Strathallan School is one of Scotland's most advanced and well-known boarding schools. The educational institution was founded in 1913, and today it provides students from all over the world with quality education on several international programs. The territory of the school Strathallan occupies 153 acres and is located in a quiet, safe, cozy area just south of the large city of Perth (this is the center of Perthshire county). The road from the campus to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh takes about 50 minutes, you can get to Glasgow in about an hour. The main buildings of the school were built in the 19th century, but most of the buildings are modern, fully technically functional. Stratallan School constantly improves and expands its infrastructure: from the latest innovations it is possible to note modern scientific laboratories, a technically advanced computer center, synthetic courts for sports, a specialized design center, a functional medical center, and the newest modern women's residence.
Strathallan School accepts children from 9 to 18 years of age for education, half of them are enrolled on a full board basis. The total number of students reaches 500 people. Foreign students in the school are studying a little - only about 10%, the rest of the students are British. Here there is quite strict discipline, which helps to concentrate completely on learning, achieving your own academic goals. In order for a child of 9-12 years old to enroll in the school, you will need to provide a report card and a report from the Russian school. To admit children over the age of 13, you will also need to pass a special entrance examination.
The school's curriculum is based on English programs and rules that are complemented by elements of the national Scottish educational process: the elements of the Standart Grades are included in secondary school education, and the features of Scottish Highers can be seen in the program for high school students . Training is conducted in small groups of up to 15 people.
Stratallan's school valued the individuality, personality of each student. In addition to the academic program, teachers educate in students a sense of honesty, tolerance for others, responsibility for their words and deeds.
Graduates of the school traditionally show very high results in language tests, examinations and entrance tests. According to the Financial Times rating (2009), the graduates of the school take the lead on the results of the A-level among the Scottish schools. About 95% of graduates continue their studies at universities, including Cambridge and Oxford, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, Aberdeen University.
The Faculty of Design Technology has the latest software for computer-aided design and manufacturing. Recently, the department has purchased two CEL Robox 3D printers, which allows students to gain access to a “new generation” of production processes and enable them to keep up with modern technologies and innovations. Printers are used in conjunction with standard Solidworks software.
In addition, the school has equipped wood and metal workshops and has established close ties with commercial designers and industrial firms.
In recent years, students of the Strathallan School have received Arkwright Engineering scholarships (Arkwright Engineering - a prestigious competition designed to inspire children to become future leaders in the engineering profession), and many of them also had the opportunity to exhibit their work at international exhibitions.
Designed for children 9-12 years inclusive. Young students can count on the constant help and support of an experienced teacher: teachers always know how to create a sustainable incentive to learn, to indicate the direction of movement for the student. For foreign students for whom English is not native, additional supportive classes are prepared.
The curriculum includes a balanced, harmonious set of academic disciplines that will allow you to acquire comprehensive knowledge of basic subjects, expand your horizons. Children learn to learn - they acquire skills that will be useful to them at all stages of training: persistent and diligent work, effective self-preparation, the ability to find and analyze information.
The learning process is built according to the British educational schemes Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3: this allows to create a stable, qualitative fundamental knowledge base for transition to middle and high school.
Young students study the following academic subjects:
After completing the main high school program, students start the GCSE program, which is designed for 2 years - upon completion (in case of successful passing exams) the student receives a diploma of incomplete secondary education. The curriculum includes compulsory subjects:
In addition, there is a list of electives - almost always it includes history or geography (or both data of the discipline), an additional 2-3 items from this list are selected:
The last stage of the student's education in high school is the Six Form, designed for 2 years. During this time, students master the chosen program and prepare for final exams and subsequent admission to universities. You can prepare for one of two programs:
During the training, students study 3-5 selected disciplines: when choosing, it is necessary to focus on those subjects that will be needed for further education at the university, which are related to the future profession and specialization. Professionals in vocational guidance and course teachers can give valuable advice on what subjects to choose for admission to the desired faculty. In addition, master classes, education fairs, presentations of university programs and numerous consultations are often arranged for senior students, which will help you to orient yourself in the variety of professional directions and will be able to more carefully and effectively prepare the student for a specialty.
The list of disciplines, among which the pupil chooses profile subjects, is quite extensive - most of the subjects are available in A-level and Scottish Highers:
There are 8 comfortable boarding houses for the comfortable accommodation of Strathallan students. In Riley House students live 9-13 years, boys and girls live separately. For high school students there are (also separate) female and male homes: 4 for boys and 3 for girls. Every home has a tutor who oversees the order, is responsible for the safety of children and is authorized to answer all questions of children and solve emerging difficulties.
The rooms for junior schoolchildren are designed for several people (from 3 to 8), high school students are accommodated in separate, private rooms. In each house there is a common cozy lounge, small kitchen, wireless internet.
Meals are organized three times a day in a common spacious school cafeteria, also prepare a light snack, you can drink a cup of tea in the separate kitchen of each house.
The territory of Strathallan School includes 8 boarding houses, sports facilities, fields and playgrounds, its own theater and music school. The educational institution is famous for the musical preparation of its students: more than 25 collectives are involved, there is a choir and a jazz band. Musical groups represent different musical genres: from Scottish folk music, pop, rock music. Strathallan students can receive a diploma from the London College of Music, Trinity College of Music already in high school. Stratallan is rightly proud of his pupils: here, fans of dramatic art can enjoy classical plays performed by students of the school. In addition, the faculties of design and art are very strong - they are considered to be one of the best in Britain, graduates receive high scores in these disciplines in the A-level exam.
Strathallan School pays great attention to the physical development of schoolchildren, there is a large number of sports destinations providing classes at any level, up to the professional level. Gifted students can take part in national and international competitions. For training and games there are all necessary playing fields and grounds (total area of 150 acres), fields for hockey, tennis courts, golf courses and squash hall, fully equipped fitness center, climbing wall and climbing wall, beautiful indoor pool. Children can play football or basketball, table tennis and badminton, play cricket, do shooting or chess, try martial arts - karate or judo. Also there are all conditions for playing rugby, netball, there is a circle for sculptors, paths for cycling and a riding school. Students can learn to sail, learn mountain skiing or kayaking (canoeing), try themselves in fencing.
There are more than 55 clubs and interest groups in Strathallan, including photo department, dance studio, debating club, pottery, first aid and much, much more. Students are allowed free access to the library, a computer class with more than 100 PCs per shooting range.
Stratallan's pupils are also actively involved in charity, socially useful work - especially active participants can compete for a special prize under the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. There is a cadet corps in the school.
Additional fees (not included in the training program):
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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