What?

Study with British students in one of our 120 British partner high schools. Tell us what’s important to you and we do the rest!

Who?

You! If you are:

  • Aged 11 – 17
  • Speak English at intermediate level or better
  • Are motivated and keen for new experiences
Why?

A High School Year Abroad is a life changing experience. Meet new people, experience new things and learn fluent English along the way. Make your university and job applications stand out from the crowd, and get a head-start in life!

Choose between our Classic programme and our Select programme:
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UK High School Programmes

The British high school system

  • Well regarded globally and popular with international students
  • High school starts in the UK at the age of 11
  • Broad general curriculum taught for the first three years
  • at 14-16 years old, students study ten subjects for their GCSEs
  • A Levels start from age 16 and are a two-year course focusing on three to four subjects
  • Ideal for students who are strong in some subjects and have little interest in others

The UK School System

Academic Calendar

Autumn Term 1 August to December
Spring Term 2 January to Easter
Summer Term 3 Easter to June

A Typical Day

 

08:30-08:40
Tutor Time
10:40-11:00
Short Break
13:00-13:45
Lunch
08:40-09:40
Mathematics
11:00-12:00
History
14:05-15:05
Physics
09:40-10:40
English Literature
12:00-13:00
Business Studies
15:05-16:00
Physics

 

Why Choose the United Kingdom?

The United Kingdom is a popular choice with students who are interested in studying abroad, and it’s easy to see why. With its famous cities, rich history and world class education the UK has a lot to offer.

  • Highly specialised senior courses. We only study a maximum of 4 subjects, and no subjects are compulsory! You study only what you want to study.*
  • In depth course content. Focusing on 4 subjects means you will study a lot of content in each subject, and have a deep understanding of a subject by the time you graduate.
  • Excellent preparation for university. Whether you stay in the UK for university or not, the British style of including self-study periods at high school age, means you’ll develop the independent study skills needed to excel on your degree course.
  • A Levels are the University entrance qualifications. If you obtain A Levels, you will normally not need to sit university entrance tests.**
  • Develop excellent language skills. The UK is the home of the English language. Whether you study for 3 months, two years, or anywhere in between, the experience will help you develop superior English language skills.

*With the exception of some students who need to validate their studies. Speak to us if you think you need to validate your studies.
*Some highly selective universities may have additional tests.

Click the link below to find out more about life in the UK.

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United Kingdom Brochure

 

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