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Itchen Sixth Form College

Address: Middle Road, Bitterne, Southampton SO19 7TB

Description Itchen Sixth Form College

  • Founded: in 1906
  • Location: Southampton, Hapsshire, England
  • Age of students: 16-19 years
  • Total number of students: 1300 people
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Accommodation type: host family / daytime form
  • Language of instruction: English.

One of the best options to competently and efficiently prepare for entering the UK or the world's higher education institution is the Itchen Sixth Form College, which is designed for children aged 16-19. It was founded back in 1906 as a school for the general education cycle, and since 1971 has focused on teaching children in graduation classes (Sixth Form). Today, 1,300 girls and boys (British and foreigners) study here, who can choose a day-long form of training or a host family.

Academic preparation of the college is very thorough and intensive - the following programs are offered:

  • A-level (2 years, classic version)
  • Fast-Track A-level (the accelerated one-year variant of high intensity)
  • Foundation
  • English language courses for foreigners (including "Academic English").

Statistics show that every year the graduates of Itchen Sixth Form College earn high marks in examinations and demonstrate excellent knowledge: more than 40% of students pass the A + B exam points. Celebrate the success of the college and professional researchers - an independent commission of Ofsted in 2013 delivered positive assessments for all the basic criteria:

  • the quality of teaching
  • organization and intensity of the curriculum
  • academic successes of students
  • the development of students in the moral, social, cultural and spiritual terms.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Itchen Sixth Form College

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

High School Program

The course for high school students, completing the secondary education program - after it children can safely enter the graduation programs and prepare for admission to the selected university. This is an excellent preparation for those who want to get used to the British academic, language and sociocultural environment, try their hand at one of the best colleges in the UK.

It is very convenient that you can choose the length of the course:

  • trimester
  • 1 semester
  • half a year (flexible start dates)
  • year course (for citizens of the European Union).

The curriculum includes the following areas:

  • classes in academic subjects of the British school (more than 50 options)
  • English as a foreign language (ESL) is an effective supporting course for foreigners
  • preparation for the IELTS exam.

The cost of studying in a college depends on the chosen program and the student's age (the price is per person per 1 academic year):

  • Preparation for A-level (Pre-A-level) = 4855 £
  • course A-level = £ 8000
  • Fast-Track A-level (accelerated year course) = £ 8000
  • English language courses for foreigners = from £ 4855.

Pre-A-level + preparation for IELTS

The combined preparatory course is aimed at both academic and linguistic development: students (especially foreigners) will be able to quickly improve their knowledge and the level of English in order to successfully continue to study at the difficult A-level course (one-year or two-year). This training is necessary for all those who want to study in the future, receive a profession and work in the UK and other English-speaking countries (IELTS needs everything from universities to embassies and visa centers).

The 6-month course is aimed at studying all the basic language skills and knowledge:

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

As a rule, students entering the preparatory program have knowledge at the level of IELTS 4.0 - in just six months they raise their level so that IELTS exam is passed to points 5.0-6.0 and even higher!

Foreign students are engaged with the British - so training becomes more effective, and language practice - more saturated. Each week, students attend not only profile classes for the preparation of IELTS, but also standard / in-depth classes in academic subjects: the communication between the disciplines is more easily understood, the language learning becomes more substantive, practical and useful overall. A total of 25 lessons are planned each week.

The course is held:

  • 30 August - 17 February
  • 7 January - 28 June.

The cost of studying in a college depends on the chosen program and the student's age (the price is per person per 1 academic year):

  • Preparation for A-level (Pre-A-level) = 4855 £
  • course A-level = £ 8000
  • Fast-Track A-level (accelerated year course) = £ 8000
  • English language courses for foreigners = from £ 4855.
Annual
16-18
from 8 000 £ / year

A-level

In-depth, thorough program for the preparation of students for 16-18 years. A-level is often called the "Gold Standard" of British education: the certificate is valued so highly that it frees the holder from entrance examinations / tests to most UK universities.

Basic, standard course lasts 2 years (AS-level + A-level), but in college there is an opportunity to pass and one-year training (Fast-Track A-level) - the most intensive version, which is recommended only to well-prepared and diligent schoolchildren. All subjects students choose independently: as a rule, these are 3-5 directions, which for them are the most priority and meet the requirements of the chosen university / faculty / specialty. Choose the desired subject from a wide range of options:

  • Accounting
  • right
  • scientific course
  • art: fine arts, graphics, photography, work with textiles, performing skills, musical theater (to choose from)
  • biology
  • business course
  • business administration
  • chemistry
  • communication culture
  • Computer techologies
  • criminology
  • choreography
  • dramatic art and theater
  • economy
  • English
  • English literature
  • environment protection
  • cinema
  • finance
  • French
  • geography
  • health and social work, valeology
  • physical culture and sports (there is an opportunity to get a prestigious Higher Sports Leadership Award)
  • history
  • ICT (information and communication technologies)
  • IT
  • journalism (press / radio)
  • mathematics
  • higher mathematics
  • media and media
  • Spanish
  • music
  • music technology
  • physics
  • psychology
  • PR
  • sociology
  • tourism technology.

The cost of studying in a college depends on the chosen program and the student's age (the price is per person per 1 academic year):

  • Preparation for A-level (Pre-A-level) = 4855 £
  • course A-level = £ 8000
  • Fast-Track A-level (accelerated year course) = £ 8000
  • English language courses for foreigners = from £ 4855.
Annual
16+
from 4 855 £ / year

English language courses for foreigners (ESL)

Intensive, effective English as a second language course is appropriately integrated into the basic curriculum and helps foreign students quickly progress in learning English. You can quickly improve your knowledge and improve your skills to pass the IELTS profile exam by 6.0 points or higher - this is enough to enter the best universities in the world.

The schedule includes 18 hours weekly: 13 hours are dedicated directly to English, and another 5 are focused on in-depth study of priority subjects. All major language competencies are comprehensively studied:

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

Regularly conducted tests and tests to assess the degree of mastering the material and, if necessary, quickly adjust the curriculum. Typically, foreigners need no more than 6 months to bring their language skills in accordance with foreign requirements. In each class, no more than 18 people are engaged, so that teachers can give each the right amount of personal attention, monitor successes and emerging difficulties.

The cost of studying in a college depends on the chosen program and the student's age (the price is per person per 1 academic year):

  • Preparation for A-level (Pre-A-level) = 4855 £
  • course A-level = £ 8000
  • Fast-Track A-level (accelerated year course) = £ 8000
  • English language courses for foreigners = from £ 4855.

Accommodation and food

The college does not have its own residences to accommodate students, but organizes a careful, attentive selection of host families. This is a comfortable environment, board meals (optional) + the opportunity to get to know the British way of life and traditions.

Please note that accommodation / meals are paid separately from the general training course (cost per academic year = 44 weeks):

  • half board (two meals) = £ 5999.

Events Itchen Sixth Form College

Many students are constantly engaged in sports almost at a professional level-in Itchen College since 1997 there is a full-fledged sports academy specializing in the following sports:

  • football (soccer)
  • basketball
  • netball
  • rugby
  • hockey
  • badminton.

Students regularly participate in regional, national and even international competitions, win prizes and become winners.

There will also be classes for creatively gifted children: art studios, a theater and music studio are working, any initiatives regarding new clubs, events and celebrations are encouraged.

  • Student Council
  • music bands
  • vocal groups
  • Book Community
  • Club of climbers
  • Christian union
  • Writers' community
  • dance groups
  • English Club
  • Union of Cinematographers
  • sports clubs and groups, fitness community
  • game commands
  • Itchen Radio
  • college news service
  • club of fans of Chinese culture and language (Mandarin Club), etc.

There are many excursions and trips (by county, the UK and even abroad): they all help to broaden your horizons and enrich your knowledge, experience, get acquainted with new cultures - and just have fun! Many trips allow students to also conduct their own research and observations, making the training more practical, interesting and exciting.

Equipment Itchen Sixth Form College

Territory Itchen College is located on the south coast of England, in the developed and dynamic, modern city of Southampton. This is a picturesque place with excellent infrastructure and ample opportunities for recreation, walking and leisure. It will be convenient to get to other noteworthy points on the map: London (about an hour by train), Oxford (also about an hour), a large international airport is nearby.

The college took care that children in the process of learning and rest did not need anything:

  • comfortable classrooms and lectures, classes for classes with new modern equipment
  • scientific and practical laboratories
  • a big library
  • modern computer / media center
  • multifunctional sports center
  • Studio and workshops for art, creativity
  • cozy sitting rooms for rest
  • darkroom
  • climbing wall
  • grass field for soccer / outdoor activities
  • Academy of creativity (built in 2015 and cost almost 1,7 million pounds sterling): own theater, recording studio and information, Apple equipment, soundproof rehearsal classes
  • own radio station
  • cafeteria iEAT, where you can have a snack and drink a cup of tea with friends, and a grocery store
  • center of the Student Union with a stationery store
  • ATMs
  • licensed bar and restaurant.

Virtually all facilities and facilities of the college are available for people with limited mobility (for example, for wheelchairs).

Term dates and fees

The academic year by British standards is divided into 3 terms:

  • Autumn: September 7-December 21 (vacation October 20-30)
  • Spring: January 4-March 29 (February 9-18 vacation)
  • Summer: April 16-July 6 (vacation from May 25 to June 4).

The cost of studying in a college depends on the chosen program and the student's age (the price is per person per 1 academic year):

  • Preparation for A-level (Pre-A-level) = 4855 £
  • course A-level = £ 8000
  • Fast-Track A-level (accelerated year course) = £ 8000
  • English language courses for foreigners = from £ 4855.

It is paid additionally and does not enter into cost:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Compulsory contribution to school development
  • Accommodation and meals
  • 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 = from £ 100
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

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

Students wishing to study at Itchen College must confirm the following skills:

  • English language level - from Intermediate and above
  • for applicants for Foundation and A-level programs (IELTS from 5.0) (at least 4.5 points for Writing and Reading sections).

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Recommendations on when to apply

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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