Warwick School is one of the UK's leading and most prestigious men's schools. Here students receive education (full-time and boarding) boys from around the world aged 7 to 19 years. This is the oldest school of separate education in the country: the exact date of its foundation is unknown, but the first mention in the sources refers to 914.
Throughout the whole period of its existence, the institution has constantly increased, strengthened and repeatedly changed its location. Today Warwick School is located in Warwick (Warwickshire County), close to the Avon River, and occupies a vast territory of 50 acres. The ancient town of Warwick is famous for its majestic castle built in the 11th century, as well as numerous international music competitions and festivals. Many scientists and researchers are inclined to believe that it was Warwick that served as a prototype of the legendary cities of Edoras and Minas Tirith from the universe of John Tolkien (who, by the way, was married in the same city). Not far from the campus is the railway station (just 10 minutes walk), and the nearest major cities are Oxford and Birmingham, you can get to London by train - the journey will take about an hour and a half. The countryside, quiet and quiet, has to concentrate lessons: here, boys are not distracted from learning, achieving high educational goals.
Many famous figures of art, culture, professionals of various fields of activity came out of these walls:
In addition to providing a quality British education, the school seeks to educate valuable and active members of society, instill in the pupils useful social skills: respect and tolerance, compassion, flexibility and at the same time firmness of character and belief, sense of responsibility , Independence, initiative. By creating a sufficiently strict academic atmosphere, a comprehensive, harmonious development of the individual is achieved: graduates demonstrate honesty, curiosity, a high level of self-discipline, wit and openness, affability, developed imagination and ingenuity. The motto of the school is the Latin expression Altiora peto, which can be translated as "I aspire higher." In 2014, Warwick School solemnly celebrated 1100 years from the date of its foundation - an extremely small number of institutions around the world will be able to boast of an equally rich history.
The school is divided into two training blocks:
The total number of students reaches 1200 people:
960 students at the senior level (of which 250 at the Six Form level).
In one class, up to 20 students are usually engaged (in Six Form classes - up to 10). Students attend an average of 45 lessons per week, each of which lasts for 35 minutes.
The institution provides a classical education of the gymnasium pattern - in the priority here is mathematics and languages: everyone can study at least 2 foreign languages, including ancient and Classic (such as Greek and Latin).
Participants in the Six Form program follow the clear structure of the MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry) program - this forms a flexible, step-by-step approach to the number of mathematical disciplines studied in the course and subject to examination. Also at a higher level of sophistication is taught such discipline as "Technology and Design": students regularly participate in a profile contest of the Rotary Club, receive awards and prizes, and more recently two students won the prestigious Arkwright scholarship in engineering and engineering. Innovation of the educational institution is a unique course "Science in Action": it unites three disciplines of the natural science block, it implies a huge number of practical experiments and active interaction of teachers and students from different schools. The theory here is minimized, the subject is not an examination.
Warwick School is rightly proud of the academic successes of its graduates:
Before entering, all foreign students are tested, which Determines their level of language skills. If it is not sufficient to fully absorb the curriculum, a supporting language course is assigned to them for a fee.
Lessons can be held individually and in mini-groups up to 6 people. All basic language skills are actively developing: colloquial and written speech, reading, listening (listening comprehension). Additionally, the teacher can help to master the basic school curriculum for the rest of the subjects.
The level of academic achievement and academic achievements are monitored constantly, testing is conducted regularly. Once a student reaches a sufficiently high level of language knowledge, he is transferred to a standard, general group of students. Also, during the training on a supporting course, you can effectively prepare for the IGCSE (the discipline is "English as a foreign language") or to the IELTS test.
Students learn a fairly wide range of subjects, gradually increasing the load and increasing the level of complexity:
In addition, each student chooses 1 subject from group A and two disciplines from group B:
The mathematical course is conducted in a differentiated way: students are divided into classes according to the level of their abilities. Twice a week the boys participate in team games; One day a week is released for classes in the Cadet Corps CCF or for active extra-curricular activities.
The focus at this stage is on active preparation for the successful passing of GCSE exams (I). To the compulsory disciplines, classes for which are attended by all students, are:
In addition to the curriculum, a discipline is added to choose from the following blocks:
Twice a week students take part in team games, and one day a week is fully devoted to classes at the Combined Cadet Corps (CCF) or active extra-curricular activities.
The first year of study is devoted to a deep, thorough study of 4-5 disciplines at the AS level; In the second year their number is reduced to 3-4, and the selected subjects are studied at the level of A2.
You can select the priority directions from the following list:
Students can also work on the extended EPQ project.
Once a week (after lunch for three hours), schoolchildren participate in team games, and also devote the same amount of time to their own choice:
There are 2 cozy and comfortable residences on the territory that provide everything necessary for living. Pupils of the lower stage live for 2-3 people, high school students (13th grade) can claim a personal bedroom. In each hostel there are cozy lounges for recreation with TV, games (they have table tennis, table football, billiards), music studios and concert halls, the phone and the Internet are available. In each residence the tutors and their assistants are constantly on duty and live (together with their families live), also there is a housekeeper on the territory.
Meals are also organized on a full board basis, thrice a day in a common dining room (separate building). High school students can also use the shared kitchen and cook meals to their own taste, share favorite recipes with friends, and also buy products in city stores. The menu includes a wide range of hot dishes, snacks, salads and desserts, balanced and fully meets all the needs of children and adolescents. It is possible to organize a dietary or vegetarian diet (according to the requirements of religion or doctor's prescriptions).
The institution has an established vocational guidance system: starting from the 9th grade, students take an active part in thematic meetings, master classes, tests, interactive lessons, interviews, job fairs. They are waiting for familiarization with the special software, with the help of which the process of choosing a university and future specialization is simplified taking into account all the interests and abilities of a particular young man. There is also a mandatory internship in the summer months (1 week after grade 11) for a real workplace from partner organizations; Special lecture courses for parents are also organized.
A qualified employee follows the health of pupils: a nanny with functions of a housekeeper and a nurse.
Parents of students constantly receive full-fledged reports, assessment tables, analysis of achievements and progress in academic and extra-curricular activities, for them a personal school website with all data is fully open.
Wide opportunities for sports and active recreation:
From spring and autumn sports it is possible to note hockey, Swimming, rugby and cross-country, in summer students like to practice athletics, cricket and tennis. No less popular are weightlifting, orienteering, judo, sailing, rock climbing and boxing. On the basis of the institution teams are assembled for the following sports:
Pupils regularly participate in competitions and competitions of a national scale: in 2013 the Warwick School team became the first of 500 schools and received the U15 Rugby Cup.
No less popular in the walls of the institution and a passion for music: every week, organized approximately 600 lessons of the game on various musical instruments! Students annually pass exams in prestigious specialized universities: the Royal School of Music and the Trinity Guildhall College in London.
The institution offers the widest opportunities for creatively gifted children - for them there is a huge number of clubs, clubs and sections on interests (about 80):
A rich, varied and interesting program of leisure and entertainment is organized for students. It can be thematic excursions and sightseeing tours, concerts and film screenings, visits to plays, museums, art galleries, games and hiking, visiting sports games and matches. On Thursdays, classes are organized for the Combined Cadet Corps (Army and Air Force branches) on a voluntary basis (military service). Young men are regular participants in the program of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The scheme "Young Entrepreneurs" is successfully functioning: lectures on various topics are constantly held with the participation of invited specialists, teachers and professionals. Young journalists can write news articles for the BBC, participating in the annual contest. Many pupils take part in the annual theater productions with international tours after the premiere (about 20 performances, plays, musicals are staged annually).
The school of separate education, which accepts only young men, has its undeniable advantages:
The campus is actively involved in both ancient buildings, built in the 19th century, and modern buildings. In all classrooms there is an interactive whiteboard and a projector, necessary furniture and computer equipment. Most homework assignments and independent work are performed in a large library: its fund has more than 20,000 printed and electronic resources, as well as academic databases. This is the only educational institution in the country that uses its own desktop 3D printer: students can create technical 3D models and prototypes.
A 300-seat theater is available for students, a fully equipped music school, and a separate center for high school students with a buffet. Since 2007 the unique center of natural sciences works: it includes modern scientific laboratories with the newest equipment (14 classes) and a spacious lecture hall. Since 2008, there is a separate building for mathematics and design. Of the latest updates can be noted the facade of its own sports complex: it was inaugurated by the four-time Olympic champion, now the politician Sebastian Coe in March 2013. Also in the territory is an ancient chapel, built in 1879: once a week, students attend the service.
The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters alternating with vacations for the rest of the pupils:
The cost of one trimester of training is
Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:
Students of any religion, nationality or social background can study here. The standard figures for the annual intake are:
In some cases, the quota may be slightly increased and the child will be adopted outside the standard schedule.
Accommodation in the hostel is available to students starting from the age of 9. To do this, you will need:
The entrant may also prefer the passing of the Common Entrance Examinations, these results are also taken into account and accepted by the commission on enrollment.
] For applicants of the Six Form program (senior, graduating classes), you will also need:
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