UK Covid update - roadmap easing lockdown + travel considerations



 

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г. Москва

24 Февраля 2021, 21:46 | # 90480

Hello Ozerin Igor, Moksina Elena, Ozerin Eduard 

Greetings from Brighton! You will have received my email last month with an update of the Covid situation here in the United Kingdom. 

Yesterday, our Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference to lay out the UK’s roadmap out of our current lockdown restrictions, and so I thought it would be helpful for you, when speaking with prospective students for the UK, to have an updated summary of the situation for the next few months as it applies to high school students: 

March 8th

Schools will reopen!!

Schools have been teaching students remotely since January, but the government has been consistent in its commitment that education is the #1 priority and that schools will be the first part of society to reopen. This date has now been set for March 8th, when all students at schools and colleges in the UK will return to face-to-face teaching. 

March 29th

“Rule of Six” to be reinstated

Currently, we are only allowed to meet with one other person in an outdoors setting. From March 29th, outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed, providing greater flexibility for students to meet with their friends.

Outdoors sports to reopen

Outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts, will be allowed to reopen, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports. 

April 12th

Non-essential retail to reopen – this includes clothes shops, hairdressers and salons

Outdoor attractions and settings to reopen – including zoos, theme parks, drive-in cinemas, and outdoor theatres

Indoor leisure facilities to reopen – including gyms and swimming pools

Hospitality venues to reopen – including restaurants and cafes, however this will be outdoor service only 

National vaccination programme

Our vaccination programme is now well underway and has met the initial target of administering 15 million doses of vaccine by mid-February. The total number now stands at almost 18 million, and is currently increasing at a rate of about 1 million per week. 

UK infection rates

The national vaccination programme seems to already be having a positive effect, with the number of recorded cases of Covid over the past two weeks dropping by 28% and then a further 11% week-on-week. 

For students who are thinking of joining a UK high school programme this spring, and for those retuning to the UK, this should all be very welcome news. From early April onwards they will have a good level of freedom to enjoy what the UK has to offer. 

Travelling to the UK

For anyone planning to travel to the UK in the next couple of months, they should be aware of the following: 

  1. You MUST take a Covid test within 72 hours of travel, and have received a negative result 
  1. A) RED-LIST COUNTRIES: If you are arriving from, or have passed through a country on this list within 10 days, then you MUST book and pay for your quarantine hotel which will include 2 weeks’ hotel accommodation and your travel test package 
  1. B) Non-RED LIST COUNTRIES: If you are arriving from countries not on the red-list you must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include two Covid tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your 10-day quarantine 
  1. You MUST complete a passenger locator form including the reference of the testing kit that you have ordered 

We are fortunate that we have some locations still able to accept high school bookings for April 2020 starters: 

BRIGHTON

Arrival: 18 April 2021

Departure: 21 July 2021

Programme: Cultural Exchange Programme

Fee: GBP 4995 NETT

Accommodation: Homestay 

LEWES

Arrival: 18 April 2021

Departure: 26 June 2021

Programme: A Level Immersion

Fee: GBP 4640 NETT

Accommodation: Homestay 

HASTINGS

Arrival: 18 April 2021

Departure: 26 June 2021

Programme: A Level Immersion

Fee: GBP 4640 NETT

Accommodation: Homestay 

Availability at these locations is limited, so if you have students who are considering a programme, then please send us their details as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions or doubts about the situation in the UK, then I will be happy to discuss these with you. 

Thanks, and best wishes, 

Tom 

ST Awards Finalists 2020 

Best Guardianship Organisation 

Tom Reed

International Partnerships Director

High Schools International

1 Frederick Terrace | Frederick Place | Brighton | East Sussex | BN1 1AX | United Kingdom 

Tel. +44 1273 711606 | Skype: tom.reed.hsi

www.hsinet.org | info@hsinet.org | treed@hsinet.org 

 

 

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г. Москва

14 Марта 2021, 19:41 | # 90668

summer 2021, oxford
Summer Programmes 2021

Inspiring Education in the heart of the University City of Oxford,

or join our virtual summer school with high quality         Oxford tutors in your own home. 

We have at last re-opened for in-person, in line with UK government guidance, and are welcoming applications for our 2021 Oxford summer programme. The summer will undoubtedly look different to previous years, but we are looking forward to offering a high-quality learning experience to all students, whatever form that may take. In person in Oxford, class sizes are small and socially-distanced, and all programmes are also available online. Students with an existing booking can transfer between online tuition and tuition in Oxford at any time. They may choose to begin with a few lessons each week online, before travelling to Oxford in July or August. The most important thing is that arrangements are flexible, and students can book with confidence.

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Many of the programmes for older students are taught in the University, an inspiring and beautiful environment. Our summer courses are very international, with students from over thrity countries. Younger students are  taught at the OISC teaching centre. We welcome students of all ages, including juniors under 14 years. Teachers may join adult professional groups.

We offer  a wide range of options, including:

  1. Language, Culture and Communication. Students are taught in international groups , unless closed-group teaching has been requested, and are grouped according to age and level of English. Intensive exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge) is also available. 
  1. Academic preparation for a wide range of international examinations, including IB at HL and SL, (with TofK and Extended Essay support if required), Advanced Placement, Abitur,   A-Level, and (I)GCSE, with all syllabuses and subjects offered. These courses include Study Skills and Essay-Writing support. 
  1. Oxford Summer Experience: Create your own Oxford Adventure!

This programme offers students the opportunity to flexibly design their own schedule, and to discover the joys of Oxford, whilst continuing their education and broadening their horizons.

Some students take these programmes to enhance their existing studies, and possibly gain accreditation from their own high school or college. Others see the Oxford programme as an exciting way to widen their cultural and educational experience as part of a gap year.  

Over 30 subjects are offered, including:

  1. Sciences and Maths
  2. Humanities and Languages
  3. Business, Law and Economics

The full list of subjects is available on request. Students select their own subjects and may combine up to four subjects, which may be changed every week if they wish.

  1. Oxford and Cambridge University interview and test preparation. The seminars are led by experienced Oxford and Cambridge tutors, including people from admissions in colleges of the University. We prepare students for the written tests at and before the interview, such as ELAT, TSA, BMAT, and include advice on the Personal Statement and UCAS alongside interview support. 
  1. Boarding School entrance tests including ISEB, UKISET, and other entrance and scholarship examinations, including at 13+ and 16+. We also offer a range of options for those students who have school offers which are dependent on an intensive language course prior to entry, and we work with many UK schools on these. 
  1. Programmes for Teachers. We welcome teachers and educational managers from all over the world. There are a range of specialist options, including Refresher Courses, Early Years and Primary Education, Working with Students with SEN, and CLIL (Content-Language Integrated Learning) in a range of subjects. 

Accommodation Options

  1. Host families, which have been background-checked, inspected and approved
  2. A College of the University (age 16+)  with en-suite rooms
  3. A Student Residence (age 14+) which offers en-suite study bedrooms, 

a common room and dining room  

   

Cultural and Leisure Programme 

During July and August we arrange cultural, sports and leisure activities each weekday afternoon. These include punting on the river, visits to galleries and museums, the Colleges of the University with their beautiful architecture dating from medieval times, and (for younger students) Harry Potter tours, treasure hunts, selfie tours of Oxford... the list goes on! At weekends we arrange full day excursions to destinations such as Stratford and Warwick, London, and Cambridge. 

For students attending the OISC Virtual Summer School we offer a programme of online activities, such as virtual guided tours of locations in the UK, conversation cafés, prepare-your-own cream tea, and debating workshops. There are also seminars on British Literature, Oxford Art Gallery workshops, and seminars on applying to British Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Fees and Other Charges

Tuition

English Language only:

20 lessons (15 hours): £300 per week

          (£275 per week for courses of more than 4 weeks) 

30 lessons (22.5 hours): £400 per week

          (£375 per week for courses of more than 4 weeks) 

Programmes for Teachers (30 lessons/22.5 hours per week): £450 per week 

Academic Programmes: £550 per week

These include a choice of up to four subjects (20 lessons per week in small groups, or individual tuition of equivalent value if group tuition is not available in a subject). 

Private (1-1) Tuition:

10 lessons: £500 per week

20 lessons: £950 per week

30 lessons: £1,400 per week

Extra individual tuition:   £55 per lesson

We include without charge advice on British Universities, Boarding schools and other aspects of education for any students who would like to discuss their future plans during the course.

Accommodation 

Host family: £250 per week (Age 16+); £270 per week (12-15); £290 per week (under-12)

Student Residence: £500 per week

University: £650 per week 

All accommodation options are offered subject to availability. Accommodation is in single rooms (unless friends wish to share), with breakfast and dinner included, and all three meals at weekends. University and Residence have private bathrooms.

Students arrive Sundays and leave on Saturdays. Since school holidays differ internationally there are no set dates, and students may stay for any number of weeks. 

Cultural Activities Programme

Weekday afternoon activities: £70 per week

Full day weekend excursions: £70 each

These fees include transport, guide and admission fees.

Airport Transfers (private)

London Heathrow: £120 each way

London Gatwick: £150 each way

Other airports are more expensive and a quotation can be provided on request.

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Student discounts

We offer a reduction in fees for students joining the programme in small groups of two or more;

Bursaries of up to 50% of tuition fees are available to local students with excellent school reports, who could not otherwise take the programme . Further information is available on request. 

Most students stay for one, two or three weeks during the summer. Those saying for three weeks will receive a 25% discount on tuition fees for the third week. 

Agency information

Usual agency rates apply. We offer special rates for multiple bookings and extended stays. For further information and a quotation please contact us at this email address, or call  (+44) 1865 201009.

  -- Carolyn Llewelyn, MA (Oxon)International Director Oxford International Study Centre7 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BSTel: +44 (0)1865 201009international@oxintstudycentre.comwww.oxintstudycentre.comwww.oict.co.ukLike our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OxfordInternationalStudyCentreFollow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/oxfordstudy

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