Bedford School is one of the prestigious private schools in Britain , where separate education is accepted. Founded in 1552, it was modernized in 1979. In the history of the school's existence only boys studied in it. Today, the Private School of Bedford School 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. In the rating of The Sunday Times, it takes 138 place.
Standard requirements for academic success and English proficiency are presented to applicants. The last boys should be fluent. The recommended level for enrollment is B2. To improve their English entrants can pass language courses in the relevant direction.
Also for admission an extract from the time-table is required for 2 years or a certificate (for those who finished 9 classes). The last test is an interview with a representative of the school.
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.
The elementary school program (or preparatory school) implies 3-6 years of study.
The third year of study 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 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 training, in fact, is the preparatory course for the GCSE. 10 subjects remain compulsory for study. Among them: English language and literature, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, foreign language. Also students choose one additional subject from three blocks:
1.Music, English (as a foreign language), history, geography, foundations of religion, art.
2.Technologies, drama, English (as foreign), Latin, history, geography.
3.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.
The senior classes include the 12th to 13th year of training.
In the 12-13 year of education, boys study subjects on the IB or A-level program. Each training system has its own characteristics.
As-level (the first year of the program) provides for the study of 4 subjects. At the A2-level, the boys 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, boys 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:
1.German, German literature, English, literature.
2.Chinese, Spanish, German, French.
3. Philosophy, history, geography, economics.
4. Physics, biology, chemistry.
5.Computer technologies, mathematics.
6 . 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.
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 live for 4 - 6 people. Senior students are offered single or double occupancy. Facilities in all six residences are on floors. Also in the residences are equipped kitchens, games rooms, self-preparation, rest. Each building is a cohesive community in the 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. In the menu there is a British, European cuisine. Also, students are offered dietary tables: Muslim, Jewish, vegetarian.
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 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. Priority is the last 4 sports.
The school has 50 clubs of interest and circles. Boys of all ages can study robotics, study philosophy and astronomy, social theology, film history, geography, chemistry, art history, politics, quantum mechanics, 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. Total in the game 3 levels: bronze, silver, gold.
The entertainment program includes many interesting activities. At leisure, the boys visit museums, theaters, exhibitions, go on excursions, participate in contests, play paintball, watch movies, go for a walk in nature.
The school features modern equipment. It has 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. She is among 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. On the campus there are several art studios equipped with everything necessary for painting, ceramics, sculpture.
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.
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.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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