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The Royal Wolverhampton School

Address: Penn Rd, Wolverhampton WV3 0EG, United Kingdom

Description The Royal Wolverhampton School

  • Founded: in 1850
  • Location: Wolverhampton (near Birmingham), United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • Total number of students: 710 people (24 nationalities, boys and girls roughly equal)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence (10 years and older), weekly or full board
  • Language of instruction: English

The Royal Wolverhampton School is a prestigious and well-known private boarding school where a mixed form of studying is accepted. Students (British and foreign students) are offered full-time, weekly or full board: today the number of students is about 710 people, of which 23% are foreign students, representatives of more than 24 peoples, nationalities and cultures.

Today the school occupies the territory near Birmingham and is located on 16 hectares of well-groomed, picturesque terrain. Prefix Royal to its name the school received in 1891 by the order of Queen Victoria: until now the institution is under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Elizabeth.

Due to the small size of the Royal Wolverhampton School, all students are constantly in close contact with each other,  teachers, educators and administrators. It is very easy to quickly monitor all the successes and achievements of each child, to provide each with an individual, personal approach, close individual attention to unique abilities, characteristics, talents and needs. Employees of the school strive not only to educate children and prepare them for the university - here children are made happy, they bring up harmonious, comprehensively developed personalities.

But the academic success of children is very high (data for 2015):

  • GCSE: 81% of students passed exams successfully. 50% received the highest A * -A scores in physics, biology and chemistry, and 47% earned these grades in English literature
  • A-level: 19% of students scored the highest scores (A * -A) in almost all subjects being passed! 33% earned the highest score in chemistry and 39% - in mathematics, 100% of students earned the highest scores in a foreign language, and according to the literature the percentage of successful delivery (A * -A) was 60%.

Every year, graduates of the Royal Wolverhampton School enter the most prestigious English and world universities for selected specialties (entry of the "first choice"):

  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge university
  • Cardiff University
  • Coventry University
  • Durham University
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • London School of Economics
  • Loughborough University
  • Royal Holloway University
  • St Andrews University
  • University College London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of York
  • Williams College and others.

For example, graduates entering the London College of Music showed 100% achievement of the required passing score - 98% of the students achieved a pass mark for preparation for the diploma (ABRSM level exams).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Royal Wolverhampton School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 12 300 £ / term

GCSE

This course captures the last years of schooling in secondary school (grades 10-11) and is designed for 2 academic years. GCSE allows you to enter the senior graduation (the Sixth Form stage) and then go to universities for the chosen specialty.

Teachers strive to maximally reveal in children their unique talents and abilities, help them to decide on the most interesting branches of knowledge and sciences. The general educational list includes a large number of subjects:

  • German
  • Physics
  • English and literature
  • History
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Theater and drama.

Among them there are both compulsory and optional - just at the end of grade 11 students take 8-10 exams, the grades for which go to the GCSE certificate.

Annual
16-18
from 12 300 £ / term

A-level

The two-year course is the "golden standard of British education." This program is aimed at the effective completion of the secondary school course and attentive and productive preparation for the university. The A-level certificate with excellent points is highly valued: it allows graduates to enter even the most elite, ranking universities without additional entrance examinations.

For 2 years, students study a very limited list of disciplines: usually it's 4-5 subjects in the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 of the selected ones in the second year (A-level). All subjects are chosen personally by the student: the choice depends not only on personal preferences and interests, but also on the requirements of the chosen university and specialty. Such academic concentration gives the opportunity to concentrate on the most priority specialties and fields of knowledge, to devote maximum time to the most important subjects. Selected disciplines are studied at a solid, complicated level, similar to the university one.

Senior students are given a greater level of freedom than other students. They can completely plan their own educational and free time, come up with and organize school events and celebrations, sports and creative events.

Accommodation, housing and food

Schoolchildren are offered places in cozy, comfortable school residences on the campus. It offers both a week and a full board: in total, the number of boarders of the school today reaches 130-170 people from 10 years and older.

Basically the rooms are designed for 2-4 people, high school students (16-19 years old) can apply for private or double bedrooms. In each residence, along with the children, there is always (and lives) a senior educator and several teachers. They monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help children in solving any administrative, domestic and personal issues. Boys and girls live separately. Also when allocation in rooms is observed age principle - children live in the same room with their peers. The residences have cozy living rooms for recreation, quiet classrooms for reading and doing homework, laundry, a common equipped kitchen - you can cook your favorite dishes, snacks or sweets for tea.

The safety and comfort of students is provided in the 24/7 mode. Educators are assisted by the elders and the senior teacher on duty. In the event of a malaise or illness, the pupil is placed in a medical infirmary, where he is provided with qualified medical assistance until he is fully recovered.

For local students living outside the campus, a daily transfer to the educational building is provided. At the beginning and end of each trimester, transfer to the airport, meetings and seeing off of foreign students are organized.

The boarding food is perfectly balanced and thought out in such a way as to fully cover the need of children and adolescents in vitamins, minerals and energy. Every day, students are offered a wide range of delicious and healthy dishes (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that comply with the rules of healthy eating. If necessary, and on a preliminary request, you can organize a dietary diet (for example, according to doctor's instructions or religious dogmas), vegetarian or vegan table.

The big bonus of the school is an open, working residence for the period of holidays: students (especially foreign students) do not need to leave the home for a time when lessons are not being conducted. For boarders who stay on the school during the holidays, leisure activities are organized - excursions, leisure programs and parties, film screenings, trips to bowling and go-kart clubs. Accommodation for the duration of the holidays is at an additional cost (please check with our specialist for details).

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, Art and design, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, Computers, design and technology, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, French, geography, german language, history, housekeeping, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, Performing arts, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies, sociology, Theatrical art

Events The Royal Wolverhampton School

Traditionally, for British boarding schools, great attention is paid to sports and physical development of pupils:

  • Football
  • Scuba diving
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Lapta
  • Rugby
  • Cross-country running
  • Skiing
  • Cricket
  • Tennis (large)
  • Shooting
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Martial arts
  • General fitness
  • Hockey
  • Swimming.

Constantly held competitions and friendly matches, games with representatives of other schools, regional and national olympiads and championships. For example, the basketball team of the school became part of the local adult League - so successful students in this sport!

Senior pupils of the last grades of secondary school (10-11 years) can study at the United Cadet Corps, compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. Participation in this competition (especially the victory - three prizes are awarded: bronze, silver and gold) will be a significant bonus for the admission committee upon applying to the university. The school's cadet corps is directly connected with the British army (especially with the RAF department): the classes are conducted under the command of the British Major.

Do not lag behind in popularity and demand creative directions - there is a huge number of studios, clubs in the interests, where each pupil can show his unique talents and abilities:

  • Design and technology
  • The photo
  • Computer club
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Cookery
  • Video club
  • Computers and information technology
  • First aid
  • Chess
  • Modeling
  • Dramatic art and theater
  • Pottery
  • Youth enterprise
  • Ballet and other dance styles
  • Ceramics.

One of the main directions of extra-curricular activity in the school is music. Students of all grades and ages are gradually learning to work in different musical styles: one can practice both at the level of a hobby or within the bounds of a compulsory curriculum, and learn musical art on a semi- / professional level. The high school students can even take exams to attend the London College of Music! The local music school is superbly equipped with the latest technology: it offers lessons on more than 20 musical instruments, a school choir, numerous ensembles and groups, jazz bands and orchestras. Every year, a musical scholarship is awarded to the most gifted students, competitions, creative meetings and concerts.

The music and drama school often work together, organizing courses of acting and drama for schoolchildren. In regular performances and concerts students sing, dance, read poems or monologues. Every year a major Variety Show is held, at which guests and parents, relatives of children are invited: all the students show their talents and abilities, demonstrate what they learned during the time spent at the school.

Advantages

  • Effective preparation for the best British and international universities
  • Excellent, high academic results, balanced educational programs
  • High reputation and prestige of the school, excellent relations with colleagues from all over the world
  • High musical standards, excellent opportunities for musical and creative development (there is even an opportunity to pass exams for the London College of Music)
  • Strong military education: the United Cadet Corps of the school is directly connected with the army and the RAF department, is under the command of the major of aviation
  • More than 14 million pounds sterling was spent only for the last 12 years for the modernization, re-equipment and renewal of the campus.

Equipment The Royal Wolverhampton School

Royal Wolverhampton School is located near Birmingham (the second largest city in the UK) in the picturesque, beautiful area of ​​Wolverhampton. The school has an excellent infrastructure and technical equipment - there is absolutely everything that the children can need for study, rest, living and extra-curricular activities:

  • Spacious light audiences and lecture halls (with interactive whiteboards, computers and projects)
  • Library
  • Numerous creative classrooms and studios
  • Pool (separate "small" sector is provided for kids): length of tracks 25 meters, water heating
  • Own theater studio
  • Tennis courts
  • Multifunctional sports ground (professional artificial turf)
  • All-weather playing fields and playgrounds - both for individual studying and for team games
  • Fitness room
  • Scientific and practical and technical laboratories where workshops and research work are conducted
  • 3 information technology rooms
  • Center for Information Technology, Design, Crafts and Art
  • Spacious common dinning room + small, functional kitchens in residences
  • Own chapel
  • Conference hall
  • Assembly hall and theater
  • Center for high school students.

In recent years, a large amount of money has been invested in upgrading and modernizing the school infrastructure: a modern, effective education is provided for students that meets all high British and international requirements.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the chosen program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Medical care if necessary
  • All textbooks, books and materials, office supplies
  • English lessons for foreign students (EFL)
  • Cultural-recreational, sports, creative and entertainment events
  • Excursion program.

The list of the following services is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination boards (GCSE, A-Level, Music and English as a Foreign Language)
  • Deposit for studying
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Accommodation and meals for the holidays
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1500 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Foreign students of 11-18 years old entering the school must undergo a personal interview with a representative of a selection committee or a director, provide a report card with grades from the previous place of study (preferably for 2-3 years), as well as pass examinations in mathematics and English .

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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