Sevenoaks School graduates continue their education at elite universities of the “Russell” (similar to the American “Ivy League”), and some – in the best American universities (Yale, Berkeley, MIT), 30 graduates enter the Oxbridge annually.
Classes at the school are held six days a week – in the morning from Monday to Saturday. During the day, students are usually busy with lessons or take part in sporting and cultural events, they are not bothered by thoughts like “how to do my homework”. Once every three weeks in children shortened week – that is, there are no lessons on Saturday.
The day usually begins at 8:30, classes end at 16:10, after which the children participate in sports, play and participate in various activities, including extracurricular activities in music and theater.
The story of the school is rooted in the mists of time. In the late 14th century on the road to the small town of Sevenoaks, was found abandoned child. By tradition, it was named in honor of the city, and became William Sevenoukom. Growing up, he managed to become Mayor of London, the owner of a large trading company and a personal friend of King Henry. As a thank you for his contribution to the victory under Eydzhinkortom in 1415, King founded a school and a shelter in a place where once was found William child.
Sevenoaks School – one of the oldest schools in England, many centuries remained a small local school, but today it has become one of the best international colleges of the country, where are trained about 1,000 children aged 11-18 from all over the world.
Academic goals Sevenoaks School:
- To help each child discover their scientific potential
- To bring in the students a desire to learn and succeed
- To promote the development of children’s intelligence
- To develop the academic skills necessary for successful study at university
- Conduct comprehensive training on a wide range of subjects for the development of all-round personality
- Educate every child responsibility, respect and commitment to success
Junior School – junior school (11-13 years)
- Duration of training – 2 years
- The friendly atmosphere
- The extensive program of extra-curricular activities (sports, work)
- of Physical Education Classes include a comprehensive sports training + swimming, squash, tennis and gymnastics
Middle School – Secondary school (13-15 years)
- Duration – 3 years
- The curriculum includes a number of mandatory academic subjects (English, mathematics) + Elective courses to prepare for the GCSE exam and admission to the IB program
About the Author: Sam Dopre is a student. She is from London.