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Lord Wandsworth College

Address: Long Sutton, Hook RG29 1TB, United Kingdom

Description Lord Wandsworth College

  • Established: 1928 (summer school year since 2002)
  • Location Lord Wandsworth College: Hampshire, England
  •  Age of students: 15-17 years
  • Educational Program: Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence, full board
  • Language: English.

Lord Wandsworth College (abbreviated LWC) is located in the southwest of England in Hampshire. This private school is located in a magnificent countryside in a vast area of ​​approximately 500 hectares.

The LWC is only 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 60 minutes from Gatwick Airport (if traveling by car), a one-hour train ride Will take you to London. Also, the school staff is always ready to provide a warm welcome to their students, and usually on the day of arrival, all students are met at the airports and organize a transfer to the school.

Summer courses at Lord Wandsworth College are designed for teens from 15 to 17 years of age. Therefore, the program is matched accordingly - this is preparation for studying at A-Level or IB. Preparatory course duration of 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks will be an excellent tool for future studies in high school.

Among the compulsory subjects of the program are English language and dramatic art, as well as 3-5 elective subjects, which can be determined already when applying or on the day of coming to school. Mandatory moment for those who would like to undergo summer studying in LWC - the level of English should be not lower than B2 (or IELTS 5.0). Preparation for this exam is also included in the summer educational program.

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

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
15-17
from 12 095 £ / term
  • Age of students: 15-17 years old
  • Dates: 10.07 - 03.09
  • Duration of the program: 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks.

The program involves an intensive study of the general English course (9 to 12 hours per week), including academic English. At summer preparatory courses, students practice using a foreign language in everyday life:

  • Telephone conversations;
  • Opening a bank account;
  • Organizing travel, etc.

Also for language studying, young people conduct their own research and make projects, verbally presenting them. Also, each of the students should, for the course, read at least one book from the college library and discuss it with their mentor or teacher.

Annual
15-17
from 12 095 £ / term
  • Age of students: 15-17 years old
  • Dates: 10.07 - 03.09
  • Duration of the program: 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks.

The program involves an intensive study of the general English course (9 to 12 hours per week), including academic English. At summer preparatory courses, students practice using a foreign language in everyday life:

  • Telephone conversations;
  • Opening a bank account;
  • Organizing travel, etc.

Also for language studying, young people conduct their own research and make projects, verbally presenting them. Also, each of the students should, for the course, read at least one book from the college library and discuss it with their mentor or teacher.

Accommodation, housing and food

During the course, students live in comfortable houses located on campus - separately boys and girls. The rooms are mostly designed for two people, wi-fi is provided in each, bed linen and blankets are provided, as well as the opportunity to use the laundry once a week. Also in the building there is a living room where you can spend time watching TV or playing board games. Each house is also home to one of the school's personnel. Thus, students are under supervision and can always get some help if necessary.

A meal at Lord Vandsworth College is organized on a full board basis. Students will receive a 3-time meal in the dining room every day except on Sundays: on this day the students will have a lift later, so they are fed on campus twice - they serve late breakfast in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. In the menu there is always a choice of several salads and hot dishes, and on days of trips the students are supplied with dry rations. If your child needs a diet for a certain diet, parents need only to inform in advance about this in school, and the issue will be resolved in favor of vegetarian or hypoallergenic dishes as needed (a special menu may require additional payment).

There is also a small shop on the territory of LWC with soft drinks and light snacks. The corresponding stock is also in the houses for living, where in the kitchenette schoolchildren can prepare themselves something simple for a snack under the care of the tutor. In addition, the summer school will not be deprived of attention and surprises birthday people - in college it is customary to accompany each birthday with sweet treats.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, art, biology, business, chemistry, Classical civilization, computer science, design and technology, drama, English, ethics, French, geography, german language, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies, social sciencies, Spanish

Events Lord Wandsworth College

In Lord Wandsworth College, the classes are held from Monday to Friday: according to the curriculum, it is 4 hours and a half hours per day. For convenience, classes are usually divided into groups of 12-13 people, and sometimes this number can be increased to 16.

Of course, the most attention in the summer program is paid to the English language - this is about 9-12 hours a week. In intensive classes, the mastery of the academic language, the skills of pronunciation and debates in the language, as well as the preparation of oral presentations are developed. In addition, students practice writing essays, discussing various topics, getting acquainted with the technologies of mastering a foreign language with the purpose of applying this knowledge to themselves. Also a lot of time devoted to reading the discussion of small works of English authors, the repetition of grammar and, of course, practice in the IELTS test.

Another important subject in school is dramatic art. These sessions are devoted weekly to a total of about three hours - they are held twice a week. It is believed that drama is one of the most successful formats of language learning, as it helps not only to raise the level of the language, but also increases self-esteem through practice in a speech to a large audience. Usually at the end of each course with the guys prepare dramatic performances, where everyone takes part without exception. Among the performances already shown are Romeo and Juliet, Classical Musical, Briolin and others.

Another part of the curriculum is additional disciplines, of which each student can choose from 3 to 5 subjects to study:

  • Mathematics;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Psychology;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • ICT / programming;
  • Economics / The basis of business;
  • Art and design;
  • Theory of knowledge.

In addition to academic studies in the daily routine of students, daily sports are: athletics, swimming, tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, as well as traditionally British - cricket, netball, rugby. Young people can attend sporting events both on a studying schedule and during their free time.

Summer program in LWC also organizes a rich excursion and entertainment pastime for its students. So, every week twice there are theme nights: fashion show, business game, quiz, casino evening, disco, etc. Due to such formats of events, students develop creativity, learn to work in a team and improve their communication skills.

Special attention is paid in the school to the education of good manners. So, every 4 weeks in LWC there is a gala dinner in an official atmosphere, where young people under the guidance of teachers learn to adequately keep themselves and look like the status of the event.

Also, every week, various specialists come to school and conduct lectures, where they talk about how to enter the top university, what opportunities there are in the boarding school and so on.

On Sundays, students have the opportunity to spend time in one of the leisure clubs in the following areas:

  • Zumba
  • Boxersize
  • Cheerleading
  • Art
  • Board games
  • Swimming
  • Jazz dances
  • Arabic
  • Cooking.

An essential part of the program at the Lord Wandsworth College Summer School is various excursions, which are also held weekly. As part of such activities, students leave for the whole day and can see the sights of Great Britain in all its glory. Of course, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as London, with its world-renowned cultural heritage sites (Big Ben, Downing Street, Parliament and others) are mandatory, and even the residence of the Queen of England in Windsor.

Advantages

  • Saturated program aimed at comprehensive development;
  • Special emphasis on the development of the child's personal qualities;
  • Comfortable living conditions;
  • Qualitative preparation for entering pre-university programs.

Equipment Lord Wandsworth College

There are several tennis courts, 2 sports halls, 2 football fields, squash court, 2 playgrounds with artificial turf, heated pool, library, science labs for classes and a music and drama center on the impressive site of Lord Vandsworth.

Of course, the campus also has an equipped medical center, where the nurse is always on duty. In case of serious discomfort the student is organized his transportation to the nearest hospital.

On the day of arrival, all students undergo a physical examination in the center.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

An educational summer program is opened to the LWC beginning on July 10 and ending on September 3. Its duration can be as two weeks (minimum), and four, six or eight (maximum). 

For those who would just like to get acquainted with this format of study, 2-week courses are also quite suitable. But if you intend to go on to school and continue studying, it is recommended to choose a course starting from 4 weeks.

The indicated price includes the following items:

  • Educational program;
  • Residence on a full board basis (buffet);
  • Textbooks and materials required for classes;
  • Test on the definition of the language level;
  • Certificate of the end of the program;
  • Meeting and seeing off at Heathrow Airport;
  • Daytime activities of sports and leisure;
  • Excursion program;

Additional costs:

  • Medical insurance
  • Consulate fee of the embassy
  • Air tickets in both directions.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 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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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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