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Canford School

Dukes International Summer School

The Dukes International summer school is ideal for international students who want to improve their English and experience life in one of the most stunning boarding school campuses in the UK. Canford School has fantastic facilities including 20 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course and theatre.  The Academic Programme offers English courses as well as introduction programmes in Business and International Relations. Two immersive courses are also available, English through Football and English through Acting. There is also a general academic Summer Study Programme available with coures in English Literature, History, Science and Creative Writing  A range of afternoon and evening activities are available to all students, along with two full day excursions per week.

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Bournemouth
Ages: 11 to 15     Start dates: 09,23,30 July 2018    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
3 weeks - £4350
4 weeks - £5600
5 weeks - £7250

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Oxbridge Preparation

Oxbridge Preparation

If you excel academically and have the drive to succeed, you may be considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge. These institutions are among the most selective universities in the world so it’s all about academic ability, potential and commitment. This course will help students to understand what sets Oxbridge apart from other universities and what the application process entails. The programme will also be useful for students considering other top universities such as London School of Economics, Imperial College London, University College London, Durham University and others.This programme is run by Cardiff 6th Form College, which has topped the independent school league tables for the past 6 years, and whose students regularly receive offers from Oxford and Cambridge. This special programme includes classes to push students beyond the confines of their 6th form studies, encouraging them to approach subjects form different angles and challenge themselves to think outside the box. There are special sessions on writing an effective personal statement, preparing for Oxbridge subject tests (eg STEP) and intensive one to one interview practice. Accommodation is provided in fantastic new residences in central Cardiff, the capital city of Wales which offers a huge range of cultural and sporting activities. There is a full programme of activities and excursions included.

Location: Cardiff
Ages: 14 to 19     Start dates: 24 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Full board in single rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2800
2 weeks + 1 week of Academic Programme - £3,500
2 weeks + 2 weeks of Academic Programme - £4.000

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Concord College Oxbridge Programme

Oxbridge Summer School

Concord College is a prestigious independent school, which welcomes students from all over the world into their vibrant and varied community. Concord College’s main term students have an impressive record of offers from top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and University College London and these preparation courses will support motivated, academically gifted students to realise their ambitions. This programme is designed by Concord's own Oxbridge-educated teaching professionals and will help students aged 16-18 demonstrate their full potential during any university selection process.  It will include:

  • Lectures and master classes from world-class subject specialists from Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities
  • University admissions tests preparation, including BMAT, UKCAT, LNAT, MAT, TSA, STEP, PAT, HAT
  • Interview practice, including MMI training for medics and UCAS application support

There are 4 options available: Law, Medicine, Humanities & Social and Political Science and Computer Studies, Engineering and Maths. Accommodation is provided within the superb grounds, with 24 hour supervision to ensure student safety and wellbeing.

Organisation: Concord College
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 16 to 18     Start dates: 1, 15. 29 July, 12 August 2018    Duration: 12 days
Accommodation: Single Study Bedrooms
Fees: £3650

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Concord College Science Summer School

Science Summer School

Concord College is a prestigious independent school, which welcomes students from all over the world into their vibrant and varied community. Students between the ages of 10 and 17 enjoy fabulous facilities on the safe 80 acre campus set in the heart of the English countryside. The Science Summer School offers students aged 13-17 the chance to study 2 subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Maths in preparation for GCSE and A-Level study. Younger children study Biology, Chemistry and Physics in a fun and safe environment. Concord takes care to nurture the individuality of each student to develop their self-confidence and support them to achieve academic success. The summer programme includes a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities, and is inclusive of on-site activities and weekly excursions. First Aid, Golf, Mountain Biking, Tennis and Horse riding are also available at an extra cost. Accommodation is provided within the superb grounds, with 24 hour supervision to ensure student safety and wellbeing.

Organisation: Concord College
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 10 to 17     Start dates: 2-25 July; 28 July - 19 Aug    Duration: 3.5 or 3 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: £3650

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D'Overbroeck's

Summer Boarding Course

The d'Overbroeck's Summer English Course is an innovative advanced English language course which encourages students to use English in authentic, real-life situations. Lessons, activities and trips are built on a specific weekly theme (Science & Technology, Communication & Culture, Business & Marketing, Psychology & Sport) so that you get the chance to practise and develop your language skills outside the classroom. Students are taught in groups (with a maximum of 11 students per class), in the school’s premises in the beautiful university city of Oxford. Accommodation is either in a student residence or with a local host family. There is a full social programme and Oxford offers a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Organisation: Bucksmore Education
Location: Oxford
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 10 July -17 August 2018    Duration: 2 - 4 weeks
Accommodation: College Accommodation or Homestay
Fees: £1460 per week

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Dulwich College - Advanced GYL

Advanced Global Young Leaders

DULWICH COLLEGE ADVANCED GLOBAL YOUNG LEADERS

Advanced Global Young Leaders Advanced GYL is designed to equip students with the skills required for entry into top universities globally and develop their confidence and independence. This course introduces students to the British Parliamentary debating format used in the World and European University Debating Championships. The PPE course works alongside the debating course to enable students to critically engage with the world around them. The course is open to 14-17-year-old native speakers and those with Upper Intermediate and Advanced level of English, prior debating experience preferred.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Dulwich College
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 9,23 July 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite bedrooms
Fees: £2650

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Dulwich College - GYL

Global Young Leaders - Debating & Critical Thinking

Now in its twelfth year, Global Young Leaders is a premium debate and communication course for students aged 12 to 17. The skills learned can be applied to wider academic study, and careers in business, the Law and leadership in general. Annually, participants from various countries are coached and mentored by staff recruited from elite academic institutions. Small class sizes allow Global Young Leaders to emulate the formula of Oxford and Cambridge supervisions and empower students to make enormous progress within two engaging weeks. The course includes a varied social programme and 2 full day excursions per week to London, Oxford and Cambridge. The Advanced programme includes lessons in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: London
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 9, 23 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2650

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Headington School

Headington Oxford Summer School

The Headington Oxford Summer School is perfect for older teenagers who wish to improve their English, whilst experiencing life at one of the most prestigious schools in the UK. Only a 15 minute walk from the historic city centre, Headington is a fantastic school and provides a great stepping stone into college programmes or further study. Headington Oxford Summer School offers students 15 hours of English tuition per week.  Students can choose between our General English and Summer Study courses.All classes are multinational with a maximum of 15 students per class and focus on key skills needed in 21st century, including communication, collaboration, research and presentation skills. At the end of the course all students will give a short presentation in English. Optional afternoon adctivites include Art & Design, Dance, Adventure Activities and English speaking and writing. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 13 to 16     Start dates: 16,30 July, 6 August    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
3 weeks - £4350
4 weeks - £5800
5 weeks - £7250

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ICS Summer Courses

ICS Conversational English Programme

Unique course for 14-17 years old students that focuses on natural conversation. It combines English language tuition with guided London excursions where students use the language skills they developed in real situations. Each week there will be a different theme, such as history, culture, environment, art. The students will spend morning in the classroom following by the trip into the city after lunch. Places of visit will depend on the theme for that particular week. The length of the programme is 1-4 weeks. 

Sample timetable: https://www.icschool.co.uk/1018-secondary

Accomodation is located 8 minutes’ walk away from Star Street campus, at University of London (UL) Residence. The residence is composed of 28 single rooms and 32 twin rooms. It has a large play room (table football, ping pong table… etc) and is also close to the Seymour leisure centre and other fun sports facilities for late afternoon and evening activities.  

 

Organisation: ICS
Location: 21 Star Street, London W2 1 QB
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 25 June to 24 August    Duration: 1-4 weeks
Accommodation: Single or twin bedrooms
Fees: £595 per week non-residential
£1195 per week Residential

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ICS Summer Courses

ICS English School Experience Programme

Topic based, each week there is a different topic. It means children will not repeat the same lesson or excursion no matter when they arrive and how long they stay with us. Children age 5+ will have an excursion once a week within school hours, connected to the topic they discuss during that particular week.

Sample timetables here:

For ages 3-4 years: https://www.icschool.co.uk/34-nursery

For ages 5-7 years: https://www.icschool.co.uk/57-lower-primary

For ages 8-9 years: https://www.icschool.co.uk/89-upper-primary

For ages 10-17 years: https://www.icschool.co.uk/1018-secondary

Students age 11-17 have option to be residential or day student:

Students age 3-9 years would be located at the ICS Primary School located at 7b Wyndham Place, W1H 1PN, a 5 minute walk from Baker Street Tube Station.

Students 10-17 years would be located at the ICS Secondary School located at 21 Star Street, London W2 1QB, a short walk from Edgware Road and Paddington stations.

Accomodation for ages 11-17 is located 8 minutes’ walk away from Star Street campus, at University of London (UL) Residence. The residence is composed of 28 single rooms and 32 twin rooms. It has a large play room (table football, ping pong table… etc) and is also close to the Seymour leisure centre and other fun sports facilities for late afternoon and evening activities.  

 

Organisation: ICS
Location: London
Ages: 3 to 17     Start dates: 25 June -23 August    Duration: 1-9 weeks
Accommodation: Single or twin bedrooms
Fees: Non-residential £595 per week
Residential ages 11-17 £1195 per week

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Lord Wandsworth College

Pre A Level / IB Course

This is a superbly organized academic course designed for international students who are entering a British boarding school to start A Levels or the IB, or who would like a “taste” of British education for the summer. The course includes 10 hours per week of intensive English language plus Drama as well as up to 10 other subjects. There is a full programme of cultural visits, sports and social activities. A highlight is the opportunity to interact with British student hosts, providing plenty of chances to practise speaking English and make friends. The course includes a formal dinner and dance.  This is a full- time course with activities every day, including weekends. It is run by Etherton Education, founded in 2002 and with an excellent reputation for preparing students for study in UK schools.

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Hampshire
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 09, 22 July, 05 August 2018    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation:
Fees: 2 weeks - £2680
4 weeks - £4960
6 weeks - £7440
8 weeks - £9920

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Moreton Hall - Intensive Academic

Intensive Academic

This intensive academic course provides a boarding experience for international students. It also offers ideal GCSE and A Level preparation for those who plan to study at a UK boarding school. The course includes 30 hours of lessons a week taught in small classes (maximum of 12) by experienced EAL trained staff . There is an iIntensive focus on the English language requirements for studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Business Studies and Economics. There is also a full and varied activities and sporting programme.

Organisation: Moreton Hall
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 3 July, every Monday    Duration: 2-9 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees: £1060 per week (min 2 weeks)

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Oxford College Summer School

Oxford College Summer School

Oxford College Summer School takes place across two Oxford University campuses.  With a variety of English language and subject courses available, alongside university preparation workshops, the summer school provides a fantastic platform for students wanting to study in the UK. The programme consists of 22 hours of tuition per week, including General English and a choice from a range of academic options; Business & Leadership, History of Art, Medicine, Philosophy, Law, Natural Sciences, English Literature & Creative Writing, Politics & Economics and International Relations. The summer school includes a variety of social and cultural activites for fun and relaxation. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 2, 16, 30 July    Duration: 2,4 or 6 weeks
Accommodation: Single, twin or triple study rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3700
4 weeks - £7400
6 weeks - £11,100

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St Edmund's College

Summer School

The educational experience provided by St Edmund’s College Summer School is intended to compliment your child's teaching and learning at home. The Summer School was founded in 1996 and takes place on the historic campus of this Catholic boarding school. The course offers new learning opportunities through exciting projects, theatre, educational visits, option courses and activities all designed to challenge and extend personal development and language competence. Native speakers and bilingual students are welcome.The course provides 20 hours of class based teaching per week plus educational excursions and theatre visits. There are a range of specialist option courses including Horse Riding, Scuba Diving, sports and examination preparation.

The school has three divisions 11+ Middle School 14+ Senior School and 16+.

External examinations offered are IESOL B1-C2 City & Guilds and IELTS.

The courses are ideal for highly motivated children wanting an interesting challenge or those preparing to enter a UK boarding school.

Location: Ware
Ages: 11 to 17     Start dates: 9-29 July, 9-19 July, 30 July- 19 Aug    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £3300, 6 wk £6400,

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St.Clare's International School

IB Introduction Course

St. Clare’s International School is located in the beautiful city of Oxford, which is famous around the world as a centre for academic excellence. St. Clare’s has been an IB World School for over 35 years. Developed by the Diploma teachers at St. Clare’s, this unique three week course is designed for students who are about to start a full IB programme. There is a different subject emphasis each week: Week 1. Maths and Humanities, Week 2. Science and Arts, Week 3. Language and Literature.  The course includes study visits to Oxford museums and colleges, lectures on international affairs, global issues, politics and development, Theory of Knowledge lectures, an introduction to Creativity, Action and Service and expert careers advice.  

Organisation: St. Clare's, Oxford
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 3 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation:
Fees: 3 weeks - £3840

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Taunton School - Junior Course

Academic Summer School - Junior

The Junior Academic course offers young students a fun and hands on learning experience. Specially designed to engage young learners, this course offers a range of stimulating learning experiences in English.

Class sizes are small (maximum 10 students per class) and students are taught by specialist teachers, offering a range of subjects from Art, DT and Performing Arts to Science, Mathematics, ICT and Humanities. Students will receive 15 hours of English plus 10 hours of other academic subjects per week.

Aimed at encouraging experiential and thematic learning, students will spend at least one afternoon a week outside the classroom on project work in the local environment. Fun, active and stimulating, this course will build confidence in communicative English as well as preparing students academically.

This course is ideal as a stand-alone course for students who wish to boost their English level and confidence or for those wishing to enter into the British independent school system.

Students also enjoy a busy activities schedule with sports, games, activities and trips leaving them with a British experience they will never forget!

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 30 June, 21 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £3900

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Taunton School - Science, Technology & Engineering

Science, Technology & Engineering

This course is Ideal for those who are interested in modern technology.

With a maximum class size of 15 students, this two-week programme offers a really exciting opportunity for girls and boys, aged 13 – 17, who are interested in modern science and technology.

Three hours of English lessons take place each day, designed to develop students’ proficiency in all four skills areas of the English language: reading, writing, listening and speaking are all afforded appropriate teaching and learning time, along with vocabulary and pronunciation development.

Complementing the English lessons, students have two hours each day of highly practical and hands on tuition in Science, Technology & Engineering. During their studies, students will investigate, experiment, design and even construct a product, thus following a process from an initial idea to its final completion. For example, they may design and build an app, develop a programme, design a product or explore robotics.

Students are able to use the fantastic facilities at Taunton School to support their learning, including a state of the art IT suite, large and well-equipped science labs and outstanding DT workshops with laser cutters and 3D printers.

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 30 June, 14, 28 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2000

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Taunton School - Senior Course

Academic Summer School - Senior

The Senior Academic course is aimed at all those aspiring and motivated students who want to be challenged and have a deeper learning experience.

Each day in classes, students are taught three hours of intensive English with two hours of other academic subjects and we expect our students to be ambitious and willing to work hard.

Students benefit from small class sizes (maximum 10 students per class), with many of our year-round subject-specialist teachers providing the highest quality education. Students will receive 15 hours of English plus 10 hours of other academic subjects per week.

Classes focus on academic rigour and are complemented by lessons and lectures involving motivational speakers and study skills practice.

At the end of the three-week course, all students sit an external English examination leading to certification.

In the evenings, students enjoy a full and varied recreational timetable with sports and activities to complement their learning.

Excursions are seen as an integral part of the Summer School programme and are included at weekends. Our trips are designed to extend the classroom curriculum and to provide exciting and enriching cultural experiences.

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 30 June, 21 July    Duration: 3,6 or 9 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared rooms
Fees:
£3900
10 days £1500 pre gcse course

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Wellington School - Junior Academic

Junior Academic Course

This course is suitable for international students aged 10-12 years old, and now runs alongside the Pre-GCSE course. The Junior Course runs similarly to the Pre-GCSE, but there is an additional half day of a local excursion. Some of these trips may include indoor and outdoor climbing, caving, water raft building, and coastal walks. There is also less homework (3-4 rather than 6 hours) and 26 hours a week for the academic timetable, rather than 30. There is a full programme of cultural visits, sports and social activities. A highlight is the opportunity to interact with British student hosts, providing plenty of chances to practise speaking English and make friends. The course includes a formal dinner and dance.  This is a full- time course with activities every day, including weekends. It is run by Etherton Education, founded in 2002 and with an excellent reputation for preparing students for study in UK schools.

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Somerset
Ages: 10 to 12     Start dates: 09, 22 July, 5 Aug 2018    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: Boarding House - shared roooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2680
4 weeks - £4960
6 weeks - £7440
8 weeks - £9920

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Wellington School - pre GCSE Course

Pre - GCSE Course

This course is suitable for international students who may be planning to enter a British boarding school, or who would like a "taste" of British education for the summer. The course includes intensive English language and English through Drama, as well as a range of other subjects. There is a full programme of cultural visits, sports and social activities. A highlight is the opportunity to interact with British student hosts, providing plenty of chances to practise speaking English and make friends. This is a full-time course with activities every day, including weekends. It is run by Etherton Education, founded in 2002 and with an excellent reputation for preparing students for study in UK schools.

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 15     Start dates: 09, 22, July, 5 August 2018    Duration: 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2680
4 weeks - £4960
6 weeks - £7440
8 weeks - £9920

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Wycombe Abbey - Intensive Academic

Intensive Academic plus Activity

Courses provide a balance of elements to suit the needs of each candidate. Subjects offered include; English, Maths, Science and STEM subjects. Each day is taken up with four  90 minute sessions covering a range of subjects. Classes are taught in small groups of 12-15 pupils and teachers have a good understanding of the UK boarding environment. Pupils can also receive intensive tuition in Maths, English and Science with the focus on improving performance in entrance examinations and interviews for UK boarding schools.

Evening activities and a programme of excursions including Oxford, Cambridge and London provide both variety and an insight into the admissions process for these famous universities.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Buckinghamshire
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 9, 23 July    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
4 weeks - £5000

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