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Monday 29-Sep-2014
【頭條日報:寄宿學校知多D】400年寄宿名校Charterhouse School

 英國Charterhouse School(見圖)位於Surrey的Godalming外圍,在倫敦西南面大約40公里,車程不需一小時。此校屬於老牌英式男校,但由70年代開始,中六取錄女生,每年約有50名女生入讀中六;反而取錄從外面投考入的中六男生只有15名,令中六的男女比例較為平衡。

Charterhouse School成立超過400年,在1611年由商人Thomas Sutton創立,校址原坐落中世紀的修道院;在1868年公學法案中被定義為英倫九所公學之一,所以畢業生被稱為修士。1872年搬到現址,現時學校佔地200畝,比初搬來只佔地68畝多出兩倍。近30年,校園大興土木,興建了不少新設備,譬如藝術廊;以JohnDerry命名的科技中心,John Derry為機師,在二次大戰後駕駛飛機在高空下垂飛行,被證實快過音速,故譽為超音速,他在Charterhouse畢業,所以科技中心以他命名;另有BenTravers劇院、RVWilliams音樂中心、Halford Hewitt高爾夫球場、女皇體育中心、田徑場、現代語言中心等等,都是近年學校的建設。

現任校長Richard Pleming在今年一月才到任,是牛津的學者,曾在Eton任教英文,普遍認為校長能帶領學校踏上另一個新境界。

CharterhouseSchool是傳統的full boarding學校,全校幾乎全是寄宿生,只有約5%是走讀生;全校現有800名學生。

成績方面,中六考Cambridge Pre-U,考獲優良成績的佔93%,大約相等於A-Level的A*-B。另有考IB,超過50%學生能考獲38分或以上,以牛津及劍橋的分數線38分為標準;換句話說,50%或以上學生能有機會入牛津或劍橋。GCSE方面,考獲A*-A達82%,應是全英前列50位之內的排名。每年約有20名學生能考入牛津、劍橋,其餘大多能考入前列大學,以主修數、理、工程作為大學課程重心最多。去年也有考入美國長春藤大學的個案,如哈佛、耶魯等等。







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