So very recently i have decided to go to a boarding school in England. I've always had a dream to do it in the back of my mind, but I really never thought it was possible. (turns out it might be!! ) It's going to be a huge adjustment from unschooling and living in America all my live, and never having been to England, but I'm sooo excited. (already making my packing list ) It is called Bromsgrove School. It is in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove, and is 500 years old, and is in the top ten of all British coeducational boarding/day schools. They have over 1,500 pupils, including about 300 international students from all over the world. I will be in Sixth Form, and I would be going September next year, but I have to take their entrance exam in mid December. We talked to someone in admissions, and she said the test would be math and English, but wouldn't give any more information on the test.
So, onto the questions. Has anyones kids taken the GCSE's? Were they really difficult? What kid of math was on them? We are assuming that the Bromsgrove test would be somewhat based on the GCSE. I'm doing lots of writing, and preparing for lots of algebra, some trig, geometry, ect. I've looked around on the internet to find as much as I can math wise, but no one really gives a solid answer. Some say there is a little bit of statistics and probability on the test, some say there isn't. Same with trig.
What is the area around Bromsgrove like?
And has anyone moved from America to England, or vise versa? What are some of the cultural differences you've noticed? How different do people act? Was it difficult to adjust?
Does anyone have any experiences with international boarding schools?
I'm sure I have more questions, but this is all that I can think of right now. Thank you so much for reading! I would post a link to the school's website, but is that against the rules?