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EF Academy Torbay

Address: Castle Road Torquay Devon TQ1 3BG United Kingdom
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Description EF Academy Torbay

  • Location: Torbay, Devon, UK
  • Age of students: 14-19 years.

EF Academy Torbay (Academy of EF Academy Torbay) offers students around the world effective preparatory programs and balanced courses for high school students of 14-19 years planning to enter the best universities in the world. It harmoniously combines the centuries-old traditions of British education and modern, innovative techniques, technologies and equipment, which allows the students of EF Academy Torbay to receive education in accordance with the high standards of the XXI century.

The study here is individual and practical: for each student, teachers and administrators, consultants and mentors seek to find a unique approach to fully reveal the potential of each student, his personal abilities and talents. This is actively promoted by a diverse and rich extra-curricular program: a large number of facultative clubs, sections and clubs of interest will help each student to unfold as a unique, independent personality.

Torbay is a very hospitable city with friendly residents who are proud of the neighborhood with the school, help the students with advice and not only during walks, excursions and events.

Employees of EF Academy Torbay are sure: the one who is well taken care of is the one who studies best. Moral and psychological health, comfort of the ward is one of the main principles of the school's work: not only carefully select personnel, teachers and instructors, host families, but also hire school psychologists who are able to work with children aged 14-19. It is worth noting and a qualified career guidance service: professional advisors help high school students create a curriculum, choose a specialty and faculty, a university for higher education, introduce students to the specifics of various professions, help to collect and submit documents on time. There are also guided tours to the campuses of the best British universities, acquaintance with their programs, infrastructure opportunities, teachers. The results of the A-level and IB examinations, which students pass during the spring session, are sent on time to selected universities by the students - afterwards they only have to choose the most attractive, priority invitation for them and send their confirmation of enrollment.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in EF Academy Torbay

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 14 000 £ / term

IGCSE

Recognized throughout the world, the British program for students of 9-11 class (14-16 years) and specially adapted for foreign students. Education at IGCSE will not only complete the course of incomplete secondary education, but also help students to effectively prepare for their studies in the Sixth Form - A-level or IB Diploma courses.

The duration of the program is 2 academic years (6 trimesters): during the entire period of study, students write control and testing (for reporting and objectivity, external examiners are often invited), examinations (internal and final). The item successfully passed by the students at the final exams of the 11th class, qualifies for IGCSE.

The curriculum includes an average of 8-14 subjects - both mandatory and optional, which students can choose independently (for ease of choice, all disciplines are divided into thematic blocks):

  • Art: music, media and media, development of critical thinking (mainly through reading and writing), art of communication, enterprise management, drama and theater, art and design
  • Mathematics: general and complementary courses, higher mathematics, international mathematics
  • Physical training and sports, physical development
  • Modern languages: native language (independent study), Chinese, world literature, French, English, Spanish
  • Natural sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, basic general course, combined universal course
  • Social studies and humanities: global perspectives, business, history, geography.

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

1) IGCSE:

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

The cost of education is (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester and academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

  • IB Diploma, IGCSE, A-level = 8,330 £ / 24,990 £.
Annual
16-18
from 14 000 £ / term

IB Diploma

The universal course of the International Baccalaureate is simultaneously the completion of the program of complete secondary education, and effective, comprehensive preparation for entering the best universities, active development of academic skills. The program provides a large number of practical tasks: all students will be able to hone their knowledge and skills on a huge number of design, research works and practical examples, classes in scientific laboratories.

The duration of the course is 2 academic years (6 trimesters): regular monitoring and verification works, intermediate and final examinations are provided. Each student selects 6 disciplines for an individual curriculum - for convenience they are divided into thematic subject 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.

The skills of critical and analytical thinking are actively developed, the ability to work in a group and independently, the skill of preparation and presentation of research projects are all those skills without which effective teaching is impossible in a modern advanced university.

Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive one of 2 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.

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

1) IB Diploma:

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

The cost of education is (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester and academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

  • IB Diploma, IGCSE, A-level = 8,330 £ / 24,990 £.
Annual
12-13
from 14 000 £ / term

Preparatory program

A special preparatory course helps pupils (especially foreign students) to improve their English level in a short time, to prepare for education on the IGCSE / IB / A-level programs.

The duration of the program is determined individually - depending on the level of the English language and the preparation of the student, it can be 1-4 semimester. Note that even a successful course is not counted as an academic year - but you will be able to earn educational credits (credit units), which can then be counted on the main chosen program.

The curriculum is primarily aimed at the integrated, general development of all language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

In addition, students are also engaged in thematic subject programs, and they have the right to attend the same sections, electives and events as students of the main streams. The curriculum includes the following subjects and research areas:

  • Preparing for the exam in English
  • Sport and physical education
  • English and Grammar
  • Mathematics
  • Communication skills
  • Science (exact, natural, humanitarian).

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

1) Preparatory program:

  • finished grade 8 at least (points from C and above - or equivalent) - than "older" the program on which you subsequently plan to study, the higher the requirements
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 4.5, EF testing from 40/70. The higher your level of English, the less your education will take (the duration of the course can be 1-4 terms) and the faster you will be able to begin the basic educational course.

The cost of education and the date of enrollment, filing of documents you can check with your manager.

Annual
14-16
from 14 000 £ / term

Preparatory program

A special preparatory course helps pupils (especially foreign students) to improve their English level in a short time, to prepare for training on the IGCSE / IB / A-level programs.

The duration of the program is determined individually - depending on the level of the English language and the preparation of the student, it can be 1-4 semimester. Note that even a successful course is not counted as an academic year - but you will be able to earn educational credits (credit units), which can then be counted on the main chosen program.

The curriculum is primarily aimed at the integrated, general development of all language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

In addition, students are also engaged in thematic subject programs, and they have the right to attend the same sections, electives and events as students of the main streams. The curriculum includes the following subjects and research areas:

  • Preparing for the exam in English
  • Sport and physical education
  • English and Grammar
  • Mathematics
  • Communication skills
  • Science (exact, natural, humanitarian).

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

1) Preparatory program:

  • finished grade 8 at least (points from C and above - or equivalent) - than "older" the program on which you subsequently plan to study, the higher the requirements
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 4.5, EF testing from 40/70. The higher your level of English, the less your education will take (the duration of the course can be 1-4 terms) and the faster you will be able to begin the basic educational course.

The cost of education and the date of enrollment, filing of documents you can check with your manager.

Annual
14-16
from 14 000 £ / term

Preparatory program

A special preparatory course helps pupils (especially foreign students) to improve their English level in a short time, to prepare for training on the IGCSE / IB / A-level programs.

The duration of the program is determined individually - depending on the level of the English language and the preparation of the student, it can be 1-4 semimester. Note that even a successful course is not counted as an academic year - but you will be able to earn educational credits (credit units), which can then be counted on the main chosen program.

The curriculum is primarily aimed at the integrated, general development of all language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

In addition, students are also engaged in thematic subject programs, and they have the right to attend the same sections, electives and events as students of the main streams. The curriculum includes the following subjects and research areas:

  • Preparing for the exam in English
  • Sport and physical education
  • English and Grammar
  • Mathematics
  • Communication skills
  • Science (exact, natural, humanitarian).

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

1) Preparatory program:

  • finished grade 8 at least (points from C and above - or equivalent) - than "older" the program on which you subsequently plan to study, the higher the requirements
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 4.5, EF testing from 40/70. The higher your level of English, the less your education will take (the duration of the course can be 1-4 terms) and the faster you will be able to begin the basic educational course.

The cost of education and the date of enrollment, filing of documents you can check with your manager.

Accommodation and food

The school offers students comfortable, convenient and safe accommodation options for the duration of the study - you can choose a host family or student residence.

1) Host an English family

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the national traditions, mentality and culture of the British, to live in a calm and quiet environment. All families have been repeatedly tested and carefully selected by school staff, and their homes are located within walking distance of the campus. The rooms can be both personal and general (for several people), and the common areas of the house (kitchen, laundry, bathrooms) students can usually enjoy on the rights of family members.

2) Student residence

The choice of active, sociable and independent students who want to meet new friends from all over the world and daily sharpen their language skills in a continuous process of communication with foreign students and british people. The rooms are designed for 1-6 people: for each student there is a bed, a desk and bookshelves, chairs and a wardrobe for storing things.

The school works with 2 residences, located just 15 minutes walk from the academic buildings. Half board: breakfasts and dinners are provided at the residences, and you can dine at several cafes right on campus.

Together with the students in the residences there live educators and part of the teachers: they provide round-the-clock safety and comfort for students, monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline (for example, that all students returned to the houses after curfew), help solve any problems, do homework . Round the clock on the campus, a qualified medical officer is on duty.

Subjects, specialties

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 Torbay

The location of the campus on the south coast of England offers impressive opportunities for students: you can go for walks on the beach, learn sailing (yachting) and co-hosting. Many local organizations are happy to provide their infrastructure facilities for the students of the school: thus, it is possible to attend local sports and gyms, swimming pool, climbing wall, local restaurants and cafes with a big discount.

The campus has a great many clubs and communities of interest, academic, creative studios and workshops, sports sections. It will not be difficult for each student to find employment for themselves, new like-minded people, to show their unique talents and abilities:

  • The competition for the Prize of the Duke of Edinburgh
  • photo (Clic Club Photography)
  • creativity and art (especially fine)
  • DJ
  • African drums
  • playing the piano
  • dramatic and theatrical art, acting skills
  • singing (in choir or solo)
  • scientific clubs
  • mathematical community
  • robotics
  • badminton
  • yoga
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • rock climbing
  • women's and men's soccer
  • choreography
  • basketball
  • cooking and baking, culinary club
  • Retro lovers club
  • game club.

Equipment EF Academy Torbay

The school campus is located in the heart of the tranquil and quiet town of Torbay: many local residents know the school's students well, are always happy to help them during walks and excursions. The central streets - cafes, restaurants and pubs, shops and pharmacies, theaters and cinema - can be reached on foot in just a few minutes.

The school is equipped according to the latest technology and tries to provide the students with the most convenient and modern learning environment, corresponding to the highest British and world standards. The territory is located practically on the coast - many windows (especially creative studios) overlook the sea, giving schoolchildren the opportunity to admire the panoramic views of the sea surface every day. Located on the top of the hill the school resembles a beautiful, majestic old castle - tourists and residents of the city constantly mark how well the school fits into the surrounding landscape.

The scientific and technical laboratories are well equipped (practical classes, experiments, personal research and projects work here), creative and leisure studios, sports sections.

Term dates and fees

The cost of education is (the price is indicated for 1 person for 1 trimester and academic year respectively, 1 year = 3 terms):

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

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

1) IGCSE:

  • 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

4) Preparatory program:

  • finished grade 8 at least (points from C and above - or equivalent) - than "older" the program on which you subsequently plan to study, the higher the requirements
  • Certificate of English: IELTS 4.5, EF testing from 40/70. The higher your level of English, the less your education will take (the duration of the course can be 1-4 terms) and the faster you will be able to begin the basic educational course.

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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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