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The ideal academic introduction to UK pre⁠-⁠university education.

The pre-university Summer Academy is perfect if your child wants to:
  • Gain experience of UK pre-university education and information on university options. 
  • Choose between two streams: STEM or Business and Humanities
  • Complement your academic studies with academic English lessons
  • Enjoy a varied programme of excursions and activities with new friends

Academic lessons

17 hours of Academic Subjects + 10 hours of Academic English, UCAS counselling and culture.

Excursions

One full-day excursion per week, plus a half-day educational visit.

Activities

A full social programme of organised evening activities.

The essentials

Key facts

Location

Age range

  • 15 – 17

Minimum entry level

  • IELTS 5.0 / intermediate (pre-test required)

Lessons

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

Duration

  • 2 or 4 weeks

Start dates

  • 2 & 16 July 2023

End date

  • 30 July 2023

Arrival/ departure day

  • Sunday

Maximum class size

  • 12

Teaching

  • Monday to Friday, 8:40 to 16:30

What's included

  • 17 hours of academic subjects per week
  • 10 hours of academic English, UCAS counselling and culture per week
  • Individual consultations for future academic study plans
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Welcome party and orientation 
  • Placement test and regular progress tests
  • Full programme of evening activities
  • One full-day excursion per week, including entrance fee
  • One half-day excursion
  • Weekly bus pass 
  • End-of-course certificate
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Academic course content

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

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:

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 HUMANITIES

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

Activities and excursions

Excursions

  • One full-day excursion per week, including one entrance fee.
  • One half day educational visit per week.

Activities

  • Organised activities available every evening, either on- or off-campus.

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team