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Intensive English Language tuition Meet the students of our Pre-GCSE and Pre-A Level Programmes

Introduction to British curriculum The study of up to 6 IGCSEs

THE LOCAL GIRLS’ SCHOOL WITH AN INTERNATIONAL EDGE TA U G H T AT R O E D E A N M O I R A H O U S E C A M P U S


CONTENTS

Course Content

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Teaching5 Opportunities6 Boarding7 The Roedean Group of Schools

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Timetables9 After Roedean International

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Admissions11


A FAMILY-FEEL SCHOOL WITH THE FREEDOM TO GROW The Pre-GCSE and Pre-A Level Roedean International Programmes offered are designed as oneyear gateway programmes to prepare overseas girls for entry into the mainstream curriculum at Roedean, Brighton or Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne, through the provision of intensive English tuition, an introduction to teaching and learning in the UK and will include cultural studies and visits. Why choose the Roedean International Programme? Roedean International will provide your daughter with a springboard to success in the British education system, academically, socially, and culturally. After one year at Roedean International, Eastbourne, your daughter will have a strong level of fluency in English, be confident in her abilities, and excited about her future. What programmes are available? 1. Roedean Pre-GCSE Programme – for girls aged 13 or 14 2. Roedean Pre-A level Programme – for girls aged 15 or 16 The Roedean Pre-GCSE and Pre-A Level programmes are provided at Roedean International, which is at our Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne. Your daughter’s academic progress and pastoral care will be overseen by our Head of International Programmes. Each programme will be restricted to two classes of between 8 and 15 girls. ‘I am delighted that Roedean Moira House is hosting the Roedean International Courses. Established in 1875, Roedean Moira House has a long-standing history of providing an excellent education and a wealth of opportunities to girls both from the local area and beyond. The Roedean International courses promise a tailored approach to education, fitting seamlessly alongside the mainstream curriculum offered here. The small class sizes and family-feel make Roedean Moira House the perfect introduction to the British curriculum. I look forward to welcoming your daughter to this wonderful school.’ Andrew Wood , Headmaster 3


COURSE CONTENT

INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUITION Our Pre-GCSE and Pre-A Level Programmes offer an intensive English Language programme, with a focus on speaking, comprehension and understanding, writing, and grammar, with the Pre-A Level Programme leading to an English as a Second Language GCSE. Pupils spend 30 hours per week on their studies, and 10 hours are dedicated to EAL classes. Upon completion of the course, girls will have raised their written and spoken English to a suitable level that allows them to transfer seamlessly to their GCSE or A Level courses, ensuring that language is no longer a barrier to their learning.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BRITISH CURRICULUM Alongside English language tuition, the subjects on offer within the Roedean International Programmes are an effective introduction to the British curriculum, ensuring that girls are prepared to transition to the mainstream GCSE and A Level courses in a British school. Roedean International Pre-GCSE programme: The Pre-GCSE programme offers an academic foundation course in 4 curriculum subjects, Science, Mathematics, History & Geography, and Art, to ensure access to these subjects within the British curriculum. Roedean International Pre-A Level programme: This is an individually tailored programme and includes the study of up to 6 IGCSE subjects. There are 4 core examined GCSE subjects and a choice of three examined and/or non-examined subjects, designed to give students the background knowledge in preparation for A Level study.

SUBJECTS Core Subjects Optional Subjects English as a second language

Art

Mathematics

Biology

Physics

Chinese

Chemistry

Economics Further Mathematics

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TEACHING

‘I have been teaching the Pre-A Level course for 7 years now, and this last year was my first year teaching younger girls the Pre GCSE course. The Roedean International programme originated at Roedean, and we are delighted to have moved it across to Roedean’s sister school, Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne. The smaller class sizes have allowed us to really focus on each girl’s individual needs and we are fortunate to be able to tailor each girl’s experience to prepare her for the subjects she wants to carry through into GCSE or A Levels. There are several factors of School life here that help our Roedean International girls to fully integrate into the community, such as the wealth of activities on offer and the weekend and evening programme (such as trips to London, ice-skating, shopping, theatre-trips and more) which are open to all girls, allowing plenty of opportunities for the girls to mix and practise their English.’ Karen Smillie, Head of International Programmes

PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED TEACHERS All 10 hours of English language tuition are provided by Mrs Smillie, formerly of Roedean Brighton, and mainstream lessons are taught by our first-class subject specialists. Teaching and learning at Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne, under the Executive Headship of Oliver Blond and Headmaster Andrew Wood, is effective and detailed, with a tailored approach. Two brand-new Science Labs complement a new and inspiring Science Department, with a range of subject options on offer such as A Level Photography, Psychology and Business taught by outstanding teachers.

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OPPORTUNITIES

RICHNESS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR GIRLS TO EXCEL Recent significant investment into our facilities have included two brand new Science Labs, refurbished Boarding at Boston House, and investment into many of our learning spaces to ensure an inspiring environment within which to learn and excel. A breadth of co-curricular choices at Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne allow the girls to excel and grow in confidence within a variety of fields. In Sport, the girls can take part in team games, such as basketball and volleyball, or individual sports, such as badminton, table tennis, and martial arts. The girls can take private lessons on a wide variety of musical instruments, different styles of dance, and public speaking; these may lead to qualifications through ABRSM, RAD, and LAMDA. As part of Roedean International Programmes, girls will be immersed in British culture by taking part in a range of cultural trips and activities. There is a programme of cultural visits to famous UK sights, including visits to Oxford Street and the West End Theatre. In addition, there will be visits organised to top UK universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, and the LSE, designed to motivate students to work hard to fulfil their full potential and perhaps one day study at a high-ranking UK university. OUR FACILITIES...

OUR ACTIVITIES...

OUR TRIPS...

Sports Centre

Archery

London Museums

Swimming Pool

Biology & Beyond

Ice Skating

Netball Courts

Fashion Illustration

Theatre Trips

Dance and Drama Studios

Fencing

Harry Potter Studios

Cricket Field

Musical Theatre

Buckingham Palace

Tennis Courts

Rock Band

The Royal Opera House

New Science Labs

Swim Squad

Top UK Universities

Music Recording Studio

Yoga and Mindfulness

Shopping Trips

and many more... 6

...to name a few examples


BOARDING

THE LOCAL GIRLS’ SCHOOL WITH AN INTERNATIONAL EDGE Roedean International girls board alongside Roedean Moira House mainstream curriculum students. Currently around 30% of girls at Roedean Moira House campus are Boarders, with Years 7 to 13 and Roedean International all accommodated in the beautifully refurbished rooms of Boston House. Girls of all nationalities are fully integrated in the boarding house and within the community as a whole. WHAT THE STAFF SAY...

‘Boston House Boarding has recently been renovated to an extremely high standard, with most rooms looking out towards the sea and the grass tennis courts just over the road, where the professionals come to practise during the AEGON Tennis Tournament. The Boarding staff alongside the girls themselves all help to create a positive and enthusiastic community, particularly in the buzzing Common Room every evening. A full and varied Weekend Programme on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays caters for the interest of every girl, with trips to museums and theatres in London, sporting activities such as ice-skating, canoeing and Urban Jump, and of course several shopping trips and visits to the beach!’ Elodie Vallantine, Head of School WHAT THE PUPILS SAY...

‘I am Elsie, from Shanghai. I came to this school in September to study at the Pre-A Level Programme at Roedean International. Due to the delay of the plane, when I first arrived at the school, it was already 9 o’clock in the evening, but two school sisters helped me with my luggage, took me to the boarding house and helped me feel welcome. I like my roommate and room very much and the safe atmosphere of the boarding house. On weekends, we attend school activities for boarders, go shopping in the surrounding cities, or visit the local sites. The school restaurant offers us a lot of different foods every day, and lunches and dinners are also available on weekends. I really like the desserts.’ Elsie, Pre-A, 2018 7


THE ROEDEAN GROUP OF SCHOOLS

NEW FOR 2020 THE ROEDEAN EXPERIENCE One day a week at Roedean, Brighton One week’s boarding experience, per term, at Roedean, Brighton Automatic transfer to Roedean Sixth Form for Roedean International Pre-A Level students, subject to minimum entry requirements in the subjects the student wishes to take at A Level Automatic transfer to Roedean, Year 10, for for Roedean International Pre-GCSE students, subject to end-of-term assessments.

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TIMETABLES

Below are example timetables for each course:

PreGCSE

MON

TUES

WEDS

THURS

FRI

1

EAL

Art

Science: Physics

Science: Biology

Head, Hand, Heart

2

PE

EAL

EAL

EAL

EAL

3

Geography

EAL

PE

Art

Art

4

Art

Mathematics

Science: Chemistry

Art

PE

5

EAL

Games

EAL

EAL

English

6

EAL

Games

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Pre-A Level

MON

TUES

WEDS

THURS

FRI

1

Mathematics

EAL

EAL

EAL

EAL

2

Art

Drama

Mathematics

Science: Physics

PE

3

Science: Chemistry

Science: Biology

EAL

Mathematics

Science: Chemistry

4

EAL

Science: Physics

EAL

Science: Physics

EAL

5

Art

EAL

Further Maths

Games

EAL

6

PSHE

Science: Chemistry

Further Maths

Games

Science: Biology

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AFTER ROEDEAN INTERNATIONAL

AUTOMATIC TRANSITION TO ROEDEAN BRIGHTON OR ROEDEAN MOIRA HOUSE Successful completion of one of the Roedean International Programmes will enable students to either remain at Roedean Moira House campus, Eastbourne, or transfer to Roedean, Brighton. Students must successfully complete all elements of the Roedean International Study Programme which include: • •

end of term assessments. students will also need to have the required IGCSE grades in the subjects they wish to study if transferring to Roedean Sixth Form. WHAT THE PUPILS SAY...

‘I have been at Roedean International for 3 months. The boarding house where I live is very comfortable and feels like home. The boarding staff and teachers are friendly and approachable; if you are feeling homesick or have any issues or concerns, they will help you to find a solution quickly. The common room where everyone gathers is always decorated when we have events or parties. There are lots of boarding activities at the weekends; I am looking forward to going skating next term. I was worried about the food options before I came to the UK, but mealtime is one of my favourite parts of the day – thanks to the chefs, we always have a balanced meal. At Roedean Moira House, we are surrounded by nurturing teachers and friendly classmates who ensure that my days here are very fulfilling. I am looking forward to returning to Roedean Moira House next year for Sixth Form.’ Aya, Pre-A Level Programme, transferring to Roedean Moira House Sixth Form

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ADMISSION TO ROEDEAN INTERNATIONAL

ADMISSION TO THE ROEDEAN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES Roedean International is always delighted to consider bright, aspirational students who seek to enter top UK schools and world-class universities. This is a rolling admissions process, and we welcome applications at any time of the year; however, we advise early application during the Autumn Term preceding the September of entry in order to ensure boarding places are available.

Entry process for the Pre-GCSE Programme: • Roedean International Entrance Tests and Assessment process including a Maths and English test, and an interview, in person or via Skype. • Entry level is equivalent to CEF A2-B1, but consideration will be given depending on the age of the candidate.

Entry process for the Pre-A Level Programme: • Roedean International Entrance Tests and Assessment process including a Maths and English test, and an interview, in person or via Skype. • IELTS 5 or equivalent, or CEF B1.

ROEDEAN INTERNATIONAL FEES Pre-GCSE Pre-A Level • • • •

FEES PER TERM £12,140 £13,305

These fees will be subject to the annual standard of living increase A refundable deposit of a term’s fees will be required to secure the place upon acceptance of an offer All fees are inclusive of meals and text books up to IGCSE level Weekend trips and activities will incur extra cost

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Our Director of Admissions Mrs Diana Banham (DBA@roedean. co.uk), will be your main point of contact throughout the admissions process, and the team will be happy to discuss any questions you may have along the way. Roedean Moira House, Upper Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7TE

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See inside for details of both Pre A Level and Pre GCSE courses - designed to introduce girls to the mainstream British curriculum, whilst i...

Roedean International Prospectus 2020  

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