Stowe School, located 50 km from London, is now one of the most prestigious boarding schools in Britain. The private school-boarding school Stow Schul is focused on the preparation of applicants for Cambridge and Oxford, it is known as one of the first boarding schools in the country.
Most of the people in the school today are British. The number of foreign students does not exceed 10%. Accepts the school children regardless of social origin, religion, nationality. Graduates are engaged in various activities, from cinema to politics. The founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, known in the world of football, Martin Edwards, who was the chairman of Manchester United, the descendant of the author of the legendary Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin Milne, actor David Niven, Prince of Monaco Rainier III received secondary education in a prestigious boarding house.
Modern students have to study in the environment of picturesque nature and majestic architecture. Campus schools - a work of architectural art. The place where it is located is famous for its gorgeous landscaped gardens, lakes and parks. The main building occupies the estate of the Duke of Buckingham. The building is recognized as a historical monument and is one of the most beautiful English palaces of the XVIII century.
The school has less than a century of history, like many other prestigious private schools in the UK . But during this time all the monarchs of Great Britain visited it. For example, the last built women's hostel was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
Admissions are accepted at Stowe School with excellent and good academic performance. The higher the score of the certificate (9 classes) or the average on the extract of the estimates, the higher the chances for admission, respectively. In addition, to enroll in the school you need knowledge of English at a level from B2. If knowledge is not enough, it is recommended to pass specialized preparatory courses.
Applicants provide the school with a testimonial from the place of study. But the final decision on enrollment is made based on the results of the interview. At it entrants demonstrate a desire to study in a particular boarding school, to develop, a willingness to comply with the norms and rules of the school, etc.
Stow School gives a classical education. Graduates of the educational institution show traditionally high results in the A-level and GCSE exams. By results of training in the senior school the majority of students receive high marks - А * -А (74%). According to the GCSE, A * -A receives almost half of the children.
Annually 98% of school graduates enter universities. In Oxbridge, 4% of yesterday's school students study. 60% of graduates are chosen by Russell.
As in any school, a certain set of compulsory, optional and optional subjects is studied in each year of school.(999.34)
Third Form (9th grade) provides for the study of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer technology, French, geography, history, art, religious studies, design and technology, music, physical education, theater, German or Spanish, Bases of safety of ability to live. This cycle is predominantly general in the first half of the year. In the second, profiling begins. The students of the school are recommended a wide range of subjects. They can study an unlimited number of disciplines. This is done so that everyone in 9-10 months can determine the priority academic profile. The number of items is usually reduced to 8 - 10. Afterwards, children take exams.
Tuition fees: 11,100 for one trimester.
Forth - Fifth Form (10-11 class) combines two blocks of subjects: mandatory and optional. On a mandatory basis, students study mathematics, English, literature, the basics of life safety, the Co-Ordinated Science course. Additionally, disciplines are selected to prepare for the GCSE. In total, students study at least 6 subjects. This number of academic disciplines is sufficient for the transition to the Sixth Form. There are 5 educational modules to choose from:
1. Quick course of the fundamentals of religion, computer technology (ECDL course), biology, chemistry, physics.
2.Languages (Spanish, German, French), ESL (English as a foreign language) Physical education, design (material science), art.
3. Foundations of religion, Latin, geography, history.
4. Physical education, Spanish language, history, drama, design (persistent materials or graphics), art, computer technology.
5.Music, physical education, geography, French, drama, art, design (graphics or materials science).
Many subjects are available for standard and in-depth study. Co-Ordinated Science students can study in a complex or by choosing one subject (biology, physics or chemistry). In the latter case, the load will be 4 hours per week. Within the framework of a short or full course, the basics of religion can be studied (4 or 2 hours per week).
Sixth Form (12-13 class) provides for the study of at least 4 subjects in the first year and 3-4 in the second. The choice of disciplines is gradual. For this purpose special psychometric, vocational guidance tests are provided. Also, students are offered free consultations in the career center at the school.
Under the recommended A-level program, students study one subject from 4 educational blocks:
Cost: 11,100 pounds in trimester.
There are 12 residences for students at Stowe School. Of these, 4 are female. Each hostel is named after a representative of the ducal family. Residences are equipped with living rooms designed for 2 - 4 students, sanitary rooms, kitchens, mini-dining rooms, recreation rooms. In each hostel there is a manager, duty teachers, staff.
The school provides board meals. Children are eating in the dining room, located in the mansion of the XVIII century. Each meal includes a choice of first, second courses, salads and desserts. The menu features traditional British, European cuisine. There are also culinary themed days at school. Cooks prepare dishes from various national cuisines. The program of board meals also includes dietary tables: vegetarian, hypoallergenic, gluten-free, low-calorie, low in cholesterol.
The extracurricular program traditionally includes entertainment, sports blocks and the separation of circles. The students of the school are offered a variety of leisure activities. Organized excursions, trips to the movies, parks and shopping. Also, students attend theaters, concert halls, go to discos. Works in the school and the program of the Duke of Edinburgh. This greatly expands the leisure opportunities.
All conditions are also created for the sport. Priority for boys is cricket, hockey and rugby. Girls are recommended tennis, lacrosse and field hockey. Other types of sports children can choose in addition to the main program. In the school there are sections of fitness, table tennis, martial arts, swimming, squash, football, sailing, shooting, equestrian sports, fencing, cross, rowing, polo, netball, basketball, badminton, athletics. Also, students are offered sport fishing. Those interested can try themselves in the role of dog handlers, starting with the care of the puppies in the nursery and raising the kids.
Stowe School offers its students many opportunities for developing creative abilities, acquiring a new hobby. The choice of circles in the educational institution is almost unlimited. On the campus there are many clubs (chess, literary, language, history, geography, biomedical, etc.). There are classes in the music, theater studio. The magazine is being published. Children are given opportunities to do social work. Senior students can learn the basics of production, storage of wine in a specialized circle "Corkscrew".
Stow School has a large campus with administrative, educational, residential facilities and a developed sports infrastructure. To the services of students in a prestigious boarding house are spacious auditoriums, computer centers, scientific laboratories, workshops, a library, a well-equipped career center. Training classes are equipped with document cameras and interactive whiteboards.
The sports infrastructure is represented by track and field athletics track, gymnasium, golf courses, squash, badminton, tennis courts, boat park. There is also a swimming pool on the campus.
The entertainment infrastructure is constantly being improved. The theater is being reconstructed in the school. Also on the campus is built a music school. It will be equipped with Steinway grand pianos.
The school has its own medical center. It offers children a polyclinic service.
The school year is divided into trimesters: autumn (September-December), spring (January-March), summer (April-July). In each a vacation is provided, their children can spend on the campus or go home.
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