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Top Boarding Schools in Europe
Europe contains 51 independent Countries. Russia, Ukraine, and France are the three largest of its countries and Vatican City is the smallest. Having a diverse set of people Europe's most widely spoken Languages are German, Italian, English and French.
Europe, being a continent of Developed nations, has most of Its countries with a literacy rate of higher than 98%. This would mean Europe naturally has some of the best educational institutions.
Some of the top boarding schools in Switzerland are Hurtwood House, Brillantmont International School, St.George School, Leysin American School.
Some of the top boarding schools in England are Stowe School, Oaklam School, Bilton Grange and Wycliffe School. Cambridge University located in London accredits the following boarding school, for one.
How do you know which boarding school you should choose?
IGCSE, GCE O Levels, GCE A levels are popular board exams held and practiced in European schools.
IGCSE meaning International General Certificate of Secondary Education and O levels are both equivalents to 10th grade. It is a certificate which is recognized throughout the globe.
A Levels are equivalent to 12th grade and are also recognized globally as well.
There are 70 subjects in total in IGCSE. Most students take 2 years (9th grade and 10th grade) to complete this examination. They select their streams of education such as arts, science or commerce.
A student requires 8 C grades under IGCSE to receive an ICE (International Certificate of Education) Diploma. If the student is interested in Science, he may choose Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Environmental Science, a second language such as French and Information Technology. At least 5 Passes are required for an IGCSE appearing student to appear for GCE A levels.
A student appearing for GCE A levels needs at least three passes to be eligible to enter a good University. Most top universities require two A Grades and one B grade.
Students who have completed IGCSE and A Levels have a really good shot at getting into good colleges as it's recognized by most institutions. These exams are conducted every 6 months during May and November.
They can be taken multiple times by the candidates. The results take 2 months to come out. Candidates can also register for these exams in private without the help of a school. They just have to write the exams in the respective centers.
Which Boarding School Should You Choose?
Here is a look at the top boarding schools that you can choose for your child, when they want to study in Europe.
- 1. Stowe school is one of UKs best Residential Schools.
The school offers learning from all aspects. It follows the GCSE board and offers career guidance. Apart from academics the school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.
The tuition fees, including the boarding fees, go up to £12000 per student per term. Students can apply for scholarships based on special needs like disabilities or exceptionally performing students.
- 2. Hurtwood House is one of Switzerland's best boarding schools.
Unlike most other regular mainstream boarding schools this particular boarding school focusing on Performance arts and provides special Summer Programs for students. Hurtwood House also follows GCSE Board at Cambridge University. The school offers broad variations in study areas such as Science, Business or Media Arts.
The Boarding Facilities include comfortable dormitories with Wifi (LAN). There are 5 country houses out of which the student will be staying in any one of them. Main meals are taken on Campus with International Food Standards.
There is a kitchen facility where students can cook their food such as toast, noodles, breakfast bacon and so on. There are game rooms and TVs, Video Games and Game Consoles are permitted.
Scholarships are offered for students excelling in Math/Science and Performance Arts such as singing or dancing.
The Fees for Tuition is around £8000 and if the student opts for boarding, the fees go up to £13500 per term.
- 3. OAKHAM SCHOOL
Located in England, this school could cost you as much as £9,785 per term for seniors. The school is well known for its science and engineering streams and aids in the overall development of the child. The school currently has a student strength of around 1,065 kids.
Food and Stay have never been a problem for boarding students in Europe as they are provided with world class facilities. On the whole, Boarding schools is a safe place for students to grow in all the aspects of life.