Britain - the forge of the Russian elite
Studying abroad can be a turning point in the fate of a child who has not yet thought about further education. You can give him an unforgettable summer and the opportunity to prepare for his future life.
General Director of Intellect Tour
It's not a secret to anybody, that more and more Russian citizens are going to study in the United Kingdom, which is traditionally distinguished by a high class of instruction and an individual approach to students, and we are encouraged by the fact that graduates of British universities are increasingly returning to their homeland, heading into a busy office life and using the acquired knowledge and his remarkable talents for the benefit and prosperity of Russia.
CHOOSING THE FUTURE — ALL IN YOUR HANDS The fact that the future is directly dependent on education is obvious. It is very important in due time to choose the right comprehensive school for the child, and then, if possible, help him with the choice of university. Very soon it will be time to pass the entrance exams, when the newly made applicants decide on their future specialty. If your son or daughter for one reason or another does not enter any of the Russian universities, do not despair - you will still have time to help them enter the program of preparation for universities in the UK, and this, you see, is not a bad option! Documents for UK undergraduate programs are submitted in the summer if you want him or her to start their studies as early as September.
TRADITIONAL BRITISH EDUCATION GUARANTEES A CAREER AFTER THE UNIVERSITY IS ENDED What is the advantage of British higher education over domestic? First of all, in the narrow practical orientation of British education and the ability to choose almost any specialization. In addition, British universities provide students with the opportunity to receive additional highly specialized certificates in a particular field (for example, ACCA).
It’s no secret that the guys who graduated from Russian universities often come out of them with unprepared specialists who have no practical base, only theoretical knowledge. Arriving in a new working team, they have to learn everything anew, acquiring the necessary skills for work in practice. In addition, the process of obtaining grades in Russian exams and tests also leaves much to be desired.
British education involves colossal independent work, research projects, and practical knowledge gained in one's own way.
In the UK, your child will have no choice but to study, no one will give him a test or an exam simply “for beautiful eyes”. Teachers in many subjects are well-known experts who provide not only theoretical material, dry information, but are also ready to share invaluable practical experience, helping their students decide on an internship at well-known foreign companies and organizations. British higher education involves colossal independent work, research projects, practical knowledge. And finally, the British higher education diploma is recognized abroad and is a matter of pride.
Talking about choice International students, today it can be noted that British universities are increasingly attracting our compatriots to study not only in such previously popular specialties as business, marketing, management, finance, but more and more students are going to study engineering, medicine, biochemistry , journalism, and, of course, art and design.
Higher education in the UK (undergraduate) can traditionally be obtained in 3 years after the mandatory two years of college preparation - the A-level (Advanced level) program.
A-LEVEL - YOUR WAY TO BRITISH UNIVERSITYThe so-called A-level program is a two-year training course for British students at university. It accepts children who have reached the age of 16 and have a certificate of completion of secondary education. For international students entering the A-level, there is one more important requirement - the level of knowledge of the English language should be no lower than average (our students need to pass the IELTS international test no lower than 5.0). The A-level program is recognized by absolutely all universities in the UK. Having a high graduation mark, the student gets the opportunity to enter the best universities in the United Kingdom.
When a child arrives at A-level, he selects from three to five subjects that he will study during the first year. Usually these are the items that best meet the specialty that he would like to receive in the future. Exams are passed for all selected subjects, three remain for the second year of A-level subjects. It is worth noting that the number of disciplines studied in principle is not limited, at the end of the course you can take five or more subjects, if you are sure of a high result, because it is a good graduation mark that will give your child the opportunity to enter rating universities.
If the child has not decided on a specialty, he can study in the subjects of the humanitarian or natural sciences, and only then make a choice.
You can take the A-level program at most national and international colleges and secondary schools in the UK, also on the basis of the University of East Anglia - one of the leading research universities in the country, which offers a unique A-level course in the field of medicine, natural, engineering, physical sciences , economics, accounting and finance. A-level program starts in September.
FOUNDATION - YEAR FOR TWOIf you do not want the child to study for two years in the preparatory program, then you have a direct path to the Foundation course. Foundation is also a pre-university training program, but it has several significant differences from the A-level course. The guys go through this program for 1 academic year, or rather, for three semesters, which in general is about 9 months.
Depending on the school Foundation training can be very different, but there is always training in the disciplines that students subsequently pass in the form of final exams, which result in enrollment in a British university. There are specialized programs, for example, in the field of design, business or the oil and gas industry. Nevertheless, if your child has not yet decided on a specialty, then he can study in subjects of a humanitarian or natural-scientific direction, and then, in the process of learning, already make the final choice.
I must say that the successful completion of the Foundation course guarantees entry to almost all the leading universities in the United Kingdom, with the exception of Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Prestigious universities such as Aston, Lancaster University or University of Sussex open their doors to international students with a high graduation rate for the Foundation course. And having passed Foundation on the basis of Bellerbys College (which, incidentally, was the first of the educational institutions of Great Britain to enter into partnership agreements with many well-known British universities), you have the opportunity to enter 50 universities, including such well-known educational institutions as London University, University of Bristol, University of Leicester, South Bank University, Anglia Politechnic University and others. Speaking about Bellerbys, it should be noted that after completing the College-based Foundation course, students can also continue their studies at Bellerbys College to receive a diploma with the right to work.
You can also take Foundation courses at international training centers based on such renowned universities as Kingston University, London, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, University of Surrey, University of Sussex and others. It is important that here your child will be purposefully prepared for admission to one of the best universities in the UK, and after the successful completion of the program, he will receive a wonderful chance to study there.
Program start Foundation - September, January and April. A pleasant moment for both students and their parents - a scholarship is often given to international students in a Foundation course.
Any parent wants a better future for their child, studying at a British university is one of the options that guarantee a brilliant career and professional solvency. But you need to think about this in advance. Very important is the language preparation for passing the IELTS test, training in mathematics, history ... And contact the professionals who will help you with choosing the right program and place of study. As Churchill said: “Give the children a good education, and they will achieve the rest themselves.”
ANSWERS ON QUESTIONSThe questions are answered by the Director General of the Intellect-Tour "And. S. Gaplevskaya
In | What do you think is more appropriate to send your child to study in the UK for? What education is better to get in Russia?
In the UK, it is best to go to college for business related programs. For example, for management (financial and investment, marketing, accounting. The student is guaranteed a practical orientation of training and the opportunity to receive additional certificates in one direction or another. At universities such as Strathclyde University, students in the third year will organize a real office directly on the university territory : They learn to sell, manage small businesses, hire employees, and keep financial statements, therefore, after graduation, many students open their own companies not only in Russia but also in Western Europe to gain tremendous experience in the field of business.
Programs on design and architecture are very popular. Currently, more and more students want to study engineering. (Remember, it was the British who were the first to build the subway back in 1863 of the last century. And British engineering is still striking. Take, for example, the construction of the Wembley Stadium.) The choice of students is clear, as there are great lawyers and economists in our country many, and engineers familiar with new technologies can be counted on the fingers. Many universities, such as Surrey University, train highly qualified specialists in this field. So the calculation is correct.
In 4−5 years, the opportunity to get a job in this specialty will increase sharply in Russia! And in Russia it is best to get a philosophical, historical and philological education in order to have a large supply of universal knowledge, actively participate in discussions about the fate of Russia and discuss issues of which development path most suitable for her: Slavophil or Western? Go ahead! And do not forget that you need a good level of English and a serious motivation to do projects and develop and make decisions. For advice on admission, always contact the professionals.
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