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Bedford School

In 2018 - 37% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Address: De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 2TU
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Description Bedford School

  • Location: Bedford;
  • Age: 7-18 years;
  • Programs: Primary, Secondary School, GCSE, A-level;
  • Number of students : more than 1000;
  • Founded: 1552;
  • Accommodation: boarding house, from the age of 8 (3rd grade)
  • Type of study: school for boys.

Bedford School is one of the prestigious private schools in Britain , where separate education is accepted. The school was founded in 1552 and was modernized in 1979. In the history of the school's existence only boys studied in it. The School of Bedford remains true to tradition, while actively using advanced technology and teaching methods. On the campus in the center of Bedford there are Upper School for teens and Preparatory School for children 7 to 12 years old.

The school is included in the TOP-200 of private prestigious boarding schools in Britain. It takes 138 place In the rating of The Sunday Times.

Entry conditions

Standard requirements for academic success and English proficiency are presented to applicants. The recommended level for enrollment is B2. To improve English entrants can pass language courses in the relevant direction.

Also for admission entrants should have a certificate (for those who finished 9 classes). The last test is an interview with a representative of the school.

Academic Programs

Strong academic preparation is one of the main features of the school. The quality of education is regularly confirmed by exam results of students and graduates. Thus, more than 70% of boys receive A * GCSE scores, more than 74% for A-level (A * -B) and 94% for IB, which is equivalent to A-B at A-level.

Educational programs are not limited to the national standard. The school offers to study a wide range of disciplines. Each student can choose subjects in accordance with their academic goals and interests.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bedford School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
3-8
from 7 630 £ / term

The elementary school program (or preparatory school) implies 3-6 years of study.

The third year of learning process provides for the study of mathematics, English, natural sciences, French, art, design technology, music, computer technology ,physical education and swimming.

The 5th to 6th year of study includes a set of subjects previously studied, and also allows students to learn the basics of foreign languages: Latin, Spanish and German. One of the languages ​​each student chooses for further in-depth study.

The boarding price includes accommodation and meals during the whole trimester and most textbooks.

The following components are additionally paid:

  • Music lessons, individual lessons (depending on the duration of the lesson and the duration of the trimester);
  • Music lessons, group lessons (depending on the length of the lesson and duration of the trimester);
  • The rent of the tools;
  • The program "English as a foreign language", EFL, individual lessons;
  • "English as a Foreign Language" program, EFL, group classes ;
  • Additional individual lessons;
  • Individual lessons of speech and acting skills;
  • Chinese lessons.
Annual
12-15
from 11 186 £ / term

The secondary school program includes 9-11 years of study.

The 9th year of study program involves obtaining knowledge in the field of English, mathematics, natural sciences, geography, religion, information technology and design, art, music, a chosen foreign language and compulsory for learning French. Also, students continue to attend physical education classes.

10-11 year of studying, in fact, is the preparatory course for the GCSE. 10 subjects remain compulsory for study. Among them are: English language and literature, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, foreign language. Also students choose one additional subject from three blocks:

  • Music, English (as a foreign language), history, geography, foundations of religion, art.
  • Technologies, drama, English (as foreign), Latin, history, geography.
  • Drama, social studies, music, English (according to the foreign program), technology, history, geography, French.

The boarding price includes accommodation and meals during the whole term and most textbooks.

Additional costs are the following:

  • Music lessons, individual lessons (depending on duration of the lesson and duration of the term) ;
  • Music lessons, group sessions (depending on the duration of the lesson and duration of the trimester);
  • The rent of the tools,
  • The program "English as a foreign language", EFL, individual lessons (depending on the number of lessons per week and the duration of the term);
  • "English as a Foreign Language" program, EFL, group lessons (depending on the number of lessons per week and duration of the term);
  • Additional individual lessons;
  • Individual lessons of speech and acting skills;
  • Chinese lessons.
Annual
14-18
from 11 186 £ / term

The senior classes include the 12th to 13th year of studying.

In the 12-13 year of education, boys study subjects on the IB or A-level program. Each educational system has its own characteristics.

A-level (the first year of the program) provides for the study of 4 subjects. At the A2-level, the students continue to teach the chosen disciplines, but at will can give up one subject. The program includes English and literature, religion, music, art, social studies, modern languages ​​(German, French, Spanish), science, economics, higher mathematics, mathematics, computer technology, theater and drama, politics, business, design technology.

Within the framework of IB, 6 subjects are studied, 3 of which are in-depth. The program is focused on the development of not only academic skills, but also critical thinking. Also, students learn to write scientific essays. The program does not provide for compulsory subjects. IB allows you to choose one discipline from each category at your own discretion:

  • German, German literature, English, literature.
  • Chinese, Spanish, German, French.
  • Philosophy, history, geography, economics.
  • Physics, biology, chemistry.
  • Computer technologies, mathematics.
  • Theatrical art, music, art or a third foreign language, one of the subjects of category 3-4.

The cost of the boarding school includes accommodation and meals during the whole trimester and most textbooks.

Additional fees are the following:

  • Music lessons, individual lessons (depending on duration of the lesson and duration of the term);
  • Music lessons, group sessions (depending on the length of the lesson and duration of the term);
  • The rent of the tools;
  • The program "English as a foreign language", EFL, individual lessons (depending on the number of lessons per week and the duration of the term);
  • "English as a Foreign Language" program, EFL, group lessons (depending on the number of lessons per week and duration of the term);
  • Additional individual lessons - from 40 pounds;
  • Individual lessons of speech and acting skills;
  • Chinese lessons.

Accommodation and food

Students are offered full board accommodation. There are 6 residences on the campus. Each is provided with adult control of students in the 24/7 mode (the staff of the school lives in the hostel).

Boys are accommodated in rooms with the distribution by age. Children 7 - 16 years old live for 4 - 6 persons. Senior students are offered single or double rooms. Facilities in all six residences are on floors. The residences are equipped with kitchens, game rooms, rest rooms. Each building is a cohesive part of Bedford School structure. Children are united by social events, cultural life.

Three meals a day are provided in the school. It is organized in a common dining room. There is a British, European cuisine in the menu. Also, students are offered dietary tables: Muslim, Jewish, vegetarian.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, English, French, history, maths, music, physics, Religious studies
Events list: Arts and crafts, badminton, cricket, cross, Dramatic circle, golf, guitar, hockey, modeling, Music games, music studio, rowing, rugby, skiing, swimming, theater Workshop

Events Bedford School

The extracurricular program includes sports, science and creativity, recreation. The school works closely with the Rugby Club and the Athletic Club of Britain. Own resources provide international students with the opportunity to practice tennis, swimming, squash, water polo, football, rock climbing, fencing, sailing, basketball, canoeing, badminton, track and field athletics, archery, rowing, cricket, hockey, rugby. The last 4 sports are on the priority level.

The school has 50 clubs of interest and clubs. Boys of all ages can study robotics, philosophy, astronomy, social theology, film history, geography, chemistry, art history, politics, quantum mechanics and geometry. Also, everyone is invited to the chess, environmental, discussion, book clubs.

Teenagers over the age of 13 are given the opportunity to play in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Each stage of the competition includes sports, creative, social blocks and night expeditions. There are 3 levels in the game: bronze, silver, gold.

The entertainment program includes many interesting activities. The boys visit museums, theaters, exhibitions, go on excursions, participate in contests, play paintball, watch movies, go for a walk in nature.

Advantages

  • Bedford School follows a traditional Britain high educational standard.
  • At school, each student receives the necessary amount of individual attention, the support of the curator.
  • International studetns receive not only academic abilities and acquire knowledge in general education, special disciplines, but also improve sports skills, reveal talents. To do this, the school created all the conditions.
  • The pride of the school is the teaching staff. In the academic environment, during sports training and in interest groups with boys, highly skilled, experienced specialists work. They not only transfer knowledge to students, but monitor their progress in the process of achieving academic and other goals.
  • The school offers a comfortable stay and becomes the second home for boys.
  • The school curriculum provides for the possibility of parental control of achievements. Parents regularly receive reports on the academic, sporting and creative achievements of their children. Students can contact the family at any time. The school provides international pupils with all kind communication, from telephone to Enternet Wi-Fi access.

Equipment Bedford School

The school has modern equipment: spacious auditoriums, staffed with technical training aids, scientific laboratories, a computer class with advanced equipment and software. The pride of the educational institution is a rich library, one of the best in the country.

The school also has everything necessary for practicing art. The music department is considered one of the most developed in Britain. The school has an orchestra, a choir, and several music groups. They are engaged in rehearsal rooms, use a recording studio. The school also has its own theater. There are several art studios equipped with everything necessary for painting, ceramics, sculpture on the campus.

The sports infrastructure is represented by a sports complex, several tennis courts, a 25-meter swimming pool. Also in school there is a climbing wall, squash courts, a modern recreation center.

Term dates and fees

The school year at Bedford School lasts from September to early July. It is divided into trimesters (autumn, spring, summer). After the end of each of them, children are sent on a 10 - 14-day vacation.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 100 pounds;
  • Deposit (boarding school) - 1000 + 8,500 pounds;
  • flight;
  • visa fees;
  • pocket money;
  • transfer from / to the airport, from / to school;
  • additional Night - from 42 pounds per night in middle and junior school, to 57 pounds per night in the senior;
  • additional week - from 231 pounds in middle and junior school, to 344 pounds in the senior;
  • childcare - 8.35 - 14 pounds.

 

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)
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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