High School In England: Which One Is Better Public Or Private?
Choosing to attend high school in England is a courageous gesture, which in addition to bringing numerous benefits to those who do it, puts a strain on students’ motivation and spirit of adaptation.
It is not easy to decide in adolescence to pack up and leave: adapting to a new school system, a different culture and new habits is not for everyone.
We have said this many times but perhaps we have never faced the problem of costs: high school in the UK is a cost that is not always affordable for a foreign student. So informing yourself well about study overseas and making an informed decision is the first step to make this experience as profitable as possible.
Before talking about costs and reflecting on them, it is always good to inquire.
Boarding Schools: what they are and how they differ from state schools
Britain has an important tradition of private schools – if you’ve never heard of boarding schools, pay close attention. These private schools, often of excellence, are generally expensive but also offer room and board.
Renowned for the quality of teaching, they are almost always a pass for anyone who intends to continue their academic career in the UK and attend the University which, as you well know, requires a complex selection for admission.
In short, despite the costs, they seem to represent an investment due to the high-level teaching, the few classes in which one is inserted, the vast sporting, artistic and recreational offer that they guarantee and the protected environment they ensure.
If you already know you want to study in UK and want to apply with more peace of mind and without wasting time, this type of private school could make the difference for you.
If you believe you still have all the credentials to continue your studies in the UK even though you are not attending a boarding school, then why not opt for a state college?
Before taking this step independently, however, consult with study abroad consultants to help you choose the best path and school.
In fact, if you are not ready to do the entire path, you can be directed to other ways. For example, even attending just one school year in the UK can help you figure out if living away from home and studying in a foreign language is right for you. Do not you think?
Do you think the cost of the school is the only price to pay?
That’s not the case at all: you will have to make sacrifices, settle in quickly, smooth out your character and grow.
Attending high school in the UK means above all this: it is an experience that makes you an adult quickly and that offers you, also for this reason, more possibilities in the future.
You will develop a different approach than that of your peers and you will be determined to achieve the results you want. And, perhaps, all this is (almost) priceless. What do you think?