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West Buckland School

In 2019 - near 44% of A Level students achieved A*-A grades
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple EX32 0SX, United Kingdom
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Description West Buckland School

  • Founded: in 1858
  • Total number of students: 590 people (among them 90 foreign students)
  • International students are accepted from 11 years old
  • Boarding house is available from age 7 and older
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: Boarding house
  • Language of instruction: English.

The academically strong and respected West Buckland School is distinguished by a strong student community and an extensive student support program. Every student here is eager to discover his personal talents, abilities; Stimulate it to new achievements, and motivate it for self-improvement and development. Priority is not only academic education: students develop also in the sports, creative, personal plan. The campus has all the possibilities for full-fledged development - the children here are surrounded by care, comfort, learn and live in a friendly environment.

Academic results of students clearly demonstrate the balance and effectiveness of training programs, the professionalism of teachers:

  • GCSE: 53.2% of the students received the highest scores from A * to A, and 94.8% of the students passed the exams for good grades from A * to C (passing grade);
  • A-level: 41% of graduates have earned the highest score A * -A is a significant But a higher figure than the average for the UK! 98.2% of students successfully coped with the tests (scores from A * to C), and 71.6% received high marks from A * to B.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in West Buckland School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 10 980 £ / term

Quick overview: A two-year traditional British program aimed at obtaining an incomplete secondary education and the GCSE certificate of the same name. International students study a rather large list of academic subjects.

List of subjects to study:

  • Compulsory:
    • Information and computer technologies (ICT);
    • English literature;
    • Modern foreign language (French, German, Spanish);
    • English;
    • The fundamentals of religion (theology);
    • Biology;
    • Mathematics;
    • Chemistry;
    • Physics.
  • Optional (optional):
    • European computer driving license (ECDL) is a computer user qualification recognized internationally;
    • Art and Design;
    • Geography;
    • Spanish;
    • Design and technology;
    • Music;
    • Healthy nutrition and valeology;
    • Theatrical art and drama, acting skills;
    • History;
    • French;
    • Mathematics.
Annual
16-18
from 11 780 £ / term

Brief information: Classical pre-university preparatory program of the highest class: A-level certificate with high enough points gives students the opportunity to enter even the most elite and privileged universities without additional entrance examinations and examinations. The program is designed for 2 academic years and is intended for international students of 16-18 years.

List of subjects available for study:

  • Modern foreign languages;
  • English literature;
  • Art and Design;
  • Music;
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Mathematics;
  • Psychology;
  • Geography;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • Product design;
  • Economics;
  • History;
  • Physics;
  • Fundamentals of religion (theology).

In the first year of study (AS-level), students usually choose 4-5 subjects, for the second year of which only 3-4 remain, for which exams are taken.

Accommodation, housing and food

Several spacious and comfortable residences are built in the school, where students can choose to stay with a cosiness, choosing a boarding school form:

  • Boyer (boys 11-17 years old). Designed for 45 people: there are two common living rooms for recreation (equipped with digital TV and DVD, billiard tables and upholstered furniture), student kitchen. Students can have their laptops and connect them to a local fast Wi-Fi, but at night all the laptops are taken and turned off.
  • School House (boys of the senior classes). Cozy single bedrooms, access to Wi-Fi, Skype and other computer programs, own kitchen and laundry, spacious living room for rest.
  • Bamfylde (girls 11-17 years old). Rooms for 2-4 people: general are usually occupied by students of lower grades, high school students are accommodated in double bedrooms (conveniences and bathrooms are located on floors in sufficient quantity). Access to Wi-Fi, Skype and other necessary programs, a kitchen with the necessary set of household appliances and refrigerators, a special cafe for breakfast. A spacious common lounge for relaxation with LCD TVs, DVDs and modern music equipment.
  • The Gables (girls in high school). The rooms are designed for 1-2 people. There is a kitchen, a lounge for rest with TV and DVD, laundry and drying, Wi-Fi access is provided.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, business, chemistry, Computers, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, Food and nutrition, French, geography, history, IELTS preparation, Information Technology, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Product design, psychology, Religious studies

Events West Buckland School

The school has a huge number of clubs, sections and circles of interest - each student will be able to reveal their unique talents and abilities, find like-minded people and engage in pleasure, develop their talents and learn something new:

  • Math Club;
  • Astronomy;
  • Charity Committees;
  • Christian union;
  • Art Club;
  • Jazz Dancing;
  • Chemistry;
  • Textile Club;
  • Debate club and oratorical art;
  • Chess club;
  • Shooting;
  • Biology Club;
  • Phoenix Society;
  • The Linguistic Club.

Music is very popular. On campus, a large number of collectives of different genres are organized:

  • Chamber Orchestra;
  • Ensembles;
  • Symphony Orchestra North Devon Sinfonia;
  • Concert Ensemble;
  • Samba Band;
  • West Buckland Jazz;
  • Choirs;
  • Group Guitarists;
  • Chamber chorus;
  • String quartet.

Many students are addicted to Theater, drama and theatrical art. Annually in the local school theater there are several performances; Also pupils organize performances and concerts in the professional theater of the Landmark Theater. Only in recent years have been shown such productions as "Les Miserables", "Call Inspector", "West Side Story", "We Will Rock You", "Severe Test", "Bugsy Malone", "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

International pupils of the school have successfully performed in the sports field, entering the teams of the Southwest of England and North Devon. Especially worth noting are the following sports:

  • English Lapta;
  • Hockey;
  • Netball;
  • Aquatlon (running + swimming);
  • Basketball;
  • Cricket;
  • Rugby;
  • Triathlon;
  • Tennis;
  • Biathlon.

Equipment West Buckland School

Equipping the school campus deserves to be considered one of the best in the south-west of the country. The school occupies more than 100 acres of picturesque, green and well-tended countryside in the county of North Devonshire. Exeter International Airport is always an hour's drive away, in 1.5 and 3 hours you can get to Bristol and London respectively, and within the transport access you can reach the Atlantic coast: take a walk along the beach, surf and other water sports. The nearest town to the school is Barnstaple: just 15 minutes by car.

The campus structure includes a variety of facilities that enable pupils to live , learn and spend free time with maximum benefit and comfort:

  • Fields for cricket;
  • Indoor swimming pool 25 meters long;
  • Two shooting ranges;
  • Rugby fields;
  • Golf course with 9 holes;
  • Football fields;
  • Track for running with obstacles, athletics tracks;
  • Theater;
  • Modern Sports Center;
  • Tennis courts;
  • All-weather field for hockey;
  • Squash courts;
  • Art Center: for practicing art, design, theatrical art, there is a workshop for textile printing, a photo lab and a kiln for firing;
  • Separate Alumni Center: own lounge with upholstered furniture, satellite TV, kitchen, pool tables.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit;
  • English lessons as a foreign language;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification, courier delivery Documents;
  • Consular fees (payable at the Embassy);
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both sides;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Guardianship (reg stration agency + guardian services).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 85 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 4000 GBP

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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