The ideal academic introduction to UK high school education.

The course is perfect if your child wants to:
  • Gain experience of UK education
  • Combine general English lessons with academic subjects
  • Enjoy a varied programme of excursions and activities

Academic lessons

27 hours of lessons per week combining English with academic subjects, specifically designed for international students.


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


3-4 evening activities per week.

The essentials

Key facts


Age range

  • 14 – 17

Minimum entry level

  • IELTS 4.5 / Intermediate (pre-test required)


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


  • 2 – 4 weeks

Start dates

  • 10, 17, 24 & 31 July 2022

Arrival/ departure day

  • Sunday

Maximum class size

  • 15 for English lessons,12 for academic lessons


  • Monday to Friday

What's included

  • 15 hours of English + 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 each week
  • One full-day and one half-day excursion per week, including entrance fee
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Weekly laundry
  • Internet access
  • School bank service
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Academic course content

27 hours of lessons per week combining English and academic subjects.

12 hours of academic taster sessions introducing how these are taught in UK boarding schools or independent schools. Subjects may include:

  • Science
  • Maths
  • Literature

Teaching is normally 1-hour lessons in the morning and afternoon between 9:00 and 17:00.

Activities and excursions


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


  • Organised activities available 3-4 evenings a week, either on- or off-campus.

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The Kings Admissions Team