Course overview

This course is designed for teenagers who are looking to get a taste of life as a student in the UK.

The academic focus allows students to try a range of subjects including Sciences, Humanities and Maths alongside English studies.

It is an ideal option for students who are considering further study in the UK in future years and as a pre-sessional programme for students commencing studies that academic year.

Key Facts

Available in

  • Open to students joining any Kings location. Delivery is online.

Start dates:

  • 9th August – 4th September (available for 2 or 4 weeks)

Entry level:

  • IELTS 4.5 / Intermediate (pre-test required)

Age range:

  • 14 – 17


  • 2 or 4 weeks

Class size:

  • 12

Lessons per week:

  • 22.5 hours of lessons per week in English, IELTS preparation and academic subjects


  • £790 per week

Academic course content

This pre-university course offers a combination of English lessons, IELTS preparation and academic subjects taught in English (Science, Maths, History, Geography and Business). Classes are fully supported online through Microsoft Teams.

Lesson content is specifically designed to raise students’ intellectual curiosity and allow them to practice their academic English.

22.5 hours of lessions per week in total, of English, IELTS preparation and academic subjects.


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Shape and Perimeter
  • Data handling
  • Angles
  • Number
  • Time word problems
  • Fractions

Much of this is taught through challenging problem-solving exercises.


Exploring science through activities.

  • Safety/ Sound
  • Chemistry: Materials
  • Biology: Human Body
  • Biology: Nutrition
  • Biology: Plants
  • Physics: Forces
  • Biology: Animals
  • Chemistry: Fossil Fuels

Academic English

  • Summarising
  • Note-taking
  • Dictionary use
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Mini-presentations
  • Library use
  • Structure of a paragraph

IELTS lessons are intended to develop the four skills and prepare students for future tests.


Practical learning through problem-solving exercises.

British Culture

Introduction to the UK education system (including universities).

  • Parliament
  • British food
  • Family life/the home
  • Hobbies/sports
  • Customs
  • The Monarchy

Sample weekly timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30-10.30 Topic: The Role of Influencers in English Reading
Topic: Fake News English Speaking and Pronunciation Topic: Gaming and Social Media English Writing Topic: Fitness and Health English Vocabulary and Grammar IELTS test part 1
10.30-11.00 Break Break Break Break Break
11.00-12.30 English Reading Speaking and Pronunciation Writing Vocabulary and Grammar IELTS test part 2
12.30-13.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30-15.00 Chemistry: Ice/Water/Steam Business Maths and Psychology Biology History of Art

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