- Paid education: Russian and European experience
- The advantages of studying in Britain
- Features of admission to schools and universities in Britain
- National school or international college?
- Selecting the program for the child
- Which school to choose for a child?
- Admission to the magistracy in Britain
Education abroad is a great opportunity for a career. Many parents of Russian schoolchildren today are thinking about sending their children to study in Europe or prefer primary education in the UK . The formation of Russia in comparison with the Soviet system has deteriorated and with every new reform is becoming less promising. Intellectual development of children was in the country under threat. And not only the average, but also the higher school does not meet the world standards.
Graduates of Russian universities in the professional plan are losing to European young professionals. Accordingly, the career path abroad for them is closed.
Paid education: Russian and European experience
Today, many try to give their children to private paid schools, to contract departments in Russian universities. It is believed that the quality of education in them is higher. At the same time, practice shows that educational institutions and departments, to which parents of students had high hopes, went on the wrong path of development. In Russia, private schools and universities have focused not on improving the quality and effectiveness of education, but on creating more comfortable conditions for students to stay. No new educational components appeared in the structure. Education in schools, as a rule, today amounts to "training" for the USE. Theorists are still preparing in universities. Separately it is worth noting the influence of the Russian youth subculture on adolescents. It does not motivate to achieve and gain knowledge. Most of the country's students and students study "for grades," not understanding who these assessments are needed.
In Europe, particularly in Britain, the education system is built on different principles. Here, the intellectual and creative development of children comes first. Schoolchildren and students study in a peculiar adversarial environment where it is not customary to do nothing. Children in boarding schools and universities are motivated by the achievements of highly qualified teachers. Teenagers, communicating with professionals, adopting their experience and getting their own priceless, eventually become excellent specialists in a specific field of activity. This is appreciated by national and international employers. British education opens up a career path for young specialists in engineering, science, medicine, computer technologies, and other fields.
Every year, Britain takes on the training of thousands of students and students from all over the world. The country's educational institutions are special. Private education in Britain is part of world culture. It has been formed for more than one century. Not surprisingly, the British schools have no competitors today.
The advantages of studying in Britain
Many parents choose for their childreneducation in England with a long-range vision. A schoolboy, and later a student in the country, first of all, receives knowledge of luggage that makes him competitive, in demand on the world labor market. British certificates and diplomas open for their owners the doors of international companies. For comparison: young specialists who received an education in Russia, are forced to confirm diplomas abroad, which is not always limited to the passing of tests and examinations. Differences in education systems and the specifics of the training of qualified personnel are affected.
Features of admission to schools and universities in Britain
The British system of education, like any other, has many features. The latter also apply to admission to educational institutions.
In particular, junior high school students in the country are taken exclusively for full-time studies. Accommodation of such children is possible only in the family. Parents of the baby should be prepared for the fact that the year of study can go to learn English, adaptation. 7 - 9-year-old foreign students who enteredBritish Boarding Houses, are often repetition. Parents should not worry about this. Part of the saturated program may not be mastered by the student due to gaps in English.
9 - 11-year-old schoolchildren, according to statistics, better adapt to the British educational environment. Speech, of course, is about Russian children actively studying English with tutors practicing it in summer language camps. Such schoolchildren do not have problems with getting used to the new environment and the system, as a rule. 9 - 11-year-olds do not take exams in the first year of schooling in the British school, this is due to the peculiarities of the program. Checking their academic preparation is planned for the final grade. The results of examinations play a role when enrolling in high school. For 2 years, children have time to pull up English and basic subjects to show worthy control results.
Often, Russians send their children to British boarding schools at the age of 13. This is due to the specifics of the curriculum. Adaptive year does not end with exams. English can be taught to a student as a foreign language instead of one general educational subject. This enables the child to adapt to the environment with the maximum comfort and minimize stress factors.
Fourteen-year-old students entering the British schools, it is not easy. After a year of training, they should be ready to take serious exams. It takes a lot of effort to catch up to the level of knowledge of British peers. But the result is worth it.
At 15, Russian children can enter a boarding school in Britain with a loss of a year. Also for them the possibility of training on a special preparatory program is provided. The course ends with an internal exam. As a result, the adolescent goes to a two-year pre-university preparation program to choose from (Pre-U, A-Level, IB).
Graduates of Russian schools can enter the Foundation program in Britain. It allows you to bring the school certificate in compliance with international requirements. The program is a one-year program, it aims at updating the subject knowledge on the priority for the future student's direction, improving English for academic purposes.
Nuances of obtaining secondary education in Britain are many. Therefore, each individual case by operators of the market of educational services is considered individually.
National school or international college?
Every parent faces a choice: where to send your child to a British school or an international college? Radically, these educational institutions are characterized by social structure and discipline. In colleges, the conditions are less strict than in boarding schools. The choice is often determined by the age of the child. Younger student compliance with the regime, strict discipline will only benefit. The sixteen-year-old will be more comfortable in an international college with his democratic environment and high quality of academic preparation.
Selecting the program for the child
Another important issue that requires a parent decision is the choice of the curriculum. Attention is worthy of each of those offered in British boarding schools and international colleges.
A-Level , a two-year national program for university preparation, is recognized in many countries around the world. Within the course, students choose 4 or more disciplines to study. The subjects must be directly, indirectly related to the future direction of the activity of the adolescent chosen by the university specialty. The course ends with exams, the results of which are taken into account when entering the university.
IB is an international baccalaureate program. It is recognized in many universities of the world. The IB certificate obtained in Britain gives the student the opportunity to enroll in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The program provides for the study of exact, natural sciences, native and foreign languages, additional subjects to choose from. The disciplines of specialization are studied deeply, the rest - at the general educational level.
Cambridge program Pre-U differs complexity and academic saturation. Its goal is to identify the best students among the excellent studentspre-university training . Pre-U provides in-depth study of 3-4 subjects for a two-year course. In addition, the program involves special training for Oxbridge, the development of critical thinking, research skills.
In fact, the choice of the program is recommended with a long-range vision. First it is necessary to choose a university or several institutions. From what program they recognize, and the choice of the student's parents will depend.
Which school to choose for a child?
Every parent wants the best for their child. Many are looking for the best school in Britain for ratings in the special press. This approach has grounds. Schools from the TOP-200 - it's impeccable quality of education, excellent conditions of stay, creative and sporting development. But from them it is recommended to choose a school not by prestige, but by objective characteristics (location, specificity of training, offered circles, sections, etc., additional opportunities).
Admission to the magistracy in Britain
In the UK, foreign students are accepted not only for all school programs and universities (for bachelor's degree). Russian students have master's courses available. For admission to the program you must have a bachelor's degree (specialist), a certificateIELTS , confirming English proficiency at the appropriate level, as well as the Pre-Masters certificate. The preparatory program is aimed at foreigners wishing to obtain a degree in England. Several months of training allow to improve academic English and to update knowledge in subject areas of the relevant profile.