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Frensham Heights School

Address: Frensham Heights Rd, Rowledge, Farnham GU10 4EA, United Kingdom
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Description Frensham Heights School

  • Founded: in 1925
  • Location: Farnham, Sarry, United Kingdom
  • The age of students: 3 to 18 years
  • The total number of students : 520 people.
  • Accommodation type: residence (boarding house)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Educational programs: GCSE and A-level (middle and high classes ).

The private boarding school Frensham Heights School since its founding in 1925 advocated mixed studying, for mixed classes where boys and girls could learn on equal terms. Also one of the basic principles of the school's work is informal communication between teachers and students: surely, the necessary subordination and mutual respect exist, but there is no arrogance and excessive strictness towards students. The chamber of the school provides strong links between all living and day students: everyone knows each other in person and by name, constantly communicate with each other.

Frensham Heights School accepts for children from 3 to 18 years old, boarding (full or weekly) is available to students from 11 years of age or older. To date, the Frensham Heights School has about 520 students, 415 of them on daytime and 105 at a boarding house (roughly equal to boys and girls). Classrooms on average include up to 18 students.

The institution is part of prestigious organizations - for example, the Association of Schools of Boarding Schools (BSA) and the Conference of School Directors (HMC). Separately, it should be noted the greatest opportunities for art and creativity: almost 100% of students at the GCSE choose for themselves creative disciplines and subjects. The school was even awarded the honorary title of Arts Gold status, and was given this status one of the first in the country! In addition, the school has a Young Entrepreneurs Club - a successful and developed organization that forms one of the main educational profiles for middle and high school students.

The students' exam statistics show an excellent level of academic education:

  • GCSE: more than 70% successfully pass examinations of grade 11, more than 92% receive grades of at least C in 8-9 disciplines;
  • A-level: about 51 people take the exams for Sixth Form, almost all of them choose more than 3 subjects.

99% of graduates enter selected universities (15% prefer to take a year break and rest):

  • 5% choose Oxford or Cambridge
  • 5% continue to study medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry
  • 15% study natural or engineering sciences
  • 10 % become students of law faculties
  • 40% go to humanitarian, social specialties
  • 15% choose art and design directions
  • 5% choose highly specialized subjects and specialties.

Students with dyslexia can be studied in the main program - teachers provide them with necessary help. Additional supporting courses are also available for foreign students - language programs "English as a Foreign Language".

Frensham Heights School does not accept a strict uniform, but welcome a laconic, formal dress code during school hours. The school is not religious and does not support any religious denomination - children of any religion can study here.

If the student has not completed the homework, he remains after the lessons or is engaged in this at lunchtime. Strictly prohibited are drugs, smoking and alcohol (up to and including exclusion from school).

Students can bring their own bicycle and move around on campus, while high school students are allowed to keep a car at school.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Frensham Heights School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 9 150 £ / term

GCSE

A two-year course is designed for students aged 14-16, completing a part-time secondary education program and enabling the transition to senior classes and pre-university education (Sixth Form).

Many students at the GCSE exam level choose art or design disciplines (usually 2-3 courses), craft or technology, sports, music, choreography, graphic design, dramatic art. At the examination level, you can study photograph - the total number of disciplines reaches 20-22 options.

Of foreign languages, French, Spanish and German are popular. Foreign students (for whom English is not native), can take exams in their native language.

Annual
16-18
from 10 690 £ / term

A-level

The two-year pre-university educational program is designed for students of 16-18 years. A-level completes the full course of school education (stage Sixth Form), and prepares students for admission to selected faculties.

In total, 20 subjects are available for selection: in the first year 4 disciplines are usually studied, of which only 3 remain for 2 years (if the student does well, he can leave all 4). The subjects are studied deeply, intensely and thoroughly, the complexity of the program is quite high - but this is offset by the value of the certificate: A-level is accepted even by the most elite and ranking universities in the world as equivalent to the entrance exams and tests.

In the school Frensham Heights School among the popular subjects at the A-level are the following:

  • The photo
  • Foreign languages ​​(French, German or Spanish)
  • Native language (the course is available to foreign= students for whom English is not native)
  • Information and computer technologies (ICT).

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are provided with comfortable, fully equipped and furnished residences on campus. Boys and girls are provided with separate houses. Basically rooms are designed for 2-3 people, but high school students (11-13 class) can claim for separate bedrooms. Students can prepare their own meals for themselves in common kitchens (teachers watch the cooking of representatives of junior classes), meals are organized according to the full boarding system (three times a day, a dining room with self-service). If your child requires a special diet (dietary or religious, medical prescriptions), it is enough to inform the school administration about it, and a special menu will be made for him.

Various competitions are held regularly between hostels: the life of each house is managed by the general School Council, the heads of departments and the committee of the senior classes.

A 24-hour medical center is on site with a doctor on duty therapist and a qualified nurse.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, anti-drug education, art, Art and creativity, biology, Business fundamentals, Career development course, Civics, Computer skills, drama, economics, English, English literature, financial literacy, geography, german language, graphic design, healthy lifestyle, history, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, Policy and government, Product design, psychology, Religious studies, sex education, sociology, Spanish, sports science, The art of dance, the photo, Theatrical art

Events Frensham Heights School

According to statistics, more than 50% of pupils play musical instruments (often even 2-3 different ones), at school even there is an opportunity to pass profile musical examinations. In total, there are 2 orchestras, 4 choruses, a wind ensemble and a chamber group on the campus; Many students take part in national orchestras and collectives, and the school choir regularly goes on tour in the UK and abroad.

Many students are engaged in drama and choreography, perform in school productions, even in national ensembles and on TV! Profile exams on the disciplines "Drama and Theater", "Dances" can be taken at the GCSE and A-level (both for the first - AS, and for the second year). As selected items on the GCSE and A-level, you can also study art, photography, graphic design.

Popular among Frensham Heights School students and sports exercises and electives - we note some of the most popular:

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country running
  • Track and field athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Basketball.

Senior students can also compete for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Prize (sports + expeditions + community service). The school devotes much time to charity, helping regional organizations to care for disabled people and children, poor citizens.

There are more than 60 circles, clubs and sections of interest on the campus, for example:

  • Rock group
  • Parkour
  • Technical inventions and simulation
  • Fencing
  • Weightlifting
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Carate
  • Chorus
  • Articles of felt and felting
  • Art
  • Graffiti
  • Ninjutsu and many others.

Sports games and friendly matches, tournaments and contests are held regularly on and off campus. Organized and foreign tours and trips:

  • Catania at the ski resorts of Europe
  • Tours of the school choir
  • Historical tours across Russia
  • A large tour of New York devoted to the history of contemporary art
  • Geographical Expeditions to Kenya and Ireland
  • Special Social Trip World Challenge (the last were to Kyrgyzstan and India).

Every week on weekends students go on excursions in the nearest cities, walk around the neighborhood and do shopping.

Equipment Frensham Heights School

The Frensham Heights School Campus is located in Sarri County, in the small town of Farnham, surrounded by green gardens, lawns and shady groves. It is ecologically clean and safe, very picturesque and peaceful place. The total area of ​​the territory is up to 100 acres.

Most recently, the Arts Centers, outdoor sports grounds (quality, professional level artificial cover) have been restored and renovated, student dormitories have been modernized.

Computers are available for boarders around the clock: all PCs are connected to the local school network, have access to the Internet, and you can use your laptop.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Education on the course
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Entertainment and leisure program, excursions (on weekends)
  • 24-hour childcare and security guarantees
  • Educational trips, tours and student exchanges (optional)
  • Regular monitoring of progress and complete reports for parents.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Guardianship (fee in the agency + guardian services)
  • School uniforms.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 750 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1500 GBP
  • 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

Most students at Frensham Heights School enroll at 3, 11, 13 and 16. All applicants must pass the Common Entrance examination, and applicants for the A-level program pass profile examinations in the selected subjects, are interviewed and provide recommendations from the previous place of studying (the GCSE certificate must include scores of at least 6 subjects not lower than the mark C, and for subjects planning to study at A-level, not lower than C). According to statistics, the middle and senior classes of the boarding school receive graduates of primary classes, Françam Heights.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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