Most of the students in Oxford come to this University after high school and then College in the UK. There are several types of colleges, preparing for University: Sixth Form College; Tutorial College; International College.
The decision whether or not to send a child or teenager to study in the UK largely depends on your ability and desires. The initial pre-school education in the UK begins with 3-4 years, but, as a rule, foreign students begin to study in England at the age of 14 years. In this case, within two years, the student receives a compulsory basic secondary education, before going to one of the above-described program-level A-level. There are several types of colleges, preparing for University: Sixth Form College; Tutorial College; International College.
Secondary education in the UK means a few years rather expensive stay in a foreign country. So it all depends on the personal readiness of children and parents to go this route.
The advantages of this choice are: many British schools more purposefully prepare for admission to elite British universities. Besides, before the student will begin to integrate into the environment and improve the language. Foreign students have the opportunity to live in the home or in special boarding at the school, where they provided all the necessary conditions.
It is useful also to note that applicants who have lived 3 or more years in the UK, pay tuition at Oxford is about 2 times lessthan newly arrived foreigners.