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Framlingham College

Address: College Rd, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9EY, United Kingdom
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Description Framlingham College

  • Founded: in 1894
  • Location: Framlingham, Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Total number of students: 410 people (approximately 245 at the hostel)
  • Age of students: 13-18 years (foreign students are accepted from 13 years old).

Framlingham College was founded in 1894 as a memory of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's husband) and was originally named Albert Memorial College, and even the prince's statue-memorial was right in front of the central academic building. Immediately after the opening, 300 people were accepted for study, but a particularly rapid development awaited the school after World War II, and girls were only trained here in 1976 - today the institution is fully working on a mixed system of education.

The total number of students reaches 410 people (boys 60%, girls 40%): each is offered an individually developed curriculum that takes into account all the features, abilities, talents and needs of a particular student. Framlingham College aims to educate comprehensively developed, harmonious personalities, successful not only in academic, but also in sports, creative, social, spiritual and moral terms. Psychological health and comfort of children is the main priority of the administrative and teaching staff. Educational classes include no more than 12 children, so that each student can receive maximum personal attention from the teacher - they are trying to implement a personal, individual approach. Sixth Form students work as mentors for younger students, help them get used to school, adopt local traditions and rules of conduct, provide an interesting and rich extra-curricular program for them. The school has a friendly, warm atmosphere, where every child feels at home - comfortable and secure.

Approximately 18% of students are foreign nationals: they are students from China, Russia and Ukraine, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, France and Spain. Most foreign students enter the A-level programs: as in the GCSE course, students are offered a huge selection of disciplines and subjects, including such non-standard options as painting, photography, acting, charitable work and military training.

The results of students and graduates clearly demonstrate the success and effectiveness of academic programs and courses:

  • GCSE: 93% of the students passed the exams successfully (scores from C to A *), and 40% received the highest marks of A * -A. For example, in 2013 this indicator was lower - 85% and 33% respectively, which demonstrates academic growth and success
  • A-level: 25 students from among all students received the highest A * -A scores, and 7 pupils managed to get the maximum A * score for all 5 subjects to be surrendered! The success rate was 99%: more than half of the students (55%) received high marks in A * -B in all subjects, and one of the graduates entered Cambridge Engineering Department, passing 4 subjects to the highest A * score.

Among the graduates of Framlingham College - a large number of successful, well-known and popular specialists in various fields:

  • Brian Aldiss, writer;
  • Ed Sheeran, musician;
  • Mark Hedley, judge;
  • Robin Ludlow, spokeswoman for the Queen of the United Kingdom;
  • Peter Rodulfo, painter and sculptor;
  • David Bull, TV presenter.

Many graduates choose prestigious universities in the United States (even from the elite Ivy League), continue their education in the most prestigious universities in the UK - the Russell Group universities:

  • The universities of Birmingham and Bristol;
  • Oxford;
  • Cambridge;
  • Sheffield University;
  • Warwick University.

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

Program name
from 10 794 £ / term

Quick overview: A two-year course for students aged 14-16 (grades 10-11) completing a part-time secondary education program. At the end of the course, students take exams in 8-10 disciplines:

  • Required:
    • English;
    • Natural Sciences;
    • Mathematics;
    • English literature.
  • Electives (4-6 directions are chosen independently):
    • Geography;
    • Acting skills;
    • Physical Culture and sport;
    • Computer technologies (ICT);
    • Art;
    • Spanish;
    • Music;
    • French;
    • Religious studies;
    • History.
from 10 794 £ / term

Brief information: The program of preparation for the university and completion of school education is designed for 2 academic years (12-13 grades, 16-18 years). The A-level certificate is considered the gold standard of British education: it gives its holder the opportunity to enter even the most prestigious universities without additional entrance examinations and tests.

About the educational program: All subjects for the personal curriculum students choose independently: 3-5 subjects for the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 directions for the second (A-level), which are given in the exams. The subjects are studied very thoroughly at a deep, practically university level: it is an ideal opportunity to prepare as efficiently as possible for entering the chosen faculty and specialty, to give maximum priority to knowledge and attention. List of subjects to study:

  • Religious studies;
  • Art and design;
  • Geography;
  • English literature;
  • Photo art;
  • Biology;
  • Spanish;
  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • Latin language;
  • German;
  • Theatrical art and dramatic skill;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Business;
  • Physical culture and sports;
  • Design and technology;
  • Music technology;
  • History of art;
  • Psychology;
  • Economics;
  • Physics;
  • History;
  • Music art.

Accommodation, housing and food

7 comfortable, cozy and spacious residences are built for boarding students: 3 women's and 4 men's. Each room is designed for 3-4 people, high school students (Sixth Form) can count on a private or double bedroom. In each house there is a common room for rest and communication, a kitchen with the necessary equipment, free access to the Internet. On campus round the clock and without days off works an excellent medical center, where the qualified nurses and doctors-therapists are on duty.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, art, biology, business, chemistry, Computer skills, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, French, geography, graphic design, health education, healthy lifestyle, history, History of art, IELTS preparation, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, preparation for CAE, preparation for CPE, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, strength of materials, textile, the photo, Theatrical art

Events Framlingham College

As in all prestigious, rating boarding schools of Great Britain, sport plays a huge role in the lives of Framlingham College students. Let's enumerate only the most popular and outstanding variants:

  • Hockey: Teams for girls and boys of any age. Students regularly participate in regional and national competitions (for example, the Bath Festival and St. George's Sixes), and the coaches and instructors include renowned athletes: Jamie Kingstone (deputy coach of the youth team U18), John Slay (world champion), Susan Wessels ( Two-time Olympic champion);
  • Cricket: As many as 9 school teams and teams participate in the tournament between the county schools - and many even represent Suffolk at national tournaments, in a rivalry with neighboring Norfolk;
  • Rugby: In total there are 5 teams - matches, games and competitions are held every weekend: this kind of sport is offered mainly to young men. Recently, school teams began to go to gatherings and games, tournaments and abroad - for example, in South Africa.
  • Netball: The school constantly works with several prestigious national academies of Netball: the main array of training and tournaments begins in the spring. Mostly this kind of sport is occupied by girls: at the last competition in Portugal, 10 school teams of different ages showed extraordinary results!
  • Tennis (mostly for girls);
  • Horseback Riding: The territory has its own sports riding club - College Riding Team: various styles of riding, dressage, triathlon, competition are taught.

In general, the out-of-class program of students at Framlingham College compares favorably even by British standards, and English schools have always known what to offer their students except for lessons. So, every pupil of middle and senior classes (9-11 years of study) every trimester participate in at least three events:

  • Skills educational program;
  • Sport Classes;
  • Volunteering Classes.

For grade 9 international students, the Volunteering stage usually involves a competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, which consists of 5 equally important and important stages:

  • Physical culture and sports, activity, endurance;
  • Skills for life (a week-long boarding house in the residence, aimed at adapting to the campus and preparing for university life, mastering academic skills);
  • Charity (for example, helping older people or children, sponsoring students of lower grades, charity fundraising and other socially significant projects);
  • Skills (not related to sports and physical activities: crafts, oratorical or dramatic art, engineering and design skills, etc.);
  • Expeditions (hikes - including night - survival skills, orientation on the terrain, walking trekking, endurance check).

Beginning from grades 9-10, students can also study in the Cadet Corps (this can in some cases be counted for the Sporting class). Military training is the development of physical strength and endurance, leadership qualities and discipline, teamwork skills, unforgettable adventures and memories. A lot of time is spent in the field itself: for example, a special training camp is organized (usually on spring, Easter holidays), a summer military camp, special landing training, a variety of team games.

The school regularly invites to meetings with students interesting lecturers, recognized professionals in their field, celebrities for creative master classes and fascinating lectures. Debates and the Talent Show are always held, musical and stage performances, exhibitions of works, holidays and discos, debates and costumed balls.

Theater and dramatic, acting: Every year, at least 2 large-scale, full-scale theater productions are organized by the students - a magnificent stage venue and a concert hall make it possible to realize any boldest ideas. Usually in the autumn students work on grades 11-13, but the spring performance or musical put students 9-10 class. Children work not only as actors and directors: they master scenic work, sew costumes and prepare scenery, put light and music.

Every year, students go to Edinburgh to attend the major The Fringe Theater Festival, participate in the festivals The Cut and HighTide Festival (Halesworth). Visits to major, prestigious theaters are organized: Theater Royal Norwich, New Wolsey and The Dance House (Ipswich), The Theater Royal (the nearest town of Bury St Edmunds), The Globe and the National Theater in London.

Music: Almost all students participate in the annual singing competition, and also engage in numerous musical groups:

  • Orchestras;
  • Concert troupes and ensembles;
  • String ensembles.

Numerous music classes and recording studio allow you to master a variety of instruments: percussion, strings, winds, keyboards. There are thematic seminars, practical classes and lectures, master classes: the theme can be "Music in Cinematography", "Rules of Literate Recording of Composition", "Basic Aspects and History of Music". Every year, all students study at least two musical directions, including modern ones: rock'n'roll, rap and hip-hop.

Many productions are made jointly by musical and theater students: "Jesus Christ is a superstar", "Whatever happens" and "Les Miserables" can serve as excellent examples.

Art and Photography: Students master both oil painting and active use of Photoshop, research media in the field of art, create unique digital holograms and illusions of reality, study the production, directing photography, the competent creation of a frame, color types and features of exposure. Popular pottery and ceramics, forging from steel.

Regular trips are organized around the UK and abroad to study the history of art and certain areas (Florence, London, Paris), visits to the workshops of famous artists, visits to galleries and museums.

Design and technology: The opportunity to learn how to combine practical, technological and modern achievements and own creative ideas - so students will be able to understand the principles and potential of modern technologies, the ways of their further development, to think up their application in the course of personal development. The most popular materials for work - plastic, wood and various metals: the school employs three professional workshops of jewelry, silverware and engineering specialties. Computer technologies, profile design programs are actively studied.

Sixth Form students can take part in the most interesting Journeys of Self-Discovery program, traveling to different countries and conducting case studies. The destination may be the most unexpected: trips have already been made to the Atacama Desert (Bolivia and Chile), Tibet and the foot of the Everest, the ancient city of Machu Picchu (Peru).

Equipment Framlingham College

The school's spacious campus (a total area of ​​135 hectares!) Is located in the small town of Framlingham (Suffolk, UK coast): London can be reached in about 2.5 hours, in the immediate vicinity of the campus there are major railway stations Wickham Market and Saxmundham. The road to Stansted International Airport takes about 1.5 hours (70 miles). The school is located on a reserved, picturesque and ecologically clean area: the hill offers spectacular views of the valley, the large clear Lake Framlingham Mere, the majestic old Framlingham Castle of the 12th century.

The school is justifiably proud of its excellent infrastructure and equipment - absolutely everything is here that children may need for study, accommodation, sports and creative electives and active leisure:

  • 20-meter indoor swimming pool;
  • Golf course;
  • Two all-weather hockey grounds;
  • Tennis courts (hard professional cover);
  • Squash courts;
  • Shooting range;
  • Fields for netball;
  • Gyms with zones of free weights;
  • Special gym with cardiovascular equipment;
  • Fitness Centre;
  • Own theater for 250 seats with state-of-the-art equipment (in particular, the unique sound system of the RA);
  • Center for Design and Technology (includes computer-aided design);
  • Music school, rehearsal classes for education;
  • Sound recording studio;
  • The Great Concert Hall with piano by Bluthner;
  • Apple Mac Studio;
  • Separate rooms for storing musical instruments, equipment;
  • Photostudio;
  • Room for manual development of photo negatives;
  • Photo printing workshop;
  • Special Technology Activity Center: three workshops - engineering, production of materials using computer technology, modeling of jewelry.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit confirming the place on the course;
  • Examination Boards;
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional);
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional);
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Air tickets;
  • 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).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course)
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Pocket money

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

Most foreign students enter school at the age of 13. They are waiting for a personal interview with representatives of the school (you can go personally, by phone or by Skype), testing in mathematics and English. It will be necessary to provide:

  • A report card with grades from the previous place of study;
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers, class teacher, director.

If necessary, the school can appoint additional entrance examinations in certain subjects and disciplines.

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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 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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