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星期四 2016年11月17號

【SCMP Education Post:Boarding Insider】Three Cotswolds Schools to take your breath away

Hong Kong parents wishing to send their child to a school set against the backdrop of quintessentially English countryside and quaint villages need not look no further than an area in the upper part of the southwest region of England known as the Cotswolds. Being in the fresh air and having swift access to thriving towns, villages and historical cities make this week’s three school choices worthy of consideration …
The Cotswolds covers an expansive area of 800 square miles across six counties, mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Defining features of the Cotswolds include its endless hills, lively market towns, quintessential English villages, beautiful cottages and churches and rich honey-coloured stone of which many of the buildings are made. There is also the Cotswold Way, a 102-mile footpath which affords magnificent views.
Situated within a short drive of the historic cities of Oxford, Bath and Bristol, Hong Kong children who wish to attend either of our three Cotswolds schools can be sure to go on some unforgettable trips. Visiting parents will also be able to maximise their time in the stunning surroundings. Here are those three Cotswolds schools:
Wycliffe College

Located in the town of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, co-educational Wycliffe College provides a world-class education for Prep, Senior School and International students.

Wycliffe is not a table-topper in terms of exam results, largely due to the school’s willingness to not set artificially high thresholds that restrict entry. However, in terms of improving pupils’ performance from start to finish, with the aid of ‘value added’ data compiled by The University of Durham, Wycliffe is among the best schools.

The extra-curricular programme at Wycliffe is extraordinarily broad. The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) offered at Senior School is valued highly, with many cadets partaking in more adventurous training away from the school. Nordic skiing expeditions and alpine climbing in Austria, for instance, have been known to attract pupils’ interest.

Sixth Form pupils benefit from a comprehensive range of activities and a thorough support programme for applying to university. Wycliffe is one of a handful of schools which runs preparation classes and testing systems for US university applicants. Pupils have gained places at top US universities, including Ivy League.

All in all, Wycliffe is a school which goes out of its way for its pupils. Covering areas such as relationship education and car maintenance, the school even has a Life Skills Programme in place to prepare students for adult life.


Westonbirt School

Located near the historically quaint town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, the all-girls’ Westonbirt School is an independent day and boarding school for 11 to 18 year olds.

Daily life at Westonbirt is always stimulating but there is never a feeling that girls are overwhelmed. Pupils are encouraged to perform for the fun of it. There is a healthy range of intellectual and active pursuits on offer, ranging from Debating and Philosophy to World Challenge - an international travel programme which requires girls to raise funds for themselves and then train for a demanding event, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

One of Westonbirt’s strengths is pastoral care due to a high staff to student ratio. Incidences of bullying are rare and are dealt with swiftly. Westonbirt girls much prefer teamwork and to cooperate by organising social and charity events and the like.

As with Wycliffe, a non-selective intake breeds somewhat patchy GCSE and A-level results. However, girls are encouraged to reach their potential and that counts for more than grades. Like Wycliffe, Westonbirt also fares well in the value-added stakes.

There are four boarding houses while sixth formers benefit from their own individual study bedrooms in the separate Sixth Form building. International students frequently comment on how much they enjoy learning in the school’s calm surroundings.

Overall, a new simplified and lower fee structure, and a pervading sense of serenity and joy around the school, make Westonbirt an attractive choice for Hong Kong families.


Kingham Hill School

Kingham Hill School (co-educational, 11-18) is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Cotswolds close to the beautiful town of Chipping Norton, and a short drive from Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Everywhere you turn at Kingham, the views are stunning. In such surroundings, pupils of wide-ranging abilities can and do thrive in the classroom. In terms of extra-curricular pursuits, CCF and Duke of Edinburgh typically lead the way. There is also an excellent Performing Arts Academy.

All in all, we have three non-selective schools here which, despite not appearing near the summit of exam league tables, enable pupils to reach their potential and learn in peaceful and charming surroundings. For a child’s sense of well-being and self-development, location does mean a great deal.

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1 寄宿百科 2 英國大學
3 談英國 4 赴英須知
5 赴英遊學 6 選校攻略
7 留英所得 8 親子關係
9 英名校大比拼 10 留英專家分享

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Samuel Chan在留英之前亦都曾苦於在香港的教育體系中掙扎求存,但是香港朝令夕改的教育制度卻令他的成續止步不前,甚至感到老師也對自己失去興趣。直到接受英式教育後,他深深感受到兩地學制的差異:在英國,永遠是先發掘學生的興趣,再透過「興趣」作為推動其學習的原動力,釋放潛能。在英國,他獲得了使自己能夠表達自己並嘗試新事物的信心,最終以優秀的成續升讀英國頂尖的學府。
Samuel Chan留英長達15年,在諾定咸大學(University of Nottingham)獲得經濟學學士後,在華威大學(The University of Warwick)攻讀完政治經濟系碩士後回流香港。回流香港的Samuel鑑有感於香港教育制度無法充分釋放學生潛力,於是回流英國的他創辦了英識教育,以幫助更多有志留學英國的同學提供各類支援及顧問服務。
白手興手固然辛苦,但奮鬥數年英識教育終獲香港品牌發展局頒發「香港服務名牌」的升學教育中心,亦是同業首間獲此認證的品牌。後來,Samuel於2017年奪得「英國傑出校友獎」,該獎是英國文化協會及多家英國高等院校的共同構思,並由英國文化協舉辦,評選活動獲不少名人及王室人員支持及參與。可見,讓身為香港人的「陳思銘」的名字深深烙印在英國學術界傑出人仕的陳列櫃中。雖然事業受到肯定,但Samuel並不安於現狀,後來在2020年更創立Britannia Gateway 的學術培訓平台,提供更多元化的課程以幫助客戶適應英國課程。

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