The academic term study abroad is aimed at students between 16 and 18 years old who wish to study at a high school for a period of 3 to 9 months in an English school, sharing the experience with the opportunity to live with a family.
This programme requires that the student has maturity and determination. This is because living in another country with different customs and habits are not easy and it involves great adaptability. However, the rewards of an academic term study abroad are numerous: the student learns to be more independent, to make their own decisions and develop a human feeling, as well as to learn English. This knowledge contributes to mature and enrich the student’s personality.
British private schools (also known as Public Schools) are rich in history and a long tradition of academic excellence. They have offered a comprehensive education to sons and daughters of royalty and nobility from all over the world for over two centuries. Those programmes selected by Choices International are similar in terms of high levels of education. However, parents should be aware of a significant difference between the schools.
Traditionally, children were educated in schools exclusively for boys or girls. This was for reasons of discipline and academic rigour. Today you may choose between modern and flourishing co-educational schools. Alternatively, some boy’s schools consider the possibility of admitting some girls in higher grades. Primary Schools admit students from eight to eleven years (in some cases, thirteen years). High School Education is up to the age of 18 years.
During the week, students have class all day in small groups to assure individual attention, with some afternoons scheduled sports activities. There is a break at noon for lunch. The day is completed with personal study and free time
Students will live with a family, staying in nice bedrooms with an individual room. This will be another opportunity to get to know family life in England.
Our staff will be responsible for the needs of the child outside the classroom, trying to maintain contact with their family abroad and helping with any problems or welfare that may arise during the course of their stay.
In addition, the Guardian of Choices International will be present to provide support during the course. The tutor will oversee the progress of your child, hold meetings with their teachers and encouraged in their extracurricular activities. Berlitz Manchester offers to all our students attending the High School programme, English classes during the course and at Easter or summer.
We offer you the choice to be in one of the best schools. Every school we use has its own characteristics, its own personality and teaching methods. All have a high capacity for accommodation and personal care of pupils, and there are places for all fitness levels. Some schools are:
A Levels are universally recognised as university preparatory courses and provide entry to universities across the world. Two A levels, at a minimum grade E, are normally the minimum requirement to enter university or college. We are keen to recruit students who are able to develop both academically and personally within an environment that fosters personalised learning and development. Students must demonstrate the academic potential to be successful in their chosen course of study.
External applicants will normally be required to take admissions tests in both English and Mathematics. Applicants for whom English is not their mother tongue will be required to take an English proficiency test if they have not been studying in a school where English is the language of instruction for at least 4 years.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a pre-university programme of two years duration from the International Baccalaureate Organisation for highly motivated students from 16 to 18 years of age. Completed with international examinations.
Comprised of a curriculum organised around six disciplines belonging to six areas of knowledge and three mandatory central components: Theory of Knowledge; Essay Writing; and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS).