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Warwick School

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Myton Road Warwick Warwickshire CV34 6PP United Kingdom
Boarding
9th to Sixth Form
Day
2nd to Sixth Form
Gender
Boys only

Academic

Warwick School review by .

The school provides a reasonably wide range of subjects to study though has thankfully not as yet started to teach many 'mickey mouse' subjects. Academically I would say that the school's major strengths lie in the sciences, both traditional and social. The school has recently built a brand new state of the art science centre that has unrivaled facilities. The school also benefits from close links with nearby Warwick University, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 universities in Britain. 2008 also marks the completion of a new building for the Classics, Politics and Maths departments. I believe that the school has a good approach to teaching, striking a nice balance between teaching simply what one needs to know for the exams to a very high level and also expanding upon points to further stir pupils interests and to provide them with a higher degree of understanding of their subjects than is strictly necessary which is beneficial in their university years. This is what I have found at least! Throughout senior school up until VI-form class sizes tend to be around 20/22 boys for each subject, with very interactive teaching the order of the day. This is present to an even greater degree in the VI-form, when class sizes (depending upon subject) can range from anything as low as 1 boy per class to a maximum of about 13 boys. This leads to plenty of close up teaching and discussion. Staff are also very available and approachable at any time, boys always being able to find them in their classrooms, offices or the staff common room if they so wish.

College Counseling

Every class has it's own form tutor at the school who takes the register every....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school holds it's own admission exam that consists of maths, English, science, and logic....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

There is a very high 'quality of life' at the school with good discipline and care being shown by all. The school site is very clean and boys tend to be well dressed, thanks largely to 'the marshall' who's main purpose in life is to pounce on any boy seen littering, or walking around with their shirt untucked etc. The library and computer labs are always easily available throughout the day as are each classes form room, which they may use at lunchtimes, breaks etc. The school is set in the pleasant town of Warwick on the banks of the river....

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