Year of foundation: 1841
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire county
Age of students: 13-18 years
Type ofeducation: joint
Number of students: 600, 15% - foreign students
Programs: high school, GCSE, A-level
Accommodation: boarding house
Cost: from 11250 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: is one of the best private schools in Britain
Cheltenham College is a private school known for its high level of academic preparation. 95% of its graduates continue studying in the UK in prestigious universities, many become students of the leading universities in the world.
Cheltenham College was founded as an elite school for aristocratic children in the 19th century. Today, the institution adheres to traditions, but at the same time it meets all the requirements of the modern educational system. Every year foreign students from different countries come to the school. Children go to college at 13, 14, 16 years old. The institution is proud of the multicultural community, supports foreign students. For their comfortable learning, accommodation, adaptation, all conditions are created.
Cheltenham College confirms its reputation year after year. This joint school in Gloucestershire offers studying GCSE, A-level programs. The results of final examinations at the school are among the best in the county. About 7% of students continue their studies at Cambridge and Oxford University.
The process of studying in prestigious and expensive Cheltenham College is based on traditional academic principles. At the same time, to attention of students, in addition to basic studies, research projects, sports programs are offered. There are many circles in the school. They enable students to concentrate on in-depth studying of interesting disciplines (mathematics, geography, natural sciences, literature, politics, history, etc.). The work of teachers is not limited by classical teaching. They orient students towards a future career.
Extra-curricular activities make the school life interesting and bright. Creative, sports sections work on an ongoing basis. They allow children with any level of ability to improve in the field of interest, be it theater, music, design or sports (swimming, squash, cricket, rugby, hockey, etc.).
College curricula are aimed at the implementation of two main goals: deep, fundamental education and the formation of a harmonious personality.
For 13-14-year-olds, curricula are formed in such a way that the interrelations between subjects allow the child to develop and Humanitarian direction, and in the natural sciences. The ninth year of study includes mastering two foreign languages, three exact disciplines and the Latin language. The schoolchildren, who have reached the age of 14 to 16, undergo 10 academic disciplines: 3 natural sciences, English and literature, French, and mathematics. The school also offers 4 subjects to choose from and classes for general development: theater, design, physical development, art. The study of two foreign languages is considered mandatory in the school.
General Certificate of Secondary Education - the official certificate confirming incomplete secondary education. His receipt testifies to the successful completion of studies in the 8th to 9th grade. In one or two years of the program, students study 3 main subjects: academic English, a foreign language and mathematics. Additional disciplines can be chosen depending on their own talents and university requirements, in which the teenager plans to enter. As an additional Cheltenham College offers up to 70 electives, but especially popular among children is physics, economics, business, literature, biology, chemistry, accounting and law. The certificate of incomplete secondary education can be obtained by passing 2 subjects from the compulsory and 3 to 5 from the list of additional disciplines.
The success of college education is determined by active work in the classrooms and laboratories, the originality of independent projects and the quality of domestic work. The curriculum provides for frequent testing and verbal checks. Having passed a nationwide uniform examination, students can count on receiving the GCSE.
After 11 years of study, students can take the International GCSE (an international version of the British GCSE), which will allow them to receive education abroad. At International GCSE, children take English literature, science and mathematics. To receive the UK Certificate of Part-time Secondary Education GCSE, you need to finish the rest of the items from the mandatory list.
The two-year program is designed to prepare applicants for admission to universities. The A-level certificate allows you not to pass the entrance exams, as its presence indicates a high level of academic British education.
Most high schools in the UK offer A-level to their students. The content of the program is unified and is the same for all colleges in the country. The number of subjects is small, since the emphasis is on the breadth of knowledge. The choice of each subject is determined by the student depending on the further specialty, and the study is intensive and profound.
In the first year, students master 4 basic subjects, in the second year - three. Cheltenham College offers a large selection of non-priority subjects, but recommends not taking close ones on subjects, so as not to disturb academic balance. As additional disciplines, students often choose those who are in the field of knowledge of their future profession.
After 12 years of training (AS-level), students take 4 exams in the subjects studied during the year. At 17-18 years, after 13 years of study, a successful passing of three exams is mandatory. The college offers a list of 24 electives, so that students themselves define their specialization, which will be devoted to the years of study at the university.
Accommodation in the school is organized in 10 buildings. 8 of them are occupied by students in full board. In 2 buildings there are students of full-time education. Each residence has everything necessary to communicate with your peers, comfortable rest. The school staff tries to make living in its walls as comfortable as possible for all students. At Cheltenham College all the wishes of children and parents for accommodation are taken into account.
The school has everything necessary for high-quality studying. This applies to teaching materials, interactive, other resources. For leisure and sports on campus there is also necessary equipment and places. On the territory of Cheltenham College, as in other best colleges in the UK, there is a heated swimming pool, several tennis courts, a sports complex, a theater, a concert hall, sports grounds, a gym, a climbing wall, a boat station.
The academic year in the college provides three trimester. Autumn traditionally begins on September 1 and lasts until December 12. The holidays are scheduled from October 17 to November 2. The next cycle of studying opens on the spring trimester on January 11 and ends on March 20. Students from February 13 to February 22 have rest. The last, summer, trimester comes on April 13. The rest break is scheduled from May 23 to June 1, and the long-awaited completion of the school year is scheduled for June 27.
Before choosing the curriculum of a college, it is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the necessary additional expenses. Payment for classes in English for foreign citizens (English as Foreign Language) traditional - 1,2 thousand pounds sterling for trimester. You must pay £ 75 for registration. A few items on the list of expenses will constitute a semester deposit, payment of guardianship and registration in the tutor council.
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