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Department of Education Scholarship for sixth form study at the United World College of the Atlantic (Atlantic College) 6 March 2008

The Department of Education is again offering an Island sixth-form student the opportunity to study at “Atlantic College” from September 2008.

The College is situated on the South coast of Wales in St Donat’s Castle and was founded in 1962 by Kurt Hahn, who believed that the college should provide the type of atmosphere which would draw out of the students a greater range of talents than they realised they possessed. Furthermore, he regarded the age group of 16 - 19 years as the age of idealism.

The Scholarship will cover the cost of board and tuition for the two-year pre-university sixth-form course, which leads to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The International Baccalaureate is accepted by major universities in most countries of the world including the UK, as a valid university entrance examination. It requires a broad base of study in the following six fields -

a mother tongue language;

a second language;

a study of individuals and societies;

experimental sciences and technology; mathematics;

art (including visual art, music and theatre art).

These areas of study are bound together within the International Baccalaureate through the theory of knowledge and the concept of community service and activity. All students and staff at Atlantic College are fully committed to the principle and practice of service to others. Details of the Atlantic College Scholarship are available through the five Department of Education secondary schools on the Island.

Any sixteen-year-old student attending Ballakermeen High School, Castle Rushen High School, Queen Elizabeth II High School, Ramsey Grammar School or St Ninian's High School who is thinking of progressing to sixth-form study and university entrance, and who is enthused by the ideals of international study and community service, should make initial contact over this scholarship through the Headteacher of their school. The closing date for applications will be Friday 11 April 2008.

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