CATS College Canterbury. The campaign to raise funds for the needy is included in the final evaluation of the program.

In six trimesters, students comprehend three compulsory modules (essays, knowledge bases and CAS) and 6 sciences to choose from. The theory of cognition teaches the critical way of thinking, develops a comprehensive approach to any information, teaches tolerance, the ability to prove one's point of view, and take into account the opinions of others. The CAS course teaches an active life position, participation in public life, and forms an initiative member of the community. Writing a scientific essay is a course that teaches you to conduct research and find an unusual vision of standard events. The creativity of the essay presentation is also highly appreciated by the teachers.

International Baccalaureate students study English, the world economy, ecology, the art course, physics, the field of biological knowledge, mathematics (+ higher), theater, chemistry, history, geography. CATS College Canterbury allows wishing to learn foreign languages. Schoolchildren are offered the mastery of Russian and French, Japanese and Spanish.

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from 8 830 £ / term

A busy pre-university program is great for foreign students planning to study in Britain. One training course adapts teenagers to life in the country, accelerates the level of English, introduces the system of British education. Of the 3-4 subjects studied, the course of the English academic language and mathematics is compulsory, so the program is not suitable for enrolling in medical schools.

CATS College Canterbury has entered into partnership agreements with a number of higher schools on the continuity of the education of its graduates. After the completion of the University Foundation, students are invited by higher education institutions to receive professional education. The companions of the college are Birmingham; Liverpool; Anglia Ruskin (England Raskin University); BathSpa; Kingston; EastAnglia; Buckingham (Buckingham University); CanterburyChristChurch; Hull; DeMontfort (De Montfort); Chester; Coventry; Dundee; Bradford; Cardiff (Cardiff); QueensBelfast; Brighton (Brighton); Manchester Metropolitan; Essex; York (York); Glasgow; Goldsmiths; ThamesValley (University of West London); Greenwich; Heriot-Watt; SouthamptonSolent (Southampton Solent); Hertfordshire; Keele (Kiel State); Plymouth; Kent; Newcastle; Leicester; Loughborough (Loughborough); Manchester; Northumbria; NottinghamTrent; Aston; OxfordBrookes (Oxford Brooks); Portsmouth; Reading; Salford; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); RoyalHolloway; Westminster (Westminster); Stratchclyde; Surrey; Swansea; Warwick (Warwick); LondonMetropolitan.

Directions of training:

1. Business plus finance (technology, jurisprudence, business management, accounting, international relations).

2. Engineering plus natural sciences (computer equipment, physics, mathematics).

3. Law plus humanitarian sphere (diplomacy, geography, jurisprudence, psychology, sociological research).

4. Mathematics plus natural science disciplines (chemistry, advanced mathematics, biology, psychological analysis, physics).

5. Mass media (geography, research in the field of mass media, latest technologies, psychology).

A basic program for foreigners enrolling in pre-university courses at the University Foundation Program or A-Level. The annual program includes preparation for academic English, getting used to the requirements of a British higher school, obtaining knowledge in the volume of the GCSE.

For individual students, depending on the further goals and quality of their original knowledge, individual loads are developed and modules vary. Excellent level of English proficiency allows the passage of the course in one trimester. Three trimester learning process will last for weak students who want to pass up to 5 subjects. The cost of study in one trimester is 7750 pounds sterling. The desired age for applicants is from 15 years.

In order to study and pass examinations for a certificate of secondary education (GCSE) or admission to the A-Level, you can choose such sciences: mathematical foundations, management and business, information technologies, world literature, design and art history, theater, Chemistry, a complex of geographical sciences, physics, historical knowledge, biology.

Beginning: September, January, April, July

from 6 000 £ / term

Training at CATS College Canterbury in the English language program at the academic level will allow graduates to enter a professional program of preparation for the university. During the development of the program, children will be able to learn the subject terms necessary for successful study at the University Foundation Program and A-Level courses. Studying selected electives, students learn the vocabulary on these subjects from basic to more complex topics. The college provides for studying the language separately or combined with modules of mathematics, humanitarian disciplines, business courses or natural subjects. If English proficiency is too low, the student needs to complete up to 4 trimesters of training. For the advanced level, the course can be completed in 1-2 terms. Admission is possible at any time, as the groups are recruited constantly and are formed according to the level of knowledge. The optimal age of applicants is over 15 years. The price for tuition for 1 trimester is 7750 British pounds.

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from 3 650 £ / 3 week

UK Education Taster

The ability to raise the level of English in the International Baccalaureate and University Foundation in the UK to perfection.

Information on the course:

Age: 14-16 years (applications from 17 year olds are considered)

Start: July-July and July-August

Level of proficiency: IELTS 4.0+ / intermediate level

The size of the class: 12-15 people

Course duration: 3 weeks

Cost : £ 3,650 for 3 weeks (includes transfers, accommodation and meals)

Careers in Law, Business and Finance

Specific lessons and advice from leading experts in the field of Law, Business and Finance.

Information on the course:

Age: 14-16 years (applications from 17 year olds are considered)

Beginning: July-July and July-August

Level of proficiency: IELTS 4.0+ / intermediate level

The size of the class: 12-15 people

Course duration: 3 weeks

The cost of : £ 3,650 for 3 weeks (includes transfers, accommodation and meals)

from 7 550 £ / term

The specialized training program is designed for motivated students wishing to work in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology.

In addition to studying basic academic subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and others, students are given the opportunity Attend weekly seminars, which detail the training programs at the university, the requirements for admission to various universities, as well as preparation for the introductory tests: BMAT / UKCAT and much more.

Students are helped to prepare for introductory interviews through individual consultations, seminars, meetings provided by representatives of the best universities in the country.

Students are expected to actively participate in discussions on subjects, as well as conducting presentations on real medical topics. A small working experience, as well as a further opportunity to work as volunteers in some prestigious hospitals and medical institutions.

The program lasts 6 terms (2-year program, beginning - September), 5 trimesters (one and a half year program, beginning - January), 3 terms (accelerated program, beginning - September).

UK Education Taster Program: Canterbury / United Kingdom / 3 weeks / 2016

For whom:

Students from 14 to 17 years, whose goal is to get education in the UK, but there is no complete certainty about the choice of the program. For 3 weeks, the student will be able to "try on" the programs A-Level, International Baccalaureate and Foundation

Key facts:

  • Intensive 3-week academic program and extra-curricular activities
  • Dates: July 3-23, 2016 or July 24 - August 13, 2016
  • The program is taking place at the CATS Canterbury College at 68 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3LQ
  • Students are engaged in groups of 12-15 people
  • Accommodation on the campus of the college, three meals a day. Admission requirements:
  • Knowledge of English at intermediate / intermediate level (entrance test)
  • Motivation (!)

The cost of the program:

• £ 3,450 for 3 weeks of training, including accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers.

Summer Courses for Career in Jurisprudence, Business and Finance

Canterbury / United Kingdom / 3 weeks / 2016

For whom:

Students from 14 to 17 years, whose goal is a career in law, business and finance.

Key facts:

• intensive 3-week academic program and extracurricular activities

• dates: 3 - 23 July 2016 or 24 July - 13 August 2016

• The program takes place at the CATS Canterbury College at 68 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3LQ

• students are engaged in groups of 12 to 15 people

• Accommodation on the campus of the college, three meals a day.

Admission requirements:

  • Knowledge of English at intermediate / intermediate level (entrance test)
  • Motivation (!)

The cost of the program:

• £ 3,450 for 3 weeks of training, including accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation in the CATS College of Canterbury is organized mainly in student dormitories. Up to 16 years, children live in rooms designed for one or two people. In the dormitory there is a 24-hour control by the personnel of the educational institution. Students from the age of 17 years can take single accommodation in comfortable apartments. After 18 years old students can live in a host family. With CATS College Canterbury, families have been working for many years, having the opportunity to provide comfortable living conditions for foreign students for the entire period of study.

Meals for those living in the hostel are organized according to the principle of a boarding house. There is a large school cafeteria for this. Three meals a day can be standard, vegetarian, diet. Every day students are offered a wide variety of dishes. The menu presents several cuisines of the world. In the international college, the best conditions for living are created.

The cost of living:

  • family, single room, two meals - from 2,990 pounds per trimester
  • residence, joint room - from 2,990 pounds per trimester per student
  • residence, single room without a personal shower - from 2,990 pounds per trimester per student
  • residence, single room with private shower - from 4,200 pounds per trimester per student

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Advanced mathematics, art, Art and design, Artistic skill, Basics of doing business, biology, Bookkeeping, Business research, chemistry, Chinese, computer equipment, computer programming, Computers, diplomacy, drama, ecology, economics, English, English literature, finance, French, geography, German, Higher mathematics, history, History of art, Information Technology, Interethnic relations, Japanese, jurisprudence, Latin language, mass media, maths, modern technologies, physics, physiology, political science, psychology, right, Russian language, sociology, Spanish, the photo, theater, World economy, World literature
Events list: amusement park, Arts and crafts, Athletics, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, chess, Circle of foreign languages, Climbing wall, Cooking Club, Cultural events, dancing, Debating circle, Dramatic circle, Excursion to london, Fashion shows, football, Fotomasterstvo, hockey, horseback riding, Madame Tussauds museum, meditation, music studio, oratory, paintball, Protection of Nature, rugby, Salsa, Scientific research group, Shopping, skating, sport competitions, Sports running, Squash, swimming, table tennis, talent show, Team games, tennis, Tour to the Harry Potter studio, Visit to Wembley Stadium, volleyball


  • High assurance of admission to prestigious universities in the UK. The quality of academic preparation also makes it possible to continue studying in the most famous universities in the world.
  • Individual approach to students, teachers are attentive to each student. This allows you to competently guide students in the development of abilities, talents, skills.
  • The modern equipment of the center of individual education, classes, laboratories facilitates the effective assimilation of educational material.
  • The territory of the college is organized so that students can concentrate entirely on studying.

Equipment CATS College Canterbury

Due to recent changes, the college has changed. Today, its distinctive features are principally new laboratories, educational audiences. Modern equipment is installed, also computer center, library. Interactive technology is present in the halls for lectures and seminars. Recreation areas were also updated. The transformation of the school canteen was also touched.

Sports sections and mugs have everything necessary for successful practice. There are also many opportunities for entertainment on campus.

Term dates and fees

The school begins the academic year on September 8, the results of the autumn trimester are summarized on December 12. The holidays are scheduled from October 25 to November 2. The next stage of the year opens on January 5. On the deserved rest students leave on February, 14 - 22. The end of the spring trimester comes on April 2. Passage of the summer trimester for students opens on April 20. The long-awaited vacation awaits children from June 18 (26).

Preparing to enter the college will require additional financial investments. The deposit for the place will have to be paid in the amount of 2,4 thousand pounds, the registration in the college costs 100 pounds sterling. There will also be a need for additional payments for supervision and support of the guardian agency. Foreign students spend considerable funds for additional lessons in English (EFL). In the CATS College of Canterbury for such classes, you need to pay 1.2 thousand pounds in the trimester. There is also a deposit in the amount of the cost of study for the trimester.

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- 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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