Christ College is a school-board of joint learning that accepts children from 7 to 18 years old. Younger schoolchildren (7-11 years old) study in the preparatory school of St. Petersburg. Nicholas House, the number of high school students (11-18 years) on the main program reaches 300 people. The preparatory school helps to teach the kids to the peculiarities of the academic, educational environment, to instill in them a passion for knowledge and a love for learning, to make the education process continuous and uniform.
Christ College is located in the Brecon Beacon National Park, one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the UK: the cozy historic town of Brecon and the Usk River are nearby. The journey to the nearest airport in Bristol takes about 2 hours.
The College of Christ is proud of its commitment to age-old educational traditions: the school was founded in 1541 by the decree of King Henry VIII. It is one of the oldest schools in the UK, it is respected by colleagues and popular among students, considered one of the best schools in the United Kingdom:
All students celebrate the warm, friendly atmosphere on the campus, the benevolence of teachers and employees. The small size of Christ College helps to create a pleasant atmosphere and intimacy: students feel that they belong to the same educational brotherhood, feel a friendly shoulder, they know that they will never remain without help and support. Graduates of Christ College are self-confident and independent individuals, compassionate and tolerant, ready for a successful life in the modern international community.
According to statistics, graduates and students showed excellent results in the exams (data for 2014):
About 20% of the total number of students are studying here. They are supported in every possible way, help to settle in a new environment - linguistic, cultural and academic; Training programs for them necessarily include English lessons, so that children can quickly raise their level of knowledge and fully, effectively absorb the school curriculum. So, in the first year of training 4 English lessons are provided weekly (for free, included in the cost of the program).
Classes are formed small so that teachers can carefully monitor the progress of students, the degree of mastering the educational material. The strengths of Christ College include mathematics, photography, science and art, in their spare time many students are fond of music and vocals.
The distinctive feature of Christ College is the relatively low tuition fees, while the level of academic preparation of students is stable high. On average, education here will cost a quarter less than in institutions of a similar level. The Independent Directory "The Good Schools Guide" notes the following: "A great little school that should definitely be taken into account when compiling a list of schools for your child." The institution is loyal to students of any faith and religion, officially the school supports Anglicanism.
A special national program that allows you to get a prestigious certificate of secondary education. This document is necessary for continuing education on a more complex level, and is also taken into account by most HEIs upon admission, since it indicates the level of comprehension of the compulsory school curriculum.
The course, designed for 2 years and allowing you to effectively, fully prepare for admission to the selected university. The selected subjects and disciplines are studied so thoroughly and deeply that the Advanced Certificate General Certificate of Education is accepted by many universities as an alternative to the entrance examinations and tests.
In the first year (AS), students study 4-5 subjects of their own choice, in the second year (A2) there are only 3-4 of them.
The pupils of the secondary school pursue the goal of determining the most priority and interesting directions and specialties for themselves, preparing for the education in graduating classes and the successful entry into the university. The list of subjects studied is quite extensive:
On the Christ Student campus there are 7 comfortable and cozy residences for students: individual houses are provided for pupils of lower grades (11-12 years). Boys and girls live in different houses, an experienced educator and school staff are constantly on duty at each residence: they monitor the observance of order, discipline, cleanliness, fully guarantee the safety of children 24/7.
The creative and sports development of children here is given a lot of attention. Students can do their favorite things or learn new things, communicate with like-minded people and develop their talents under the supervision of professional teachers, instructors and trainers. There are very wide opportunities for sports:
There is also a huge number of clubs, clubs and sections of interest - we can note the following as an example:
The college is famous for its rugby team. As practice shows, girls often choose netball and hockey, and boys like to engage in shooting, golf, athletics and tennis. Constantly arranged trekking trips and adventure tours on the mountain ridge Brecon Beacon. Organized and exciting excursions abroad: to China, the United States, Europe.
Students have free access to an extensive library, a photo lab, functional scientific laboratories, and a private theater studio. The sports infrastructure and opportunities for outdoor activities are diverse: there is a spacious swimming pool and a large sports center, a fitness room and squash courts, numerous fields and grounds for various sports, tennis courts.
Christopher College also has a special center for high school Sixth Forms, which is open throughout the day. There are cozy living rooms for recreation, a hall for discotheques and concerts, a snack bar and dance studio, as well as a games room with billiards, table football and darts. For graduating class students, the Department for Career Issues operates: it helps to define more clearly the future specialty, choose the best educational institution, and adjust the curriculum. Constantly arranged thematic meetings and lectures, interviews and professional trainings, tests, presentations; Students attend universities at Open House days, meet with potential employers and attend job fairs.
The cost of tuition (full board) is:
The indicated cost already includes:
Additionally paid and not included in the cost of the programs:
Requirements for applicants depend on the age of the student and on the educational level, the place where he plans to get. The school is quite loyal to foreign brotheers. Most likely, you will need a report card with grades from previous years, the results of tests in mathematics and English, as well as a personal interview with a representative of the school.
Each curator is supervised by each curator (each approximately 10-16 pupils): he monitors the academic and extracurricular progress of children, involvement in school life, discipline, helps to solve various issues. There is also a special center where students with learning difficulties can receive qualified help, support and additional lessons.
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