学校的选择

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Eton College

There are now many options for school age (5-18) study in the UK. Pupils begin at the age of 5 into Year 1 and continue through to the final Year 13 which they start at the age of 17. International students often find themselves perhaps a year older as they need to improve their language skills to be successful in the exam system.

对于5-18岁的学生,在英国求学有很多选择。5岁的孩子可以上一年级一直上到最后的13年级,那时候17岁。国际生往往比其他人年长一岁,因为他们需要提高语言能力才能在考试中取得成功。
There are many factors that will influence the choice of school: cost; location; entry requirements; language support; range of subjects; ethos of school; strengths of school; specialist activities; university destinations Matching individuals with the right school involves a number of key elements and an understanding of this is essential.选校有很多影响因素:花费,位置,入学要求,语言能力,科目范围,学校风气,学校强项,专业活动,目标大学等等。将个人与合适的大学相匹配需要考虑诸多因素。对此的了解很有必要。
The cost of study varies between £15,000 including accommodation through to £30,000+ and there are more opportunities than ever to study in the UK.学费包含住宿费在15,000英镑到30,000英镑以上。在英国求学总是有太多机会。
 
Private and Public schools are different to State schools. UK boarding schools consist of Public Schools and Private Schools. Both are similar in ethos and fees (£30,000 per year). Public Schools are actually private schools, and consisted originally of seven boarding schools mentioned in the 1868 Public Schools Act (Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Shrewsbury, Westminster,Rugby and Winchester). 私立和公立学校与国立学校不同。英国的寄宿学校包括公立和私立学校。两者在学风和学费上很相似(每年30,000英镑)。公立学校其实就是私立学校,最初包括在1868年公立学校法案中提及的7所住宿学校(Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Shrewsbury, Westminster,Rugby and Winchester). They are now grouped as UK private schools with many belonging to Headmasters’ Conference (HMC)。它们现在整合为英国私立学校,很多都隶属于校长大会组织(HMC)。
Entry is at 11 or 13 years of age. 入学是在11岁和13岁。
 
Prep Schools – These are private schools that prepare students for entry at 11 or 13 into the schools above. 预备校-这些是私立学校,为11或13岁的学生升入以上学校做准备。
 
International Schools: majority (80 – 90%) of pupils being international. Offering the UK curriculum and boarding facilities they focus on recruiting students from outside of the UK and so have an international atmosphere.国际学校:80%-90%的学生都是留学生。提供英国课程和住宿条件,主要招收英国以外的学生,所以国际氛围浓厚。
 
Language Schools/Colleges are made up of 100% international students using the opportunity to raise the level of their English to enter the school or university system.语言学校或学院100%由国际生组成,目标是提高语言水平考取中学或大学。
 
State Schools and State Boarding Schools – free education to UK citizens from 4 – 16 or 4 – 18. Some have now started to offer fee paying places either with home stay or boarding to international students. Tuition fees are £7,000 – £10,000 per annum + accommodation.国家学校和住宿学校-对于4-16或者4-18岁的英国公民免费。有些开始为国际生提供免费的寄宿家庭或者免费住宿,学费是每年£7,000 – £1 0,000外加住宿费。
 
State Sixth Form Colleges: these are aimed at 16-18 year olds – offering A level or IB either with home stay or boarding to international students. Tuition fees are £7,000 – £10,000 per annum + accommodation.政府预科学院:目标学生为16-18岁学生,对国际生提供A level 或IB(国际文凭组织提供的课程)课程,提供寄宿或者住宿。
 
Further Education Colleges:  these are aimed at 16 – 21 age group fees £7,000 – £10,000 per annum + accommodation.进修教育学院:目标学生年龄在16-21,学费为每年7,000至一万英镑另加住宿费。