British educational programs have long become a real classic of foreign learning, a standard of European and world education. Schools and universities in the United Kingdom have for many years been leading in various rankings and lists.
For a child, getting a secondary education in an English school is an excellent chance to expand your horizons, learn more about the culture and traditions of another country, gain experience of adaptation in a new environment, quickly and successfully master a foreign language in a natural environment. Also, getting a full secondary education in the United Kingdom increases the child's chances of enrolling in a famous university, not only in England, but throughout the world. Certificates of full secondary education of this country are recognized in most countries of the world. Another plus for parents can be security inside Britain.
Brighton is a beautiful city that is located on the south coast of England, on the coast of the English Channel, so it is known as "London by the Sea". This city attracts students with its unusual atmosphere, in which modernity and history are whimsically intersected. Students will be able to enjoy visiting some of the best beaches in England after completing the lessons. A mild climate with lots of sunny days and the opportunity to receive quality education make Brighton a unique place for students from all over the world. Another plus is the location of this city: it is only 80 km from London, that is, about an hour by public transport.
We will study possible variants of education in Brighton depending on the age of the entrants.
Education after 8th, 9th grades
For students who completed the 8th or 9th grade, British educational institutions offer to enter a traditional two-year or intensive one-year GCSE program. GCSE is a course that ends with the passing of exams and the receipt of a certificate of secondary education. This program allows foreign students to get the necessary knowledge base for entering the next level of education, to develop the English language and get acquainted with the traditions of teaching England.
The two-year program is traditional for this country. It takes place both by the British themselves and by foreign students. It allows you to study in a relaxed environment a new country, find friends and adapt to new requirements and rules of conduct.
The one-year GCSE program was created specifically for foreign applicants and allows you to get all the necessary knowledge and skills in one year.
The most famous schools in Brighton are:
- Brighton College
- Roedean School
- Brighton and Hove High School
- Dorothy Stringer School
- Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
- Patcham High School
- Varndean School
- Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
- Longhill High School
- Brighton Steiner School.
The price of tuition varies depending on the prestige of the school and its infrastructure. Usually varies from 14,000 to 25,000 £ per year in full-time education and from 30,000 to 50,000 £ per year in full board.
Education after 10th grade
After the end of the 10th grade, students can enroll in one of 2 programs of complete secondary education - IB Diploma or A-level. The duration of these programs is 2 years. Both courses are aimed at developing skills and abilities that will be useful when entering the university. They also enable students to get used to the requirements of British educational institutions and improve their English skills.
Certificates on the completion of the IB International Diploma or the English educational standard A-level are an excellent opportunity to enter the best universities in the world.
The tuition fee for these programs for the year ranges from 7,900 £ to 25,000 £, depending on the prestige and popularity of the school.
Education after 11th grade
After completion of Class 11 students can enroll in preparatory program Foundation. This course was created specifically for foreign students and allows you to get the necessary knowledge and skills for admission to the university. It enables foreign students to learn about the standards of education in England, to tighten the level of knowledge of fundamental subjects and to get English practice at the academic level.
The average cost of studying for this program with accommodation and meals averages 12,000 £.
Another interesting variant of education for graduates of 11 classes is the International Year One program, which is offered by some universities of Great Britain. It provides an opportunity to obtain basic academic knowledge and the required level of language proficiency in one year. After its completion, students can apply immediately for 2 years of study at the chosen university.
It must be remembered that not all HEIs accept students who have completed these courses. Some advanced universities believe that these programs do not provide the necessary level of basic knowledge.