Cranleigh School: Cranleigh, Surrey, UK

Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom

Cranleigh School: Cranleigh, Surrey, UK

Price Range ₤ 30,000 - 40,000 per annum

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Looking for boarding high schools in UK? Cranleigh School is one of co-ed boarding schools that offers all you are looking for! Located in Cranleigh, Surrey. One of top boarding schools in England. The Fourth Form Pupils come to Cranleigh in September and enter one of six Fourth Forms. These forms represent a very broad streaming based on Scholarship and Common Entrance results or on results in Cranleigh’s own entrance exams; Maths is setted across the whole year group. All pupils study Art, Biology, Chemistry, Design, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Physics and Religious Studies. In addition, a pupil studies German or Spanish ab initio and either Latin or Classical Civilisation. Latin demands a strong performance at Common Entrance if it is to provide a pupil with a realistic and rewarding course. The Lower School and GCSE Our aim at Cranleigh is to work within the spirit of the National Curriculum, but to offer more, taking full advantage of our independence and the extra time available to a boarding school. We retain a very broad curriculum in the first three years so that few options are ruled out before A Level choices are made in the Upper Fifth year. English, Maths and French are taught as core subjects. There is an options system in the Lower and Upper Fifth Forms which enables a pupil to take between nine or ten GCSE subjects before moving on to AS Levels in the Sixth Form. In Science, pupils can complete either two or three full GCSEs within the option system. Fuller details are given below. It is a manageable, though demanding, workload over a range of subjects wide enough to satisfy universities and future employers. Brief descriptions of GCSE courses are given under subject headings. All courses are sufficiently rigorous to provide adequate preparation for Sixth Form work. For Sixth Form entry, we expect our pupils to achieve C grades in Maths and English Language and a total of six “points” from their GCSEs as a whole. For this purpose A* or A grades count as two “points” and B grades as one “point”. The Lower and Upper Fifth Forms Core subjects for all are Mathematics, English Language and Literature and French. Pupils are required to study the three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and take two or three GCSEs in science subjects. Additionally all pupils will take Religious Studies as a certificated short course which is examined externally at the end of the Lower Fifth year. To complete their choice of GCSE courses, pupils also opt for one of the subjects in each of the option blocks as set out below. Block A: Classical Civilisation, Design, Geography, History, Latin, Drama and Music Block B: Classical Civilisation, Geography, German, History and Spanish Block C: Art, Design, Geography, History and Drama Block D: The Triple Award GCSE Course, Geography, History, Music Block E: The Triple Award Science GCSE Course or The Double Award Science GCSE Course Block F: The Triple Award Science GCSE Course or The Double Award Science GCSE Course Those opting to take the three modules in each of the three sciences will take Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the three blocks (the “Triple Award” GCSE Course in blocks D, E and F); those opting to take two modules in each of the three sciences will study the science subjects in the two option blocks (the “Double Award” GCSE Course in blocks E and F). The courses are of a similar intellectual standard: both represent an appropriate challenge and an appropriate base from which to study science at AS Level. Those taking two modules in each science are able to choose four other subjects, whilst those taking three modules in each science will choose three others (see “The Sciences”). The School may advise some pupils to study a subject from five rather than six of the above blocks: in such cases extra time would then be available for the pupil concerned to complete coursework through private study. Information Technology is delivered through individual subjects in the Lower and Upper Fifth. Each subject provides a series of tasks which are completed using various aspects of IT, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, the internet, and subject-specific software. Sixth Form Provides a different work environment from that of the Lower School. You are likely to take at least three or four subjects in the Sixth Form rather than nine or ten GCSE courses, and time outside academic teaching is very much more your own responsibility. Considerable trust is vested in you to use these opportunities properly. Occupies only a short period in your academic life and there are inevitably many distractions. The Lower Sixth year is therefore very important: in practice we have found over the last few years that the three terms in the Lower Sixth are the ones which make the most difference to your eventual results and university prospects. Determines your university choices and where you will eventually go. To keep your options as wide as possible you need to be working conscientiously from the September of your Lower Sixth year when opinions are formed about what might suit you, about your potential at AS and A2 Level, and indeed about your aptitude for university. Allows you to develop a mature and collaborative relationship with your tutor. His/her job will be to guide you into effective work habits, to advise you on Higher Education, to assist in revision schedules, and generally to monitor your progress in the Sixth Form. Aims above all to make you an independent learner. The skills and habits you learn now at Cranleigh will stand you in good stead for the rest of your working life. We expect that most of you will study four subjects in the Lower Sixth. Some of you however may attempt three; a few may aim at five for the first year of the Sixth Form course. The system of AS and A2 examinations – with the AS qualification available at the end of the Lower Sixth, and the A2 qualification available for those who continue with a subject for a second year – means that there is a significant number of courses on offer. You should consult carefully on your choice of subjects. You are in the fortunate position, not enjoyed by pupils of previous generations, of not having to reduce your choice to three. So you may find that your choice of four is an easy and obvious one to make: you may find that you have a clear idea of three which fit together – say Maths, Physics and Chemistry – but would like also to continue your studies in a foreign language as well; you may even find that narrowing the choice down to four will be difficult. Whatever your thought-process on this issue, it is important that there is a thought-process involved in making the selection, and that you are prepared to listen to the advice available from subject teachers, Heads of Academic Departments, Housemaster or Housemistress, and from the Director of Studies and his academic team. We are all concerned to find the choice of courses which is right for you individually and, since this choice is such an important one, it is as well not to rush into it, nor to choose simply on the basis of where you expect – or indeed achieved – your best GCSE results. In fact, when choosing your courses, it goes without saying that you should select subjects which you think will maximise your potential with regard to final grades. Often these will be subjects you enjoy or subjects where you have shown a particular aptitude. If you can, you should also bear in mind the university and career options you may wish to pursue beyond school and you should check your proposed courses against these plans. Alternatively you may wish to keep open a variety of options, and so you may wish not to close off too many possibilities through the subjects you select. Your A Level courses will be assessed on what is called a modular basis. You should not worry too much about the jargon: essentially a modular course is one which is assessed not simply by examinations at the end of the course but one which is assessed by examinations, or through the submission of coursework, at various points during the course. In practice most AS modules will be taken in June of the Lower Sixth year, although some will be taken in January; in the second year, A2 modules will be taken in some subjects in January and in all subjects in June. Again you should not be too concerned about the detail at this stage: but you should remember that you are effectively working directly towards examinations and coursework from the very beginning of your Lower Sixth courses.

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