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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.. 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: 10,24,31 July    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2700
3 weeks - £4050
4 weeks - £5400
5 weeks - £6750

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Academic

Academic Summer School

The programme has been developed mainly for students aged 14+ who will be progressing into full time education in UK institutions, either immediately upon completion or in the following year. It is equally suitable as a pre-GCSE or pre-A-Level course and will serve either as a head-start or as a comprehensive revision programme. Apart from intensive English language preparation, students will also be taught core academic subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Economics), to help them to adjust to specific demands of British education.This programme is run by Cardiff Sixth Form College, which has topped the independent school league tables for the past 5 years, and has been designed to prepare students for entering leading UK schools. The programme combines intensive English language study with classes across a range of key academic subjects (Maths, Bilogy, Physics, Chemistry, Economics). 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, 31 July, 7 August    Duration: 2,3,4 weeks
Accommodation: College Accommodation - SIngle rooms with all meals. 24 hour supervision.
Fees: 2 weeks - £2250
3 weeks - £3050
4 weeks - £3700

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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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CCSS

Academic Summer School

The Academic Summer School is a perfect all round introduction for international students into what it’s like to live and study at an independent college in the UK. Over two weeks, the school delivers a personal, tailor-made experience for each student, blending expert English Language teaching with academic courses to give the very best introduction to subject lessons and fantastic cultural, social and sporting activities. Academic options include Maths and Science, Fashion, Art, Media and Photography and Business and Economics. We enhance students’ learning by taking them to some of Cambridge’s many museums and galleries. We also visit London for a day of sightseeing, as well as finishing the course with a fun residential activity holiday.

Location: Cambridge
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: contact us for details    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: College Accommodation - sIngle or shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2500

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Chelsea Independent College

Academic Summer Course

Academic Summer Courses at Chelsea Independent College offer students the opportunity to explore their favourite subjects in more depth, improve their English language skills and gain an insight into their chosen career fields. Courses are available in Art & Design, Business & Finance, Engineering & IT, Law, Politics & International Relations, Media & Communication and Medicine. 

Small, informal study groups create a collaborative environment in which students experience studying at one of London’s best sixth form colleges. Our specialist course tutors assess their potential and offer expert advice on options for the future. Interactive workshops and seminars with leading professionals provide valuable opportunities for students to receive further career insight and guidance.

Students can also have fun experiencing life in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, as well as the opportunity to visit London’s world-class museums and cultural attractions with fellow students from around the world

Organisation: Astrum Education
Location: London
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 2, 16, 30 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single or Shared en-suite study bedrooms
Fees: £2750

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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: 2,16,30 July    Duration: 12 days
Accommodation: Single Study Bedrooms
Fees: £3500

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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: 2-27 July; 30 July - 27 Aug    Duration: 3.5 or 3 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: July - £3800 (12+) £3980 (under 12)
August - £3220 (12+) £3800 (under 12)

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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: 4,11, 18 July    Duration: 2 - 4 weeks
Accommodation: College Accommodation or Homestay
Fees: 2 weeks - £2500
3 weeks - £3750
4 weeks - £5000


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Dulwich College - GYL

Global Young Leaders - Debating & Critical Thinking

Now in its tenth 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: 10, 24 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees:
2 weeks - £2550

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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. The academic programme is tailored to English Language development and specifically designed to engage this older age group. The course includes a range of afternoon and evening activities as well as two full day excursions each week.

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 13 to 16     Start dates: 17,31 July, 7 August    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2700
3 weeks - £4050
4 weeks - £5400
5 weeks - £6750

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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: 10, 23 July, 6 Aug 2017    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation:
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
4 weeks - £4600
6 weeks - £6900
8 weeks - £9200

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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: £1030 per week (min 2 weeks)

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Moreton Hall - Science & Maths

Advanced Science & Maths Course

The course is designed for students applying to the top universities for courses in pure and applied sciences, mathematics, econopmics, dentistry, medicine and engineering.  Students work in the school's new Medical Science Centre and there are workshops on personal statement writing and interview technique.

Organisation: Moreton Hall
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 16 to 18     Start dates: 17 August 2017    Duration: 1 week
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees: £1100

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Oxford College Summer School

Oxford College Summer School

The Oxford College Summer School is based across two Oxford University Campuses; Wycliffe Hall and St Hugh’s.  Students experience one of England’s great university cities through its inspiring architecture and history, while expanding their horizons and academic possibilities through the lectures and seminars offered at the college. Students can study General English or one of our academic electives including; International Relations, Philosophy, Business & Leadership, Politics & Economics, Law, Medicine and English Literature & Creative Writing. These courses are perfect for developing fluency, critical thinking and discussion skills in preparation for further academic study.  Students are  given space for independent study, allowing them to take responsibility for their own learning and preparing them for university culture. All courses include a full programme of social activities and excursions. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 3,17,31 July    Duration: 2,4,6 weeks
Accommodation: Single or Twin study bedrooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3300
4 weeks - £6600
6 weeks - £9900

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Oxford Preparation College

Oxford Preparation College

The Oxford Preparation College offers a fantastic university preparation programme for students aged 15-17, right in the centre of Oxford. The course is for international students with an Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English and gives students the opportunity to live and study at a prestigious University of Oxford college.

Students can pick from three programmes of study at the college, depending on their chosen focus: SAT Preparation, IELTS Preparation or University Preparation. Each of these programmes includes 27 hours of tuition per week and will allow students to refine their academic literacy skills in a variety of areas: academic writing, critical responses to texts, critical thinking, presentation skills, and research methods. They will gain a broader understanding of academic practice that will assist them in applying to any university, in the UK or internationally.

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 3 July, 24 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: £5850

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Oxford Summer Academy

Oxford Summer Academy

We offer bright 15-19 year olds from all over the world the chance to see what university life is really like and discover what degree course is right for them. The Oxford Summer Academy is the complete package, offering academic, extra-curricular, social and cultural activities. Students will stay in a medieval University of Oxford college, studying the subjects that interest them, in very small groups. They will also get to explore Oxford, London and other top English attractions. Best of all, this will be alongside like-minded students, leading to great new friendships. Described by a previous student as the best time of their life.

Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 19     Start dates: 25 Jun, 9 Jul    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: Oxford University college room
Fees: 2 weeks - £3995
4 weeks - £7800

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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: 30 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £2900 - £3100

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Taunton School - Junior Course

Junior Summer School

This Junior Summer School is a specialist academic preparation course for students aged 7-12. This course is based in Taunton's International Middle School using all their excellent facilities.  The teachers are qualified primary school teachers who have an understanding of the way that younger children learn and play. Students study a range of subjects and will take a Young Learners or International ESOL English exam at the end of their course.  There are trips and excursions as part of their lessons and a full programme of sports and cultural activities as well as integration with British day students.

Location: Somerset
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 1, 22 July, 12 Aug 2017    Duration: 3,6 or 9 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £3600
6 weeks - £7200
9 weeks - £10,800

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Taunton School - Senior Course

Senior Summer School

The Taunton School Senior Summer School is ideal for students who are preparing for exams or are going on to a British boarding school. The Senior Summer courses in July and August are for students between the ages of 13 and 17, and combine intensive English tuition with other academic subjects.This course is excellent preparation for GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma. Students take an  ESOL examination at the end of their course. Lessons are complemented by a full leisure programme including sports as well as a varied programme of activities and excursions to local cities and places of interest. The Summer School is very popular, as it provides a well-supervised, structured and academic course in a safe environment.

Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 1, 22 July, 12 Aug 2017    Duration: 3,6 or 9 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £3600
6 weeks - £7200
9 weeks - £10,800

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Uppingham School

STEM World Summer School 2017

We are pleased to announce our new venue for 2017 is Uppingham School, an outstanding independent boarding school situated in the heart of England. 

Academically one of the leading schools in the UK, the school benefits from a state-of-the-art science centre, sports facilities and boarding houses all situated in the heart of a beautiful English town.   This summer school is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme approved activity.

On offer is a wide selection of educational and stimulating strands enabling students to engage in interactive STEM enrichment activities in the topic of their choice. Strands include hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and discussion designed to encourage high level thinking and stretch the brightest of students.

Residential and non-residential places are available on all strands.  (Students who are not yet 11 are unfortunately not able to stay residentially).

Organisation: Exscitec
Location: Rutland
Ages: 11 to 17     Start dates: 17, 24 July    Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
Accommodation: school boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 1 week £630 (£1260 residential)
2 weeks (£1260 (£2520 residential)
2 weeks + middle weekend £2800

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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: 10, 23 July, 6 Aug 2017    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: Boarding House - shared roooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
4 weeks - £4600
6 weeks - £6900
8 weeks - £9200

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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: 10, 31 July, 6 August 2017    Duration: 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
4 weeks - £4600
6 weeks - £6900
8 weeks - £8400

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Wycombe Abbey - Intensive Academic

Intensive Academic

Courses provide a balance of elements to suit the needs of each candidate. Subjects offered include; English, Maths, Science, Debating and Critical Thinking. 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: 17 July 2017    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: £3750

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