Courses take place over six weeks in small groups of about 10 students. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and opinions through discussions with highly experienced tutors and mentors. The course includes a programme of lectures, seminars and visits relevant to the student’s subject area. Classes are divided into groups of 14-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds.
Pathways to UK Universities
All of our summer courses include specialist advice on how to gain entry to top UK universities. We hold individual consultations and group discussions, providing students with all the relevant information to make the best choices. This includes sessions on personal statement writing, gaining relevant work experience and mock interview practice.
English Language Programme
Our Academic English programme raises students’ language ability in all areas, enabling them to cope with English in both an academic and everyday context.
We offer full boarding facilities for students aged 14 or over. Accommodation is contemporary and luxurious, with 24-hour supervision and Wi-Fi throughout the building. Residences are fully catered with three meals a day and free washing and drying facilities. Accommodation is in shared rooms for 14 to 15 year olds, and single rooms for 16 to 18 year olds.
Academic Summer School Courses
The Medical Summer School is aimed at students considering applying for Medical School. The course combines intensive academic study in relevant subject areas with specialist English tuition. It incorporates visits to important medical institutions, and talks from eminent consultants and general practice heads. There are also seminars on ethics and dealing with patients.
Art and Design
The Art and Design Summer School combines practical tuition in our studios with trips to galleries and installations. There are talks from lecturers at Central Saint Martins and the London School of Fashion, and networking opportunities with fashion designers and retailers. Students can specialise in Textiles, Photography or Fine Art or enjoy experimenting in mixed media.
Business and Finance
This Summer School introduces students to the finance, banking and trading sectors. During the programme we provide knowledge sessions to give a real taste of what finance has to offer including visits to Bloomberg, Lloyds of London and the London Metal Exchange. The programme gives individuals hands-on experience in a senior corporate environment as well as brilliant networking opportunities.
Law, Politics and International Relations
This course is suited to students keen to understand more about the international landscape and how the world of law and politics works. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Law, Politics, International Relations, PPE or related disciplines at university. The course is partly theoretical, involving detailed case studies, but also includes debates and seminars to put knowledge into practice. There is a series of talks from eminent lawyers and political figures, as well as visits to the Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament.