Britannia-StudyLink & Service ▼| School Ranking ▼|  Contact Us
Britannia StudyLink

Hong Kong Brand Development Council & British Council recognised awards winning UK school placement Company. Annual partner of South China Morning Post and SingTao News Group in providing Hong Kong's largest UK school recruitment events. Britannia help over 1000 students to study in the UK in the past four years.

For Customers

If you have any questions, send us an email via this link, and we will reply within 24 hours.

Call Us
3184 0362
Advance Search
School Type
Age Group
Location
Gender
School Name
Fee (per year)
Course Offering
Religion
More...
Residential Type
UKiset
| EN
Tuesday 11-Apr-2017
【The Standard:Boarding Insider】Embrace the great outdoors

"I saw that Stover School visited Britannia Study Link in March. What does it have to offer?"

Situated in glorious countryside on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Stover School delivers a unique education to pupils aged three to 18. Since its establishment in 1932, it has strived to offer pupils a supportive community based on the Christian ideals of respect, encouragement, kindness and responsibility.

Stover is a non-selective school with a friendly and homely atmosphere. It very much believes in the power of togetherness and community as evidenced by inspiring whole-school assemblies which members of charities and local clergy often lead. There is also a small farm, two orphan lambs and a purpose-built apiary to care for bees, all of which serve to bring children together outdoors.

It is admirable that Stover has found ways to get pupils outdoors whatever the weather.

From field trips in coastal areas in February, to bush craft (where pupils learn concepts such as water purification and shelter building), there is always something to keep children stimulated.

Clay-pigeon shooting and golf are also embedded into the timetable.

Pupils also enter the Ten Tors competition, which involves hiking up to 88 kilometers over Dartmoor in two days.

Academically, Stover has overseen an outstanding turnaround of results in recent years.

For instance, the percentage of pupils gaining C grades and above at GCSE level has risen by around 24 percent in the last two years.

Changes in teaching methodology and philosophy at Stover should be acknowledged more than the results themselves. A research-based learning program, for instance, was introduced to get teachers away from the board and to enable pupils to question, discover and solve problems together.

With mathematics among Stover's strongest subjects, the school has partnered with Plymouth University to offer The Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship to international students.

This initiative includes a 25 percent remission of fees at Stover for a two- year A-level course and a 10 percent reduction at Plymouth University for an undergraduate degree at the School of Mathematics, Computing and Engineering.

All in all, Stover is a thriving school with its heart in the right place.

 

Mabel Chan is a principal consultant at Britannia StudyLink.

www.facebook.com/lucyqna

Free Subscription
Subscribe
We will provide you with the latest information about seminars and expert analysis via email. We will also conduct survey occasionally to enhance our quality of service. If you would like to receive information of UK education, please leave your email address and click “subscribe” to confirm your subscription. You may cancel your subscription anytime via email.

For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.
#Hot Topic
1 Boarding Know-It-All 2 UK Universities/ UK Higher Education
3 UK Chitchat 4 Helpful tips when study abroad
5 UK Study Tour 6 UK School Guide
7 Benefits of Study Abroad 8 How to maintain a good relationship with your child
9 UK Schools Comparisons 10 Experts Advice on Studying Abroad
Education Experts

Samuel Chan, the winner of Alumni Awards 2017, is the founder of Britannia. He had studied in the UK since the age of 9 for 15 years and achieved his master degree in International Political Economy at University of Warwick. Now he shares his experiences and professional advice in education columns in Hong Kong’s major newspapers.

...

Mabel Chan is the Principal Consultant of Britannia. Having studied in both the UK and the US, she is an expert in school matching for overseas education. She writes education columns for Sing Tao Daily and The Standard, and answers questions arising from parents and students patiently.

...

MB Cheung, our senior consultant, has been writing education columns for major local newspapers for more than 25 years. With his experience and unique insights, he shares a variety of tips and advice on overseas education for the readers (and DSE students)

...
#School Analysis
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Education Channel
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 港、英女校大比拼
星級同學會 Bromsgrove 學生 Marcus
A-Level、IB 和 Pre-U 有何分別?
英語教室之英國最難讀校名 你識幾多?
Index

@2017 Britannia Study Link All Rights Reserved

Career Advertise
Website Feedback Help