- Advantages of public schools in Europe and other countries
- Features of the learning process
- Sport, creativity and activities
- Income process and necessary documents
- Tuition fees in public schools in Europe
Budget schools abroad: general information
When parents have a choice, which school to send a child abroad, many automatically choose international private colleges, especially not interested in the alternative. This is done for several reasons, including lack of necessary information - there are strong beliefs that public schools abroad accept only their own citizens, plus it is believed that they have a low level of education and study is not interesting. SMAPSE experts are ready to refute these and other myths and show that many of the state educational institutions are a worthy alternative to private educational institutions.
Public schools operate in all countries of Europe, in the US, Canada and other countries of the world and are divided mainly into 3 stages:
To each level, certain classes are attached, and depending on age, the methods and styles of work change. The rules of admission and education are strictly regulated: for enrollment it is not necessary to be a resident of the country. Foreign students attend classes together with general classes, if they wish, they receive additional lessons on adaptation and language.
Advantages of public schools in Europe and other countries
State institutions can offer many advantages:
- High standards of education systems. Foreign countries - Germany, France, Spain - have quality education systems, formed as a result of continuous development and improvement. Secondary education is well funded, educational standards take into account the needs of the modern world and science.
- Carefully designed programs. Following high standards, experts and experts compose professional courses, which include all the necessary sections and topics.
- Active development of language skills. Lessons and everyday communication takes place in the language of the host country, and foreign students are actively involved in communication.
- The possibility of simplified admission to universities. Graduates receive the standard diplomas of the host country, and they do not need to spend time and finances for passing special preparatory programs. Also sometimes establishments recognize diploma grades as the results of entrance examinations.
- In schools, not only national standards are available, but also international ones: for example, IB (International Baccalaureate), which significantly expands opportunities for admission to universities and colleges.
- Possibility to choose a bias and specialization. Almost from the primary classes, students with the help of the teacher determine those areas of science that are of particular interest to them, in the future the choice is adjusted.
- More affordable price of education. In the budget schools, the cost of education is significantly lower than in private schools, and this is due not to the economy on quality, but to a different order of financing. Moreover, in many schools there are scholarships and special programs for foreign students.
Features of the learning process
In junior classes, education is aimed at the overall development of students, general subjects are taught, classes are held in a relaxed manner. In secondary schools, students begin to determine their preferred areas and disciplines, special seminars on career counseling are also held, great attention is paid to the development of critical thinking skills and information perception. In the senior classes there is an active preparation for passing the exams and entering the university.
Teachers are highly qualified, try to give maximum attention to each child and help in developing their talents and abilities. In case of successful fulfillment of all the requirements, the students pass painlessly from class to class and after graduation receive a diploma of the established pattern. For the entire period of study, students are placed in comfortable conditions, staff and specialists of schools provide them with the necessary help and advice, help in solving all the arising issues and are in touch with their parents / representatives.
Sport, creativity and activities
Lessons are supplemented by active sports and creativity: in schools there are various teams, groups and sections, students receive a comprehensive development program.
Also, students attend excursions, festivals, seasonal events are arranged in the schools themselves.
Income process and necessary documents
The rules for admission vary slightly for different establishments, but in general they are similar. It is necessary to take care of applying for and submitting documents in advance, because schools put strict time limits for filing and reviewing - and they can not be violated. The list of documents includes:
- Application (according to the established model)
- Passport and copy (or certifying documents)
- A report card with marks for the last 2 years
- Certificates confirming the level of the language
- Recommendations from teachers
- Motivation letter (not always)
- Interview or interview
- You may need to pass additional tests on the subjects.
Please note that all documents must have a notarized translation into English.
Tuition fees in public schools in Europe
The cost varies depending on the institution, class and program, but in general it is much lower than in private schools: starts at 7,800 £ (5,800 €, 1,800 $) for the academic year of study.