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Abbey Cambridge - Oxbridge


Are you a top student academically and is your dream Oxford or Cambridge or a top ranking university in the world? Are you 15+? We have a programme for you to help you prepare and to understand the application process for applying to a top university. The programme will involve you developing your critical and analytical thinking as well as working on your communication skills and practising for interviews. You will start to think about your personal statement and developing ideas for this. 

We will take you to visit a top university and you will have a tour and experience a university lecture. The course ends with a formal dinner with your tutors.

The programme will include: 

  • Lectures
  • Research and personal study
  • Seminars for discussion of ideas and findings
  • One individual tutorial for each student during the week, to discuss their personal needs in more detail
  • English for academic purposes

The topics that will be covered:

Day 1: The university system in the UK. Oxford and Cambridge. Why choose Oxbridge?
Day 2: Choosing your degree subject. How to choose the university and the course.
Day 3: The application process: UCAS. The personal statement.
Day 4: Preparing the personal statement. Entrance tests and assessments.
Day 5: Preparing the interview.

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Cambridge
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 28 July    Duration: 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1500


Arts University Bournemouth


Arts University Bournemouth

This exciting 2 week inclusive course is fully residential with students experiencing life on a state-of-the art university campus and also in the university accommodation.  It has been specifically designed for young students with a keen interest in the arts, providing them with a stimulating experience to explore creative pathways and develop skills for the future. 

It’s a hands-on course, combines creative teaching with a variety of workshops and practical sessions. Students are encouraged to experiment with a mix of arts subjects, to explore creative style and understanding of the creative process from idea development to finished piece. Through discussions, presentations and creative multi-disciplinary projects, they will produce work for their portfolio and develop skills that benefit current school studies and beyond such as research and analysis, problem solving and working in groups. 

Afternoon creative sessions will take place on campus where students can enjoy a range of pre-planned activities, workshops and entertainment. There are also activities and day trips planned for the weekend.

It’s the perfect course to learn, grow in confidence and have fun all whilst mixing with students from around the globe.

Location: Poole
Ages: 14 to 15     Start dates: 23 July 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single en-suite study bedroom
Fees: £3495


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:     Duration: 1 week
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees: £1100


Dulwich College - Advanced GYL

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


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


Oxbridge International Summer School

The Oxbridge International Summer School is a two-week long academic programme in the UK that brings enthusiastic students from all over the world together to study in the beautiful city of Oxford. There is a choice of twelve subjects to study: Coding, Biology, Economics & Finance, Engineering, English Literature, History, Law, Medicine, Physics, Politics, and Psychology, all taught by Oxbridge-educated tutors in small class sizes with a maximum of 6 students. Alongside the strong academic focus (including 1-1 tutorials) the programme offers a full extra-curricular programme, including day trips, cultural activities, eating out and exploring the university. Students make life-long friendships with other motivated students from across the globe and give us the best reviews on Trustpilot of any Oxford summer school.

Organisation: Oxbridge International
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 1st July, 15th July, 29th July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single occupancy en-suite rooms in Oxford University accommodation
Fees: £4295


Cardiff Sixth Form College - Med School

Medical School Programme

Applying to a medical school is a big decision to make and requires a great amount of planning and preparation. Our Medical Programme has been designed to help students interested in a variety of healthcare careers, including dentistry and veterinary medicine, make an informed decision about which course and which university would suit them best and develop their own preparation strategy to ensure the best chance of success. Due to competitiveness of medical school admissions, applicants will require specialist support and guidance, including personalised career advice and personal statement sessions. The course provides a deeper insight into what studying medicine involves, what requirements students need to meet and what deadlines they need to be aware of.

Location: Cardiff
Ages: 14 to 19     Start dates: 24 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Residential - single rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2800


Arts University Bournemouth


Our highly practical courses allow you to explore a range of approaches to creative thinking and making in a variety of art forms.  As well as learning about creative techniques and processes, you’ll increase confidence in your artistic abilities, giving you the opportunity to make a more informed decision about your future.

You may be enrolling to improve your arts portfolio, to supplement your university application or because you want to enrich your CV or interest in the creative world. It’s a great addition to further education applications and personal statement. As a result, many of our Summer Course students go onto study successfully at degree level.

Choose from:

Location: Poole
Ages: 16 to 18+     Start dates: 24 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: University Accommodation
Fees: £3495


The Granta Academy

Oxbridge Preparation

The Granta Academy shares the experience of life at university in Cambridge and prepares both international and UK students to apply to top universities.

Perfectly placed within historic Cambridge, all courses and accommodation are held at Murray Edwards College, a University of Cambridge college, and courses are taught by Cambridge academics.

The courses

All of our academic classes adhere to the Cambridge supervision model, giving you the opportunity to study, think and be taught as an undergraduate. Working closely with an experienced specialist in your subject, you will explore your own ideas, discover new ones, and be challenged to realize your full potential.

  • All of our supervisors are current Cambridge academics at the cutting edge of current research, giving you the insider view of how your subject works
  • Courses are specially designed to provide an immersive introduction to your field, building on the basics to help you understand the bigger picture
  • Group sizes of no more than six students to one teacher ensure that you have the opportunity to ask questions, speak your mind and find your voice.
  • You will also receive a weekly one-on-one tutorial with your supervisor, providing personalised feedback and advice on your work

Study skills and University Application Preparation

  • In addition to our academic courses, we provide a specially tailored program of afternoon workshops designed to hone your study skills and to guide you through the process of applying to a university in the UK.
  • Study skills sessions tackle essay writing, academic English, presentations preparation and public speaking – you will learn to express your ideas with confidence, precision and clarity
  • University Application Preparation workshops cut through the complications to give you a transparent and realistic guide to how the process works, and how to make it work for you
  • Sessions include;

-       Selecting universities, colleges and courses (including how to apply to Oxbridge)

-       Understanding UCAS

-       How to write a personal statement

-       Interview preparation techniques

-       Exam and revision tips and strategies

You will receive first-hand advice from the people who know the system inside out – we demystify the process, giving you all the tools you need to make a successful application.

Also, we firmly believe that education is not just about what you learn in the classroom, and we are as proud of our city’s vibrant cultural life as its intellectual tradition. We have our own incredibly experienced Head of Events, Justin Crane, who always plans the best activities and events for students, capturing the famous sights you just can’t miss and the best of the real local favourites. Day trips to London and Stratford Upon Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace are also included.

Location: Cambridge
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 29 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Private en suite rooms
Fees: £3995


DLD College London - Medical Studies

Academic Medical Summer Programme

The Academic Summer Medical Programme is an intensive two-week course, tailor-made for students who want to study medicine. Our interactive and innovative program is designed and led by UK medical students who can share and advise from their own personal experiences.

Our course will involve 40 hours of concentrated teaching per week. This includes opportunities to experience and visit real clinical settings and pioneering medical research facilities. You attend a clinical workshop led by a doctor. You have medical related trips and will join the Academic Summer leisure programme for some weekday and two weekend trips. In addition to enriching your medical knowledge, we aim to further develop your interpersonal skills including teamwork, leadership and communication.

The medical programme includes the following:

  • First Aid qualification
  • Medical related trips including a visit to a medical school
  • Visit to a London hospital and medical research facilities
  • Teamwork, communication and problem solving workshops
  • Medical ethics
  • Clinical workshop with a doctor
  • Clinical scenarios
  • Biology and Chemistry practicals including a heart dissection
  • Personal statement and interview practice
  • UKCAT and BMAT

You will carry out an individual research project that will involve you giving a presentation, writing an extended essay and developing your IT skills. You will learn about the importance of getting the right work experience as well as being introduced to BMAT and UKCAT so you gain an understanding of how to apply to study medicine in the UK.

You will study in a small group of maximum of 15 students

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: London
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 7,28 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £3295


International Community School

Ticket to Universities

This intensive two-week course is designed to prepare students for the IELTS exam and for applying to university.

The course opens with an ‘interest interview’ to identify courses that best fit each participant’s passions, skills,
academic interests and grades. Students will visit top London universities and hear from their experts about
what students need to focus on to be a successful candidate. Students tour university campuses and libraries
to get a sense of what it means to be an undergraduate in London.

Candidates will be guided through the process of writing a resume and a personal statement, and identifying
referees to provide testimonials. They will also work on university interview skills and how to use their experience and knowledge of the world to give them a head start when applying for academic life in the UK.

With our expert guidance, candidates will prepare for the high-stakes IELTS Academic test. This test is recognised
as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 9,000 education and training providers worldwide.

Organisation: ICS
Location: London
Ages: 16 to 18     Start dates: 9, 23 July     Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single or twin bedrooms
Fees: £595 per week


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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