International Entry to Bromsgrove School (UK)
Bromsgrove's mission statement says - very deliberately - that the School wants to produce pupils who "respond" to change. Not "react" as if caught unaware, but "respond" as if purposefully answering a question. And the biggest questions facing humanity will only be answered if different races and cultures understand one another.
Though over twelve hundred of the fifteen hundred pupils in the constituencies of Bromsgrove School are British, Bromsgrove is home to almost forty different nationalities. We celebrate this and take enormous pride in the unique atmosphere such a demographic produces. Many large universities have less diversity than Bromsgrove, and when a pupil leaves this School, they will understand that no nation, no individual can stand alone. We dare to hope that seeds of future cooperation are sown in our classrooms, debating halls and playing fields.
Bromsgrove School is always delighted to consider bright, high achieving students who are likely to go on to top UK and other world-class universities. We do expect a reasonable level of fluency in the English language from the outset (though we offer a great deal of extra language support to our international pupils where it is needed). Pupils applying from outside the United Kingdom, are asked to apply via an educational agency. The main reasons we require the use of educational agents are to help pupils through the selection process, assist with paperwork, legalities and translation. In addition, since every pupil looking to enter Bromsgrove School has to sit our Entrance Examination, it is necessary for a registered body to administer testing.
If a pupil is already studying within the United Kingdom we normally ask the pupil to visit Bromsgrove School to be interviewed and assessed.
International Foundation Programme (IFP)
An academic award from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. This is because the University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards.
Academics at the University develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the University.
Bromsgrove School is delighted to have been approved as a Candidate Teaching Institution for the prestigious University of London International Foundation programme (IFP). The IFP at Bromsgrove is a two-term programme commencing at the end of August with terminal examinations, set and marked by the University of London in April.
The two-term programme equips you with the knowledge and skills you will need for undergraduate study: it offers a structured learning experience with an academic focus. In addition, it provides an ideal transition between home and University with all IFP students accommodated and cared for within an on-campus boarding house offering a safe, secure and structured environment.
The International Foundation Programme provides guaranteed entry to a range of undergraduate degrees offered by the University of London International Programmes. Furthermore, many of the world’s most prestigious universities will accept successful completion of the International Foundation Programme as meeting their entry requirements and will consider applications from students who have this qualification.
This one-year programme has a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills, encouraging active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues.
Classroom teaching is supported by broad study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment.
To find out more about the IFP, please click here.
Bromsgrove School Mission Hills (Shenzhen)
Bromsgrove School Mission Hills was launched in Shenzhen in September 2016.
Bromsgrove School Mission Hills aims to educate local and international children living in Shenzhen and will follow a bilingual programme. The shared mission is to provide a rigorous, bilingual education which promotes a truly global perspective to its pupils, underpinned by the IB philosophy and Bromsgrove’s traditional standards and values. Mission Hills Pre-school is already operational, and the aim is to expand so that the School educates around 1600 students between the ages of 3 and 18.
The creation of Mission Hills International School has been spearheaded by Dr Catherine Chu, Executive Director of Mission Hills Group and Mission Hills Education. Dr Chu’s husband’s is an Old Bromsgrovian (Charles Tsai WG 90 – 94) and Catherine and Charles approached Bromsgrove at an OB reunion to suggest a collaboration between our two institutions, with Bromsgrove providing the educational programme and Mission Hills the infrastructure and facilities. We found an immediate affinity for the ideals of Mission Hills Education and we believe that we have much to offer the children in Shenzhen. However, we also believe that we have much to learn from the Chinese way of teaching. To blend these two great learning traditions is an exciting prospect.
Bromsgrove International School Thailand (Bangkok)
In 2005, the purpose built Bromsgrove International School Thailand opened its doors close the Bangkok's new international airport. This momentous event warrants more than the paltry sentences offered here. Strange to think that for the first few boys of the mediaeval School the concept would have been literally unimaginable. Now, opportunities for exchanges, GAP years and virtual communication and cooperation abound.