About UK’s Top Boarding School Premier Preparatory Course
Established in early 2006 , Rise Smart Overseas Education Centre has been a professional agency serving motivated individuals who pursue overseas study. In the past 12 years, we successfully arranged for more than hundred students to be admitted to top UK boarding schools. The UK’s top boarding school premier preparatory course is designed for students who wish to enter UK top schools. In addition to our professional consulting services, there will also be one-on-one academic support tutoring services from our UK graduate mentors. Not only do our mentors provide academic support, they also serve as life coaching roles and students treat them as role models.
Students will first receive a free assessment to test their academic level. After the test results are obtained, we will formulate a study plan and estimate learning hours according to students’ strengths and weaknesses, and arrange expert tutors to provide tuition and guidance. Each premier preparatory course is tailor-made for students to help them successfully enter to top schools. After successfully enrolling in the top schools, our elite UK education consultants team will also follow-up student’s accommodation, insurance, guardianship, air tickets and transfers etc. If students encounter any problems in UK, such as, culture difficulties, subjects selection, directions for further studies, employment prospects, etc., we are also happy to provide suggestions and maintain a good relationship with parents and students. We keep striving to live up to our slogan “Rise Smart – The Futures Starts Today”. We always place your dreams at our hearts.
Sevenoaks School Premier Preparatory Course
Sevenoaks School Profile
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU
Head: Dr Katy Ricks
Age range: 11 to 18
Number of pupils: 1081
Day pupils: 732
Tuition fee: GBP 11955 - 12969 per term (3 terms per year)
Curriculum: (I)GCSE and IBDP
Average IB score in 2017: 40.6
About Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks school is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupils aged between 11 and 18 years. Founded in 1432 as a boy' school, it is one of the oldest lay foundation schools in the United Kingdom. The school, which is set in a 100-acre site, became fully co-educational in 1984. The schools seeks to promote an international aspects in its pupil intake. The study of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is well established and the school has recently developed its own externally moderated courses called Sevenoaks School Certificate (SSC), which are taken alongside IGCSE and GCSE exam.
Sevenoaks School Vision
The school aims to provide its cosmopolitan pupil body with an ambitious, liberal education, characterised by variety and individuality. The curriculum, co-curriculum, co-curriculum and pastoral support are strongly influenced by the school's emphasis on following an IB educational program. The school seeks to give the pupils an appetite for learning and discovery, whilst encouraging them to develop strong cultural awareness, a determination to be an influence for good, and a capacity for work, leadership and collaboration.
Sevenoaks School Admission Information and Tips
Parents should be aware that if their children wish to enroll Year 9 in Sevenoaks, they have to start the application at least 3 years ago. For Year 12 entry, they need to apply by the end of August of the previous year.
Sevenoaks School prefers students to complete the (I)GCSE before entering the Sixth Form and start the IBDP course. They do not prefer students to take IBMYP because the curriculum is much easier and will have an adverse effect on the performance in IBDP.
In order to enroll in Sevenoaks, apart from the results of the past two years and the entrance exams, the most decisive are the students' Personal Statement and interview. Sevenoaks has great competition for admission. Take 2017 as an example, there are about 450 students wish to enroll in Sevenoaks and an average of 4-5 students to compete for a place. Therefore, student must be well prepared in order to enroll in this school.
Sevenoaks School Application Checklist:
✔ Past two years of school report
✔ Letter of Recommendation
✔ Personal Statement
✔ Extra-curricular activities certificate or awards
✔ Passport Copy
Sevenoaks School Premier Preparatory Course Information
The Sevenoaks School Premier Preparatory Course helps students perform the best on the day of the entrance exam and interview. In addition, the course will specifically address the Personal Statement writing skills to increase admission opportunities. The course includes the following:
－One-on-one tutoring and guidance from UK graduates
－Comprehensive analysis of school history, academic achievements, school facilities, registration dates, and admission requirements to let students have a better understand of the school they applied
－Set a timetable for parents and students to understand the progress of enrollment
－Assist students in establishing personal portfolio for admission to school
－According to the different needs of students and develop a personal study plan
－ Focus on personal statement writing skills and interview skills
－Mock interview practice
－Enhance subject test ability
－School entrance test preparation and mock exam practice
－UK elite education consultant provides professional advice on admissions and requirements
－Arrange Sevenoaks School entrance test and interview
－Sevenoaks School admissions follow-up and processing of student affairs (accommodation, visas, guardians, ticket arrangements, transfers, etc.)
Sevenoaks School Premier Preparatory Course Fee
- HKD＄15,000 (Inluce 10 hours of tutoring service; UK elite education consultants follow-up service)
Premium Plan ：
- HKD＄27,000 (Include 20 hours of tutoring service; UK elite education consultants follow-up service)
*Tutoring hours are based on student ability
English and Sciences Expert: Mr. Marriott
University of London, UK
BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering
Mr. Marriott graduated from the University of London, UK with a B.Eng (Hons) in Aeronautical engineering. He spent his high school education in the UK and graduated with a teaching certificate from Nottingham Trent University.
A positive and motivated teacher, he is committed to providing students with a dynamic and interesting learning environment in which they can grow and develop. He wants to bring his wealth of experience to inspire and motivate students in pursuing academic careers in science and technology. He has substantial industrial and commercial experience.
English and Mathematics Expert: Miss. Loke
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
University of Warwick, UK
Cheltenham Ladies' College (AL - 4A)
Kristy was an active member of the University of Warwick, where she attained an almost perfect score for mathematical techniques in her first year, and excelled in the esteemed PPE degree, accumulating an all-rounded knowledge of political economy as well as philosophy through studying under the world-renowned scholar Keith Ansell-Pearson. Prior to university, she received straight As in GCE History, Economics, Maths and Further Maths in Cheltenham Ladies' College.
Kristy has a unique perspective on teaching as a process of engagement (assisting the students in developing an interest in the subject), consolidation (of knowledge gained in lessons) and application (in students’ free time). Prior to pursuing further education in the UK, Kristy had achieved Class Award, Book Award, Public Speaking Award, and Social Service Award at the top-tier Maryknoll Convent School, demonstrating her excellent academic calibre and inquisitive character in whichever institution she finds herself in.
Mathematics and Sciences Expert: Mr. Wong
Studying Bachelor of Business Administration in Wealth Management, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Oundle School, UK (AL - 2A*1A)
Tim is currently a final-year finance student at the University of Hong Kong. Having studied abroad in Oundle School, UK since year 9, his most native language is English, but he is also fluent in Cantonese.
Tim achieved 9A*s & 2As in his IGCSEs including Mathematics. In his GCE levels, he obtained A* in Chemistry, A in Mathematics and A in Biology. Tim is experienced with regards to educating youth, he has had 3 years of tutoring experience, and he volunteers as a rugby coach for junior teams in the HKFC every weekend.
Tim is very strong at subjects involving logical reasoning, and is able to articulate and simplify complex ideas. He also has a strong apprehension on examination techniques, specifically on (I)GCSE and GCE exams.
Mathematics and Sciences Expert: Mr. Cheung
Studying in Master of Medical Science (Specialty in Pathology), HKU
BA in Natural Sciences (First Class Honors)
University of Cambridge, UK
Merchiston Castle School (AL - 5A*)
Lawrence graduated from University of Cambridge, UK with a BA in Natural Sciences with first class honours. He spent his high school education in the UK and achieved 5A* in GCE A level. Lawrence is now pursuing a Master of Medical Science (Specialty in Pathology) at the University of Hong Kong.
Lawrence has a very strong background in sciences and helps students understand by explaining complex ideas in a clear, simple way. He understands the common traps students often fall into and specifically strengthens students' understanding to avoid these mistakes. Lawrence also contextualises scientific concepts with real-life situation to aid students understand the more practical, interesting side of science.
English Expert: Miss. Yim
Studying Juris Doctor (JD), University of Hong Kong (HKU)
BSc in Government, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Joyce graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK with a BSc Government degree and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Hong Kong.
Over the past 4 years, Joyce has tutored 30+ IB/GCSE students from notable schools in Hong Kong and the UK, including CIS, LPCUWC, HKIS, WIS, KGV, Harrow School and Godolphin & Latymer School. Joyce mainly teaches English, History and Philosophy, and occasionally helps students with IB Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
Joyce noticed that students are often relatively familiar with the texts, but fail to express their ideas effectively in the exams or assignments. Joyce helps student understand how to structure their essays effectively that will get them the extra marks, as well as the ways to revise efficiently for the upcoming exams.
Mathematics and Sciences Expert: Mr. Li
MEng Chemical Engineering
University of Cambridge, UK
Shrewsbury School, UK (AL - 3A*1A)
Mark graduated from University of Cambridge, UK with a BA and MEng in Chemical Engineering. Before studying at Cambridge, Mark completed GCSEs and A-level at Shrewsbury School where he received Mathematics (A*), Physics (A*), Biology (A*) and Chemistry (A) in GCE A-level.
Mark’s speciality lies in science tutoring and would like to fuel his pupil’s passion for Maths and Sciences as well as training them to excel in exams. To do this, Mark focuses on two main areas: conceptual understanding and exam technique. He guides his pupils through complex concepts by draw analogies from easily comprehensible everyday situations. He also believes a solid understanding is the most effective way to ensure good results. Once the pupil understands the concepts, Mark will teach the pupils what examiners expect to see on paper for high marks.
Mathematics Expert: Christopher
Master of Mathematics
(First Class Honors)
University of Oxford, UK
Christopher graduated from University of Oxford, UK in Master of Mathematics with first class honors (top 8 in his year). Prior to joining Oxford, Christopher attended Queen’s College and obtained top grades in his GCE A Levels including Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.
Christopher is well-versed in tutoring students reading international curricula. Christopher’s expertise in teaching lies with explaining abstract concepts through step-by-step illustration. He also aids students in improving their written presentation skills and they often find his techniques helpful in tackling examinations.
Elite UK Education Consultants Team:
Chief Education Consultant
University of Essex, UK
Woodhouse Grove School, UK
BA Management Studies
University of Leicester, UK
Student and Tutor Affairs Team:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons)
University of Toronto