>> Schools in Scotland>Glenalmond College
School:Glenalmond College
Type of School: day&boarding school for boys&girls
Age range: 12-18
Number of students: 375
Number of boarders: 300
International Students: 22%
Teacher:pupil ratio: 1:7
Annual boarding fees: 32229-33840(GBP/Year)
Website: http://www.glenalmondcollege.co.uk
Detail

Founded in 1847, Glenalmond College is one of the UK’s leading full board-ing schools. The 300-acre campus is located close to the Highlands of Scotland, only one hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Glenalmond follows the English curriculum leading to GCSE in the Fifth Form and A Levels in the Sixth Form. A good number of pupils each year gain places at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

80% of pupils are full boarders, and only 5% of pupils are from China or Hong Kong.

Academic Profile
Pupils study for GCSE and A Level qualifications. In 2015 the A Level pass rate was 99% with 32% at A* or A grade. 

Universities
Almost half of Glenalmond students go on to Oxbridge or Russell Group universities, which are the leading universities in the UK. Over 98% of Glenalmond students go on to University or Higher Education.
 
Oxbridge
Each year a number of students achieve places at Oxford or Cambridge universities. In a typical year, between 5% and 10% of Glenalmond stu-dents achieve Oxbridge places.


A Level and GCSE Subjects
GCSE
Core subjects: Maths, English (language and literature), French, Combined Science (or Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Options (three to be chosen): Art, Drama, Geography, German, History, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Technology
A Level
 Art & Design, Biology, Business,Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, French, Further Maths, Geography, German, Greek, History, History of Art, Latin, Maths, Music, Music Technology, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Religious Studies, Spanish, Design Technology
Facilities
Glenalmond has eight boarding houses, five for boys and three for girls. With a campus of 300 acres, we offer a full range of sporting activities including rugby, basketball, cricket, football, netball, hockey, lacrosse, shooting, sailing, climbing and squash. We have our own swimming pool and 9-hole golf course on the campus. We also have purpose-built Science, Art, Design Technology and Music schools and a 300-seat Theatre.


Student Profile

Li Cheng
“As my first language is not English, it wasn’t easy at first, but I got lots of help from my teachers and I took EAL (English as an Addi-tional Language) lessons too. My English has got better and better. I’m studying Maths, Further Maths and Physics – Maths and Further Maths are easier as you don’t need too much English, but I have needed extra support from staff to understand the con-cepts of Physics. There are students at Gle-nalmond from many different places, and I have friends here from the UK, Germany and France. It’s a great place to study.”
Li Cheng went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Warwick University after completing his A Levels at Glenalmond College.


Address:
Glenalmond College, Perth PH1 3RY
Tel: 01738 84200001738 842000     Email: info@registrar@glenalmondcollege.co.uk
www.glenalmondcollege.co.uk   

Location: 
Perth, Scotland
Edinburgh / Glasgow – 1 hour