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Our Summer courses in Oxford take place at Kings’ year-round campus for academic preparation courses, St. Joseph's.

Facilities

  • Large, well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Large cafeteria
  • Lecture hall
  • Science lab
  • WiFi internet access

Accommodation

Wavy Gate Residence:

  • Single en suite rooms in apartments of 6 bedrooms with shared kitchen/ lounge area
  • On-site warden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Student common room for communal use
  • 25 minutes' walk from the school or short bus ride (bus pass included).
View Wavy Gate gallery

Meal Plan

  • Full-board meals are provided
  • Brunch provided on weekends

Courses available in Oxford

Summer Academy

Gain experience of UK pre-university education and information on university options.
Choose between two streams: STEM or Business & Humanities and build on academic English, while enjoying a varied programme of excursions and activities.

  • Start dates: 2 & 16 July 2023
  • End Date: 30 July 2023
  • Duration: 2 - 4 weeks
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.0/ Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 15 – 17
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Medical Summer Programme

For students who want to more about the study of medicine and related professions. Ideal pre-sessional programme before preparation for medical degrees, or as an introduction to further study.

  • Start date: 2 July 2023
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class size: 8 – 12
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 15 – 17
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Year-round Study Tours

Create a study experience tailor-made for your group. Combine English with an exciting programme of activities and excursions. Choose a sample programme or build your own.

  • Start date: Tear-round, 1 September - 31 May
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Maximum Class size: 15
  • Minimum group number: 10
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 14 – 17
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Super Intensive IELTS

A highly intensive course concentrating 100% on IELTS for maximum exam preparation in as short a time as possible.

  • Duration: 2 or 3 weeks
  • Start dates: 26 June, 17 July 2022 (3-week course); 7 August 2022 (2-week course)
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.5/ Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 16+
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International High School Programme

A unique way for high school students to develop their English and experience British culture, while studying GCSE (age 14 – 17), A‑level or Foundation courses (age 16 – 17).

  • Start dates: September, January
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 5.0 (4.0 in Bournemouth)
  • Academic requirement: Completed Year 8 of high school (for entry aged 14)
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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GCSEs

We offer a one-year accelerated GCSE programme.

  • Start dates: September, January
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 4.0
  • Academic requirement: Completed 8 years of schooling with good results
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Typical activities

Activities include:

  • Oxford museum visits
  • Punting
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Oxford city tours
  • University of Oxford college tours
  • Cinema evenings
  • Arts and crafts
  • Quizzes
  • Team games

Evening curfew

There are curfews in place for all students under 18.

  • Students aged under 16 must return to their accommodation by 21:30 every evening.
  • Students aged 16 – 17 must return by 22:30 every evening.

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Bath
  • Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Portsmouth
  • London
  • Windsor

Half-day excursions

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Weekly visits to central Oxford
Sample timetable

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The Kings Admissions Team