For new members of the University and their partners and families
Some schools in Oxfordshire offer a curriculum and examination system which leads to internationally-recognised qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate. This can be an excellent option for students arriving from outside the UK, particularly if they have been studying at an international school. Students from the United States may be able to study for Advanced Placement Tests in preparation for university entry back home.
The Europa School UK is a bi-lingual state school in Culham, about 10 miles south of Oxford. Primary pupils at the school are taught through two languages, with half the week spent in English and the other half in French, German or Spanish. Secondary pupils study for the International Baccalaureate, including subjects such as History and Geography taught through the first foreign language. You should apply via Oxfordshire County Council in the same way as for other state schools (listing the Europa School as one of your three preferences).
A number of local private schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) school-leaving qualification.
Kingham Hill is a co-educational independent boarding and day school that offers British and American education programmes. It is recognised by the US Department of Education and offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for entry into US universities. It is about 25 miles from Oxford, near Chipping Norton.
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