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Sherborne School for girls

50.4% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: Bradford Rd, Sherborne DT9 3QN
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Description Sherborne School for girls

  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Established in 1899;
  • Location: United Kingdom, Sherborne;
  • Students age: 11 to 18 years;
  • Curriculum: primary and secondary school, GCSE, A-level, IB;
  • Total number of students: 406 people, 376 of them at the boarding house (about 10% foreign studetns);
  • Type of study: single (only for girls);
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Sherborne School for girls is located in Dorset, near the ancient abbey town of Sherborne (southwest of London, traveling time to the capital is approximately 3 hours). There are ancient, majestic buildings on the campus, which nevertheless are perfectly equipped with everything necessary for modern and comfortable teaching.

The history of Sherborne School for girls has more than 100 years of successful work - despite adherence to traditions, it continues to actively develop and improve in order to provide girls with the most quality and effective conditions for obtaining education. There is a beautiful library with a rich collection of various sources, including unique old editions and samples of a rare book. Own theater and music studio, functional scientific laboratories for practical classes (especially in the course of natural sciences), computer classes are available for students.Sherborne School is one of the TOP 100 best private institutions across the country, supported by high academic performance of female students and graduates - many of them are chosen by the most prestigious and rating universities such as Oxford and Cambridge to continue their studies.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sherborne School for girls

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
11-14
from 9 955 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school for international students offers 2 blocks:

  • Program for 7-8 grades;
  • Program for 9 grade.

7-8 grades

About the educational program: for these two years of study, the list of subjects is preserved, the knowledge is being deepened and updated, the complexity and thoroughness of the study is gradually increasing. The second half of the day is reserved for electives, classes of interests and sports.

Grade 9

Brief information: the schedule for all students is general and includes the basic, fundamental subjects of the school curriculum. Once a week there are sports games and activities, as well as a game evening for students.

About the educational course: the following two years of study are fully devoted to the full preparation for the receipt of the prestigious GCSE certificate (general secondary education), for exams and testing. There is a list of compulsory subjects (for example, English and mathematics) that are attended by all students. Other subjects for the curriculum are chosen by the girls themselves. Total number should be 7-9 disciplines. Foreign languages ​​are encouraged, for example, Spanish, French or German. At the A-level level, you can also learn Russian or Italian.

Annual
16-18
from 12 350 £ / term

Brief information: The IB (International Baccalaureate) ia an international educational program for foreign students. This program is taught as a full-fledged, internationally recognized analog to the famous A-level course. 

Girls choose to study 6 subjects:

  • Art;
  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Foreign language;
  • Exact sciences;
  • Humanities (especially in demand history and geography).

Attendance at the course of TOK (Theory of Knowledge) is mandatory. Here the girls learn different aspects of the course:

  • Correctly write an expanded essay;
  • Formulate thoughts and point of view, hypotheses, own opinion;
  • Competently discuss and conduct debates.

There is also a CAS course (Creativity, Action, Service, or Creativity, action, social activities). The creative direction can be represented by the release of a school newspaper or by writing a script for a school play, show or event. Action block includes any kinds of active recreation and sports, mobile employment. Public activities include protection of the environment, visits to orphanages, assistance to the elderly and disabled, participation in the construction of churches or public institutions.

At the end of the course each student writes an expanded essay with a volume of 4000 words - this is an independent study and presentation of its results (the topic is consistent with the teacher).

Annual
16-18
from 12 350 £ / term

Quick overview: A-level program for international students is designed for 2 years of study.

About the educational program: the first year of study on this program is devoted to the study and in-depth study of 4 subjects for personal choice: 

  • The students are guided by the requirements of the chosen university;
  • The specifics of the future profession.

In the second year, the study of 4 disciplines continues (the number can be reduced to 3). At the end of each year exams are taken in the chosen areas. At the beginning of the 13th grade (the second year of study), students with the help of teachers and mentors apply to 6 selected universities.

Accommodation and food

There are 8 comfortable hostels on the campus: they provide cozy rooms for 6-10 people, high school students occupy private bedrooms (single rooms). Each residence includes small student kitchens and living rooms for relaxation. In their spare time, students are allowed to go out into the city, stroll and shop at local shops.

Meals are organized according to the principle of a full board in a spacious common dining room; There are separate dishes for vegetarians, representatives of Muslim and Jewish religions.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, computer science, Cookery, Dramatic art, English, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, Information Technology, maths, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies
Events list: archery, Athletics, ballet, cinema, Culinary arts, dancing, Dramatic circle, field hockey, horseback riding, lacrosse, music studio, netball, rock climbing, Squash, swimming, Symphony Orchestra, tennis

Events Sherborne School for girls

More than 60% of pupils play on a musical instrument, are engaged in jazz groups and participate in the National Youth Orchestra, sing in the choir. There are many clubs, sections for interests, there are studios for music and art.

Girls constantly organize performances, concerts and shows, often with the participation of young men from the friendly Sherborne school for boys, visit discos and interesting themed evenings .

Sport and physical activity play an important role in the curriculum. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Tennis;
  • Athletics;
  • Horse riding;
  • Squash;
  • Volleyball;
  • Judo;
  • Swimming;
  • Badminton;
  • Hockey on the grass;
  • Aerobics;
  • Cricket.

Advantages

Results for 2019:

  • According to the A Level program - 50.4% of students received A - A * grades;
  • Under the GCSE program - 62% of students received grades A - A *.

Equipment Sherborne School for girls

The history of Sherborne School for girls has more than 100 years of successful work - despite adherence to traditions, it continues to actively develop and improve in order to provide girls with the most quality and effective conditions for obtaining education. There is a beautiful library with a rich collection of various sources, including unique old editions and samples of a rare book. Works own theater and music studio, functional scientific laboratories for practical classes (especially in the course of natural sciences), computer classes.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for students' rest:

  • Autumn: from 6-7 September to 12 December (holidays from 23 October to 4 November);
  • Spring: from 6 January to 23 March (vacation from 12 to 21 February);
  • Summer: April 13 - July 1 (vacation from May 27 to June 5).

The cost of one trimester of study is:

  • 7-8 classes = 8630 £ / term, 25890 £ / academic year;
  • 9-13 classes = 10695 £ / term, 32085 £ / academic year.

Please note that there are some fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 100 £;
  • Support deposit for the program = 1000 £;
  • Supporting English language courses for foreign boarders (EFL) = 1200 £ / term;
  • Registration in the guardian agency and guardian services;
  • Initial knowledge level testing.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 GBP

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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- 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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