High School Programme UK for international students

Going on a school exchange programme in the UK, is a unique opportunity for students to improve their English language skills and develop their cultural understanding in one of the world’s most innovative and diverse country.

You’ll live with a local host family or stay in an English boarding school, while experiencing the British educational system (GCSE and A levels) and making lifelong friends in school.

We offer three different High School Programmes:

11 weeks full integration programme – for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in a British school, there is the option of 1 or 2 terms (11 or 22 weeks).

1-week integration programme an opportunity to sample a British school before committing to a full term.

1 day integration lesson – the easiest way to see what it is like studying in a UK school. Follow the same timetable for one day as the school’s students and learn alongside them.

 

How to book an High School Programme?

If you have questions, you can get in touch through our live chat or contact us via phone or email.

Groups Bookings

Have you got a special request? Groups and bespoke options are available. Get in touch with us at ilaria@finddidgs.co.uk

Individual Students Booking

If you are an individual student and want to apply, please fill in the Hig School Programme UK Application Form and once completed, email it back to ilaria@finddigs.co.uk.

High School Programme UK

See all our international students during their school exchange programme UK and our High School Programme schools photos.

To find out more about each High School Programme’s details and options available, please read below.

Graveney School -Sixth Form

Programme: A levels

Duration: 11 or 22 weeks

Location: London

Age: 16+

Accommodation: Host family

Gender: Mixed

English level required: B1

Sixth Form subjects:

Biology Chemistry Computer Science
Drama Economics English Literature
Film Studies French Geography
German History Mathematics
Music Philosophy Photography
Physical Education Physics Politics
Spanish Psychology Religious Studies
Sociology

 

The Graveney School has a rich history with its origins dating back to the late 1660s. It is a secondary school and sixth form in southwest London. Its curriculum is challenging, motivating, enjoyable and provides a wide range of enrichment opportunities. All sixth formers participate in extensive extracurricular activities including external academic courses, lectures and conferences, charity fund-raising events, sporting activities, school trips and cultural visits. The Graveney school was most recently inspected by Ofsted in 2015 and found to be an outstanding school. With academic partnerships with Kings College London, University College London and Kingston University, the Graveney School is considered one of the best schools in South London.

The aim of the school is to develop the talents and confidence of all its pupils to the full, to equip them with knowledge, skills and understanding and help them develop their skills to build a successful future.

 

School Terms Duration
Autumn Term 2017 17 September 2017 – 3 December 2017
Spring Term 2018 15 January 2018 – 2 April 2018
Autumn Term 2018 September 2018 – December 2018
Spring Term 2019 January 2019 – April 2019

Wigston Academy -Sixth Form 

Programme: A levels

Duration: 11 or 22 weeks

Location: Leicester

Age: 16+

Accommodation: Host family

Gender: Mixed

English level: B1

Sixth Form Subjects:

Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computer Science
Core Mathematics Dance Economics English Language
English Literature Film Studies French Further Mathematics
Geography Government and Politics History Mathematics
Media Studies Music Music Technology (GCSE music or interview/audition) Physical Education
Physics Product Design Psychology Sociology
Spanish Theatre Studies

Wigston Academy is a place where differences are celebrated and they recognise that learning is different for everyone. The school has an inclusive approach to their lessons which helps make sure that no one is left behind and that each one of their pupils gets the help they need to make progress. Each day students are met by a tutor who makes sure that their learning is developing well and that their experience in school is a positive one.

The Academy’s motto is “Learn, Aspire, Achieve”. Their aim is to make sure children are safe, successful and happy, not only providing the very highest standards of academic experience and learning, but also offering an exciting and enriching extra curricula, which greatly contributes towards academic success.

School Term Duration
Autumn Term 2018  September 2018 – December 2018
Spring Term 2019  January 2019 – April 2019

Wellington Academy 

Programme: GCSE, A-levels

Duration: 11 or 22 weeks

Location: Tidworth, Wiltshire

Age: 14 -17

Accommodation: Boarding school

Gender: Mixed

English level: B1

GCSE subjects:

Years 7 to 9

Students study: English, maths, science, computing, modern foreign languages (French, German and Spanish), physical education, humanities (geography, history and ethics and philosophy), creative arts (art, dance, drama and music), design and technology (food, textiles, resistant materials, CAD-CAM and construction), and wellbeing.

There are programmes in place to enable students with literacy difficulties to be able to improve their reading, writing and spelling, as well as for students with a musical aptitude to learn an instrument.

Years 10 to 11

Students choose certified courses from the start of Year 10 so that learning is more closely matched to the needs of individuals and their aptitude. All students study English, maths, science, physical education, general studies and ethics and philosophy. Students must also continue with at least one of their languages (French, German or Spanish).

Sixth Form subjects – Year 12

Art Biology Business
Chemistry Digital Photography Economics
English Literature Ethics and Philosophy Further Maths
Geography History Maths
Physics Psychology Sociology
Textiles

The Wellington Academy has been open since 2009, is a part of the Wellington College family of schools and is proud of its aspirational and inclusive education provision. The school offers a curriculum that is enriching and innovative, giving students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and foster a strong sense of charity and community service. Through their enrichment programme students unearth talents, pursue passions and develop a strong sense of self belief and value.

With strong links to the army, a high percentage of forces children and large boarding houses means that Wellington students are diverse and culturally rich. The school has a strong house system and links with community groups which is often displayed explicitly at their numerous charity events, house competitions and annual creative arts and sports festival.

Sending your child to the Wellington Academy is more than sending them to a school it is more like joining a family.

The Wellington Academy’s vision is simple: “the academy is a happy community where everyone is valued and respects each other. We achieve well, believe in ourselves and have limitless aspirations. We are determined to make this vision statement more than just words in ensuring it permeates through every vein of our school”.

School Terms Duration
Autumn Term 2018  September 2018 – December 2018
Spring Term 2019  January 2019 – April 2019

Brooklands Primary School  

Programme: Key Stage 2

Duration: 1 day or 1 week

Location: London

Age: 7-11

Accommodation: Residence

Gender: Mixed

English level: A2

Interview with Bianca Delpiano

Bianca talks about her High School Programme experience @ Graveney School in London.