Schools in Ireland
Irish education system is different to the UK one. Students come to the boarding school aged 12/13 and stay for six years.
The two main examinations are the Junior Certificate ( at end of Year 3 when students are aged 15/16) and the Leaving Certificate (equivalent to A Levels at end of Year 6).
After the Junior Certificate, students complete Transition Year in fourth year. The experience of Transition Year makes it possible for students and staff to enjoy mutual dependence and influence on each other. Academic subjects are presented in a more innovative manner, to facilitate active learning, based on project work.
“Work Experience” arranged in collaboration with parents, helps students in their future subject and career choices. At some Irish boarding schools there are opportunities to participate in exchanges with other students from Delbarton (USA), as well as schools in France and Germany, where students develop their vocabulary and language skills. Students are challenged to be open to new hobbies and sports, and develop new skills in activities including sailing, rock-climbing, photography, etc. A comprehensive career and college preparation programme is an integral part of best private schools Transition Year offering.
Schools in Ireland offer fantastic value for money quality. International boarding schools welcome international students.
Students who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate, may take up to 8 subjects - though only 6 subjects may be counted for points for entry into Irish universities
Price Range ₤ 0-20,000 per annum