The following rates apply from January 1st 2013. Subsequently, charges will be reviewed on January 1st of each year. Advice on credit facilities, whereby fees may be paid in monthly instalments, can be obtained on request.
In calculating the overall cost of a course, it should be borne in mind that GCSEs at Bartholomews are often completed in just three terms, and A levels in three or four terms, instead of the normal six terms at most schools. Furthermore any individual tuition missed through illness or other unavoidable absence may sometimes be made good without additional cost. It should be noted, however, that hours of tuition may never be transferred from one term or from one student to another. In addition it should be assumed that refunds are not made under any circumstances, including in the event of reading weeks, suspension or expulsion.
Invoices are submitted termly in advance in respect of tuition, examinations and accommodation and are due at least fourteen days before the first day of tuition in each term, or by return of post, whichever is the later. The one exception to this is that, if parents prefer, fees for any student in their very first term may be settled in two equal instalments, the first as stated above and the second by the mid-way point of that term. Please note that those taking advantage of credit facilities, or settling accounts by any method other than at least full-termly in advance, may need to provide details for credit reference purposes.
For all students the initial registration fee is £47. Parents may choose to receive accounts either based on standard full-time rates or according to the actual number of hours anticipated to be required in any given term. In general, the former method is the more economical for those on full-time courses. Students registering on a part-time basis must enrol for a minimum of one hour per week of individual tuition and for at least ten weeks.
Standard Termly Tuition Charges
The rates given below cover all group and individual tuition, except for science practicals, considered reasonably necessary under normal circumstances, for the equivalent of up to four A levels or eight GCSEs, in terms each of ten weeks’ duration.
|Either||Annually in advance||£17,500|
For terms of between five and ten weeks in duration, costs may be calculated on a pro rata basis. For terms of greater than ten weeks, and for years greater than 30 weeks, a charge of £300 per additional week should be added. When the amount of tuition required is greater than normal, it may be necessary to calculate costs on an individual basis.
Hourly Tuition Charges
Those attending on a short-term or part-time basis may find it more economical to receive accounts according to the exact number of hours of tuition required in each term. On this basis the hourly rate for individual tuition is £55 for terms comprising 100 hours or more, £60 for terms comprising fifty hours or more, or £65 for terms comprising less than fifty hours. However, as for those electing for standard termly charges, it should be borne in mind that this also covers the cost of personal supervision, help with university applications and other facilities available to students at the College. Each hour of individual tuition may be converted into two hours of group tuition without extra cost being incurred, but supplementary accounts may be issued in arrears, should the overall amount of tuition exceed that originally anticipated.
Fees For Science, Art & Photography Practicals
Science practicals for AS and A2 coursework or examination units are charged at £400 per unit involved, normally in the term that the appropriate examination entry is made. Those for GCSEs are charged at £200 per single subject entry. The same charges, £400 per AS or A level and £200 per GCSE, are made in Art and Photography at corresponding times, to cover the additional costs involved in the administration, moderation and invigilation of these subjects.
|Linear GCSEs||£70 per single subject entry|
|2-unit GCSEs||£36 per unit|
|3-unit GCSEs||£24 per unit|
|4-unit GCSEs||£18 per unit|
|1-unit AS or A2s||£90 per unit|
|2-unit AS or A2s||£45 per unit|
|3-unit AS or A2s||£30 per unit|
Double subjects are charged at twice the single subject entry fee and half-units are charged at half the single unit fee. For other examinations, costs are quoted separately on request.
For entries made at another centre and then transferred to Bartholomews, charges are made at half the rates given above, plus any additional fees payable to the examining boards. Charges for external candidates, when accepted, and in other unusual circumstances, such as when students request their own private examination room and invigilator, are costed on an individual basis.
Late Entries, Re-marks and Script Return Fees
Additional costs for examinations may be incurred for late entries and re-marks. Application for the return of examination scripts can only be processed on receipt of written request and payment in advance, being £20 per original script and £30 for a quick-response photocopy and teacher report where possible.
For those requiring accommodation to be arranged for them by the College, a deposit of £200 is required at the time of registration. This is refundable at the end of the course, providing that all other costs have been cleared. Payment may then be made either through Bartholomews or directly to landlords. An administration fee of £100 is charged for any term in which new accommodation is arranged, but subsequently only for terms in which payment is made through the College.