Year of foundation: 1972
Age of students: 12-17 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: over 500
Programs: high school, GCSE, A-level
Price: from 7000 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: is included in TOP-10 language schools in the UK
Since 1995, Leys school Cambridge, like other educational institutions of the BELL group, specializes in the language preparation of students from around the world. The quality of education, personal approach, a wide range of scientifically based methods make Leis School Cambridge prestigious and popular.
The school is located in the famous university city of Britain. The architecture of the buildings represents a traditional mixture of Victorian and modern styles. On the campus, everything is convenient for studying and rest. Here is a building with classrooms, a residence, sports grounds.
The school is a perfect place for students who love urban culture. Studying here is a great opportunity to combine learning English and tourism education. The boarding school, located in the center of Cambridge, is famous for its openness. Having warned the curator, students can go to the city. There are a lot of Cambridge attractions in the area of the school. One of the main is the Museum of Arts.
The educational process at Leys school Cambridge is built on non-standard principles. Here, studying through the game is practiced. Children learn linguistics during fascinating excursions, team games, work on interesting projects in pairs. This approach makes it possible to liberate the most shy students. Every child can manifest himself and his talents. School methods, as the long-term practice shows, give stable fruits. Students and graduates take language exams for higher scores. The programme is easy to understand and highly effective.
The school is distinguished by a large number of entertaining, sporting events. They are organized by experienced specialists of the school. During the studying, students have great opportunities to develop creative abilities. Athletes also have everything necessary to develop physical activity.
In 7-8 grades of Leys School Cambridge, children undergo general mathematics, history, technology and design, world religions, English, Latin and French, natural subjects, computer science, geography. Classes are provided for physical education, drama, art and cooking. In the 8th grade, the mastering of the German language begins.
The 9th year of study provides for the acquisition of knowledge in information technology, two foreign languages, physics, religious studies, English, history of art and drama, chemistry, history, culinary, mathematics, biology, technological design and geography. Physical education for children is an obligatory part of education.
The GCSE program creates conditions for the preparation of schoolchildren at the level of academic academic programs of grades 8-9. For two years, the children are taught 3 compulsory subjects and provide a choice of 70 specialized. All GCSE students study English, foreign and math. The choice is permissible from the biological, legal, accounting, chemical, literary, economic courses. It is possible to study the practical direction of business. The Leys School Cambridge students receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education after passing a nationwide uniform exam in two compulsory subjects and 3 to 5 priority (selective) exams.
Lessons are mainly taught in classrooms and laboratory classrooms. Children learn new knowledge in group types of training and practice in the course of experiments. Active interaction with classmates and a teacher at the lesson raises the final grades. The results are also affected by the fulfillment of test tasks, research exercises and independent tasks.
The list of acceptable subjects for mastering the GCSE level is mandatory: English, physics, mathematics, world religious teachings, biology, literature and chemistry. The College includes French, Spanish, and German for the compulsory list of valid foreign languages.
There is also a list of additional disciplines from which students must choose three. Among the additional courses, the educational institution pays attention to language development. They study Spanish, Latin, French, Ancient Greek, German. As additional students pass information technology, geography, the development of civilizations, a sophisticated course of mathematics, technology (plus design), history, music, design, drama. Lessons of physical development, the college has made the list mandatory and allows, if desired, accounting for this subject in the GCSE certificate.
The pre-university two-year A-Level program is aimed at mastering specialized knowledge and acquiring practical skills. The intensity of preparation at the A-Level makes it the standard program for problem-free admission to the university.
Most British colleges include the A-Level in the list of programs offered. Content, depth in the subject and conditions of training make it the leader of pre-university courses.
At A-Level, students fundamentally master 4 subjects in 1 course and study in detail three professional directions in the second year of study. For the passage selected items, thorough knowledge of which is necessary for admission to the university. When choosing it is important to take into account the diversity in order to prevent a repetition of courses and academic imbalance.
Special courses for the passage of A-Level: computer science and technology, physics, theater, design, religion, business, mathematics (average or higher complexity), history, art history, English literature, psychology, geography, economics, music , Chemistry, sports and biology. Languages are represented in Latin, German, Greek, Spanish and French.
Young students of Leys School Cambridge are accommodated in the residence of the school. The apartments are designed for 1-2 people. There are in the residence and multi-bed rooms. Students are accommodated for 8 people. Girls and boys live separately. In each block of the residence there is a tutor. The control is carried out in a 24-hour mode. A representative of the school in the hostel helps the children to solve all arising household and other issues.
There are rest rooms, kitchens, free laundry on the territory of the residences. Meals at the school are organized according to the full boarding system.
Leys school Cambridge occupies a large territory. The campus includes a well-equipped educational building, modern comfortable residences, a gymnasium, playing fields, sports grounds, a recreation area with a garden. All classrooms in the school are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The material and technical base of the educational institution allows its teachers to use in their work all available modern educational methods and technologies.
Students can use the free Internet on campus. After studying, children are offered mugs, movies, classes in the multimedia center, rest on campus and beyond.
The academic year at Leys School Cambridge begins August 31-September 1. Students study from October 24 to November 4. Before Christmas, on December, 10th, students leave on a vacation. After New Year's entertainments, the spring trimester starts. Studying lasts from January 6 to March 20. In the second half of February (14 - 22) students leave for the spring break. The third trimester will be invited to study from April 13 to June 27. Students usually relax from school hours on vacation - from 23 to 31 May.
Leys School Cambridge at the admission asks to take into account the need for additional payments. The institution provides a paid registration (£ 100) and confirmation of the school seat (deposit £ 600). Foreign students pay extra for English lessons (£ 1200 for a trimester) and must undergo a paid registration in a tutelage agency. Also, students deposit a tuition fee equal to the cost of one trimester, and pay for supervision.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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