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Lord Wandsworth College Etherton Education

Address: Long Sutton, Hook RG29 1TB, United Kingdom
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Description Lord Wandsworth College Etherton Education

  • Location: Long Sutton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 15-17 years
  • Dates: 10 July-3 September
  • Duration of the program: 2-8 weeks
  • Intensity of lessons: 20 hours weekly
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The British educational organization Etherton Education, whose headquarters is in Somerset County, has been successfully operating since 2002. It specializes in summer academic courses for foreign students aged 10-17, who help them prepare for entering the best British boarding schools. During 2-8 weeks of the summer course, students adapt to new linguistic, cultural, academic conditions, get used to living in an English boarding school.

Etherton Education is a family company - the wife of Eterton has been teaching English for over 40 years:

  • Peter is the author of more than 100 popular textbooks (including the famous Oxford English), works as an IELTS examiner, previously served as a specialist of the British Council for Language Teaching
  • Ann worked as an English teacher not only in Britain, but also in Hong Kong, served as the head of the International Taunton Center.

The company Etherton Education works with 140 partner schools and helps foreign students to obtain a study visa, accredited by the British Council, is a member of the National Association of Language Centers English UK.

The Lord Wandsworth College (LWC), a private school in which Etherton Education conducts courses for students aged 15-17, is located in Hampshire, in the south of England. The campus of the boarding school is a beautiful, well-groomed, cozy and quiet area with a total area of ​​500 hectares. Heathrow International Airport can be reached in 45 minutes, before Gatwick - in an hour, and it takes the students an hour to get to London..

A distinctive feature of the school and organization is not only the competent composition of teachers, but also the system of "host students" - Student Hosts. These are representatives of the best universities in the United Kingdom with achievements in the academic, creative or sports field, excellent students who have proven themselves as reliable, responsive people. Student Hosts are with students after the lessons and on weekends, providing up to 50 additional hours of language practice per week: go on excursions, participate in activities, help to do homework, help to adapt to new unusual conditions.

Employees of the school believe that the most effective and reliable way for a foreign student to enter the best universities in the UK consists of several steps:

  • 8 weeks of education at Etherton Lord Wandsworth College
  • 2 years of study at A-level or IB in a good, prestigious boarding house
  • Apply to the selected university with the help of consultants and tutors.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lord Wandsworth College Etherton Education

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
15-17
from 12 095 £ / term

Pre-A-level

The preparatory program will effectively prepare students for admission to a full-fledged two-year A-level course in September! It is recommended to pass the full, 8-week preparatory course (almost the whole summer trimester), but the specific booking depends on the desires and capabilities of each student. The course is not suitable for beginners: when enrolling, you need to demonstrate the level of English from B2 (IELTS from 5.0 and above).

In the list of basic compulsory subjects - English language and drama; in addition to them, students choose 3-5 electives (each is paid 3 hours weekly):

  • theory of knowledge (CUR)
  • mathematics
  • history
  • higher mathematics
  • economics and business fundamentals
  • art and design
  • physics
  • geography
  • ICT and programming
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • psychology.

Classes are taught by professional subject teachers, paying special attention to the study of specific, thematic vocabulary. Students study from Monday to Friday (5 school days), 4 lessons each day (1 lesson = 1.5 hours). At least 10 academic hours are devoted weekly to improving the level of English:

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

Academic English is actively being improved: debates, discussions and presentations, oral and public speaking skills, essay writing techniques, pronunciation and terminology development. The list of topics for classes is very diverse: from medicine to solving personal financial issues. Teachers try to give the children several methods for mastering foreign languages ​​- each student will be able to choose the optimal, most effective option. There are also IELTS educational tests, familiarity with the structure of this exam and its main difficulties, "pitfalls". Attention is paid to reading in English: a weekly book is chosen that students should read in the original (adaptations are allowed) and then discuss with the other students.

No less important part of the curriculum is drama, theater and acting: these classes help students become more self-confident, learn to speak in public, sharpen the knowledge of the English language, develop an aesthetic sense, literary taste. Students devote lessons to 1.5 hours twice a week, and at the end of the course organize a large musical and theatrical production.

Close attention is paid to the moral and ethical education of students, the development of their valuable personal qualities:

  • skill to work in team
  • leadership skills
  • ability to integrate in any society
  • self-confidence
  • Tolerance, Tolerance, Mutual Respect
  • good manners, knowledge of etiquette and good breeding
  • a positive attitude towards oneself and life.

In one class, up to 16 people (usually 12-13) are engaged: the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 3. At the end of the chosen duration program, each student receives a corporate certificate, a progress report for each subject studied, recommendations and advice from teachers on further development and education.

So, the cost of staying in a summer school is (price per person):

  • 2 weeks = 2,550 £
  • 4 weeks = 4,600 £
  • 6 weeks = 6,900 £
  • 8 weeks = 9,200 £.
Annual
15-17
from 12 095 £ / term

Pre-IB

A summer academic program will help students prepare for the IB program, even if they intend to do so in the next September. A full course takes 8 weeks: it is enough to fully adapt to the new academic, linguistic, domestic and cultural conditions, addictive to life in the British boarding school. The requirements for applicants mainly relate to the level of English: each student must confirm the level from B2 (IELTS from 5.0 and above).

Students are engaged 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday, 4 lessons each day (1 lesson = 1.5 hours). Classes are formed up to 16 people in each (usually 12-13), the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 3. The summer academic course consists of several large blocks:

1) Learning English

At least students spend 10 hours a week in English. All major, key language skills and abilities are being improved comprehensively:

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

Academic English skills are also being actively improved:

  • ability to speak in public, to conduct reports and presentations
  • draw up and present reports, studies
  • write academic essays
  • working off pronunciation, knowledge of specific terminology.

Subjects of classes are changing almost every day: students discuss issues from the news of modern medicine to the rules of personal finance. Teachers prepare students for the IELTS exam (the structure and characteristics of testing, common pitfalls and typical mistakes), demonstrate to them several teaching methods and approaches to learning foreign languages ​​so that each student can choose the optimal effective option for himself. There are also reading books in the original: every week a book is selected for the entire group, which students read and discuss in the company of their peers.

2) Dramatic and theatrical art

These classes are also attended by all students without exception: they are given at least 2 lessons per week for 1.5 hours each. Dramatic arts classes help students become more self-confident, learn to speak before the public and sharpen the skills of the English language, develop aesthetic and literary taste. At the end of each shift a big theatrical and musical production is organized, in which all the children take part.

3) Academic subjects

Each student should choose 3-5 subjects, included in the main list of academic disciplines according to the British standard:

  • theory of knowledge (CUR)
  • mathematics
  • history
  • higher mathematics
  • economics and business fundamentals
  • art and design
  • physics
  • geography
  • ICT and programming
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • psychology.

Each subject is studied for 3 academic hours a week: professional teachers-subject matter are engaged with students, special attention is given to the development of profile, specific vocabulary.

4) Development of personal qualities and skills

Students are taught to be more independent and responsible, develop leadership skills and ability to work in a team, tolerance, mutual understanding and mutual respect. Students are taught good manners and knowledge of etiquette, sense of tact, stimulate to treat life and to themselves positively, to see in all the bright sides, to be self-confident and their own strengths. At the end of the program, students receive brand name certificates, a progress report for each subject, recommendations and characteristics from teachers.

So, the cost of staying in a summer school is (price per person):

  • 2 weeks = 2,550 £
  • 4 weeks = 4,600 £
  • 6 weeks = 6,900 £
  • 8 weeks = 9,200 £.

Accommodation, housing and food

For boys and girls-boarders there are different residences:

  • The man's house was located in a former manor-a large ancient building. There are mainly two-bed rooms, but there are also rooms for 4-8 people; for a general visit there are cozy living rooms, laundry once a week, WiFi
  • the woman is in a more modern, spacious and beautiful building: the girls are available rooms for 2-6 people, living rooms for relaxation and communication, quiet classes for self-preparation and homework, laundry (weekly), WiFi.

Board meals are organized in the common dining room: hot dishes, fresh salads, appetizing snacks, desserts and pastries appear on the tables of students daily 3 times a day. On Sundays, students are allowed to sleep longer, so breakfast and lunch are combined in a late brunch + dinner. If students go on a long excursion or on a trip, everyone is provided with a full lunch-box. On request, you can organize an individual diet: vegetarian, hypoallergenic, etc. (possibly for an additional fee).

There is a shop on the territory with sweets, drinks, snacks and sandwiches. A stock of food and drinks, fresh fruit is always in the residences: students can prepare their favorite dishes or something for tea in the common kitchens, under the supervision of educators. Noisy and fun are celebrated all the birthdays and holidays: these days cakes and other sweets that children like so much.

The school has its own medical center: a qualified nurse is on duty every day, plus all the staff and teachers are able to provide first-aid. In the event of a more serious injury or illness the student is hospitalized in the nearest clinic. All parents are obliged to take care of full medical insurance, indicate chronic diseases and allergies, a list of medicines taken by student.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Art and design, biology, Business fundamentals, chemistry, Dramatic art, economics, English, geography, Higher mathematics, history, Information Technology, maths, physics, psychology, Theatrical art, theory of knowledge

Events Lord Wandsworth College Etherton Education

Every day for the students there are sports sections on schedule:

  • swimming
  • tennis
  • various ball games
  • swimming, etc.

On Sundays there are clubs and communities of interest - each student will be able to find a job for himself, taste new like-minded people, show unique talents and abilities:

  • cheerleading
  • art and design
  • jazz and jazz choreography
  • zumba
  • boxing
  • cookery
  • Arabic language
  • board games and much more.

Weekly useful and interesting lectures and seminars are held from invited experts, lecturers and professors: they are dedicated to education in the UK. The theme may be "How to enter the top university?", "How students live in Oxford and Cambridge", "Success on the A-level program - what is the secret?", "How to master the IB course", "Extra-curricular opportunities: what schools offer - Pensions? "and much more.

Twice a week on campus interesting, exciting and fun activities are held:

  • Fashion Show and Talent Show
  • Business role-playing games
  • Casino Evening
  • discos
  • Team games
  • quizzes and competitions
  • Evening fluent speech
  • evening of board games, etc.

Close attention is paid to the education of students in the knowledge of etiquette, good manners and upbringing: this purpose is served by traditional solemn meals, which are held once a month. Students wear parade suits - trouser pairs and ties for boys, dresses and shoes for girls - and follow the instructions of teachers how they should behave at the table and conduct a small talk.

It is worth noting a regular large musical and dramatic production, which completes each course of study and which involves all students without exception. For example, in recent years, such well-known works as "Romeo and Juliet", "Brillin", "Class Musical", etc. were put here.

At least once a week students are waiting for an exciting trip-excursion. You can visit campuses of famous universities (Oxford, Cambridge), talk with professors and students, take a walk on campus and old cities. Also interesting is the trip to London, containing all the key attractions known to the whole world: Winchester (including the ancient cathedral), Big Ben, The London Eye, Downing Street, Parliament, the royal residence of Windsor.

In view of the richness of the extracurricular program, the school management made for the students staying a small list of things that everyone should take with him:

  • Clothes for every day and comfortable shoes (suitable for long walks and excursions)
  • Sports uniforms and shoes (for street work and for premises)
  • Suits for official, solemn events. For boys it is a suit, white / light shirt, dark shoes and a tie, for girls - dresses and shoes (a heel is allowed)
  • Raincoats or lightweight windbreakers
  • Bathing accessories and towels
  • Pocket money for personal expenses
  • The necessary equipment - a phone, a camera, a laptop.

Advantages

  • Etherton programs have been working successfully for more than 14 years, since 2002, and have proven themselves around the world
  • Active improvement of all skills of the English language, rapid increase of the level
  • Classes on subjects included in the school list of British boarding houses, deepening and actualization of knowledge
  • Useful and interesting lectures, seminars and master classes on "Education in the UK", admission to the universities of the United Kingdom
  • Useful service of "host students": British Student Hosts become for students the best advisers, assistants and friends
  • Visiting the campuses of the best universities, getting to know their infrastructure
  • Active classes in dramatic, theatrical art
  • Special gala dinners that help students develop a sense of beauty, taste, knowledge of etiquette and good manners.

Equipment Lord Wandsworth College Etherton Education

The school is well equipped and offers its students excellent conditions for living, teaching and leisure:

  • modern educational building Prideaux Building
  • multifunctional scientific laboratories (usually here practical classes are held)
  • Center for Music and Drama
  • cozy spacious dining room
  • squash courts
  • numerous fields and areas with a natural grass cover - for individual lessons, and for team games
  • 2 outdoor playgrounds with artificial turf
  • 2 spacious sports halls
  • 10 courts for tennis
  • modern medical center
  • large swimming pool with heated water.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Summer academic courses are held from July 10 to September 3 - you can book a course of 2 to 8 weeks. it is recommend to choose a program of 4 weeks or more: this is the optimal time to really effectively adapt to the new conditions of life, the academic cultural environment, to prepare for a basic, long-term course of study abroad. Two-week programs are more familiar: they can be chosen if the student in principle goes abroad for the first time independently and has time in reserve before the planned date of receipt.

The school organizes a group transfer of students in both directions (Heathrow or Gatwick airports), it is already included in the cost of the program. Arrival at an unspecified date or time at another airport or train station is paid separately.

So, the cost of staying in a summer school is (price per person):

  • 2 weeks = 9,200 £
  • 4 weeks = 6,900 £
  • 6 weeks  = 4,600 £
  • 8 weeks = 2,550 £.

This price already includes:

  • education on the program (intensity - 30 lessons weekly)
  • textbooks, books and materials
  • initial testing of the level of knowledge, distribution of students into groups
  • company certificate after the end of the program
  • round trip, meeting and seeing off: Heathrow Airport or Gatwick, on fixed dates from 9 am to 6 pm
  • excursion program (minimum 1 trip per week), leisure and entertainment events, sports and creative sections (daily).
  • thematic lectures and seminars on "Education in the UK".

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • 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
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 225 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 12095 GBP

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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- 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)
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- 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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