Studying at a high school in the UK with InterStudies is an amazing opportunity to learn and study while experiencing the British culture first hand! The school day starts at around 9am in most schools, and finishes around 4pm. Students will be able to walk, cycle or take public transport to school. They will have lunch in the school canteen (most students take a packed lunch from their host family) and many schools offer sports or other activities at lunchtime and after school. They’ll be expected to wear uniform, so will quickly blend in with local students.
In England and Wales, our students will study with local students who are working towards their GCSEs if they are 14 or 15 years old. They’ll study between eight and ten subjects, some of which they will be able to choose themselves. If they are aged 16-18, they’ll study with students working towards their A-levels. Here, students will usually study three subjects, which they can choose. Students in Scotland study for their National 5s at the age of 15-16, before moving on to study for Highers and Advanced Highers.
“School life here is completely different from what I am used to, and at the beginning it was a challenge to be studying in a different language. But I made friends and socialised which really helped. My favourite subjects are History and French. This exchange also gave me the opportunity to consider my future options, like going to university.”
Angelica, Italian student in England