Do you want to find the best boarding school in UK? You are in the right place. d'Overbroeck's College in Oxford, Oxfordshire offer a great high school international boarding option. Leckford Place offers a full and broad curriculum with a strong academic core. Although based on the National Curriculum, we tailor our offering to the needs of our pupils – so go significantly beyond national standards. The curriculum of this top UK international boarding school covers the full range of subjects in the sciences, humanities, arts and modern languages – and includes music, drama and sport, both as curriculum subjects and as extracurricular activities.
The school is housed in buildings just north of the city centre with a third site in a stunning new building Sixth Form building in Summertown that has just been completed over the last few months, ready for the September term. It’s absolutely state-of-the-art – part Victorian villa, part 21st century glass and concrete. The old Sixth Form building (now used for overseas students) was one of those typical red brick mansions on the Banbury Road, and no longer big enough to house a Sixth Form that has expanded from a mere handful in 1977 to the 260 Sixth Form pupils it has today.
The timetable for Years 7 and 8 consists of 48 lessons per week, with all pupils receiving at least 5 lessons of English, Maths and Science per week (at this age, Science lessons comprise all three branches: Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
Outside the above 'core' subjects, all of the following subjects are taught:Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Classics, Drama, RE/PD (Personal Development), Modern languages
Year 7 students receive 4 lessons of French per week; in Year 8, this is supplemented by 3 lessons per week of Spanish. We are also able to teach further modern languages, such as German and Italian, as after-school extras.
The timetable for Year 9 consists of 48 lessons per week, with all pupils receiving at least 5 lessons of English and Maths, and 9 of Science per week (Science lessons being equally divided between Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
Outside the above 'core' subjects, all of the following subjects are taught: Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, ICT, Modern Languages, Music. Both French and Spanish are taught. We are also able to teach further modern languages, such as German and Italian, as after-school extras.
In Years 10-11, all pupils take a compulsory core of three GCSE subjects: Maths, English and English Literature.
In addition to the core subjects, students choose six further GCSE subjects from the list below:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Religious Studies, French, Spanish, German, Art
Classical Civilisation, Drama, ICT, Latin, Music, PE
When choosing from the above list, all students must include in their choice:
at least two Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
at least one Modern Language subject (French, Spanish, German)
at least one Humanities subject (History, Geography, Religious Studies)
Most students study 9 GCSEs, but more may be accommodated off timetable as after-school extras.
A levels at the Sixth Form
Our teaching style is predicated on highly interactive classes in which students are actively engaged throughout. Our maximum class size in the Sixth Form is 10 - except in science subjects, where the maximum is 8.
Working with relatively small groups means that we can teach and run our classes in the way that we like to. We want to be able to teach to each individual student in the class; we want to encourage questioning, debate and evaluative, critical thinking; and we want students to engage actively with the material, to hear, and to offer, alternative points of view.
Young Professionals ( Ages 13-16)
Young Professionals combines English language tuition with a choice of vocational disciplines
Business & Finance, Introduction to Medicine, Performing Arts, Media & Communication
Engineering. Students choose one subject per 2-week course and receive specialist tuition which provides an opportunity to discover potential career options. Young Professionals includes:
25 hours of tuition per week, 2 full-day excursions per week, Action packed social programme, Personalised report card, Maximum class size of 11 students.
Start dates: 10 July ( 2,4 weeks), 24 July ( 2 weeks )
Duration: 2,4 weeks
Fees: £1460 per week