Year of foundation: 1949
Location: Concord College: Shropshire County, Shrewsbury
Age of students: 13-19 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 420, foreign students - 60%
Programs: high school, GCSE, A-level, summer English courses
Accommodation: boarding house
Price: from 14980 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: 3rd place in the ranking of private schools in the UK for the A-Level
The International Concord College, located near Shrewsbury, in the northwestern part of England, is a 20-hectare campus. The territory of the educational institution includes residential, academic buildings, sports complex, library, own excursion facility. Near the college there are the ruins of an ancient English castle.
The international educational institution provides high quality education in A-level, GCSE. In Concord College students from fifty countries of the world study. The popularity of the college is determined by a number of factors. First of all, high results of academic preparation. College students subsequently enter Oxford, King's College London, University College London, and other universities.
Studying in England - not only academic courses, self-development and elite sports. College students can get to know better in British traditions, culture, history. The educational institution is an hour's drive from Birmingham, the second largest city in the country. It has a great excursion potential. In Shropshire, where the college is located, there are also many interesting places.
Secondary education at Concord College is a preparation for teaching at a middle school and involves acquaintance with 8 to 10 subject areas. Later, students will choose profile ones from them.
Completion of studies in grades 8-9 entails the surrender of a national uniform examination and the receipt of a GCSE certificate. Preparation for the exams of this level students are engaged in two years, passing three required subjects and up to 5 additional (optional). The certificate of incomplete secondary education requires successful grades in two compulsory subjects and 3 - 5 special areas. The English language of the academic program, mathematics and foreign language belong to the subjects necessary for the study of all pupils. The College specializes in French and Spanish.
Methods of mastering knowledge are characterized by diversity. The main emphasis is on working in classrooms. Practical courses contain a lot of hours of laboratory, the attention paid to the ability to independently carry out assignments and projects. Testing and questioning help to monitor the progress of students during each course.
Selective subjects for GCSE include the study of literature, legal foundations, biology, economic theory, chemistry, the basics of accounting, physics, business. Children can take courses of drama, historical orientation, music, information technology, religion, art, the basis of safe living, physical culture and a complex of natural objects.
The A-level program is a standard system of preparation for entering a British university. A-level education is provided in all colleges of the country, and graduates of the program are ready to receive qualification in higher education institutions.
Thanks to the passing of two-year courses in special disciplines, students fundamentally master mathematics, English and literature, geography, foreign Language, chemical direction, the sphere of art, physics, a complex of historical knowledge and biology. Concord College offers Spanish, German or French lessons. The first course prepares students for 4 disciplines, the second examines 3 subjects.
In universities, students continue to master selected subjects, and the success of training at the A-level allows entering higher institutions without entrance examinations. Graduates of Concord College traditionally receive the highest marks on the A-level. In 2009, more than 95% of students received A * -B, confirming the quality of training and high standards of British education.
Courses are designed for foreign students with varying degrees of proficiency in English. For three weeks of training a child can take a course from elementary to standard or be trained right away through an intensive program. Courses usually start on June 29 and last until mid-August. Arrival of new students is planned on Sunday.
Additional fees for activities to choose from:
|Golf (Golf)||£ 310|
|Horse Riding||] £ 270|
|Student First Aid||£ 100|
|Golf & amp; Student First Aid (golf + first aid)||£ 410|
|Tennis & amp; Student First Aid (tennis + first aid)||£ 335 |
The standard summer courses program is designed to improve the Children's communication skills, writing and stock vocabulary. Intensive program provides, in addition to the academic English course, additional hours of subject classes. Schoolchildren 13 - 17 years old can study two subjects to choose from: math, biology, chemistry, physics. There are laboratory classes and constant knowledge control.
The level of knowledge entering the summer courses is determined by testing. Depending on the results, small groups of schoolchildren from different countries are formed. This encourages communication in English and better mastering of the material.
Accommodation. The female and male parts of the living quarters are located separately. The rooms are designed for one or two people. The curator lives with the children and assists with adaptation, is responsible for safety, resolves conflicts between schoolchildren.
For coordination in the educational process there is a director for training. The medical center deals with health problems, you can also contact the director of summer courses for help in resolving the issues that arise.
Three meals a day are provided for the students in the canteen. The preparation of dishes is done by a professional chef. There is a possibility to use the laundry once a week.
Concord College pays much attention to sports development. On campus there are tennis courts, a swimming pool, several grounds for basketball players and a football field. Girls can be interested in classes in the fitness center. Fans of rock climbing will have access to a special wall under the supervision of trainers-practitioners. We also allow free access to computer rooms. The possibilities of independent and additional classes are provided at the expense of the library and laboratories.
It's nice to spend extracurricular time in a cinema or theater. The college regularly conducts excursions, provides lessons in drawing or visiting the ice rink. Recreational activities also include horse riding and hiking in the bowling clubs.
A transfer to the college is provided and included in the fee for summer courses. A prerequisite is the arrival at Heathrow during working hours (8 - 17). Departure is also provided by the college (9 - 17 hours).
International boarding school Concord College
After testing on the first day of classes, students according to their age and level of English knowledge are divided into classes - no more than 12 people. Classes are held from Monday to Friday and start at 9.15 am. On Wednesdays, they end at 12.40, and on the remaining days at 15.00. The school day is conditionally divided into 3 parts, each of which is accented on individual moments of language learning.
English course: ENGLISH COURSE
20 hours a week
Age: 8 - 18 years
Level: from elementary to advanced
Study group: up to 12 people
Scientific course: SCIENCE COURSE
20 hours a week
Age: 13 - 17
Training group: up to 12 people
5 - 30 July, 3 ½ weeks - 283220 Rubles
2 - 23 August, 3 weeks - 243130 rubles
5 - 30 July, 3 ½ weeks - 309430 rubles
2 - 23 August, 3 weeks - 265150 rubles
Students live in cozy residences, in rooms for 2 people. Girls and boys live separately in the college. For senior students there is a possibility of individual accommodation. They can choose a single room for a comfortable stay.
Students can remain in college for a vacation. An additional fee is not charged. A number of additional services are also offered free of charge, for example, a laundry.
Meals are organized according to the principle of full boarding. The college is equipped with modern kitchen, dining room. The block corresponds to hotel standards. The quality of food is one of the distinguishing features of an educational institution. In college, they try to take into account the individual nutritional needs of their students.
In addition to the standard technical school equipment at Concord College, there is a special one designed to consolidate theoretical knowledge into practice. Modern equipment has scientific laboratories, demonstration halls. To study the languages in the college, there is a language lab. A computer class is used for educational purposes, but students can use it in personal aims(for entertainment, communication on the network).
The college has its own medical center. Great attention is paid to sports in the institution. The sports complex of the college is equipped with all necessary equipment.
Studying at Concord College is divided into three terms. Autumn opens the academic year of September 5 - 9, the end of the autumn trimester falls on December 5-9. Students can relax on vacation from October 28 to November 2. After the Christmas holidays, on January 4 - 6, students again go to school. The spring trimester ends on March 27. In late February, children deservedly rest. The holidays are scheduled for February 17 - 22, and the new, summer, trimester starts studying on April 14. May holidays (from 22 to 27) allow students to gain strength for the completion of the academic year on June 19.
For foreign students, Concord College conducts additional English courses, subject to a mandatory supplement of £ 1200 per semester. You can register for studying at school if you pay £1,000. If there are no more places in the school, the registration fee is returned to the applicant. Confirm the seriousness of the intention to study in the college is possible by making a deposit in the amount of payment for the trimester. The registration fee in the guardianship agency and the curator's assistance is also included in the list of additional payments.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
|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|
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