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Hurstpierpoint College

Address: College Ln, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9JS, United Kingdom

Description Hurstpierpoint College

  • Founded: in 1849
  • Location: West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • School type: middle and high school
  • Total number of students: 710 (in equal ratio of boys and girls)
  • Foreign students: about 5%
  • Type of accommodation: guest-house
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Hurstpierpoint College (Hearstpinpoint College), also known as Hurts, was established in 1849. A distinctive feature of this educational institution is a warm and friendly atmosphere. The aim of the school is to provide students with self-confidence and a desire to develop and improve themselves not only in class, but also in life. To achieve this mission, teachers make up a comprehensive class plan that covers all disciplines. The school also offers a huge selection of sports sections and creative circles. Just so, step by step, victory for victory, students gain confidence in their abilities, they are formed as individuals and prepare for an independent life.

Respectful attitude of pupils and teachers towards each other, strong moral and moral principles in the college will allow students to fully enjoy the school life. Teachers are always happy to help students and give them all-round support. They help in drawing up a personal curriculum that enables students to use their time to the maximum advantage and develop their personal skills. Also in Hurts there is a career department, where qualified specialists are always ready to help in choosing a future profession that corresponds to the desires and goals of the students. For foreign students a special English language course designed to make integration into the new environment the simplest and quickest for those who are enrolled is developed.

Despite the fact that Hurts is not a leader with respect to the academic results of students, the grades are getting better every year. So, in 2013, when passing the A-level examinations, about 40% of the students passed them to A * and A. The greatest success of students fell on the following disciplines:

  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology.

Graduates of the school successfully go to such universities as:

  • Oxbridge (Oxbridge - Oxford and Cambridge), United Kingdom
  • Imperial College (Imperial College), United Kingdom
  • LSE (London School of Economics - London School of Economics and Political Science), Great Britain
  • Jesus College, Great Britain and other higher education institutions of Leeds, Exter, Birmingham, Warwick and York.

According to statistics, several graduates enter the medical profession every year.

At Hurstpinpoint College, great importance is given to extra-curricular activities. Students who study with pleasure create musical groups that are more than 15 on the school's territory. Also on the theater stage Herts there are at least 20 performances each year. All this gives the students wonderful opportunities to develop in creativity.

Equally popular in the school are various sports clubs and sections. Students have the opportunity to attend one of the 15 sports that are provided in this institution.

In Hurts students will find dozens of different student clubs, they can enjoy a huge number of excursions and study trips, find friends at various events. All this will allow the student to receive comprehensive development, achieve academic success and acquire social communication skills.

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

Program name
from 10 680 £ / term


GCSE is a two-year English curriculum, which the students pass in middle classes. It is designed for students aged 14-16 years. Under this program, students take exams, the results of which have a strong impact on the possibility of entering a prestigious university.

Obligatory disciplines for studying are: mathematics, natural sciences, English and English literature. Also, students can choose an additional 5 items from a special list. Hurts teachers are always ready to help the students in choosing the disciplines they need, taking into account the desires and goals of the students.

Students can choose the following subjects:

  • Applied Business Sciences
  • Computer science
  • Art
  • Ancient Greece
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Computer science
  • Geography
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Information Technology
  • Latin
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Religious studies.

The cost of studying at Hurstpierpoint College is from 10,680 £ per term (32,040 £ per academic year) depending on the chosen program (including accommodation and meals).

from 10 680 £ / term


A-level is an educational program that is known throughout the world as the "gold standard" of English education. This course ends with a diploma of full secondary education and is aimed at preparing for entering the university. The program is designed for 2 years, for which students study 4 subjects. At the first level, they are studied at the standard level (AS), at the second level - at the advanced level (A-level). At the advanced level, students can abandon one discipline and study only 3 subjects at the second stage of education.

Students can choose the following subjects for study:

  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Applied Informatics
  • Art and Design
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Ancient civilizations
  • Ancient Greece
  • Economy
  • Mathematics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • English literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Design and technology
  • Music
  • Technology in Music
  • Psychology
  • Physical education
  • Religious Studies
  • Drama and theater
  • Dancing
  • The photo.

An additional educational course is provided for students wishing to enroll in Oxbridge (Cambridge or Oxford).

In Hurts there is also an opportunity to receive a BTEC diploma in sports.

The cost of studying at Hurstpierpoint College is from 10,680 £ per term (32,040 £ per academic year) depending on the chosen program (including accommodation and meals).

from 10 680 £ / term


IB (International Baccalaureate) is a world-famous program for complete secondary education. It is aimed at developing and improving skills that will help students enter the university.

In this course, 6 disciplines are studied, with 3 of them being given at the advanced level, and 3 - at the standard level. Also, students take the course "Theory of knowledge", write an essay (research paper) on one of the selected disciplines and participate in the creative program CAS.

Within the framework of the IB program, all disciplines are divided into 5 academic groups, of which students select subjects for study:

  • Literature in English or German and Literature
  • Foreign language (English, French, Spanish, German) or Latin
  • Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, History, Geography
  • Physics, biology, chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Creativity (theater, fine arts, music).

The sixth group of items is not mandatory in Hurts. Students can choose 6 disciplines from the first five groups or take one subject from each group represented.

The cost of studying at Hurstpierpoint College is from 10,680 £ per term (32,040 £ per academic year) depending on the chosen program (including accommodation and meals).

Accommodation, housing and food

Herstpinpoint College is located in the countryside. The campus is located in a beautiful, picturesque area. Its territory is about 140 acres. The buildings of the school are similar to the medieval buildings, which creates an indescribable atmosphere of grandeur and antiquity. In recent years, many buildings and buildings of the college have been modernized, so that now students can study in perfectly equipped classrooms. Students have the opportunity to take walks in well-groomed alleys.

Students from 13 years old are admitted to the boarding school. The younger students are accommodated in 6-bed bedrooms. Students who attend the GCSE program - in the rooms that are designed to accommodate 2-3 people. Graduates have the opportunity to live in a single room.

Thanks to the excellent location of the college, students can go for a walk to the surrounding cities. Upon graduation, students usually visit Brighton, which is the nearest major city (the distance to it is just under 15 km.). Brighton is known as the cultural capital of Great Britain. Often you can hear that he is called "London at Sea." In it, the guys can visit a large number of shops, numerous theaters or one of the galleries. In good weather, you can relax on one of the beaches of the city.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, biology, business, chemistry, Civics, Classical civilization, Computers, design and technology, drama, economics, English, French, geography, german language, health education, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural science, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Policy and government, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, The art of dance, theology
Events list: swimming

Events Hurstpierpoint College

Sports teams of the college take part in sports tournaments of various levels - from local to world. Recently, students have visited various competitions in the UAE, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.

Trainees can engage in a huge number of different sports, which are presented below:

  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Lapta
  • Cricket
  • Triathlon
  • Dancing
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Aerobics
  • Jumping on the trampoline
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Walking
  • Jumping on the trampoline.

For students wishing to engage in creativity, there are circles and sections of drama, art, design, dance, music in the educational institution.

Equipment Hurstpierpoint College

Hurts has an excellent infrastructure, which has undergone significant changes in recent times. Currently, students can enjoy playing on tennis courts, play sports on one of two all-weather stadiums that also have a night lighting system, go to a large sports complex or fitness center, go swimming in the pool or play netball on a specially equipped site.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at Hurstpierpoint College is from 10,680 £ per term (32,040 £ per academic year) depending on the chosen program (including accommodation and meals).

Additional costs may be as follows:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit, which confirms the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Custody (mandatory in the UK)
  • Additional excursions and activities not included in the program
  • Visa fees and services, consular fee
  • Air ticket in both directions
  • Medical insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal expenses.

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

Students aged 13 to 18 years are admitted to education.

For admission to Hurts, the following documents must be submitted:

  • A statement with estimates for the last 2 years.
  • Reference letters from teachers of English and mathematics. Also it is possible to give recommendations from the class teacher and other teachers (optional).
  • A letter from the student, who should answer the question "Why do I want to study at this school?".
  • Any regalia and awards for sports, creative and scientific achievements.
  • All applicants must pass a test of English at a school or a specialized center that has appropriate accreditation.
  • Additionally, the college may require a math test.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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
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