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EF Academy Oxford

Address: Pullens Lane Headington Oxford OX3 ODT United Kingdom
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Description EF Academy Oxford

EF Academy Oxford (Academy EF Academy Oxford) is a prestigious and respected educational institution in the UK, offering effective educational programs for high school students all over the world.

The boarding school strives to respect both the traditions of classical British education and to simulate programs and equipment in accordance with high modern standards, and to introduce innovative pedagogical techniques and technical means. Much attention is paid not only to the subject teaching of students, but also to instilling in them the valuable academic skills necessary for studying in the best universities in the world. Students listen to lectures from professors of the legendary Oxford University: fruitful cooperation with him has been established for a long time, which allows students to attend faculties and schools of the university, attend classes conducted by Oxford undergraduates. Near the educational campus of the school is the huge university library Oxford Brooks, the resources of which high school students can use for education, creating research projects and individual coursework, scientific papers.

Professional students are constantly working with students on career and career guidance: they help to choose the best subjects for the curriculum, choose the right program for further education and higher education, specialty and faculty. With the help of consultants, students prepare for introductory interviews, exams and language tests (in particular IELTS), learn to fill out applications and properly collect and file documents.

Education on the programs is complemented by an interesting extra-curricular program: it helps foreign students get acquainted with the key features of British history, art, traditions and mentality. Organized fascinating thematic excursions to Oxford, London and other notable cities, including a visit to the legendary university, fun activities are held, a large number of thematic circles, sports sections and clubs of interest.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in EF Academy Oxford

Program name
from 14 000 £ / term


Traditional British GCSE program, specially adapted to the needs, abilities and needs of foreign students. The course is designed for 2 academic years (6 trimesters): these are 10-11 classes, 14-16-year-old students.

In the course of education, regular tests, studies, oral and written examinations are regularly given to subjects successfully passed at the final examinations, and IGCSE qualification is awarded in the certificate. The curriculum includes both compulsory subjects and optional ones that students can choose on their own - in general, the disciplines are divided into subject, thematic blocks:

  • Society and humanities: global perspectives, history, geography, business
  • Art: music, art of communication, development of critical thinking, drama and theater, IT, art and design, media and media, enterprise management
  • Physical education and sport
  • Mathematics: basic and additional courses, higher mathematics, international mathematics
  • Foreign languages: native language (self-study course), world literature, English, Spanish, French
  • Natural sciences: basic general course, chemistry, biology, physics, combined course.

A-level, IB and IGCSE programs start in September, and an additional set is also available at IGCSE in January. The cost of the courses is (price per person for 1 trimester and 1 academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

from 14 000 £ / term

IB Diploma

IB (International Baccalaureate) is an internationally recognized two-year program that completes the course of complete secondary education and prepares graduates to enter the best universities in the world. The duration of the course is 2 years (6 trimesters): throughout this time students take a variety of exams, tests, and final examinations give the right to possess a prestigious, highly-listed IB certificate.

The curriculum includes the study of 6 selected disciplines from 5 subject groups, as well as 3 key academic components, mandatory for all. Students develop the skills of critical and analytical thinking, will actively work both independently and in groups, will learn to create and present personal projects and research - all this will prove to be very valuable in any prestigious university.

Items for selection are included in the following groups:

1) Primary language (or mother tongue): English, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese (usually Mandarin), Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Norwegian, Portuguese

2) Foreign language: Spanish, French, English as a foreign language, German, Chinese

3) Social sciences, humanities: psychology, economics, geography, IT-technologies, philosophy, history, business and management

4) Natural sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, society and the outside world

5) Mathematics and exact sciences: mathematics, higher mathematics, mathematical analysis

6) Art: theater and drama, fine arts, music, cinema.

In addition, students attend classes in three compulsory disciplines, allowing you to check and perfect your knowledge in practice:

  • CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) - volunteer and charitable, creative and sports activities, disclosing the potential of each student
  • Writing an extended essay - creating an in-depth study on the selected topic (chosen independently and consistent with the teacher) and writing an academic essay (volume from 4000 words)
  • General theory of knowledge (TOK) - students will learn to understand the world in various ways, master different types of knowledge and will be able to successfully apply these skills in practice.

Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive one of two educational documents:

  • IB Diploma: successful passing examinations in all selected subjects and 3 compulsory subjects, maximum score on exams - 45
  • IB Certificate: a more loyal and flexible version of the program, usually offered to American students. Exams can be taken only for selected subjects and do not take final tests in 3 additional disciplines, and instead focus on effective preparation for the IELTS, TOEFL, SAT or ACT exams.

A-level, IB and IGCSE programs start in September, and an additional set is also available at IGCSE in January. The cost of the courses is (price per person for 1 trimester and 1 academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

from 14 000 £ / term


A two-year program for high school students (16-18 years old, 12-13 grades) is a true gold standard of British education. This is the main document that most British universities require when enrolling: an A-level certificate with high enough marks frees you from passing additional entrance exams and tests. The course lasts 2 years (6 trimesters): during the education students take written exams, tests and write a research (course) project.

The difference between the program - in a small number of subjects studied, in its academic depth and complexity, solidity. All the subjects to be taught by the student are chosen by himself: usually these are the same scientific areas, the study of which is planned at the chosen university. Of course, consultants, educators and personal trainers can help to formulate an optimal curriculum: as a rule, it includes 4-5 disciplines in the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 of the previously selected ones in the second year (A-level). You can choose directions from the following list:

  • Mathematics and higher mathematics
  • Social studies and humanities: business, economics, sociology, psychology, law, applied informatics and IT, the theory of mass communications
  • Natural Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Modern languages: native language, English, preparation for IELTS
  • Art.

A-level, IB and IGCSE programs start in September, and an additional set is also available at IGCSE in January. The cost of the courses is (price per person for 1 trimester and 1 academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can choose to stay in a host family or a general student residence - these are safe and comfortable options for living while studying in Oxford.

1) Host family

Quiet, cozy, quiet environment, plus the opportunity to look into the traditional life of the English family, to get acquainted with the British mentality, history and traditions. The rooms can be either personal or designed for several people, and the common premises of the house (kitchen, bathrooms, laundry) students can enjoy on the rights of family members. All houses are within walking distance of the campus, and all families are carefully selected and constantly checked by school employees.

2) Student residence

Both private and public rooms are offered: it is a great opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world, to stay in the center of events, to perfect language skills and skills in continuous communication. This option is great for active, independent and sociable students.

Each room is equipped with:

  • beds,
  • desks,
  • chairs,
  • wardrobes for storing things (by the number of people living).

On the territory of the residences there are cozy common living rooms for rest with soft furniture, a qualified nurse is on duty around the clock, there is a kitchen where you can make tea, coffee, snacks, sweets or sandwiches for a snack.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, algebra, art, Art and design, biology, business, Business and management, chemistry, Chinese, Creation and production of music, critical thinking, drama, economics, English, Environmental science, Filmmaking, French, geography, german language, Higher mathematics, history, IELTS preparation, Information Technology, international Business, Korean, law, management, maths, media management, music, native language (independently), Norwegian, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Portuguese, psychology, Russian language, social sciencies, Spanish, Studio art, Thai language, The media, Theatrical art, Vietnamese language, Visual arts, world literature

Events EF Academy Oxford

The school has a large number of thematic circles, sections and clubs of interest - each student will be able to find employment for themselves, new like-minded people, to reveal their talents and abilities:

  • Discussion club, debates and skills of public speaking, oratory
  • history of cinematography
  • mathematical club
  • various language clubs
  • excursion club (interesting, fascinating excursions to Oxford, London and other unique British cities)
  • the editorial office of the school newspaper
  • The UN Youth Model
  • Club of gardeners
  • football
  • art and creativity
  • school yearbook
  • modeling
  • poetic circle
  • theatrical and dramatic art, acting skills
  • musical groups and ensembles, singing lessons or playing musical instruments
  • business in modern society
  • French club
  • engineering
  • study of medicine and modern methods of treatment
  • yoga
  • basketball
  • badminton
  • choreography
  • running club
  • football
  • climbing, mountaineering
  • chess
  • Philosophical community
  • Competition for the Prize of the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Human rights.

Equipment EF Academy Oxford

The school campus is just 5 minutes by bicycle from the historic center of Oxford: in their free time and on weekends, students can fully enjoy the life, architecture and history of this beautiful old city and its legendary university.

The institution consists of two campuses: only 3 minutes walk from Pullens Lane. It is a calm, respectable, quiet and cozy area: the majestic buildings of traditional British architecture include everything necessary for full-fledged learning, living, recreation and leisure. Near the campus you can find all kinds of city infrastructure: cafes, restaurants and pubs, cinemas, pharmacies and banks, shops and souvenir shops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

A-level, IB and IGCSE programs start in September, and an additional set is also available at IGCSE in January. The cost of the courses is (price per person for 1 trimester and 1 academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

The specified price already includes:

  • education on the selected course
  • accommodation and meals (according to the chosen option)
  • Coordination of the student and full support during education leisure activities.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

The requirements for incoming students depend on the program, to the place they are applying for:


  • finished 8-9 class (scores from C and above - or equivalent)
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 4.5, EF testing from 41/70

2) IB Diploma:

  • completed grade 10 (scores from C and above - or equivalent)
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 5.5, EF testing from 52/70

3) A-level:

  • completed grade 10 (scores from C and above - or equivalent)
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 5.5, EF testing from 52/70.

Applications for the next school year are usually accepted until the end of May, but if the vacancies are filled, the reception may be terminated earlier. In this regard, you should submit documents at least for six months or a year: this will increase your chances of occupying a free place, help you better prepare for education and obtaining a visa, choose the best option for living.

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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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