Wellington School: Wellington, Somerset, UK

Wellington, Somerset, United Kingdom

Wellington School: Wellington, Somerset, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum

Introduction

We present here a co-ed boarding school for boys and girls in Wellington, Somerset, UK. Most students study four subjects at AS (Advanced Subsidiary) Level in their Lower Sixth year with many reducing to three subjects at A2 (Advanced) Level in their Upper Sixth year. A complete A Level consists of the AS and A2 courses in a particular subject; a free - standing AS course is a useful qualification in its own right. It is sometimes possible for students to take a fresh AS course in the Upper Sixth year, although this is dependent on the structure of the school timetable. In addition, in the Lower Sixth year, a ‘circus’ of enrichment courses complements and supports the main subjects. In the Upper Sixth year, students can also pursue an Extended Project qualification to develop their own academic interest , or take an AS Level Critical Thinking course. AS and A2 courses in all subjects are modular, such that the courses are broken down into sections which are separately examined with the so - called ‘uniform marks’ from each component added to give a total score at the end of the course. An A Level or AS grade is then awarded on the basis of equivalent percentages according to the table below. Students may opt to re-take modules to boost their scores on a particular component; the highest recorded mark is included in the final summation. Heads of Department can advise students on the wisdom and timing of re - taking modules and some information on this rather involved subject is included in each subject synopsis.

Entry to the Sixth Form is not automatic and students should usually have gained at least

five grades at C or above at GCSE level. Students who join the Sixth Form from different

educational systems will be expected to reach the same standard.

A Level Subjects (10 hours per fortnight)

  • · Art and Design
  • · Biology
  • · Business Studies
  • · Chemistry
  • · Classical Civilisation
  • · Design and Technology
  • · Drama and Theatre Studies
  • · Economics
  • · English Literature
  • · French
  • · Further Mathematics
  • · Geography
  • · German
  • · History
  • · Latin
  • · Mathematics
  • · Music
  • · Physical Education
  • · Physics
  • · Religious Education
  • · Spanish

Contact school: contact-us

Website: http://www.wellington-school.org.uk

Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: GBP 29 028

Summer Programs

Junior Academic Course, Ages 10 to 12 (2,4,6,8, weeks)

The Junior Course runs similarly to the Pre-GCSE  (The General Certificate of Secondary Education)  but there is an additional half day of a local excursion. Some of these trips may include indoor and outdoor climbing, caving, water raft building, and coastal walks. There is a full programme of cultural visits, sports and social activities.  This is a full- time course with activities every day, including weekends. It is run by Etherton Education, founded in 2002 and with an excellent reputation for preparing students for study in UK schools.

Pre-GCSE course, Ages 13 – 15 ( 2,4,6,8 weeks)

Students take a compulsory programme of English and drama, plus 10 other subjects. Science is taught in laboratories and you are able to conduct scientific, hands-on experiments. Teachers in all subjects focus on technical English vocabulary and introduce British study skills. 9 hours a week in English lessons, which include oral presentations, research projects and every day conversational English. 

Fast Track Pre-GCSE, Ages 15-16 ( 6 weeks)

This Fast Track Pre-GCSE summer course will give you a great start if you are beginning a One-Year GCSE programme this September. The Academic Programme  is suitable for students who will come to the UK to

  • Study in Year 11 (Form 5)
  • Study a One-Year GCSE course
  • Study a Three-Year A-Level Course which includes GCSE exams

Location: Somerset

Start dates: 9, 22 July, 5 Aug 2018    

Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks

Accommodation: Boarding House - shared rooms

Fees:

2 weeks - £2680
4 weeks - £4960
6 weeks - £7440
8 weeks - £9920

8 weeks - £9200

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