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1 BUCKSWOOD ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE PART OF THE BUCKSWOOD EDUCATION GROUP

2 ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S The College was opened in 2000 as part of the Buckswood Education Group. It is a small college located only 15 minutes away from the main Buckswood School. As such it maintains close links with the school and its facilities. It caters for international students aged 16 and above who wish to progress to undergraduate study in the UK. As a smaller college it can tailor the academic and social programmes to suit the students’ specific needs. The establishment is a combined residence and college.

3 ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S The students live at the college residence in one of two houses (separated male and female living areas) and CCTV provides 24 hour security. Rooms are either single, double or multi-bedded depending on student requests. All rooms are furnished. The college provides wifi throughout all buildings for the students to use. There is an IT suite, a common room with TV, a Playstation, pool table and table tennis as well as board games. The main sports centre, town centre and main railway station are only a 5 minute walk from the college.

4 ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S ABOUT ST. GEORGE’S At St George’s we believe there is a leader in everyone. We have a track record of excellence in empowering young men and women from all over the world to find and develop their potential through our academic programmes and courses. A Buckswood St George’s College course consists of four elements listed below: 1. 1.The academic chosen course of study (UFC/A levels) 2. 2.Your choice of English Language course (IELTS/LAMDA/General English) 3. 3.The College Leadership programme 4. 4.A healthy course of sports and recreation Academic success can take us so far, but the life skills that our Leadership Programme offers give our students the chance to take that one step further and be ‘that one head higher than others’.

5 Students will join a maximum of 50 other peers to form an international cohesive group. In addition to the main academically centered courses leadership is an extremely important aspect of being a student at St. George’s. Each module of our programme gives in-depth information about the particular discipline, broken down into key elements. All courses will also include visits to centres of excellence where leadership is shown in every day practice, achieving results. Here in the south of England we are conveniently located to the City of London (only 1h30mins by train), the European Parliament, the English Parliament and local companies where successful leaders can provide inspiration and direction to our students. Within our College students will live comfortably with their peers in a ‘family’ unit. In addition the students have the benefit of being able to use the resources at our main campus, Buckswood School, where we have a dedicated and well used Debating Chamber as well as the latest technology to access any extra information, and the chance to demonstrate their new found skills with peers from their own course and our multi- national, multi cultural school base.

6 COURSES We offer a series of main courses at Buckswood St. Georges – tailored to the needs of all our students The University Foundation Course (UFC) Business The University Foundation Course (UFC) International Relations A-Levels English Courses Leadership EFL or IELTS Preparation We also off additional courses in combination with those mentioned which can include: RSA (Royal Society of Arts) Duke of Edinburgh award LAMDA Academic Booster

7 COURSES UFC The University Foundation Course – BUSINESS Tuition: Minimum 16.5 hours per week. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 5 hours additional private study each week. Can be taught in connection with other courses on offer depending on timetables. Maximum Class Size: 14 Minimum Enrolment Age: 17 years old at the start of the Course Minimum IELTS level: 4.5 in each skill* (those graded lower than this will be asked to join IELTS classes at their own expense) - BUSINESS Module 1:The Foundations of Business Module 2:Business Legal Structures and Organisation Management Module 3:Marketing and Market Research Module 4:Business Finance Module 5:Human Resources Module 6:A 3,500 word personal research project on a company of the student’s choice

8 COURSES UFC The University Foundation Course – International Relations Module 1:Introduction to International Relations Module 2:Theories of International Relations Module 3:Issues and Debates in Contemporary International Relations Module 4:Security Studies Module 5:International Organisations Additional Assessment: Students will be required to complete written assignments throughout the year to assess their critical thinking and ability to construct written texts in accordance with undergraduate studies INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Tuition: Classes run over 16.5 hours per week. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 5 additional hours of private study each week.The course can be taught in combination with IELTS preparation classes. Maximum Class Size: 14 Minimum Enrolment Age: 17 years old at the start of the Course Minimum IELTS level: 4.5 in each skill* (those graded lower than this will be asked to join IELTS classes at their own expense)

9 COURSES A-LEVELS A-Levels Subjects are studied in greater depth and detail. Traditional route to higher education. Tuition Each subject has nine 40 minute lessons per week. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours additional private study per week. Maximum Class Size: 12 Minimum Enrolment Age: 16 years old at the start of the Course Minimum IELTS Level: 5.0 IELTS Students must have successfully completed own school education up to 16 yrs Students can choose either: 1 Year A-Level (Fast Track) 2 Year A-Level Subjects on offer at Buckswood St. George's Mathematics*ChemistrySpanish Further Mathematics*HistoryArabic PhysicsFrenchTurkish LawGermanJapanese EconomicsRussian AccountingChinese

10 COURSES ENGLISH COURSES English Courses English is taught at Buckswood St. George’s in great detail through the following courses IELTSLAMDAGENERAL ENGLISH Essential to gain admission to UK universities Public speaking & developing your presentation skills Advance, develop and build confidence of the English language

11 COURSES LEADERSHIP Leadership Courses All St. George’s students are automatically enrolled on our leadership course – this gives them an ASDAN qualification which count towards additional UCAS points and can be included in any university application. Leadership consists of four key elements, and these are developed through student involvement in the day to day management of the college. SKILLEXAMPLEDEMONSTRATION Responsibility Leaders need to be ready to accept not only personal responsibility but be prepared to take charge of others. Students are expected to organise events, take on duties of Head Boy / Girl which include room inspection, monitoring attendance, being on duty over weekends etc. Lead by Example To lead is a privilege and one that all too often can be abused. Students are encouraged to set an example both academically and in society. Students will take on duties that include mentoring, monitoring evening prep, Captaining a sport or society etc. Development All students and leaders need to progress and develop. This is an ongoing and never ending process. Students will get regular tutorials with the Director of Studies and from these meetings additional work may be assigned. This work may include; volunteering to do charity work, taking part in sports etc. Judgment Leaders must think logically as well as abstractly and usually without personal gain as the first thought. Students will be encouraged to take on roles as Teacher-Student Liaison, have a voice in dealing with bad behaviour etc.

12 ADDITIONAL COURSES Course 1: English Courses (General English or IELTS Preparation) Course 1a – 15 hours of English per week Course 1b – 21 hours of English per week Course 2: Academic Booster Courses Tuition can be either on a one to one basis or in small groups. Course 3: Rest and Relaxation For those not taking up any of the academic sessions you are free! Accommodation and food included HALF TERM & VACATION COURSES

13 All our teachers are native speakers and qualified CELTA or TESOL for English language courses. For the University Foundation Course all teachers have experience in Business and hold a degree. All A Level teachers are qualified and experienced in their field of expertise. All teachers are fluent in English. The Mathematics teacher holds a Doctorate (PhD) from Cambridge University. Independent Learning is encouraged and students are expected to carry out their own study outside of classes. When possible the teacher will integrate student’s needs into the weekly scheme of work. The school will provide students with all material required for their classes. Students have regular tutorials with the Director of Studies where they can discuss progress or any concerns they have. TEACHERS & CLASSES TEACHERS & CLASSES

14 Each A Level Courses covers approximately 6.5 hours of lesson time each week. This is monitored and adjusted in accordance with the progress of the students. At times it may be necessary to increase the number of class hours. The University Foundation course runs three full days a week. For the remaining two days students focus on IELTS classes, project work and additional academic writing Preparation time is included on each student’s timetable. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 2 hours of private study each night for each course. TYPICAL TIMETABLE TYPICAL TIMETABLE

15 LessonMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Lesson 1 & University Foundation Course A Level Mathematics General English A level Chemistry University Foundation Course General English A Level Mathematics General English A Level Further Mathematics IELTS Preparation University Foundation Course A Level Mathematics General English A level Chemistry AM Break : Lesson 3 & University Foundation Course A level Mathematics General English A level Chemistry University Foundation Course General English A Level Mathematics General English A Level Further Mathematics IELTS Preparation University Foundation Course A Level Mathematics General English A level Chemistry Lunch : Lesson 5 & University Foundation Course A Level Biology IELTS Preparation A Level Further Mathematics A Level Physics University Foundation Course A Level Biology Business English A Level Physics IELTS Preparation University Foundation Course A Level Further Mathematics IELTS Preparation PM Break : Lesson 7 & University Foundation Course A level Biology IELTS Preparation A Level Further Mathematics A level Physics University Foundation Course A Level Biology Business English A Level Physics IELTS Preparation University Foundation Course A Level Further Mathematics IELTS Preparation PM Break : Lesson UCAS Tutorials Private Prep Time Welfare Private Prep Time UCAS Tutorials Private Prep Time Welfare UCAS TutorialsPrivate Prep Time

16 OUR STUDENTS OUR STUDENTS

17 OUR STUDENTS The demographics at St George's can vary each year. However for the 2013 – 2014 academic year we have the following breakdown of nationalities: NATIONALITIES

18 Since the outset St. George’s students have successfully gained places at many UK institutions including the following universities: UNIVERSITYCOURSE Royal Holloway B.A. Business & Management King’s College London B.A. Politics & International Relations University of York B.A. Economics & B.A. International Relations University of Leicester B.A. Management Studies Aston University BSc Sociology University of ManchesterB.A. Design Management University of Durham B.A. Management Kingston University B.A. Marketing Coventry UniversityB.A. Business & Finance University of BathB.A. Politics & B.A. Management University of GreenwichB.A. Entrepreneurship & Management University of WestminsterB.A. Management & Marketing Oxford BrookesB.A. Accounting & Finance Queen Mary, LondonB.A. Business Management University of LincolnB.A. Management & Accounting University of SouthamptonB.A. Management with Entrepreneurship UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS

19   Telephone +44 (0) CONTACT US buckswoodstgeorges.co.uk Post All postal enquires should be directed to: Mr. Ian Godfrey Buckswood St George’s College Westwood House 7-9 Holmesdale Gardens Hastings TN34 1LY England


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