Jacopo, from Italy, immediately felt right at home attending a classic high school in the United Kingdom.
School DescriptionPortsmouth College is a modern college located in the lively city of Portsmouth on the south coast of England. The college offers a mixture of academic and vocational courses and students are involved in many activities designed to broaden their education with the E6 programme. The E6 programme is unique to Portsmouth College and offers a 6-strand initiative focusing on Enterprise, Employability, Experience, Extension, Exercise and Exploration. The college innovates with the use of iPads in lessons and offers a wide range of courses from immersive one-term placements through to full-time A level study programmes. Students at Portsmouth College receive first-class teaching which leads to fantastic exam results.
Sports & Arts
The College Sports Academy runs not only the traditional team sports in areas like football, rugby, hockey, netball, badminton and basketball, but also a range of exercise classes and individual participation sports such as Zumba, futsal, table tennis and boxercise. The Portsmouth College Football Academy has won competitions both locally and abroad, and the Elite Football qualification gives students who are already playing at club level the chance to broaden their skills and understanding. Students who are interested in music and the performing arts also have a whole host of opportunities available to them at the college, including learning an instrument, making use of the college recording studio and taking part in the Rock Challenge.
Portsmouth College has a progressive timetable which runs from 9.55am – 4pm, with one lesson in the morning and one in the afternoon, allowing for deeper learning. Lunch is at the same time for every student, no matter what they study, which means everyone has more time to catch up with friends. Portsmouth College has a dedicated International Team and a dedicated Welfare Team, who support international students throughout their stay at the college and ensure they settle into the college community with ease.
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Students should apply through Educatius. If they pass a Skype interview with the school, they will then receive an offer letter.
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Hi guys! Here I am to tell you all about my experience on the Soft Landing Camp in London. For those who don't know what it is, it's a three-day camp, during which you stay together with all the other Educatius UK exchange students, from all over the world.
Leaving your country and your family to live in a foreign country with complete strangers is a brave choice, but it can also bring something very good to your life. Even though families in Ireland are very different from Italian ones, they are amazing too.
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