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UK Boarding Schools Advice

Benefits of uk boarding schools
Boarding schools have a whole-school approach with strong communication between academic staff and those providing pastoral care this ensures that any problems can be dealt with quickly and with a minimum of fuss. The school day is long, with pastoral staff and academic tutors always available, pupils have a greater opportunity to receive subject support and achieve in all the extracurricular activities on offer.

The UK Education System
UK boarding schools focus on developing the whole student, pupils are allowed time to focus on what they are good at both academic and in sport, drama, art, music and enjoy developing their skills and talents.

UK Boarding School Curriculum
Many qualifications are avalable including GCSEs, GCE AS-Levels & A-Levels, BTEC Qualifications, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Pre-University (Pre-U) Diploma and AQA Baccalaureate.

UK School types
School types include Preparatory Schools, Senior Schools, Independent Sixth-Form and Tutorial Colleges, International Study Centres and State Boarding Schools.

The application process
We recommend that you check the registration deadline dates with individual schools as they do vary and some very popular, oversubscribed schools have an earlier deadline date. Schools are increasingly flexible and places are available for boarding students up to the term before entry.

UKiset Assessment
Over 225 schools have received UKiset Profiles over the past year; some as a compulsory part of the application process, others to supplement their existing systems. It has been developed specifically for overseas students wishing to study in the British system. The tests can be taken in accredited test centres and British Council offices all around the world.

UK School League Tables
League tables were traditionally based on GCSE and A Level results; with the introduction of a wider range of qualifications including IGCSE, the IB Diploma, Pre-U and BTECs and the fact that some schools do not now submit their results means that the league tables are not truly representative. League tables are created by a number of different organisations, often using different criteria, for example A*-A grades, A*-B grades or an average point score per student.

Religion in UK Boarding Schools
UK boarding schools welcome pupils of all religious faiths. Every independent boarding school in the UK has a mission statement that outlines the ultimate purpose, ideals and aims of the school. It is the motivating factor behind all policies and actions, and includes the principles by which the school is directed. The statement may also highlight the methods of achieving these aims and perhaps some of the methods of accomplishing the mission of the school.

UK boarding schools glossary
Review a list of terms used in the UK Boarding Schools. A usefull and growing list of terms for parents of foreign students.

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