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Course overview

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

Students are able to choose the stream of most interest to them, allowing them to focus on the academic subjects they are keen to learn more about.

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

  • Oxford

Start dates:

  • 3, 10, 17 July 2022

End date

  • 31 July 2022

Entry level:

  • IELTS 5.0 / intermediate (pre-test required)

Age range:

  • 15 – 17

Duration:

  • 2 - 4 weeks

Class size:

  • 12

Lessons per week:

  • 17 hours of academic subjects
  • 10 hours of English and UCAS counselling

Academic course content

This pre-university course offers a range of focused streams to allow students to explore the academic area of interest to them.

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

Students also have the chance to meet with our expert tutors to discuss potential study plans for their further academic studies.

27 hours of lessons per week in total, of academic studies, academic English and UCAS counselling

Students also have the chance to meet with our expert tutors to discuss potential study plans for their further academic studies.

17 hours of academic taster sessions in subjects related to chosen stream:

MEDICAL

Students taking the Summer Academy will join the science classes offered as part of this course. For students who are interested in a more focused medical summer course, including information regarding UCAT, BMAT and other discussion of what it means to be a doctor, please refer to the Medical Summer Programme

STEM

Maths

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

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

Biology/Physics/Chemistry

Exploring science through activities.

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

British Culture

Introduction to the UK education system (including universities).

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

Academic English

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

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Business

Practical learning through problem-solving exercises

Economics:

Exploring economic and financial models

Maths

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

British Culture

Introduction to the UK education system (including universities).

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

Academic English

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

Sample subject combinations

Stream Academic English Maths Physics Chemistry Biology Business Economics British Culture
Medical Yes Yes Yes Yes
STEM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Business and Humanities Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes





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