Further Information

 

Will my child be suitable for Le Regent College?

The school is aiming to recruit students with ambitions in more than one area. Clearly academic aspirations come first and foremost, but facilitate the complete development of the child by strongly encouraging our students to identify and cultivate their talents in a wide range of areas whether it be in the realm of sports, arts, debating, entrepreneurship or a host of other possibilities. Qualities such as courtesy and compassion (two of our four basic pillars) will allow our students to include service to others as part of their development.

 

As a candidate becomes older, then obviously academic ability is an important entrance criterion and a student who is unable to access the (I)GCSE and IB programmes is unlikely to gain a place at the school. In addition English language fluency is vital for students over the age of 13. In cases where a candidate has specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD or ADHD) then we shall be happy to discuss with you whether or not they will be able to handle the requirements of our academic programme. When in doubt, talk to us personally and we shall be more than happy to discuss with you the specific needs of your son or daughter. Please note that the College is applying for candidacy to become an IB world school authorized to offer the Diploma Programme from September 2018.

 

What if my child does not speak English?

Younger children (up to the age of 11) who do not speak English are very welcome to join Le Régent College. They are placed in an ESL (English as a Second Language) programme where they receive intensive English lessons and a modified programme in the other main subjects so that they can quickly pick up and feel confident in the English language. It is important that families do not wait too late to make this change in language, since a child can grasp a foreign language very quickly when they are younger but this process slows down as a child becomes older. However as the programme becomes more difficult in the older years of school, and students start preparing for important examinations, it becomes more problematic to enrol without a fluent level of English. By the time a student is 13, we will require them to have reached an intermediate standard of English and by age 14 they should speak English fluently and be able to pass the Cambridge “PET” test.  

 

Day student or boarder:

We are often asked about whether it is better to be a boarder or a day student. At Le Régent College we welcome both boarding and day students equally. Although the rhythm of the day is based on the boarding experience, our day students are fully integrated into the life of the school; they enjoy and take advantage of all aspects of school life. Sometimes children start off as day students and choose to become  boarders in later years. If you are uncertain about what is best for your child, do not hesitate to discuss this further with us. Where space allows, day students are welcome to spend a night or two in the school as “flexi-boarders” for a modest charge. 

 

Financial aid (bursaries):

The school is willing to consider offering financial assistance to worthy candidates whose parents can demonstrate that gaining a bursary would allow them to provide their children with their “ideal” educational experience. Normal bursaries would be in the region of 10% - 25% of the annual fees. All requests will be means-tested, before a final decision is taken. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a high standard of academic performance and a personality that reflects the school’s philosophy. Please contact the Director of Admissions or the Headmaster for further information.

 

Form placement:

When your child is offered a place at Le Régent College, great care is taken over their placement in the appropriate year group. Normally this is based on the age of the child and their previous year group or grade.  In an international school, however, year groups do not always compare exactly from one country to another and we need to take into account a number of factors, including the academic ability of the student, and their level of maturity.  A general guide is attached, but we will discuss your child’s particular requirements when they enrol.  Please note that our cut-off birth date for each year group is normally 1st September. We look forward to meeting you and to introducing Le Régent College to you and your family.

 

 

 

Age on
(1st Sept)

Year
Group

French
Equivalent

Key Stage

Syllabus

Final Exam

  4 Reception Maternelle (MS) Early Years British National Curriculum  

Junior School

5

1

Maternelle (GS)

1

British
National
Curriculum

 

6

2

CP

 

7

3

CE I

 

2

British National Curriculum

 

8

4

CE II

 

9

5

CM I

 

10

6

CM II

11+ CE

11

7

6e

3

 

British National Curriculum

 

12

8

5e

13+ CE

Senior School

13

9

4e

 

14

10

3e

4

(I)GCSE

 

15

11

Seconde

I(GCSE)

16

12

Première

5

*IB

 

*IB Diploma

17

13

Terminale

 

*The college is applying for candidacy to become an IB world school authorized to offer the Diploma Programme from September 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

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