UK Boarding School Preparation aims to help international students prepare for the entrance exams and academic rigour of UK boarding schools, and gain experience of living with other students at the top British boarding school.
Designed in line with independent school teaching methodology, this exclusive UK Boarding School Preparation summer programme offers 20 hours of academic tuition per week, delivered with a variety of teaching styles by subject specialist. The curriculum covers the three core subjects in British schools; English Language & Literature, Mathematics and Science, as well as ‘Entrance Test Preparation’ sessions, focussing on:
• Introduction to the ISEB Common Pre-Test
• The Common Entrance Exams
• Interview Practice
• Aptitude and reasoning tests
The comprehensive syllabus of UK Boarding School Preparation is combined with a wide range of afternoon activities designed to give students the opportunity to develop new skills, whilst using their English in a specific context. Each week students will also have two full-day excursions including visits to leading boarding schools.
UK Boarding School Preparation summer programme consists of a well-balanced programme of academic tuition, activities, sports and excursions. The structured programme includes:
- 20 hours of tuition per week
- 2 full day excursions and trips per week including visits to leading boarding schools
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme
- Maximum class size of 11 students
- End-of-course Assessment & Certificate
- Staff to student ratio is 1:7
- Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports between 10:00-20:00 GMT)
Outside UK Boarding School Preparation tuition, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Summer Fete
- BBQ at the Beach
- Sports Tournaments
- The Cube
- Trash Fashion Show
- Scavenger Hunt
- Family Fortunes Quiz
- Climbing Wall
- Film Evenings
- Musical & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Shows
- You Bet
Excursions are a vital part of the summer experience for international students to gain a cultural understanding of the UK alongside English language study. Students will have 2 fully day and 1 half day excursion and trips each week to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament
- West End Musical
- London Zoo
- Natural History Museum
- Hyde Park
- London Eye
- British Museum
- Southbank Walking Tour
- Camden Market
- Oxford Street
- Thorpe Park
- Portsmouth & Spinnaker Tower
- Windsor Castle
- Eton College
- Brighton beach
- Leeds Castle
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Warwick Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Ely/Ely Cathedral
The sample timetable below is a typical weekly UK Boarding School Preparation summer programme.
Students will stay in the boarding house of King Edward’s School. Rooms are single, twin and four-bed dorms with shared bathrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
Well balanced, nutritious cooked meals are provided in the beautiful dining hall. Drinks and biscuits are available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Well-equipped sports hall; large playing fields; tennis courts; large astro-turf playing fields; outdoor climbing wall; TVs & common areas in boarding houses; indoor heated swimming pool. Student computer room plus a computer in each boarding houses as well as Wi-fi are also available.
Laundry: Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
King Edward’s school was established in 1553 by King Edward VI (only son of the late King Henry VIII), and is one of the famous English private schools in the south of England. The School is situated in a picturesque 120 acre campus in beautiful village of Witley, Surrey. It is within an hour of both Central London and the south coast of England. Famous past students include Ivor Caplin MP; Liz Gordon MP, Edd China, Guinness World Record holder; and Du’aine Ladejo, the Olympic gold medallist, etc.
The School offers a blend of forward-thinking and traditional values in a secure environment where young people can be nurtured – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, culturally and socially – through the transition from childhood to adulthood.
King Edward’s School has superb on-site teaching and sports facilities including an indoor swimming pool, modern sports centre, squash courts, dance studio and extensive sports fields, including an astro-turf all weather playing field. The school also enjoys a tradition of excellence in Music, Drama and the Visual Arts, supported by a new state-of-the-art music technology centre.
Academically the school has excellent results and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma since 2004. Their terrific 100% pass rate and high average points score of 34 over the last 5 years, twice as many pupils achieved the top grades than was the case worldwide, rank King Edward’s School 8th in the UK, for I.B. schools. Pupils proceed to many of the top universities including Oxford University and University College, London in the UK and many overseas universities.