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Brookfield College

Address: Liber House, Monavalley, Trá Lí, Co. Ciarraí,
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Description Brookfield College

  • Location: Tralee, Ireland
  • Students age: 15 to 18 years
  • Study programs: High School Program
  • Language of studying: English
  • Duration of the course: academic year, from September to May.

Brookfield College was founded in 1988 and from the very beginning offered students primarily a program for obtaining a Leaving Certificate, an Irish secondary education certificate that gives an opportunity to study at the university, that is, it was aimed at graduating (Senior Cycle). Today, the school studies about 110 students, most of them - citizens of Ireland and the UK (especially its northern part).

The college is located in the small Irish town of Tralee (population of approximately 24,000 people), in the county of Kerry in the south-west of the country. It is dominated by a temperate marine climate with an abundance of fresh breezes and a fairly high amount of precipitation throughout the year: The surrounding nature is very picturesque, peaceful, calm. Tralee, despite its very modest size, is considered to be one of the brightest tourist centers in Ireland: there are many museums, the Irish National Folklore Theater with regular performances, a large indoor Aquatic Center with a mini-golf course. The city is surrounded by green forest thickets, spacious fields, parks for walks and nature reserves with untouched animals and flora.

Foreign students can enroll at Brookfield College from the age of 15 (from the 12th to 13th grades of the general education school, the graduation classes in the Irish educational system). The entire educational process and the achievements of students are monitored regularly: they pass intermediate tests and control, semester exams. Before the final tests they will have to pass the Pre Leaving Certificate Exam: it shows how well the basic aspects of the school curriculum are mastered and how much the student is ready to receive a valuable diploma. All results of tests and examinations are reported to the custodians or parents by fax or e-mail - the family is always aware of the progress of their child. Each student works with a personal mentor: they meet after each assessment of knowledge and verification and discuss the difficulties that have arisen, determine the path for further education, the possibility of solving problems.

The purpose of the High School Program is to enable children of different nationalities and backgrounds to receive a quality education, to teach them to perceive a different point of view and someone else's opinion, to cultivate tolerance and respect for others. Students become more friendly and tolerant, better understand intercultural processes throughout the world and are ready for life in the modern international community. The program is selective: for admission to the course the child must demonstrate a sufficiently high level of knowledge, independence and perseverance in order to meet the high standards of the Royal School Cavan. Lessons are usually held in the morning, from 8:55 to 16:05, additional lessons last until 5:30 pm (breaks are provided). Children are engaged on weekdays (from Monday to Friday), 1 lesson lasts 35-40 minutes.

Behavior of the student is watched by the host family, in whose house he lives during studying, as well as his local curator, school teachers and educators. General uniform in the school is absent, like the official religion: children are accepted regardless of nationality, religion, origin and colour.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Brookfield College

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
12-15
from 20 690 € / year

The secondary school program in Ireland is called the Junior Cycle and is aimed at educating children up to 14-15 years of age, on mastering the basic amount of knowledge on the fundamental subjects of the school curriculum. The list of courses and disciplines studied is long enough: this gives students the opportunity to more accurately assess their abilities and inclinations, to prepare for studying in the upper grades (where it is usually provided for an independent choice of subjects). The curriculum includes the following disciplines:

  • Foreign languages ​​(Spanish, French, German)
  • Economy
  • History (if there is a demand of students)
  • Physics (if there is a demand of students)
  • English
  • Accounting (if there is a demand)
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Housekeeping
  • Agroculture (if there is a demand)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics.
Annual
15-16
from 20 690 € / year

A special adaptation and translation program is designed for foreign students. Pay attention - this is not a direct student transfer for a similar course with enrollment of earned points and credit units (educational loans)! The Transition Year program allows you to adapt to a new educational, cultural and academic environment, to significantly improve the level of the English language, to deepen and update knowledge on the core subjects of the curriculum. After passing the Transition Year, the student will be ready to study at a foreign school, college or university at the level of native speakers. The same subjects are studied as in the basic school general education course:

  • Foreign languages ​​(Spanish, French, German)
  • Economy
  • History (if there is a demand of students)
  • Physics (if there is a demand of students)
  • English
  • Accounting (if there is a demand)
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Housekeeping
  • Agroculture (if there is a demand)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics.
Annual
16-18
from 20 690 € / year

Senior grades in Ireland are termed the Senior Cycle. This is the final stage of obtaining a secondary education, taking exams for the prestigious Leaving Certificate and preparing to enter the chosen institution. Leaving Certificate is considered to be an analogue of certificates IB and A-level and gives the right to study at the chosen faculty of practically any English-speaking high school. Subjects for study are offered the following (of which the student can choose for himself the most priority and relevant):

  • Foreign languages ​​(Spanish, French, German)
  • Economy
  • History (if there is a demand of students)
  • Physics (if there is a demand of students)
  • English
  • Accounting (if there is a demand)
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Housekeeping
  • Agroculture (if there is a demand)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics.

Accommodation, housing and food

All foreign students of Brookfield College live in the homes of host Irish families: they have been carefully selected from a variety of applicants, constantly checked by local curators, many families have been cooperating with the school for several years. Accommodation conditions - full board, 7 days a week. Three meals a day are provided: breakfast and dinner are served by students in the house together with the rest of the family, and packed lunch takes with them to school.

Please note that the cost of living (in turn, it is included in the tuition fee) does not include accommodation during the Christmas and Easter holidays - staying in the family during this period will require a surcharge.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, French, geography, german language, history, Irish language, maths, physics, Spanish

Equipment Brookfield College

More recently, Brookfield College has moved to a new, modern and modernized campus - today the learning environment here meets high international standards. For students, modern, spacious and bright classrooms with the necessary furniture and equipment are prepared, free and unlimited Internet access is provided. On campus there are snack machines and vending machines with drinks, there is a small shop. Please note that there is no own sports infrastructure in the college.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year at Brookfield College lasts from the end of August to the beginning of September and ends in early June: the children study 9 months, which are divided into two semesters. There are traditional Christmas and Easter holidays (two weeks each), plus in the middle of each semester children also receive a week of rest. The exact dates of the school's work, taking into account the days off, public holidays and vacations, are sent out to schoolchildren immediately before the beginning of the school year.

The cost of the program is already included:

  • Administrative fees
  • Registration and school fees
  • Accommodation and meals (full board); accommodation for Easter and Christmas holidays is paid separately
  • Work of the local coordinator, familiarization tour of the school
  • Transfer in both directions (at the scheduled time of arrivals and departures), meeting and seeing off at the airport (also at the set time)
  • Foreign Language Educational Program
  • 24-hour help and support child and parents, hot telephone line.

The price does not include and is paid separately:

  • Pocket costs (recommended from 200 € / month)
  • Educational fee
  • Roundtrips
  • Accommodation and meals during the Christmas and Easter holidays
  • Examination fees and expenses
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa fees and services
  • Additional activities (optional)
  • Transfer from the host family home to school and back
  • Textbooks, books and manuals.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 1200 EUR
  • Study materials 300 EUR
  • Uniform 250 EUR

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For students who plan to start studying in late August - early September, you need to file your documents no later than April 30. If you do not have time to submit your documents in the main deadline, your application can be considered only if there are available seats on the chosen program. Brookfield College is among the popular and does not practice hard selection - the sooner you apply the package of documents, the higher your chances of successful enrollment. The following documents are required:

  • Completed application for the form of the school
  • Photograph of the student
  • Recommendations from the teacher of English
  • Medical card
  • Certificate from the previous place of study indicating grades
  • Letter for members of the host family.

Applicants Brookfield College is also waiting for a personal interview. The advantage will be for students with good academic performance and experience in English-speaking countries from 2 years.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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