Education in the UK is considered one of the most prestigious in the world at present. Most of the country's educational institutions are distinguished by the international composition of the students. For students, studying in London is an opportunity to get an excellent education in prestigious schools, colleges, universities, focused on foreign students.
During the 8th and 9th grades in the UK, both foreign students and the British themselves attend classes at the school, the completion of which is the receipt of the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) certificate. This program includes both mandatory and optional subjects. The cost of studying in good English schools can range from 14,000 £ to 25,000 £ per year in full-time education and from 30,000 £ to 50,000 £ per year in full board. The list of the best schools in the UK following the results of 2016 was headed by:
- St Paul's Girls' School - Private School for Girls (London)
- Westminster School - Private School for Boys (London)
- Magdalen College School - Private School for Boys (Oxford)
- Heathfield Community School - public school full-time (Moncton Hatfield)
- St Paul's School is a private school for boys (London).
After the end of the 10th grade, the students are offered 2 educational programs:
A-level, which is a unique English program for university preparation. A special feature of this program is a narrow specialization in several basic subjects.
- IB (International Baccalaureate) is an international program for complete secondary education.
Prices for education also vary significantly depending on the ranking of the school. On average, the tuition fee is 10,000 - 15,000 £ per semester.
After the 11th grade, foreign students can enter the Foundation program for one year. This program is also designed to prepare for entering the university. The price for it can vary significantly depending on the ranking of the educational institution. The average cost of education varies from 10,000 to 20,000 £ per year (without residency).
Typically, entry requirements for admission to the Foundation, IB and A-level programs at universities and colleges in the UK may vary within the following limits:
- Age from 16 years;
- The average level of English IELTS 4.5-6.0 (depending on the program);
- Completed secondary education;
- A high average score of the certificate of secondary education - for the programs of prestigious institutions.