15 - 19
Prep / Senior (Co-ed)
Founded in 1970
A-Level & GSCE
Hurtwood House, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey
Key Information & Geographic location in the UK
Hurtwood House is a private co-educational sixth-form school for students aged between 15 and 19. Located in Dorking, Surrey, it occupies an Edwardian country house set in extensive grounds.
Hurtwood’s reputation is built on its academic excellence on both traditional and creative subjects
Hurtwood prepares students in a wide range of subjects and a great flexibility of choice. Students can choose from 22 A-level subjects with any combination by their own strengths and passions. All A-level courses are fully linear and are examined at the end of the two-year course.
In 2019, 53% of all the grades achieved by its students were A* or A, Over 80% of grades were A*, A and B.
As for overseas students or those in needs, the school also offers a limited number of GCSE subjects as a one-year foundation course. Students can take up to five GCSE subjects; a minimum of four-and-a-half hours teaching is provided in each subject each week. Class sizes are very small to ensure in-depth communication.
Regarding language skill, the school provides alternative choice for overseas students - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It aims to equip international students for life after Hurtwood. ESOL classes provide students with the essential language building blocks including grammar and vocabulary, consider a wide range of topics and prepare students thoroughly for their IELTS examination.
Students are leaving the school for Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, UCL, LSE, Bristol, Warwick, Bath and Durham.
Boarding and Pastoral Care for students:
Students live in one of five country houses or their lodges, some of which are on the campus and some nearby. To take care of students, each house has a Housemaster who lives in and a team of House Tutors. Students will have a study bedroom which is shared with the other student, there are some singles for second year students and a few triples.
Sport plays an important part in Hurtwood life. There is a full non-compulsory programme of sports and other activities every afternoon. The school also offers an Enigma Programme, providing experiential learning experience ranging from recreation and lifestyle to fitness and creative and performing arts on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Students have outing opportunities to attend conferences and visit exhibitions, theatres, museums and galleries, sports tournaments, outdoor education weekends and subject-related European excursions.
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School Ranking 2019
A-Level A* - A
A-Level A* - B
GCSE 9 - 7
GCSE 9 - 4
Year 7 - £
Year 8 - £
Year 9 - £
Year 10 - £44,622
Year 11 - £44,622
Year 12 - £44,622
Year 13 - £44,622
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