Queen Ethelburga's College is a private day and boarding school. It has four branches for children:
Children under 3 years old are accepted in kindergarten at the school. All the buildings of the educational institution are located on the same territory with a common educational, entertainment town.
The Queen Ethelburga's College was named after Queen Ethelburga, who brought Christianity to the north of the country. Until 1991, the institution belonged to the corporation N. Woodard.
Heirs of famous monarchs got education in this educational institution, children of world-famous lawyers, politicians and diplomats also prefer studying here. The college is famous for high quality of educational programs.
The college is located in a quiet rural location in Yorkshire. The route connecting Edinburgh and London is located near 8 km. The school is only 25 minutes drive to Harrogate and York. These cities are among the most touristy in the UK. One is a paradise for romantics, the other preserves the richest legacy of English Gothic.
Also, there are transfers to the nearest airports: Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, and the train station, from where only 1.5 hours get to London. It is possible to get to school by personal transport (car, helicopter). On the territory there is parking, helipad.
The Queen's College is a cozy place for children to study and live. The College has its own garden, decorated with sculptural groups of Jeremy Gai, fountains, the Olympic courtyard, a playground, large lawns for rest. Near the school, students can observe deer, falcons, herons, owls, rabbits.
A-level is a training program for admission to higher education institutions in Britain and the world. Certificate A-level exempts from additional examinations when enrolling in universities. The program usually provides two years of classes and is the benchmark of the country's schooling.
The A-level program is academically unified and practiced in most high schools and colleges in Britain. The main property of the program is not the quantity of objects, but the vastness and depth of knowledge. Intensive study of several disciplines allows the student to prepare for a profession in a university.
The first year of study provides for in-depth mastery of four compulsory subjects. In the second year, the number of priority disciplines is reduced to three. All the students of the A-level course have already chosen the future specialization and are purposefully preparing to receive it. Schools recommend that when choosing subjects not to take close by content and observe the academic balance.
The study of the four main disciplines of the program complements one elective. Foreign students for the International GCSE deposit choose English as a foreign language. The General Studies course is part of the program for general development. As an optional subject, you can choose any foreign language from the list offered by the school. At A-level, subjects such as chemistry, psychology, business basics, English and literature, mathematics, biology, history, physics, political science, art, geography, Spanish, French, German, law, economics, design and technology are handed over. For native speakers of Russian or Chinese languages, the A2 examinations for the native language are provided.
The training at the Preparatory School of the British National Program provides lessons for children 3 to 7 years of age. Development and education of young students occurs in the course of mobile games. The idea of the world around us is formed through artistic images, puzzles, puzzles. The actions of the teacher at this age are aimed at stimulating the child's imagination and introducing basic disciplines into the basics. Skills of behavior in the team schoolchildren acquire in a game form. For 1 to 5 years of training in the Preparatory School, children receive initial information about the basics of mathematics, natural science (from three years), French (from age 5), English, reading. Much attention is paid to motor activity. Students are engaged in physical education, dancing and swimming. Teaching music and art introduces children to the world of beauty. Students also become confident users of computer technology.
Middle School provides for a more complex curriculum within the UK national curriculum and a transition from one teacher to several. During the 6th and 9th years of schooling, schoolchildren gradually get used to the fact that different subjects will be taught by individual specialists.
In the sixth year, besides the class teacher, the teachers of the French language, music, physical education, design and technology are engaged in schooling. The seventh year of study introduces the children to the subject teachers of English, mathematics and science. There is a division of students into groups, depending on their inclinations and level of talents. In 8-9 year all subjects are taught by different teachers. The secondary school provides for the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, three foreign languages (German, French, Spanish), biology, geography, information and communication technologies, history, design and technology, English. The lessons of music, art and drama are aimed at the formation of aesthetic taste, and sports games, physical education and personal development bring up a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.
After completing the first stage of secondary education in England, students receive a General Certificate of Secondary Education. The certificate of incomplete secondary education requires extensive knowledge at the level of 8-9 grades. To receive the GCSE, students from UK schools study for 1-2 years and take examinations in three compulsory subjects (the English language of the academic course, a foreign language, mathematics) and can choose 3 to 5 additional disciplines out of 70 offered by the school. Foreign students to continue their studies in Britain are renting a more flexible option - International GCSE.
The training of 14 to 16-year-olds includes classes in classrooms and laboratories, homework assignments and individual projects. Teachers practice work in groups and realize independent tasks. The basis of training is school activities. To monitor the progress, the results are used in the lessons and testing. Successful delivery of a national uniform exam allows you to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education.
Mastering the compulsory GCSE subjects takes place at an accelerated pace. Pupils study in depth mathematics, natural science subjects, English, English literature, a foreign language, humanitarian subjects of choice. High motivation, excellent level of teachers and flexible curriculum allow to achieve the highest possible results.
The school provides a huge list of optional items for the GCSE. The basis is the subjects of natural sciences: biology, ecology, physics, chemistry, geography. In addition, you can also study business, economics, art and design, history, photography, design and technology, food and nutrition, music and physical education. Great attention is paid to teaching languages. The connoisseurs of Spanish and French, Russian and Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Arabic are preparing at the Foreign Languages Department.
Standard one-year program for students from 15 years old without sufficient knowledge of English. Pre-A-level - preparatory program for foreigners before the A-level course. The main stress of the program is on learning English. It also provides for a thorough mastering of mathematics, natural sciences and art in preparation for the International GCSE. Especially the Pre-A-level course is suitable for foreign students who plan to continue to study under the BTEC training program. Usually the year of study begins in September, but accelerated training for two terms is also envisaged. The intensified course can begin in January.
Queen Ethelburga College has a steady reputation as a five-star hotel for students. Accommodation is offered in 5 boarding houses, 2 of which are for boys, 1 for girls and 2 for senior students. Rooms and common areas (kitchen, laundry, game rooms, TV rooms) are equipped with modern technology, the interior in them is designed as ergonomically as possible.
Full board meals are organized in the canteen for 500 seats. Balanced meals for school students are cooked by real masters of cooking, including Russian, Asian chefs.
There is everything for successful studying and comfortable leisure in the school. It is equipped with multimedia equipment. There are centers of business education, design, foreign languages, music school, theater, library. Sports fans will enjoy a unique "Sports Village" - a complex that has no analogues in England.
As for the structure of academic year, we will make following example: 2014-2015 academic year at Queen Ethelburga's College consisted of three trimesters: autumn, spring and summer. Autumn term began on September 1 - 4 and ended on December 11, 2014. From October 24 to November 2, schoolchildren went for autumn holidays.
The spring trimester started after New Year holidays - January 5. The holidays are scheduled from February 14 to February 22. The spring trimester ended on April 13, 2015.
The summer term covered studying from April 14 to June 20, 2015. At the end of May (22 - 31/05/2015) there are vacations.
Confirm the place at school will cost 2 thousand pounds sterling. 295 £ will be the registration fee. In addition, it is necessary to pay registration fees in a guardian agency, a semester deposit and for guardianship.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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