High School Select

The High School Select Experience

Choose which school you want to study at. Live with a host family or in Student Halls. Immerse yourself into British life and culture while boosting your education!

Take your education to a higher level while experiencing a new and exciting culture. Make an amazing investment in your future!

Age

16-19

Duration

1 term
Semester
Academic Year
2 Academic Years

Price from

£5,495

StudyChoice: Where Every Student Is Important

Immersion

Leave your comfort zone behind and get ready for a unique experience of life with a new family and school.

Language

Living the language every day gives you a great way to get to master the English language to perfection.

Develop

Challenge yourself to fully immerse into a different culture and discover what you are made of!

Our High School Select programme allows you to decide for yourself which school you prefer. We work with an amazing range of colleges with outstanding facilities and fantastic locations.

From bustling Brighton on the south coast to the noble North we will help you select the college of your dreams. Start your day on the beach, or immerse yourself into classic village life. Whatever your choice you will experience everyday life in the UK while you perfect your English language and take your education to a higher level.

Studying alongside local students you will have the opportunity to make local friends and well as international. You can choose your subjects from an extensive selection and to fully immerse you can also join clubs, groups and activities, making use of the amazing college facilites.

Outside school you can enjoy life with a welcoming host family, or some of our colleges give you the options of staying in Student Halls with your fellow students.

Studying in another country is one of the most rewarding experiences you can give yourself, and with this programme we give you every opportunity for an outstanding experience! Let us help you find the perfect college in the best location, and you will soon find yourself studying in an amazing place with fantastic facilities, great tutors and a wonderful school spirit.

Request a suggestion, and we will guide you through the selection, putting you straight on the fast track to an amazing experience that will help you evolve as a person while you build a great foundation for your future, both professionally and personally.

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amazing experience

"The teachers are all friendly and helpful. I choose the best subjects for me and for my future. I'm happy about my choices. "

Alice from Italy

"I have learned about English culture, I have seen lots of famous and beautiful places and done so many fun things I didn't expect to do.I have learned to speak better English and gained a lot of memories.."

Marja from Finland

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School life

When you apply, we will ask you to tell us about your interests and ambitions, so we can find the best possible school to match you as well as your interests and ambitions.

The British school system is divided into primary and secondary education. At school, you will be studying for A levels (in England) or Highers (in Scotland). Students typically study 3-4 subjects of their choice and go in to a lot of detail in each subject area. You will experience a combination of class work, group projects and independent study.

The school year starts early September in England and in August in Scotland.
Your school day will most likely start at 8am and end mid to late afternoon. Lessons normally last 40-50 minutes and there are usually two intervals, a short break mid morning and about 30 minutes for lunch. Schools have canteens, and students will either bring their lunch from home or buy a meal at the school canteen.

Many schools have after school activities, and some of the schools we work with offers state of the art facilities for sports, clubs, drama and music. Make sure that you let is know what you would like, so we can find the best possible option for you.

The United Kingdom

Also often referred to as Great Britain or The British Isles, The United Kingdom is formed of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other islands such as Jersey.

UK today is a modern, versatile and inclusive country, but at the same time also very charming, original and traditional. Foodwise perhaps best known for Fish & Chips, the UK also makes a mean Chicken Tikka Masala, which nowadays is just as popular with the local population. The classic Bacon & Eggs breakfast is frequently served as a weekend treat, while on weekdays most people will have cereal or a quick toast.

The British sense of humour is everywhere, as is the all-important Tea. And although in danger of being overtaken by coffee, the traditional “cuppa” is still seen by most as the ultimate remedy for most things.

In sports Football tops the charts in England, while in Scotland it is rivalled by Rugby. You may also come across a classic cricket match, frequently played in most English villages, and you school is likely to offer range of sports activities.

British families are as different as other families, and the family structure is diverse – from nuclear families to single parents and everything in between. Students are different too, and we will use our experience to make the best match and find you a home that fits you as perfectly as possible.

You will find that Brits may seem reserved, but are wonderfully warm and welcoming once you get to know them. Be ready to chat, open up and don’t take yourself too seriously, and you will make sure that you make the most of your UK experience.

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Programme facts

Age

16-19

English level

Intermediate

Duration

1 term
Semester
Academic Year
2 Academic Years

Programme start

August/September
or January

Accommodation

Host Family or
Student halls

School

State school
School fees included

Your dream. Your choice

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Programme terms

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Sports Academy

Combine your sport with an academic programme

Sports Academy in the UK

With StudyChoice you can combine professional coaching in your favourite sport with an academic programme at one of our partner colleges.

Athletics

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Badminton

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Basketball

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Cricket

Football

Gymnastics

Golf

Netball

Rugby

Swimming

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Tennis

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Combine your sport with an academic programme

Sports Academy in the UK

With StudyChoice you can combine professional coaching in your favourite sport with an academic programme at one of our partner colleges.

Athletics

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Badminton

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Basketball

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Cricket

Football

Gymnastics

Golf

Netball

Rugby

Swimming

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Tennis

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Support

We want you to always feel supported, and we are here to help and guide you. Our support team are dedicated and experienced, and will always be here if you need advice. As well as this, if you are living with a host family then you will also have a Local Support Coordinator who lives in your local area and knows your surroundings, and they will be there for you as well.

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Host Family or Student Halls?

Do you like the idea of being welcomed to the UK by a warm, supportive host family? Or do you prefer to be independent, and want a chance to live autonomously alongside other students? The choice is yours!

Host family

By choosing to live with a host family, you will have that extra support network and will be looked after by the other members of the family – and you’ll also have the chance to contribute to family life. You can share your culture with the other members of the household and become a part of the local community. Your host family will help you adjust to life in the UK, support you in getting settled at your new school, and can introduce you to people and activities in the local area. You’ll share in mealtimes and you can talk to your host family about any problems that you have. By choosing to stay with a host family, you will also have the support of the Local Support Coordinator in your area.

Student halls

If you would prefer to live in student halls, then you will see a different but equally exciting experience. You will have the opportunity to go out and meet other students within your accommodation, both local and other international students, and you’ll likely be responsible for your own meals and laundry – and for keeping your room clean and tidy! You will live in either a single or a shared room, with access to shared social areas. Some halls are self-catering, while others are full-board. You can choose to join sports teams or activities, and you’ll learn to live more independently. Although you won’t have a family around you for support, you will be able to talk to the staff at your school, the support staff at the halls of residence, and our support team at Head Office.

StudyChoice – Taking your education to a higher level!

Sport and life by the sea!

From a really young age, Mikkel always wanted to visit England – to experience a game of rugby, listen to all the different accents, and sample fish and chips by the sea! He lived near to the coast in the north of Germany, so he always felt that it was important to be close to the sea air wherever he went, to help him feel at home even while he was away. Mikkel was over the moon when he had the opportunity to travel to England and spend a year at a school, studying for his A levels. Through the High School Select programme, he attended a school down on the south coast of England, meaning he had the beach on his doorstep and plenty of sports to get involved in – and he got to eat plenty of freshly cooked fish and chips!

A great range of colleges

Our High School Select programme lets you choose which college you wish to study at. At StudyChoice we work with over 30 colleges, located all over the UK. This means we are in a great position to find the perfect college for each and every one of our students, including you. With StudyChoice it is all about you. We want you to have the best year of your life, the best possible experience.

Check out a couple of our colleges here – and let us find the perfect college for you!

Exeter College

Exeter College – we work with this award-winning, world class further education college, which is located in Devon (in the south of England). They have achieved a rating of “outstanding” from Ofsted (the governmental department which inspects schools). Whether you want to study a course such Computer Science or French, or anything in between, Exeter College has a wide variety of options. This college is also home to training facilities for sports and music, as well as other specialist areas.

Bexhill College

Bexhill College – we work with this well-established and respected sixth form college. They offer a lot of support for students, and they have a range of specialist resources to help you succeed! Here, you would have the chance to take part in trips and join in extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama and music. At Bexhill College, you can study academic courses with excellent tutors, with a great variety of options available.

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Looking for another programme?

Check out our High School Classic programme if you want a great cultural and educational experience anywhere in the UK, or our High School Academic programme to choose which subjects you will study in advance!

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High School - FAQ

Yes – if you choose the High School Select programme, then you can choose not only the area that you will be in, but also the school or college you will study at! We want you to be able to study where and what you want – so you can tell us in your application if you have a preference. Take a look at our High School Select page to find out more about this.

Yes – if you choose the High School Academic programme you can choose your subjects!

Yes – but this might depend on your academic performance, and the subjects that you choose to study. At the end of your time in the UK, you should obtain a report card from your school or college, and this will demonstrate your experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in sitting exams, then you should tell us this when you apply, so that we can make sure your subjects will allow you to obtain a recognised qualification.

As soon as your placement is confirmed, we will notify you of the details of where you will be studying. The process of matching you with the perfect school or college (and host family, if you choose to stay with one) takes time and can be complex, and we want to make sure we find you the best match. We’ll aim to let you know your destination a few months before you depart.

It’s different for every student depending on your lifestyle, and it also depends on whether you stay with a host family or in student accommodation, and how you travel to school! The average monthly expenditure is usually between £100-£150 if you’re staying with a host family.

On our application form, there is a section asking you for some information about yourself – this includes whether you would be happy living with pets, whether you would prefer a non-smoking family, and if you have any other special requirements or allergies, among other questions. You should give us as much information as you can on here, and this will enable us to match you to the most suitable family!

This depends and can be different depending on the school and the host family! There will probably be other exchange students at your school. Host families can choose to host one or two students, so you might have another student within your host family.

If you have a problem with your host family, then you can talk to your Local Support Coordinator (take a look at our For Students section for more information on LSCs). They will help you to talk about the problem and find a solution. If the problem is serious and can’t be resolved, there can be the option of changing host family.

All of our students and their parents will have a contact person before, during and after their stay. During the programme, our students are supported by various levels of support – our Head Office team, their school and (depending on what type of programme you have chosen) a Local Support Coordinator. We also have an emergency number for emergencies out of office hours. StudyChoice will keep in touch with you while you’re here in the UK, and we can offer support, guidance and advice.

Yes – StudyChoice organises tours and trips every term that you will be able to take part in! Independent travel is also possible, but you will have to get permission from StudyChoice, as well as your natural parents (and host family, if you’re staying with one!).

Yes – there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in sports and activities while you are in the UK! You can join a club or play sports through your school or college, and if you’re staying with a host family, they will be able to help you get involved in activities in the local area.

Yes – you can ask for an extension of your programme.

If you aren’t sure if you will need a visa, take a look at the UK government website:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
This will tell you what kind of visa you need to apply for, what fees are involved, and what the requirements are. The earliest you can apply for a visa is three months before you start your course.

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High School and Vocational Programmes

Included in the programme price

  • Skype interview
  • Guidance on application
  • Consultation
  • Virtual meeting
  • School and Host family/Residence selection
  • Placement information
  • Pre-departure information
  • Administration
  • Student handbook, online
  • Accommodation
  • School placement
  • Travel documents
  • Local Support
  • Regular contact from support team
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Full or half board as per programme description
  • Wifi access
  • Bedding

Not included

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flights
  • Local transportation
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • School materials, books, uniform
  • School fees if applying for a private school
  • Personal items and spending money
  • Dietary supplements
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The UK educational system

In the UK GCSE qualifications are completed at age 15 or 16, at the end of secondary school. Students then go on to study A-levels or vocational courses. Please see the table below for a full overview of the British educational system. Contact us if you need help understanding how the educational system in your country compares to education in the UK!

Educational levels
Primary Education
Year 0-6
Age 5-11
Secondary Education
Year 7-9
Age 12-13
Secondary GCSE level
Year 10-11
Age 14-15
Further Education
Year 12-13
Age 16-17
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Vocational Programmes in the United Kingdom

Programme prices 2020/21 and 2021/22
Vocational ProgrammesAcademic Year from*2 years from**
Art & Design£XXXX£XXXX
Business£XXXX£XXXX
Cookery & Catering£XXXX£XXXX
Engineering£XXXX£XXXX
Environment£XXXX£XXXX
Health & Beauty £XXXX£XXXX
IT & Gaming£XXXX£XXXX
Media£XXXX£XXXX
Music£XXXX£XXXX
Performing Arts£XXXX£XXXX
Sports£XXXX£XXXX
Travel & Tourism£XXXX£XXXX

*We offer a wide range of courses in each area, please contact us to get a quote for your programme!

**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included 

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High School in the United Kingdom

Programme Price Guide 2020/21 and 2021/22
High School Programmes1 termSemesterAcademic Year2 years**
High School Classic£6.495£7.895£14.495-
High School Academic£7.395£8.495£15.495-
High School Academic with A-level qualifications---£30.495
High School Select with host family (guide price)*£7.595£8.895£15.895£30.895
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*£5.495£6.895£13.495£26.495
High School Immersion, Taster Programmes2 weeks4 weeks8 weeks12 weeks
High School Classic£1.290£2.490£3.290£4.290
High School Select with host family (guide price)*--£4.295£5.495
High School Select with student halls (guide price)*--£3.995£4.995

*We work with a wide range of colleges, so prices vary for the individual college. Contact us for details

**For 2 year programmes, accommodation during the summer holiday is not included 

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Explore our range of courses!

Subject AreaSubjectQualification
Art & DesignArtAcademic
Art & DesignArt & DesignVocational
Art & DesignProduction Arts Technical Subsidiary DiplomaVocational
Art & DesignPerforming ArtsVocational
Art & DesignTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Art & DesignPhotographyAcademic
Art & DesignPhotographyVocational
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicAcademic
Art & DesignDesign - GraphicVocational
Art & DesignDesign - 3DAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesEnvironmental SustainabilityVocational
Environment & HumanitiesAnimal CareVocational
Environment & HumanitiesAnimal ManagementVocational
Environment & HumanitiesConstruction and the Built Environment Vocational
BusinessBusiness Academic
BusinessBusiness Vocational
BusinessBusiness and AccountingVocational
Environment & HumanitiesEarly Years Education and Child CareVocational
EngineeringEngineeringVocational
EngineeringMotorcycle MaintenanceVocational
EngineeringMotorsport (Vehicle Technology) Vocational
Art & DesignUpholstery and FurnishingsVocational
Art & DesignFashion and TextilesVocational
FashionTextilesAcademic
Health & BeautyBarberingVocational
Health & BeautyBeauty TherapyVocational
Health & BeautyHairdressingVocational
Health & BeautyHair Colouring Services Level 2 Vocational
Health & BeautyMake-Up Artistry Level 2Vocational
Health & BeautyTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up ArtistryVocational
Cookery & CateringHospitality DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery NVQ Diploma Level 2Vocational
Cookery & CateringProfessional Cookery - Patisserie and ConfectionaryVocational
Cookery & CateringCookery Professional DiplomaVocational
Cookery & CateringNutrition & HealthVocational
IT & GamingGames Design Digital Games DevelopmentVocational
IT & GamingICT Vocational
IT & GamingICT Game Design & Creative Media (Film)Vocational
IT & GamingComputingVocational
IT & GamingCreative Media (Digital Game Design and Development)Vocational
IT & GamingICT First CertificateVocational
IT & GamingComputer ScienceAcademic
IT & GamingIT - Creative Technology Level 2Vocational
IT & GamingElectronicsAcademic
MediaMedia StudiesAcademic
MediaCreative Media Production Vocational
MediaCreative Media Production / Film and Television ProductionVocational
MusicMusic TechnologyAcademic
MusicMusic Technology (Production) Vocational
MusicMusic DiplomaVocational
MusicMusic Practitioner Diploma Level 2Vocational
Performing ArtsPerforming ArtsVocational
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts Extended DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsActing DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDance DiplomaVocational
Performing ArtsDrama and Theatre StudiesAcademic
Performing ArtsFilm StudiesAcademic
Maths & SciencesBiologyAcademic
Maths & SciencesChemistryAcademic
Maths & SciencesComputer ScienceAcademic
Maths & SciencesMathematicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesPhysicsAcademic
Maths & SciencesFurther MathsAcademic
Maths & SciencesEconomicsAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LanguageAcademic
LanguagesEnglish LiteratureAcademic
LanguagesEnglish Language & LiteratureAcademic
LanguagesGermanAcademic
LanguagesFrenchAcademic
LanguagesSpanishAcademic
HumanitiesClassical CivilisationAcademic
HumanitiesPhilosophyAcademic
HumanitiesPoliticsAcademic
HumanitiesPsychologyAcademic
HumanitiesSociologyAcademic
HumanitiesGeographyAcademic
HumanitiesHistory: Ancient Academic
HumanitiesHistory - ModernAcademic
HumanitiesHistory - MedievalAcademic
HumanitiesLawAcademic
HumanitiesPhilosophy & Religious StudiesAcademic
HumanitiesGovt & PoliticsAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesPsychology Extended CertificateVocational
HumanitiesEnvironmental ScienceAcademic
HumanitiesReligious StudiesAcademic
HumanitiesGeologyAcademic
Environment & HumanitiesHealth & Social Care Vocational
Travel & TourismTravel & TourismVocational
Travel & TourismAir Cabin CrewVocational
SportsSportVocational
SportsSport, Health and FitnessVocational
SportsSports Outdoor Adventurous Activites Extended DiplomaVocational
SportsSport and Exercise ScienceVocational
SportsFitness InstructingVocational
SportsPhysical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science Level 2Vocational

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