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.


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


A full programme of organised evening activities.

The essentials

Key facts

Age range

  • 13 – 17

Minimum entry level

  • IELTS 4.5 / Intermediate (pre-test required)


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


  • 2 – 4 weeks (1-week bookings accepted for 27 July and 3 August start only)

Start dates

  • 13, 20, 27 July, 3 August 2022

Arrival/ departure day

  • Wednesday

Maximum class size

  • 15 for English lessons,12 for academic lessons


  • Thursday to Sunday + Tuesday

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
  • Two full-day excursions every Monday and Wednesday, including entrance fee
  • One half-day excursion
  • 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
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography

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

Activities and excursions


  • Full-day excursions each Monday and Wednesday, including one entrance fee.
  • One half day educational visit per week.


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

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The Kings Admissions Team