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Today Oxford is a modern city full of promise and one of the most culturally diverse centers in the UK.

Oxford offers students an education provided by elite universities and leading private schools. Oxford has a highly successful structure of public and private education from elementary school to specialist centers. Oxford educational institutions offer a wide variety of programs: bachelor's and master's degrees, language courses, summer schools, and entrance preparation. But it is these universities that bring visibility to Oxford - the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University is regularly included in popular education rankings and tops the reviews of world analysts.

Today Oxford is a modern city full of promise and one of the most culturally diverse centers in the UK.

The British school system
Compulsory education in the UK consists of two stages - primary and secondary. Britons start school at age 5. In elementary school, children study until the age of 11.

The next step is high school. After leaving school at age 16, young people receive a GCSE certificate and can go on to higher education or work.

For children planning to go to university, a two-year post-secondary education program is offered. And those who are determined to educate for a career go to university.

Almost 100% of students in private schools in the UK have received higher education, but graduates from public schools often tend to master working professions. Choice does not always depend on the desire to study. Because higher education in England is paid for, children from low-income families are often forced to work. Such is life!

Benefits of studying at Oxford
Honors. Oxford schools are a benchmark. Back in Shakespeare's day, English education was considered elitist, and schoolchildren from all over Europe came here to learn. By studying at an English school, your child will join a centuries-old tradition of education and give themselves an edge when it comes to entering university and getting a job.

Quality. In England, education is taken very seriously and no one is discounted: the children of crown princes and billionaires are held to the same rigorous standards as ordinary children. In English schools, no one is allowed to slack off, skip classes or cheat. Discipline is the foundation of learning. At the same time, studying at an English school is not at all like serving in the army, where practicing is unthinkable - they are finding individual ways for each student to try to showcase his talents. Teachers at English schools are true professionals in their fields, and many of them teach at prestigious universities. Your child will learn from some of the best experts in their field. Thus, studying in the UK is not just a nice diploma, it is real knowledge.

The opportunity to learn English. Of course, if you decide to send your child to study in the UK, he already knows how to speak English fluently. But there is a qualitative difference between learning a language at home and learning it by immersion in the environment. Within a year, your child will be speaking it almost like a native speaker, free of accents and other errors.

Connections. Graduates of British private schools are almost a special caste. The talented and goal-oriented children of privileged parents grow up to become big businessmen, actors, politicians, economists, lawyers and scientists. Studying in the UK will expand your child's circle of acquaintances. School connections last a lifetime, and 10 years after graduation, your son or daughter will already have a wide range of acquaintances in upper circles.

Enter a foreign university. The fact that a diploma from a private British school in Oxford, Sorbonne or Yale is more important than a certificate from other schools. 

Immerse yourself in a different culture. Studying in the UK, your child will interact with the British and representatives of other countries. It will broaden cultural horizons.

How to get into Oxford university
Each school has its own rules and deadlines for submitting documents, its own set of preliminary tests and exams.

  • Applying to the school: Fill out the application form, indicate grades, collect letters of recommendation from teachers, diplomas and awards for achievements in studies, sports and hobbies.
  • Pull up academic English: In addition, study English subjects from the school curriculum: math, biology, chemistry.
  • Complete an introductory interview with a school representative: Answer questions about yourself, your family, attitudes to learning, motivation, and interests
  • Come to an open day: Most schools invite students to spend a day at the school to observe the behavior of the children in the group.
  • Get a response from the selected school and pay tuition: Usually, the school will send a response via email. Alas, it is not possible to agree to several proposals from the school at once.
  • Obtain a student visa: Prepare all necessary documents for the British Embassy.

Cost of studying in Oxford
If you choose to study in Oxford, the annual fees will vary depending on the institution and course chosen. It is important to note that the cost of studying at any school in the UK is higher for foreign students than for local students. However, studying at these schools, especially at Oxford, is certainly a significant investment in your child's future success.


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