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St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School)

Address: St Michaels School, Bryn, Llanelli SA14 9TU, United Kingdom
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Description St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School)

  • Founded: in 1923
  • Location: Brin, Wales, UK
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Total number of students: 382 people (about 54 - foreigners)
  • Language of instruction: English.

St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School) is part of the Broadway Education family company and preaches such values ​​as individual approach, the effectiveness and balance of training programs, the comprehensive and harmonious development of each schoolchild as a unique personality. The school has an international, comfortable atmosphere, which gives everyone the opportunity to show their talents, talents and unique abilities.

At the boarding school, children are admitted from the age of 11, but there are also preparatory, primary classes for young students aged 3-11. Rich experience of work (the school successfully teaches over 100 years) and the qualifications of the teachers provide excellent academic training - the test results (2017 data) speak eloquently:

1) GCSE: 98% of schoolchildren successfully passed tests for A * -C scores, and 80% earned the highest A * -A scores (according to these data, the school ranks first in Wales)

2) A-level: 95% of graduates coped with the tests (points A * -C), and 57% - more than half! - managed to reach the highest score A * -A (one of the best parameters in the UK among private schools).

This level of training gives graduates the opportunity to enter the best universities in the UK:

  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge university
  • Cardiff university
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Durham
  • University College London and others.

Individual training, personal approach is one of the main and lasting values ​​of education at St Michaels School Wales. This goal is served by small, compact classes, and the intimacy of the whole school, and the care of qualified, experienced teachers, and a flexible schedule. The upbringing of good manners, discipline and responsibility is harmoniously integrated into the curriculum on a par with sporting and creative electives so that children develop and grow as unique personalities.

It is worth noting a special course of PSHEE (classes on health, socialization and personal development), in terms of which are marked and group sessions (children are divided by age), and individual consultations at the end of each trimester. For high school students, separate classes and meetings are also held:

  • consultations on the preparation of a training plan, the choice of subjects
  • correct choice of university, faculty, specialty
  • discussion of various universities, visits and inspection of campuses
  • training in the compilation / motivation letter, enrollment, summary and portfolio
  • educational exhibitions and fairs
  • Special trainings for the development of personal / academic qualities and skills.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
13-14
from 22 800 £ / year

Preparing for GCSE

An excellent preparatory course for foreigners is devoted to two main tasks:

  • adapt the schoolchild to a new learning system, instill the necessary academic skills
  • to raise the level of the English language, to give an opportunity to freely communicate and learn for those to whom English is not native.

The course of preparation for GCSE is divided into two levels:

  • For IELTS owners 3-3.5.

Active course "English as a foreign language" (EFL) with emphasis on all the basic language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Plus, the study of basic school disciplines and sciences in conjunction with the faculties on art, creativity and sports, as well as active participation in school activities, extracurricular life.

2. For owners of IELTS 4.0 and higher

Intensive English language course and a special program to adapt to the life of the British boarding school.

A student who successfully completed the preparatory program and demonstrated a proper level of knowledge is automatically transferred to the main level of the GCSE.

The academic year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn: September 6-December 9
  • Winter: January 5-March 31
  • Summer: April 24 June 16.

The cost of schooling in the first place depends on the age of the student, for which program he aspires:

  • Preparation for GCSE: grades 7-8 = 22800 £ / year, grade 9 = 24600 £ / year
  • Course GCSE (10-11 class) = 24600 £ / year
  • A-level (16-18 years, 12-13 grades) = 27800 £ / year.
Annual
14-16
from 24 600 £ / year

GCSE

A popular British program for middle-class students (14-16 years, 10-11 grades) completing a course of incomplete secondary education: after it (receiving a certificate of the General Certificate of Secondary Education) students can go to the final classes of the Sixth Form and purposefully prepare for admission to the university.

The list of subjects includes both mandatory and elective (optional) disciplines - in all exams, 8-10 directions are submitted. The list for selection is quite extensive and varied:

  • mathematics (several difficulty levels)
  • English
  • English literature
  • course of exact sciences
  • natural sciences (biology, physics, chemistry)
  • art
  • business course
  • work with textiles
  • design
  • Chinese (and other foreign languages, including Welsh and Latin, French, Spanish)
  • geography
  • history
  • drama and theatrical art
  • IT-technologies and computer literacy
  • physical culture and sports
  • psychology
  • music.

The school in mathematics and scientific disciplines is the strongest.

For foreign students, a special step-by-step program on intensive learning of English is prepared - this is an excellent supporting course for those who do not speak English as their mother tongue.

The academic year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn: September 6-December 9
  • Winter: January 5-March 31
  • Summer: April 24 June 16.

The cost of schooling in the first place depends on the age of the student, for which program he aspires:

  • Preparation for GCSE: grades 7-8 = 22800 £ / year, grade 9 = 24600 £ / year
  • Course GCSE (10-11 class) = 24600 £ / year
  • A-level (16-18 years, 12-13 grades) = 27800 £ / year.
Annual
16-18
from 27 800 £ / year

Preparation for A-level

An effective preparatory program for foreign students (14-16 years old) who are not sure of the proper level of academic / language knowledge, but want to enter the prestigious A-level course.

Depending on the level of initial training and perseverance, the student's Preparation A-Level skills can take 3 months, 6 months or 1 academic year. All basic language skills and abilities are intensively improved:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Additionally, students attend classes in basic school subjects and train in academic ("educational") English.

The academic year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn: September 6-December 9
  • Winter: January 5-March 31
  • Summer: April 24 June 16.

The cost of schooling in the first place depends on the age of the student, for which program he aspires:

  • Preparation for GCSE: grades 7-8 = 22800 £ / year, grade 9 = 24600 £ / year
  • Course GCSE (10-11 class) = 24600 £ / year
  • A-level (16-18 years, 12-13 grades) = 27800 £ / year.
Annual
16-18
from 27 800 £ / year

A-level

The "golden standard" of British education is the A-level program: its level of sophistication is so high that it approaches the university level, because many higher education institutions count the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education as entrance exams, do not assign additional tests Applicant.

The course is designed for 2 years (there is an accelerated version for 18 months, but it is suitable only for the most stubborn and gifted students with a high level of preparation). Absolutely all the subjects the student chooses independently: this is 4-6 disciplines in the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 on the second, on which exams are taken. The choice of subjects is wide and diverse, covering all areas of knowledge and sciences - so students can prepare for the chosen university as efficiently as possible:

  • art
  • foreign languages ​​(Spanish, Welsh, French)
  • business research
  • biology
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • musical art
  • chemistry
  • drama and theatrical art
  • psychology
  • economy
  • geography
  • IT-technologies
  • finance
  • history
  • English literature
  • right
  • higher mathematics.

The academic year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn: September 6-December 9
  • Winter: January 5-March 31
  • Summer: April 24 June 16.

The cost of schooling in the first place depends on the age of the student, for which program he aspires:

  • Preparation for GCSE: grades 7-8 = 22800 £ / year, grade 9 = 24600 £ / year
  • Course GCSE (10-11 class) = 24600 £ / year
  • A-level (16-18 years, 12-13 grades) = 27800 £ / year.

Accommodation and food

On the campus there are 2 comfortable residences:

  • Parc House (grades 7-10, rooms for 1-2 people)
  • Ty Mawr House (residence for high school students 11-13 classes with single rooms, private bathroom in each room).

In both residences you have access to the Internet, there are cozy lounges for rest and communication. Constantly work educators and leisure professionals: they help children to solve any problems and problems, correctly make plans for rest and recreation, and from Monday to Thursday they also help with the performance of homework.

Board meals - three meals a day - are served in the common spacious, bright dining room. On request, you can arrange a dietary diet, a menu of medical prescriptions (hypoallergenic, lactose-free, gluten-free).

Events St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School)

The extra-curricular program for schoolchildren, in its richness and diversity, is not inferior to the school course: in their free time, the children are offered so many activities and hobbies that absolutely everyone will be able to show unique talents and abilities. Twice a week the sports sections are compulsory, at the rest of the day everyone can attend training at their own discretion.

1) Sports sections:

  • golf
  • tennis (large and table)
  • rock climbing
  • rugby
  • netball
  • football
  • basketball
  • swimming
  • chess
  • baseball
  • Athletics
  • skiing.

2) Creativity and art:

  • playing musical instruments - solo or in a group
  • vocals and singing in the choir
  • dramatic, theatrical art
  • master classes on oratory and debate
  • lessons of law
  • "The course of young businessmen"
  • editorial staff of the school magazine and newspaper
  • clubs of foreign languages ​​(including Chinese)
  • choreography.

3) Thematic events, excursions:

  • Competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize (for high school students)
  • Big Christmas Concert
  • lectures on vocational guidance, employment issues, university admissions
  • trips to Bristol, London, Stratford
  • excursions to the campuses of major universities
  • ski tours in Europe (twice a year)
  • Additional English language courses for foreigners + preparation for the IELTS exam.

Advantages

  • The traditional, prestigious British boarding school with a long and successful history is included in the UK Top-100
  • Excellent effective training programs, a high percentage of admission to the best UK universities in the world (including Oxbridge)
  • Small classes, individual approach to each student
  • Flexible schedule, a wide range of leisure programs and extra-curricular activities
  • Affordable cost + a large selection of scholarships (primarily for academic achievement)
  • "Test" programs for foreign students: the opportunity to study 1-2 terms and try their hand at the British educational system.

Equipment St Michaels School Wales (St Michaels School)

The campus of the school is well located in the southwestern part of Wales - Carmarthenshire, a small town of Brin: it is a calm, picturesque natural region with magnificent scenery, fresh sea breezes and the absence of noisy highways and roads. London and Heathrow Airport can be reached in about 3 hours, and a major airport in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, can be reached in an hour and a half.

The magnificent infrastructure includes everything you need, which schoolchildren may need for training, accommodation and leisure:

  • Modern classes, lecture halls and lectures with the necessary equipment
  • computer classes
  • cozy, comfortable living rooms for rest and lounge zones
  • numerous playing fields and grounds: indoor and outdoor, for individual training or team games
  • an extensive library
  • bright and spacious dining room
  • 2 modern dormitories for living
  • football fields
  • tennis courts
  • platforms for netball
  • basketball courts
  • studio for art, creativity and design
  • musical rehearsal classes.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn: September 6-December 9
  • Winter: January 5-March 31
  • Summer: April 24 June 16.

The cost of schooling in the first place depends on the age of the student, for which program he aspires:

  • Preparation for GCSE: grades 7-8 = 22800 £ / year, grade 9 = 24600 £ / year
  • Course GCSE (10-11 class) = 24600 £ / year
  • A-level (16-18 years, 12-13 grades) = 27800 £ / year.

The specified price already includes:

  • training on the program (1 year = 3 trimester)
  • full board accommodation (double rooms, A-level students - single rooms)
  • necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • leisure program, sports and creativity, excursions and entertainment
  • laundry service.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 150
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional): English language courses ESOL = 600 £ / term
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Supplement for single accommodation = an average of 9300 £ / year
  • School uniform = 200 £ -300 £
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Round trip = from £ 190
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

All entrants undergo an introductory interview (in person or by Skype), provide a school certificate / statement + score sheet for the last 2 years (if the schooling course is not completed yet). An important role is played by the level of the English language - the older the student, the higher the requirements:

  • Preparation for GCSE = IELTS from 3-4
  • Preparation for A-level = IELTS from 4-4.5
  • full course GCSE / A-level = IELTS from 5.5 and above.

In the absence of the IELTS certificate, replacement with an introductory test in English is allowed.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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