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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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Dragon School

SBC Oxford Summer School

The SBC Oxford Summer School is a wonderful introduction to boarding school life, based at the Dragon School in Oxford, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the UK. SBC Oxford is the perfect school for our youngest age group. The curriculum provides English tuition for all levels, meaning students of any level will develop during their time with us. For children with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English there is also a Summer Study option where children learn English through Literature, History and Science. Both courses include a range of afternoon and evening activities as well as two full day excursions each week. Optional activities inlcude Horse Riding, Adventure Activities, Art & Design, English Speaking and Drama. This course fills up quickly so book early to avoid disapointment. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 16, 30 July 2018    Duration: 2,4 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
4 weeks - £5600

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London Mill Hill Summer School

Mill Hill Academic Summer Course

Mill Hill Summer School

Uniquely located in beautiful parkland, just 30 minutes from Central London, Mill Hill Summer School provides the perfect setting for learning and enjoyment. Our courses are aimed both at students who will be joining British Boarding Schools and at those who wish to sample British education in the summer. We offer Junior courses to ages 12–14 and Senior courses to ages 15–17, combining English learning with mathematics and science or sport. These core elements are complemented by a varied programme of creative activity classes including music, drama, IT, film-making and art. Although the focus of our courses is on academic progress, the varied social programme and the exciting range of activities and 2 full day excursions per week ensures that students find their summer at Mill Hill stimulating and rewarding.

Organisation: Mill Hill International
Location: London
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 2, 16 ,30 July & 13 August    Duration: 2,4 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: School Boarding House – single, twin and triple rooms
Fees: 2 week programme: £2450
4 week programme: £4900
8 week programme: £9200

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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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Millfield - Street Campus

Millfield - Street Campus

The Millfeld Street Campus summer school offers a packed programme of English classes, sport and creative activities plus a full social programme to keep teenagers busy all day long. This large, famous co-educational boarding school in the Somerset countryside has fabulous facilities including an Olympic sized swimming pool and riding arena. Special options here include amongst others, athletics, cooking, tetrathlon, squash, rugby, fencing, martial arts and musical theatre. There is also a preparation for UK schools programme and a Cambridge English course option.

Organisation: Millfield Enterprises
Location: Somerset
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 9,16,23,30 Jul, 6, 13 Aug    Duration: 2,3,4,6, wks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2645
3 weeks - £3780
4 weeks - £4740
6 weeks - £6835

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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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Sedbergh School

International Summer School

Sedbergh School is an established co-educational boarding school founded in 1525.

This exclusive course is designed for boys and girls aged 8-12 (Juniors) and 13-16 (Seniors). For English lessons, students are divided into Junior and Senior classes, which ensures that they receive the correct level of English tuition for their age and ability. In keeping with the ‘boarding school taster’ experience and our wish to develop independence, teamwork and leadership skills in our students, all meals, lessons and activities are taken together. Sports, excursions and evening entertainment are also combined, allowing students to spend time with new friends.

 The course is small and friendly, and the village location offers a stunning and very safe location for an exciting summer. Each day is structured to give a true taste of boarding school life. With 22 hours of English lessons each week and student numbers restricted to 20% of any one language, opportunities are maximised to improve English language skills very quickly. Class sizes are small and a variety of teaching styles is used, including group language activities to ensure that students are engaged and learning effectively.

All students experience history first-hand during excursions to some of Europe’s oldest cultural centres and enjoy thrilling outdoor activities in beautiful British countryside. Through practical projects, educational trips and an exciting range of extra-curricular activities, students gain valuable skills, make lifelong friends and take away unforgettable memories.

 

Organisation: Sedbergh School
Location: Cumbria
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 11 July to 7 August 2018    Duration: 4 weeks (two weeks minimum)
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: 2 weeks: £2300
3 weeks: £3450
4 weeks: £4600

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Sedbergh School - Introduction to British Boarding Education

Introduction to British Boarding Education

Sedbergh School is an established co-educational boarding school founded in 1525.

Programme provides up to 55 hours of English lessons over two weeks. Students will be grouped by age, with Juniors (8-13 year olds) attending Language Skills sessions in the mornings and activities in the afternoons. Seniors (14-17 year olds) will benefit from a more rigorous academic schedule, with Language Skills in the morning and Study Skills in the afternoons. Classes will also be grouped by English language ability, to ensure that our native teachers can provide the best possible tuition for the maximum development of each student.

Language Skills sessions cover the four main areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening in an interactive way, using the latest teaching techniques for intensive English learning. Key aspects of daily life in Britain, such as British culture and social skills, will also be taught during the course.

For seniors, Study Skills sessions will develop students’ independent study skills, including revision, different reading skills and research techniques. Students will also participate in a number of Physics lessons and experiments, which will develop their scientific vocabulary as well as their analytical and technical skills and give them an insight into scientific education in Britain. These lessons will be extremely valuable for any students interested in taking sciences at a higher education level, and will support those working towards a Physics iGCSE certificate.

Sedbergh International Summer School is well regarded for its superior level of pastoral care. Students live together in comfortable boarding houses; boys and girls in separate houses. Each House is looked after by an experienced Houseparent and Matron, which creates a happy and supportive “family style” environment.Students live in mixed nationality rooms, normally of 2-4 beds. Houses are well-equipped with social areas providing games room, wifi and Sky TV.

Organisation: Sedbergh School
Location: Cumbria
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 7 August 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: £2300

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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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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 - Pre-Sessional Summer School

Pre-Sessional Summer School

These 10-day courses are designed to provide that all important boost for international students before joining a GCSE, A Level or IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma programme in the UK.

For many international students, particularly for those whose proficiency in English is not as high as might be desired, it can be a very daunting task stepping into a British independent boarding school for the first time.  Without the necessary linguistic skills and cultural awareness, getting off to a flying start can be extremely challenging.

By attending one of our pre-sessional courses, not only are students able to improve their proficiency in English, but they are also able to develop key academic skills which will equip them well for their onward educational journey.

Pre-sessional courses run for 10 days, in maximum class sizes of 12, with three hours of intensive academic English each morning, followed by two hours of other academic preparation, including lessons, lectures and workshops focusing on the following areas:

                Acquiring, recording and learning new vocabulary

                Increasing effectiveness in listening skills

                Improving academic writing skills (including extended essay writing support)

                Developing reading techniques, such as skimming and scanning

                Effective pronunciation, enunciation and debating

                Understanding the meta language of examination papers

                Broadening study skills and getting the most out of your revision

                Wellbeing and dealing with examination stress

                Answering examination questions in full

Students are also expected to complete set assignments during the evenings in order to maximise the effectiveness of these courses.

Upon completion of one of our pre-sessional courses, students are far more focused, prepared and able to cope with the demands of the GCSE, A Level or IB programme they will move on to, enabling them to hit the ground running and providing them with the necessary academic skills to make the most of their education in the UK.

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 14 to 15     Start dates: 22 August    Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £1500

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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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