Year of foundation: 1855
Location: Surrey, Epsom
Age of students: 13-18 years
Type of education: separate
Number of students: over 700
Programs : Secondary school, IGCSE \ GCSE, A-level, Pre-U
Price: from 10730 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: is one of the TOP boarding schools in England
Epsom College was established in 1855, the institution was conceived as a medical men's college for children from families of British doctors. Today, it is one of the most famous educational institutions in Surrey. Most of the students in the school are boarders. Foreign students receive a first-class European education at Epsom College. Later they continue their studies at the highly ranking country's universities. Many of the school's graduates became famous people. For actors, diplomats, well-known journalists, police, military, scientists, doctors, creative personalities, Epsom College was like home. Nowadays, students of 26 nationalities study in the college. Among them, immigrants from the EU, China, Malaysia, Russia. For foreign students, the most comfortable living conditions are created.
The campus, which covers more than 30 hectares, is located 10 minutes walk from the cozy town of Epsom in Surrey. From here only 25 kilometers to London. Also close to Gatwick and Heathrow International Airports.
The school in the academic plan focuses on the study of languages, ICT, mathematics. Epsom College is a modern educational institution with a one and a half century history. There is everything to meet the educational needs of different groups of students. In particular, the school offers International GCSE programme. The latter is recognized by all the educational systems of the world.
Academic results in the school are very high. 90% of the graduates of the boarding school enter the most highly rating universities in Britain. 60% of them are chosen by the universities of the Russell group. Yesterday's school students go to Cambridge, Stanford, Oxford. More than half of the students and graduates take A-level tests for A * - A. More than 70% of children receive such an examination assessment by IGCSE \ GCSE.
The Epsom College high school education stage involves learning one foreign language, English and mathematics. The course requires excellent knowledge of English literature, history, modern technology, philosophy, theology, theater, chemistry, music, Latin, biology, art history, photography, physics and geography. Children can learn German, Spanish, French and even Chinese.
At Epsom College, the level of incomplete secondary education requires the compulsory passage of physics, biological courses, English and literature, the basics of chemistry, mathematics. Knowledge of these subjects is necessary for the surrender of the international IGCSE. Foreign students study French (predominantly) or Spanish (quite rarely). In-depth study of mathematics will make it possible to hand over AS after 10 years of study, but this depends on the student's desire.
Three additional subjects students choose in the tenth year of study. It can be such directions: computer science, theater, historical course, design and technology, philosophical knowledge of the world, art, a course of studying religious doctrines, geography, music, philosophy, Latin. There are additional selective foreign languages - Chinese and German. The college recommends choosing one discipline of the humanitarian direction. The study of the art of photography can act as an unscheduled discipline for the GCSE. Gifted students can enroll in a critical thinking course (AS level), and the passage of physical education, religious studies and PSE is desirable for everyone.
This is a pre-university program aimed at obtaining specialized knowledge. In the first year A-Level students comprehend four sciences (if desired, higher mathematics is added), the second course involves acquaintance with 3 subjects. Additionally, you can prepare for university tests (LNAT, biomedical test (BMAT), SAT, Oxbridge) or take advanced courses: investment theory, enterprise building and development (YES), analytical course, EPQ.
A-Level training provides an extensive study of subjects such as mathematics, design technology, photo, sports, music, world political studies, biology, information technology, Greek (on application), business and management, geography , Chemistry, theater, for foreign citizens - mother tongue, Latin, philosophy, historical course, art, English, physics and economics. The most popular among foreign languages is French, the college admits the mastery of either German or Spanish. For those who have chosen the direction of the exact sciences, it is planned to study the advanced course of mathematics up to 13 academic hours a week. Aspects of personal growth, career choice and health are studied in the PSHE course.
The international program of pre-university training provides for studying at a sophisticated level of up to 28 subjects. Students from this list choose three basic ones. At Epsom College, training combines theory, practical lessons, and analytical research. The main emphasis of Pre-U is to teach students to think, consider and analyze all the information received.
This course is chosen by future scientists and researchers, since the requirements of Pre-U are among the highest among academic programs.
Pre-U studies in economics, music, sports, philosophies, business , The ancient Greek language (by agreement), chemistry, native language (for foreign students), theatrical skill, biology, English, government and political science, ICT, mathematics, geography, Latin, design technologies, physics, photocourse, Spanish, chemistry, geography , Historical complex, French, art, German language.
The Epsom College campus includes 7 well-appointed man's residences and 5 women's residences. Each hostel has a cozy living room, cloakroom, kitchen, library, games room. All apartments in the buildings are equipped with furniture, appliances (tele-systems 3D). Free Wi-Fi is available on site.
Meals - full board in the school cafeteria. Practiced three meals a day. At the same time, children's access to water, fruit, snacks and milk is constantly available. A wide selection of European traditional dishes is offered daily in the cafeteria-dining room. For students with non-standard nutritional needs, it is possible to create a personal diet.
Most of the buildings of the college are old Victorian buildings. They are internally refurbished for the needs of modern students. In general, Epsom College provides excellent conditions for development, education. All classes, laboratories, lecture rooms and other auditoriums are equipped with the necessary equipment. In addition, there are an indoor swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, a large sports center, sports grounds, a dance hall, a stable.
Studying year starts at Epsom College on September 1, and the autumn trimester ends on December 12th. Vacations are from October 18 to November 2. After the Christmas holidays, the period of intense studying begins again. The spring term lasts from January 3 to March 24. Students usually relax from school from February 13 to 22. The final trimester opens on April 12th. There are vacations on May 23 - 31, after which students continue the period of mastering new knowledge until June 26.
Upon admission, the institution will require a registration fee of £ 150 and a confirmation deposit of the training plans in the college (equal to the cost of 1 trimester). Additional English lessons (EFL) are estimated by the college at 1200 GBP per trimester. Additional payments will be required for the curator and guardian agency.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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- 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)
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- 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)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
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- 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.