2 years of high school – one of the most important stages of training, it is the final step on the way to the university. It is determined by profession and lays the foundation for future career. Therefore, the choice of subjects is approached very carefully, it is important to take into account personal preferences and abilities.
The most responsible and successful students at Shrewsbury School devote all their time to achieving high academic results. Teachers expect high involvement and confront students ambitious goals, the students, in turn, become more self-reliant and demanding of themselves.
Most students choose 4 subjects in the first year. In the second year they can continue to engage in this program or to leave only 3 subjects to focus more on their studies.
At the request of the first year of study students can extend their program by choosing optional subjects offered at Shrewsbury School ..
Complements the 4-week course of social adaptation (PSHE programme) and week course «After Shrewsbury», which tells about the rules of resume writing and submission of applications to universities.
Shrewsbury School offers a variety of options to expand their own educational program:
- An extensive series of lectures on various topics throughout the year;
- The academic community and discussion clubs;
- Different trips, including educational trips for those who study modern foreign languages. Also, the school has held a special trip for the students who have chosen subjects such as art, biology and physics.
Prestigious universities pay special attention to subjects that the student has chosen at A-Level, writing a dissertation and estimated their number. Some universities also look at assessment in some subjects of the GCSE program.
Subjects studied in Shrewsbury School can be divided into 4 blocks. In the first year student to choose 1 subject from each block (except for art direction, where the choice is for three blocks).
The proposed system of dividing the subjects into 4 blocks – arbitrary, focusing on her students choose 4 subjects from each group. They can also specify the 4 subjects who do not comply with this combination, but they would like to study.
Academic Director treats all preferences and, if necessary, makes changes in the group of subjects so that more students could select the desired items. If the changes in the structure were, the students determined the final list of items according to these changes.
About the Author: Vivienne Norton is a student. She is from Mexico.