Study abroad after 9th grade.
Some schools accept foreign students from the age of 7, that is, into primary classes, nevertheless, the most popular age for starting a foreign school is 13-16 years. At this time, adolescents no longer perceive a long trip abroad as separation from the family, but consider it as a challenge, an adventure and an opportunity to stay independent. At this age, children are psychologically ready to get acquainted with the new country and the new education system.
In Western schools, children learn not 11, but 12 and even 13 years. Training in the senior classes of foreign schools is conducted under special programs for preparation for admission to universities. For 1-2 years the children have time to switch to the Western system, tighten the language, decide on the future profession and gain the necessary points for enrolling in the university.
Help the youngsters to decide on the profession by career advisers, as well as representatives of universities and companies that regularly attend schools and tell high school students about the trends and sought after specialties in this or that industry.
Language school IQ Consultancy provides English classes for children from 3 to 17 years with different levels of knowledge. Our teachers also deal with children with academic subjects in English – to prepare for study abroad, as well as to immerse themselves in the language environment and overcome the internal language barrier.
Training programs in foreign schools, which can be enrolled after grade 9.
United Kingdom.
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)
The program of preparation for obtaining a certificate of secondary education. Based on grades (from A * to G), students enter the programs of the senior school – A-Level or IB.
Age: 14-16 years.
Duration: 2 years.
Content: compulsory subjects + subjects to choose from (art, business, foreign languages and others)
IGCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education for International students)
The program of preparation for obtaining a certificate of secondary education, adapted for foreign students. In the end, the guys take the exam with points. Based on the scores from A * to G, the children enter the senior school for A-Level or IB programs.
Age: 14-16 years.
Duration: 2 years.
Content: compulsory subjects + subjects to choose from (art, design, business, several foreign languages and many others) + additional classes in English.
National British program for preparation for admission to the university. The results of the A-Level exam (in scores from A * to G) are the main for enrolling in UK universities.
Duration: 2 years.
Load: 20-25 hours per week (16 – academic studies, 5-8 – English)
Contents: 3-4 required subjects + subjects to choose from (art, business, foreign languages and others) + (optional) writing the final “extended essay” (Extended Essay)
International program of preparation for entering the university. The results of the IB exam are the basis for enrolling in universities around the world.
Duration: 2 years.
Load: 240 hours – advanced items, 150 hours – basic subjects + 150 hours of creativity, sports and social activities.
Contents: 3 subjects at the base level + 3 subjects at the advanced level + writing the final “Extended Essay” + theory of knowledge (Theory of Knowledge) and creativity, sport and social work (Creativity, action and service)
Secondary education in the US relies on programs aimed at developing the individuality and independence of the child. In high school students get a lot of freedom in choosing subjects, but they need to get a certain number of credits to qualify for a High School Diploma, the number of which depends on the state. Typically, the student must earn 20-24 credits for compulsory subjects and subjects of choice for the period of study at 4 years of schooling in the senior classes. One loan is given to the student for studying one subject within one academic year. In some schools, high school students have the opportunity to take Honors courses and choose one or more Advanced Placement subjects.
Age: 14-18 years.
Programs: 9-12 classes.
Contents: compulsory subjects (2 years of mathematics, 4 years of English, 2 years of natural sciences, 3 years of social sciences, 1 year of physical education and others) + subjects of choice (from agricultural engineering to 3D design) + (optional) AP items.
Education in Canada is a combination of European traditions and healthy North American pragmatism, excellent learning and living conditions, as well as the intensive use of advanced digital technologies at all stages of the learning process. Private schools in Canada are attracted not only by the excellent quality of education, but also by favorable ecology, a safe crime situation and a high level of social protection.
As in the United States, depending on the province, students need to earn at least 30 credits for compulsory subjects and subjects of choice in order to receive a diploma about completing a secondary school. One loan is given to the student for studying one subject within one academic year.
Age: 12-18 or 14-18 years.
Programs: 7-12 or 9-12 classes.
Content: compulsory subjects (4 years of English, 3 years of mathematics, 2 years of natural sciences, 1 year of French and others) + 1 subject from the group of humanitarian disciplines and languages + 1 subject from the group of physical education, art and business + 1 subject from groups of natural sciences and technology + subjects of choice (from food technology to Japanese) + (optional) AP items.
Subjects of increased complexity (The Advanced Placement)
Pupils 11-12 grades in the US and Canada can choose one or more subjects to study at a high level, which corresponds to the level of the initial course of the university. The number of items of increased complexity is an important criterion for choosing an educational institution. The wider the list of disciplines AP offers the school, the higher its academic level. +
The advantage is that most universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and 55 other countries take into account examination marks for these subjects when they enroll in an institution of higher learning: the student receives priority at admission, or he credits credits for this subject at the university.
Since 2014, some schools have implemented the AP Capstone program, which aims to develop the skills of students in research, teamwork and communication skills, which are very much appreciated in universities. AP Capstone consists of two courses – seminars (AP Seminar) and research (AP Research), in which students receive in-depth knowledge of subjects of increased complexity. Today the AP Capstone program is open in 650 educational institutions around the world, most of which are in the US and Canada.