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Shebbear College

Address: Shebbear, Beaworthy EX21 5HJ, United Kingdom

Description Shebbear College

  • Year of foundation: 1829;
  • Location: Shebbear, Devonshire, England;
  • Age of students: 3-18 years;
  • Number of students: 340 people;
  • Type of program: mixed;
  • Type of accommodation: full time, full board;
  • English language.

Shebbear College is a private school in the south-west of England, offering education for girls and boys from 3 to 18 years old. Shebbear College is positioning itself as an educational institution for students with different levels of ability, so the selection of candidates here does not differ by any rigor. At the same time, graduates of the school annually show high results of final exams.

The school also undergoes regular review by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) commission. According to the results of the last visit in 2014, Shebbir School received “excellent” marks according to two criteria: for the level of upbringing and development of students, for the quality of care for them. The institution also received “good” marks for such indicators as:

  • Academic success of students;
  • Quality and organization of the curriculum;
  • Organization of extracurricular education;
  • Teaching quality;
  • The level of teaching and accommodation in the hostel.

Historically, Methodism has been the official religion in the school since its inception, while students of any denominations are admitted to study here.

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

Program name
from 6 470 £ / term

Quick overview:

  • Age: 7-11 years old;
  • Period of the educational program: September-July;
  • Duration of the program: 4 years.

About the educational program: The elementary school program provides international students with basic skills in English, mathematics and science. The course includes many practical exercises so that students can better consolidate their knowledge.

For students who will need additional assistance in elementary school, there is a Learning Support Program or IEPs individual education program, where students attend individual lessons or study in mini-groups. These courses will also suit students who have a craving for a particular subject - with the help of these programs, students can develop their potential in a chosen direction.

from 6 470 £ / term

Brief information:

  • Age: 11-16 years old;
  • Dates: September-July;
  • Program duration: 5 years.

The middle level (7,8,9 grades) is a transitional stage between elementary and high school. The secondary school program gives international children the opportunity to gain knowledge in the main general educational disciplines and develop other additional skills.

The second part of the secondary school (10th and 11th grade) is devoted to the study of the GCSE program: here a number of disciplines to choose from are offered to schoolchildren and adolescents that meet their educational needs. Usually, 9 subjects are selected for study from the list.

List of subjects to study:

  • English as a foreign language;
  • English;
  • English literature;
  • Geography;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Computer Science and Communication Technology;
  • History;
  • Art and Design;
  • Spanish language;
  • Classic civilizations;
  • Latin language;
  • Mathematics;
  • Music;
  • German;
  • Religious studies;
  • Theatrical skill;
  • Technology and design;
  • Physical education;
  • French;
  • Choreography.
from 9 330 £ / semester

Quick overview:

  • Age: 16-18 years old;
  • Educational year: from September to July;
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 years.

About the educational program: High school students at Shebbear College are studying under the A-Level program, which is the British standard for pre-university education. The certificate of the program is recognized everywhere in the UK and universities in Europe and even in the world. A-Level implies the study of such a combination of disciplines that will be necessary for a student to further study in higher education - these are traditional and more modern disciplines:

  • English;
  • English literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Chinese;
  • Economics;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Religious studies;
  • Art and Design;
  • Media;
  • Music;
  • Basics of business;
  • Psychology;
  • Physical Education.

The college draw students' attention to the fact that some disciplines appear in the program only if a group of people are formed to study them, so if you have a request for a particular subject, you should clarify whether it will be on the course.

31.05.2020 -03.07.2020
from 3 760 £ / 5 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Age: 10-14 years;
  • Dates: June 2 - July 5;
  • Program duration: 5 weeks.

The summer language program is designed for foreign students aged 10-14 years. The educational course combines language learning and high school lessons. Training takes place in groups of up to 10 people, where foreign students sit at the same school desk with British schoolchildren.

English classes are held three times a week before lunch, and in the afternoon, leisure and entertainment programs are organized. Academic studies are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Physics;
  • Geography;
  • History;
  • Art;
  • Sport;
  • Music art;
  • Mathematics;
  • Drama art;
  • Computer science.

After training, the program participants receive a certificate depending on the final degree of language acquisition:

Bronze for the initial level of the basic level;

Silver for the general or average;

Gold for the indicator above the average.

Accommodation, housing and food

While studying, Shebbear College students live in residences located on campus. Capacity of residential buildings - up to 86 people. Distribution by hostels takes into account gender (boys are separate from girls) and age. Students are settled in rooms with a capacity of 1-3 people with all the necessary furniture; shower and toilet are shared on the floor. Also in each residence there are teaching staff who can quickly come to the aid of students if necessary. In the residences of Chebbir School there is a regular cleaning and change of bed linen, laundry services are available. Depending on the format of teaching (day or with a boarding), international students eat in the school canteen 2-3 times a day.

Events Shebbear College

In their free time, pupils at Shebbear College have the opportunity to devote time to different sports or creativity:

  • Dancing;
  • Horseback riding;
  • Tennis;
  • Ballet;
  • Athletics;
  • Rugby;
  • Badminton;
  • Basketball;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Field hockey;
  • Archery;
  • Canoe;
  • Golf;
  • Fitness;
  • Hockey;
  • Netball;
  • Football;
  • Swimming;
  • Fine Arts;
  • Cooking;
  • Oratory;
  • Theater art;
  • Story;
  • Modeling;
  • Singing;
  • Music;
  • Playing musical instruments;
  • Photography and more.

In the evenings, entertainment activities are organized for students:

  • Team games;
  • Treasure hunt;
  • Cinema evening;
  • Discos;
  • Bowling;
  • Billiards.

The summer school for students also provides 1-2 weekly excursions:

  • A visit to the largest botanical garden in the world "Eden";
  • The British nearby cities - Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol.

Equipment Shebbear College

The campus of Shebbear College is located in the village of the same name in the southwestern part of England: approximately 5 hours from here to the British capital, and Bristol and Exeter airports are 1-2 hours away.

The entire territory of the school occupies 34 hectares in the place where it was founded in 1829. Something has remained the same since those times: the school is still under the guidance of the Methodist Church and is part of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST).

Infrastructure of Shebbear School are well equipped:

  • Modern and equipped classrooms;
  • Music center (recording studio, piano, guitar, wind instruments);
  • Studios for creativity;
  • Sports venues for various sports (rugby, football, netball, cricket, hockey, tennis);
  • Equipped sports center (fitness equipment, dance studio, gym);
  • Two residences for students;
  • Computer center;
  • Library;
  • Canteen;
  • Lounges with board games;
  • Cabinets of self-education and not only.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the school is divided into three trimesters, each of which provides for vacation time:

  • Autumn Trimester: September 4 - December 15, Vacation: October 19-27;
  • Spring Trimester: January 3 - March 29Vacation: February 12-16;
  • Summer Term: April 18 - July 6, Vacation: May 28 - June 1.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Academic studies;
  • Educational materials;
  • Testing and grouping;
  • Certificate of passage of the program;
  • Daily sports or cultural events;
  • Meals (full board);
  • Residence;
  • Laundry service;
  • Meeting / seeing off at the airport on arrival days.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Educational deposit;
  • Visa application;
  • Consular fee;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Individual meeting at the airport;
  • Air tickets.

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

To enter Shebbear College, all candidates must provide a minimum set of documents:

  • Extract school grades for the last 2 years of study;
  • Characteristics from teachers;
  • Mathematics and English Testing.

A detailed list of conditions for admission to Shebbear College may vary depending on the program and the age of students.

International students and adolescents 10-14 years old who speak English at any of these levels - from elementary to advanced can get into the summer language camp of Shebbear College.

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- 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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