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Course overview

This course provides students with the opportunity to study a range of academic subjects and gain valuable experience of life in a top UK boarding school.

Key Facts

Start dates:

  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July; 5 August 2020

Entry level:

  • Intermediate (pre-test required)

Age range:

  • 13 – 17


  • 1 – 4 weeks

Arrival/ departure day:

  • Wednesday

Lessons per week:

  • 15 hours of general English
  • 12 hours of academic subjects

Included in the price:

  • 15 hours of English lessons/ lectures per week
  • 12 hours of academic subject teaching per week
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Welcome party and orientation
  • Placement test and regular progress tests
  • 24-hour supervision from trained staff
  • Full programme of evening activities
  • Full-day excursions every Monday and Wednesday
  • One half-day excursion per week
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Internet access
  • On-site pay-per-use laundry

Course structure and content

There are 27 hours of lessons per week combining English and academic subjects, plus excursions and evening activities. Students have 12 hours of academic taster sessions in subjects such as Science, Maths and Geography.

Sample subjects and topics

Please note, subject areas may change.


  • Organs of the body
  • Animal Communication
  • Ecology — Structure of a flowering plant


  • Typography
  • Inspirational Art


  • Analysing poetry


  • Algebra
  • Geometric dissection
  • Interpreting statistics


  • The Halo Effect
  • Social Experiments


  • PowerPoint
  • GeoKone


  • Geography of Ireland, towns and cities
  • Ancient wonders of the world


  • Significant characters in history
  • Individual actions that shape history

British culture

  • Music and Fashion 1920s to current day
  • English Universities
  • English school system (0 – 17)

Sample weekly timetable

Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues
Morning Arrival or excursion English lessons English lessons English lessons English lessons Excursion English lessons
Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Academic lessons Excursion Academic lessons Academic lessons Academic lessons
Dinner Dinner
Evening Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities

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The Kings Admissions Team