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Tettenhall College

In 2018 near 27% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Wood Rd, Wolverhampton WV6 8QX
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Description Tettenhall College

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: Tettenhall, West Midlands county
  • Students age: 2 to 18 years
  • Educational Programs: preschool education, KS1-3, GCSE, A-Level
  • Total number of students: 400 people
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence (boarding house) and full-time course of study.

Tettenhall College is an independent private co-educational school for children from 2 to 18 years old. You can study both on the day form and at the boarding school, the total number of students reaches 400.

The educational institution is located near the village of Tettenhol and has one name with it. The village is 5 kilometers from Wolverhampton (West Midlands county), the road to London takes about 3 hours. To date, the total campus area reaches 13 hectares, and part of it belongs to a large nature reserve with a unique, picturesque nature.

The founders of Tettenhall College, a group of local industrialists and entrepreneurs, opened the doors of the school in 1863. The initial number of students was only 15 people: the school was founded as a male educational institution, but in 1969, like many schools in Britain and the world, switched to mixed education and began to take on the studying the girls. Now the school is widely known in its region and throughout the country due to the excellent living conditions and the effectiveness of educational programs. The main mission of the school is formed in the slogan "A place where each student gets the best." The staff maintain a warm, friendly atmosphere: students feel at home here, have all the opportunities for comprehensive development, make new acquaintances and improve academic, sporting and creative abilities.

Tettenhol College is constantly being scrutinized (the latter took place in 2014) by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) commission - the results of the latter are:

  • "Good" grade: the quality and organization of the curriculum, organization of extracurricular education, academic successes of students, quality of teaching; level of education and boarding; safety and learning conditions.
  • Evaluation "Excellent": level of upbringing and development of students; care for children; leadership of the school, work with parents.

Children of any faith, confession can study here - the school respects all Christian traditions, the official religion is Anglicanism (but the school does not force all students to join the church).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Tettenhall College

Program name
from 10 378 £ / term

Quick overview: a GCSE educational program for international students.

About the educational program: students form a solid foundation of knowledge on the basic subjects of the school curriculum and also receive useful academic skills necessary for continuing their studies at the university. Students learn:

  • To work effectively, independently and in a team;
  • To work with sources;
  • To think critically and analytically;
  • To write and present scientific works, research, etc.

Subjects for study available to students at this stage:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Chemistry;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Physical Education and Sports;
  • Foreign languages;
  • Design and technology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Economics and business;
  • Music;
  • Biology;
  • Latin language;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Drama and theatrical art;
  • Communication technologies and informatics;
  • Art.

Some subjects are available for inclusion in the curriculum only if a certain educational groups of students are formed.

from 11 166 £ / term

About the educational program: The A-level  standard of British pre-university education is respected all over the world. The A-level certificate is accepted by most universities as an alternative to the entrance exams - this increases the student's chances of successfully enrolling in the chosen university for priority specialization.

The program is designed for 2 years. International students study 4 subjects of their own choice at the first year and 3 at the second. Disciplines for study are chosen in accordance with personal interests and inclinations. Students are guided by the knowledge they will need to successfully continue their studies in high school.

List of the subjects to study:

  • English Language and Literature;
  • Economics;
  • Business;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • French;
  • Accounting;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • Geography;
  • Physics;
  • Technology and Design;
  • Religious Studies;
  • Drama and theatrical art;
  • Psychology;
  • Communication technologies and informatics;
  • Music Technology;
  • Design and art;
  • Music;
  • Spanish;
  • Mathematics;
  • History.

Some subjects are available for inclusion in the curriculum only if an educational group is formed.

Accommodation and food

On the campus there are comfortable and safe residences. Pupils of primary grades live 3-5 people, high school students occupy rooms for 1-2 people: all rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped with everything necessary. Together with the children in the residence of Tettenhall College there are constantly living qualified and experienced caregivers, who monitor the observance of order and discipline, are ready to help in solving various household and administrative issues, provide complete safety for students.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, design, design and technology, Dramatic art, economics, English, geography, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies, Theatrical art
Events list: bowling, Bus excursion, cinema, cricket, dancing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, karate, music studio, netball, rugby, yoga

Events Tettenhall College

In their free time, students will not have to be bored - for them there is a huge number of clubs and sections of interest, so that the lesson everyone can find for themselves. The sections are fully equipped with the necessary equipment and consumables, professional instructors and specialists are engaged with children. Here are some examples of the most popular sports and arts:

  • Athletics
  • Netball
  • Young Entrepreneurs' Club
  • Table Tennis 
  • Latin
  • Swimming
  • Chess club
  • Rugby
  • Choral singing
  • Cooking club
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Tennis
  • Cross-country running, trekking
  • Hockey
  • Discussion club
  • Football
  • Discussion club
  • Electronics
  • General fitness
  • Theatrical circle, the dramatic skill.

Equipment Tettenhall College

The school campus has everything you need for comfortable learning, living and leisure. Excellent classrooms and lecture halls, functional scientific laboratories for practical lessons are well equipped, there is own computer center with modern PCs and a library. Excellent housing stock, developed sports infrastructure: fields and grounds (for individual lessons and team games), a spacious swimming pool, dance classes, multifunctional sports complex, tennis courts. A music school works for gifted students.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling is:

  • 3-6 classes, board = 6366 £ / term
  • 7-13 high school classes, board = 8833 £ / trimester.

Please note that there are some additional fees that are not included in the basic price of the program:

  • Registration fee
  • Additional depository (optional)
  • Additional lessons and activities (optional)
  • Additional lessons (if required)
  • Transfer in both directions (exact price depends on the airport of arrival)
  • Medical insurance
  • Guardian services
  • Visa opening = from £ 100.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

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)
  • 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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Tettenhall College reviews


I study the A-level course at Tettenhall College - the trip was organized by Smapse company and parents were asked to leave feedback about their impressions. If you want to study abroad, but are afraid to organize everything yourself - contact Smapse!

Seriously, we did not regret at all. We were picked up by the school (and it was chosen for me, taking into account all my wishes), helped with the registration of documents and visas (they wrote to the consulate, transferred all the documents). Managers even offered to buy air tickets and help with the transfer. We took the transfer, and we took the tickets ourselves - our father had accumulated miles, some kind of loyalty program, did not go into details. At the same time, we were very surprised that the admission in the school is free, without a commission: we were told that Smapse works as official representatives, not intermediaries, therefore there is no commission. 

A few words about the school: beautiful, convenient, technologically, difficult. I really liked the school and campus. Libraries, computers, interactive whiteboards, projectors, language laboratories, individual supplementary classes are all at our service. The only thing I did not prepare for - A-level really difficult program: I spend almost the whole day reading textbooks. But in the evening it is pleasant to warm up and walk, to kick the ball (in the school there is a football field). I hope that I will get involved - but it's also much easier to prepare for an English university. In short, count your strength!


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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