Our policy throughout the admissions process is to allocate the appropriate placement for the candidate so that they may benefit fully from the education we offer.
At King’s College Saint Michael’s all students who apply are asked to sit our English and Mathematics entry tests (these are normally sat under the supervision of educational agents in the students’ own country).
Decisions on admissions are usually taken in conjunction with educational agents as they often have a more specialised knowledge of the educational standards in their own country. We do not select students on the basis of gender or their English language ability.
All students are supported in developing their English language skills by specialist teachers and are timetabled with up to ten periods of English lessons each week, both for academic and additional language purposes. Students whose English language skills are assessed as below that required to enable them to fully access the curriculum will be asked to complete a period of academic preparation at the College (usually between 1-3 terms) before enrolling on their main course of study. Assessment is made through placement tests, transcripts and Skype interview with the student.
Pre-GCSE – Year 9
The curriculum for this year group follows those subjects offered through the GCSE programme, with a strong focus on supporting students in developing a foundation of academic study skills and knowledge required for further study at Year 10. Students must be at least 13 years of age.
GCSE / Pre-A Level – Year 10 and 11
We expect students to have completed the equivalent of Year 9 (either in the UK or in their own country) before we accept them onto the GCSE course. Students are usually at least 14 years of age.
A LEVEL – Year 12 and 13
We expect students to have completed either GCSEs or the equivalent of GCSEs in their own system. Students are usually at least 16 years of age.
We expect students to have completed either GCSEs or the equivalent of GCSEs in their own system. Students are usually at least 17 years of age.
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION (ALL APPLICANTS)
For all applications the following documentation is required:
• Completed Application Form (with application fee).
• Completed Mathematics & English placement tests.
• Student’s most recent school transcripts, with certified English translation (if required).
• Copy of the student’s passport and birth certificate, with certified English translation (if required).
• Completed Parental Consent to Travel form.
Following receipt of the above items and once a student’s place has been confirmed and accepted, King’s College Saint Michael’s will issue an acceptance letter and an invoice for the deposit payment of £1000. The deposit will be deducted from the first term fees.
There is also an additional £1000 refundable damage deposit payable with first term fees. This deposit is refunded when the student finishes his/her studies at King’s College Saint Michael’s. All students are also invoiced for a £750 Optional Activities Deposit which can be used for payment of taxis and additional excursions etc.
CONFIRMATION OF ENROLlMENT
All accepted students receive enrolment documentation which includes important information and forms which need to be completed and returned to us promptly so that the necessary preparations can be made ahead of the student’s arrival to the College. Enrolment documents include student flight arrival/departure details, medical forms, parental consent letter for United Kingdom immigration (for under 18’s) and uniform measurements.
For student’s who require a Tier 4 visa, once the deposit has been received we will create a CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) on the student’s behalf. The CAS statement includes essential information e.g. course title, course level, course dates, fees paid to date, required as part of the student’s Tier 4 visa application.
Payment of fees needs to be received five weeks before the start of term. Payment can be made in three termly installments as quoted in the fees schedule.
A full term’s notice must be given in advance in writing if the student wishes to withdraw from the school. Failure to do so will result in a charge of a full term’s fees.