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Dover College

In 2017 - near 33% of A Level students achieved A*/A grades
Address:  Effingham Cres, Dover CT17 9RH, United Kingdom
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Description Dover College

  • Location: Dover, United Kingdom
  • Founded: in 1871
  • The age of the students: 11-18 years
  • Number of students: 346 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Educational programs: middle and senior classes, GCSE, A-level
  • Accommodation type: boarding house
  • Type of studying: mixed.

There are 4 institutions in the structure of Dover College:

  • Kindergarten;
  • Elementary;
  • Middle;
  • High school departments.

Foreign students are admitted to full board from 11 to 18 years old - they have access to middle-class programs, the GCSE course and the Sixth Form (A-level program): students from abroad account for more than 70% of all students.

Dover College is proud of its warm, welcoming atmosphere. The institution is located on the base of the former monastery of St. Martin: still some buildings are used (for example, refectory, logically become a dining room), built in the 12th century! The campus area is very cozy, green, well-groomed: here the eye rests on the famous English lawns, enjoying the view of classical architecture and century-old trees. The college helps children to cultivate respect for other cultures, tolerance, politeness.

Dover College is different from the quality of its curriculum. According to 2013 data, more than 50% of graduates passed the most difficult A-level exams to the highest A * -B scores, and the average score of UCAS in terms of each student was 399 points. 92% of graduates have successfully enrolled in selected universities (about 4% chose art and faculty) - among the most popular universities are the following:

The Dover College campus is located in Dover, on the English Channel coast. This region is famous for its unusual white mountains and a soft, warm, favorable climate with fresh sea breezes. Distance to London is 130 kilometers - the road by bus takes just over an hour.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Dover College

Program name
from 9 500 £ / term

Secondary school (grades 7-8)

The curriculum is based on the basic principles of the British national system. It is noteworthy that students are divided into groups in accordance with priority educational needs (mathematics, foreign languages). The subjects in the program include the following:

  • Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Studies
  • The course of personal and social development
  • Chemistry
  • Foreign language (optional - Spanish or French)
  • Biology
  • History
  • IT
  • English
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Art.

In addition, each student is necessarily engaged in sports, especially swimming. Twice a week, friendly matches and games are held, and competitions are usually held on Saturdays. Additionally, activities are carried out for the development of leadership and team thinking, team building, rope passage, psychological games and exercises.

from 11 995 £ / term

All students of grade 9 are divided into three groups: the distribution depends on success in mathematics, the natural sciences and English (the other disciplines are taught in general classes, undifferentiated).

In the 10th grade, the list of compulsory subjects includes:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English literature
  • Physics.

Students choose independently the remaining subjects (up to 9-10 in the general curriculum) - one of each of the following 4 blocks:

  • Spanish language, geography, ICT (information and computer technologies), physical education
  • Business, drama, design and technology, textile industry, music
  • French, Economics, ICT
  • History, business, art and ceramics.

In addition, students are provided with physical exercises, as well as a special course on building a successful career and career guidance.

from 11 995 £ / term

High school students are offered more freedom in school (private bedrooms, a separate Student Center, university format of lessons and lectures), but the requirements for them are much higher.

In the first year of study, students choose for themselves 4 priority subjects, of which there are only 3 for the second year. The list of possible options is as follows:

  • Chemistry
  • Higher Mathematics
  • History
  • Art
  • English
  • Health and Social Care
  • Physical education and sport (you can qualify for BTEC)
  • Music
  • Economy
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Spanish
  • Design and technology
  • Geography
  • The photo
  • Biology
  • Travel and tourism
  • French
  • Physics
  • Drama and theater
  • Textile
  • ICT (information and computer technologies)
  • Geology.

In our free time for students of the senior classes (Sixth Form) fascinating lectures and master classes are organized from the best world experts, politicians, businessmen. Also, such non-standard classes as "The Power of Hypnosis", "Hard Time", "Global Prospects" are being organized.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Dover College campus has 4 comfortable residences for boarding students: each house accommodates 65 students, so each residence forms its own student brotherhood with its own laws and regulations. Constantly organize joint events and games (for this purpose, spacious living rooms and cozy playrooms are provided), high school students constantly help the younger and take patronage over them. Boys and girls are provided with separate buildings. The rooms are designed for 2-3 people, high school students occupy separate, private bedrooms.


Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, art, biology, Business fundamentals, Career development course, chemistry, computer techologies, design and technology, Dramatic art, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, healthy lifestyle, history, maths, musical art, Product design, sports science, textile, the photo


In 2017, under the A level program - 33% of students passed exams for the highest A * -A scores.

Equipment Dover College

The spacious territory of Dover College includes educational buildings, residences, numerous sports grounds and recreation fields, a hospital for sick children (4-bed rooms, a surgical room, treatment rooms - all around the clock).

A separate Holiday Center is available for high school students participating in the Sixth Form program (grades 12-13): students are provided with coffee and snack machines, a comfortable living room with TV and DVD, a coffee shop.

Students regularly work in a large multi-functional fitness center, dance studio, numerous tennis courts and indoor and outdoor fields for team games. Not far (in walking distance) there is a beautiful city swimming pool, where the school swimming team's studying takes place. Among the most popular sports in Dover College are the following:

  • Swimming
  • Track and field athletics
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Cross country
  • Cricket
  • Football.

There are more than 15 student clubs and sections. There are even such unusual destinations as the Sommelier Club (only available to high school students) and the Bridge Players Club! Approximately 40% of students play at least 1 musical instrument.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is traditionally divided into three trimesters for British schools: autumn, spring and summer. 

Not included in the course price:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Consular fee (to be paid at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Custodianship (if the child is under 18 years of age): registration with the agency + guardian services
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants for a place in Dover College should prepare the following package of documents:

  • Report card with grades (the last 2-3 years);
  • Recommendations from teachers in mathematics and English, from class teacher;
  • Certificate of English proficiency (can be passed in the school or in the official accredited center);
  • A cover letter on the topic "Why do I want to study at your school?" (written by the student himself);
  • All the available awards, medals, gratitudes, certificates in various fields of activity;

Be prepared that the school can assign additional entrance examinations (usually a mathematics exam): they can also be taken in schools and accredited centers.

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- 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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