Year of foundation: 1885
Location: Kent, Canterbury
Age of students: up to 18 years old
Type of education: Mixed
Number of students: 670
Programs: Primary school, Secondary school, GCSE / IGCSE, 1 Year GCSE , A-level, IB
Accommodation: boarding house from 11 years old
Cost: from 15300 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: one of TOP-50 Schools of England
Co-educational school in Canterbury occupies a part of the city territory. On 70 acres, the Moute estate is located, a farm, a variety of sports fields. The territory of Kent College Canterbury adjoins the forest area declared by the nature protection zone. The capital of Great Britain is less than an hour's drive from the school. Within 20 minutes from the school you can come to beautiful beaches of the sea strait.
Kent College Canterbury attracts foreign students from 40 countries of the world. For international students, an international center has been opened here. It provides intensive programs of studying English. Language courses allows students to quickly adapt to the educational environment of the Kent College of Canterbury, to join the main programme of the school, to pass a university entrance examination. The international center is attended by children 11-17 years old. Groups are formed according to the level of basic knowledge. The number of people in them does not exceed six.
Academic results of the Kent College Canterbury students are impeccable. More than 70% of students take the A-level exams with the A * -B score. According to IB, the average score of school graduates exceeds the regional average by 7 points. The score corresponds to 4A * by A-level. About 10% of the school's graduates enter Oxbridge. 30% of students prefer natural sciences, electronics. 5% enter medical schools, 5% realize themselves in creative activity. Kent College graduates study at Warwick, Durham, York, Exter Universities, London Imperial College.
From the seventh to the ninth academic year, Kent College students Canterbury study three disciplines: English, science and mathematics. For 7-8 year students can take one of three foreign languages. The college offers lessons in Spanish, German or French. The ninth year provides for the knowledge of two foreigners. Students receive training in geography, design and technology, history, art, principles of career choice (PCHE), computer technology, music and drama. There are physical education classes in the college and an optional study of the foundations of religion. Foreign students instead of foreign languages go through English in depth as an additional language (EAL course), doing 6-8 lessons per week. It is obligatory to teach farming and culinary skills during the 7-8 academic years.
Children are preparing for the GCSE exam in 10-11 years. The College offers the opportunity to study combined English courses and literature and mathematics for the surrender of either the British GCSE or the international IGCSE. Also, 2 exact natural subjects, physical education (if necessary for GCSE) and the foundations of world religions are unconditionally studied. Of the subjects of choice, the college offers biology, music, geography, history, ICT, chemistry, art and design direction (not allowed by GCSE), physics, design and technology (graphics, substance properties research), drama, culinary skills, filmmaking (for Certificate IB), electronics and physical education. English students study one foreign language (German, Spanish or French), and foreign students - English as a foreign language. The presence of own farming enables the college to familiarize pupils from a practical point of view with livestock farming and field work. Children learn in detail about careful nature management and rational gardening, learn to look after plants and livestock.
General Certificate of Secondary Education is a British classical certificate of undergraduate education. The curriculum enables foreign students to get an education in the UK at the level of 8-9 grades. The two-year course includes the basic subjects and specialized, which each student chooses, depending on the inclinations, talents and future university specialization. Mathematics, a foreign language and academic English are compulsory for all students. You can choose from 70 items. Most often, students stop their preferences in biology, physics, literature, business studies, chemistry, economics, accounting or law. The GCSE certificate is awarded to students who have passed two compulsory subjects and 3 to 5 auxiliary disciplines for positive grades.
The main baggage of knowledge children receive in classes in class with the teacher. There are also laboratory classes, independent work, preparation of homework assignments, group exercises and creation of individual projects. The level of personal progress is constantly monitored and depends on the test results, the audience activity and the quality of homework assignments. GCSE schoolchildren receive a certificate after passing a single national exam.
IB Diploma the world's leading universities recognize as a diploma of secondary education. More than 50 years ago in Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate program was created, which is now rightfully considered a classic high school course. IB allows to recognize the education received abroad as a national one due to the universality of filling and standardization of requirements.
The course is aimed at developing students critical thinking, independent work skills and great motivation to achieve success in any field of activity. The development of social adaptation skills helps students gain confidence in their abilities, increases ambition and purposefulness.
Compulsory disciplines are offered for academic preparation: science and mathematics. There are standard and advanced levels of teaching, including three subjects. To get IB Diploma, you need to pass 6 exams.
The Kent College curriculum consists of 6 groups of subjects. Literature students can learn native (for foreign students), world or English. For a foreign language introduced three levels of knowledge, and you can choose one of four options: French, Spanish, English or German. Students are taught business, history, economics and geography in the block of humanitarian subjects. The study of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology) provides for three levels of complexity. The study of film production is proposed in the block "art". In each group of disciplines, students can choose several subjects, three to teach at a standard level, and three - on a deeper level. To develop the ability to think creatively, a course of analytical thinking (TOC), the preparation of individual research work (EE) and a program of creative thinking, developed at Kent College Canterbury, are provided.
The program is designed for future entrants. Certificate A-level allows you not to pass the entrance exams to universities. Recognition of the quality of the program by higher education institutions in the world points to high standards of British education.
The academic component of the program is standard for all colleges and high schools in the UK. The program is characterized by a fundamental knowledge of a small number of subjects. The main emphasis is the deepening of knowledge on those subjects that the student will study at the university.
Before entering the A-level, it is worth choosing a future specialty, because within two years the student will increase the amount of knowledge in the field of professional disciplines. In the first year 4 basic subjects are studied, in the second - three. Some objects overlap. When choosing, it is necessary to take into account their complementarity and not to violate the academic balance of the courses.
Kent College Canterbury offers chemistry, math, physics, biology, design (+ technology), business, history, information and communication technology, psychology (AS), A-level, French mathematics, Political science (course "government and politics" (AS)), drama and theatrical art. It is also possible to study practical business technologies, German language, English literature, Spanish language, art, philosophy of religion (religious ethics), geography, economics, music. Lessons of physical activity are provided.
Academic levels of English can be achieved at the Kent College Canterbury ISC. The center emphasizes the thorough study of English in the shortest possible time. Programs for foreign students allow them to prepare for training according to the standards of British education. The International Study Center prepares for examinations in English upon admission to the universities of the world. Foreign students, studying at ISC, live in hostels and are socially adapted to life in Britain. Their classes include sports and extracurricular activities, interaction in groups with other students. The international training center of the college accepts children 11-17 years old. In each class an average of about 6 people.
7 - 9 years of study: for admission to the International Study Center does not require a high level of knowledge, all those who wish to study English are accepted. In addition to intensive training in academic English groups, foreigners also simplistically study the main subjects of the general course of the British school. The higher the degree of proficiency in English, the more common subjects can be further studied. In the ISC the French language, natural science subjects, mathematics, and art are offered. By level of knowledge, students are divided into groups of 6 people. Teachers make up an individual training schedule, depending on the individual data and the quality of previously acquired knowledge. Little schoolchildren learn through games and creative pursuits. For advanced level, traditional classes in classrooms, familiarity with literature and mass media are envisaged. The transition to the study of basic subjects occurs only after reaching a certain level of English proficiency.
10 - 12 year of study: The International Study Center credits adolescents who have passed IELTS tests at level 5 (moderate), as well as foreigners with a weak command of English. Foreign students 10 - 12 years of study are English from a few months (1 term) to the full academic year. The main goal of this program is to prepare for entering the UK's classical school of the tenth year of study (or the sixth form). The main direction of the program - reading, speaking, writing and listening. In the future, for effective study of other subjects, the teachers of the center expand the vocabulary of schoolchildren and improve their knowledge of grammar.
Backward students can expect a flexible curriculum and additional support outside of the training schedule. An individual approach is provided for all levels of study.
After completing 10-11 academic years, students take an ISCSE international standard exam at the ESL rate. Thirteen years of study are completed by IELTS exams. The College provides the opportunity to take examinations at the University of Cambridge at three levels: PET (Preliminary English Test), CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English), FCE (First Certificate in English).
Accommodation in Kent College is offered in two residences: male and female. For younger students there are 4-bed rooms. Students after grade 6 can live in separate apartments. In each residence a senior educator lives. He helps students to solve emerging domestic and other issues. Each school residence is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable and interesting pastime (play area, rest room, etc.).
Children are offered meals in full board. School canteens are comfortable and cozy. The menu has a wide range of classic, dietary, vegetarian dishes. In accordance with the characteristics of health, cultural preferences for the child can be tailored to an individual diet.
Kent College of Canterbury has everything you need for the all-round development. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology used in the educational process. The school has a gym, a library, a computer class with free access to the Internet. On the territory there are fields for cricket, squash, rugby, football, netball, tennis courts, track and field athletics track, music school, racetrack.
Also, students can learn the basics of prestigious animal husbandry. On 50 acres of pastures, elite horses, sheep, Sussex cattle graze here. In addition, there are poultry, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs.
2014-2015 academic year began on September 2. The autumn trimester ended on December 12, and the holidays scheduled for October 24 - November 2. The spring term lasted from January 5 to March 26. Vacations were held in February, from the 13th to the 22nd day. The beginning of the summer trimester was April 19. From May 22 to May 31 students left for spring break, and the academic year was completed July 3, 2015.
When selecting Kent College, additional items of expenditure should be considered. A significant supplement for foreign students will be English as foreign language courses, which cost £ 1200 per trimester. For the course English as a Second Language will need to pay in addition 820 £ per semester. Studying IB course will require a surcharge of £ 500 per trimester. It is also necessary to make a deposit confirming the place in the school (size as a fee for one trimester). The registration fee is 100 pounds. The surcharge is needed for supervision and registration in the guardian agency.
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