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Headington School

Headington Oxford Summer School

Headington Oxford Summer School

Headington Oxford Summer School

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 13 to 16     Start dates: 16,30 July, 6 August    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
3 weeks - £4350
4 weeks - £5800
5 weeks - £7250

The Headington Oxford Summer School is perfect for older teenagers who wish to improve their English, whilst experiencing life at one of the most prestigious schools in the UK. Only a 15-minute walk from the historic city centre, Headington is a fantastic school and provides a great stepping stone into college programmes or further study. Headington Oxford Summer School offers students 15 hours of English tuition per week.  Students can choose between our General English and Summer Study courses.

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International Community School

The English School Experience

ICS London Summer School

ICS London Summer School

Organisation: NACE Schools
Location: London
Ages: 3 to 17     Start dates: 24 Jun, 1,8,15,22,29 Jul,5,12,19 Aug    Duration: 1-9 weeks
Accommodation: Non-residential
Fees: Non-residential £595 per week

ICS is a famous IB school located in central London and offering year round academic courses. They have been running summer schools since 1979.

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DLD College London - IELTS

IELTS Prep & Exam

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: London
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 20 July    Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1870

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System and is designed to test the language ability of people who want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, where English is used as the language of communication. Over 9000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS as proof of language ability.

This IELTS Preparation programme focuses on the Academic IELTS and is a one-week intensive programme. It will cover four main modules:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening 
  • Speaking

Students will study 25 hours and will have four lessons every day from Monday to Friday.

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Wycombe Abbey - Intensive Academic

Intensive Academic Programme

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Buckinghamshire
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 8,22 July 2019    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3000
4 weeks - £5700

Courses provide a balance of elements to suit the needs of each candidate. Subjects offered include; English, Maths, Science and STEM subjects. Each day is taken up with four  90 minute sessions covering a range of subjects.

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Taunton School - Junior Course

Academic Summer School - Junior

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 29 June, 13, 27 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2650

The Junior Academic course offers young students a fun and hands on learning experience. Specially designed to engage young learners, this course offers a range of stimulating learning experiences in English.

Class sizes are small (maximum 10 students per class) and students are taught by specialist teachers, offering a range of subjects from Art, DT and Performing Arts to Science, Mathematics, ICT and Humanities.

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DLD College London - Medicine

Get Ready for Medicine

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: London
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 6, 27 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £3500

The Academic Summer Medical Programme is an intensive two-week course, tailor-made for students who want to study medicine. This interactive and innovative program is designed and led by UK medical students who can share and advise from their own personal experiences.

The course includes 40 hours of concentrated teaching per week. This includes opportunities to experience and visit real clinical settings and pioneering medical research facilities.

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Wellington School - pre GCSE Course

Pre - GCSE Course

Wellington School Pre-GCSE summer school

Wellington School Pre-GCSE summer school

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 15     Start dates: 8,21 July, 4 August 2019    Duration: 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2760
4 weeks - £5120
6 weeks - £7680
8 weeks - £10240

This course is suitable for international students who may be planning to enter a British boarding school, or who would like a "taste" of British education for the summer. The course includes intensive English language and English through Drama, as well as a range of other subjects.

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Abbey Cambridge - Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Cambridge
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July 2019    Duration: 1-4 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1450 per week

Academic Juniors is an academic, fun packed course for young learners. Abbey College Cambridge is located on an outstanding new campus in the centre of Cambridge. The College has modern classrooms, science laboratories, art studio, dining hall, coffee bar, basketball court, sports hall and boarding accommodation all on one campus.

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Dulwich College - Advanced GYL

Advanced Global Young Leaders

Dulwich College Summer School

Dulwich College Summer School

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Dulwich College
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 8, 22 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite bedrooms, single or twin
Fees: £2800

DULWICH COLLEGE ADVANCED GLOBAL YOUNG LEADERS

Advanced Global Young Leaders Advanced GYL is designed to equip students with the skills required for entry into top universities globally and develop their confidence and independence. This course introduces students to the British Parliamentary debating format used in the World and European University Debating Championships.

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International Community School

Conversational English in London

ICS London Summer School

ICS London Summer School

Organisation: NACE Schools
Location: London
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 24 Jun,1,8,15,22,29 Jul,5,12,19 Aug    Duration: 1-4 weeks
Accommodation: Non-residential, single or twin bedrooms
Fees: £595 per week non-residential

This is a unique course for 14-17 years old students that focuses on natural conversation. It combines English language tuition with guided London excursions where students use the language skills they have developed in real situations.

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St Mary's Ascot

Academic Discovery

Organisation: Oxford Royale Academy
Location: Ascot
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 14,21,28 July, 4, 11 August    Duration: 1 - 3 weeks (up to 5 for 11-12 year olds)
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 1 week - £1295
2 weeks - £2495
3 weeks - £3695
4 weeks - £4895
5 weeks - £6095

The Academic Discovery and Academic Discovery Plus Programmes are Oxford Royale Academy’s most popular junior courses, offering younger students the chance to investigate a key question through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops. Students will explore links between science and the arts, as well as improve key life skills, including teamwork and public speaking.

The investigation of a key question throughout the course ensures the programme is structured and that students can enhance their researching and planning skills.

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Abbey Cambridge

Academic Summer

Abbey Cambridge Academic Summer School

Abbey Cambridge Academic Summer School

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Cambridge
Ages: 13 to 18     Start dates: 29 June, 6,13, 20, 27 July, 3,10,17 Aug 2019    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1450 per week

This course is suitable for both British and international students who are looking for a fun and stimulating academic programme in preparation for GCSE, A Levels or the IB. Students study in classes of no more than 15, and there are 30 hours of tuition each week.

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Windermere School

Windermere International Summer School - English with Trinity Exam

Organisation: Windermere School
Location: The Lake District, Cumbria
Ages: 11 to 17     Start dates: 1-20 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £3300

Windermere International Summer School offers British Council accredited English Language courses in the heart of the stunning English Lake District. The school offers small class sizes and has its very own watersports centre on the shores of Lake Windermere so also offers a range of watersports.  The majority of English teaching takes place during the morning and then in the afternoons and evenings there is a range of sports and activities on offer, inlcuding Tree top trek, go-karting, Segway, paintballing and climbing.

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St.Clare's International School

IB Introduction Course

Organisation: St. Clare's, Oxford
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 30 June, 21 July 2019    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation:
Fees: 3 weeks - £4125

St. Clare’s International School is located in the beautiful city of Oxford, which is famous around the world as a centre for academic excellence.

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Dulwich College - English + IELTS

English Plus IELTS

Dulwich College Summer School IELTS

Dulwich College Summer School IELTS

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Dulwich
Ages: 14 to 17     Start dates: 8,22 July 2019    Duration: 2 or 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared en-suite rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2800
3 weeks - £4050
+ £275 IELTS examination fee

This English Language + IELTS course is suitable for boys and girls aged 14-17 who want to improve their general English and also prepare for the IELTS test. The test can be taken at the end of the course for an additional charge.

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Lord Wandsworth College

Fast Track Pre-GCSE Course

Lord Wandsworth College Summer School

Lord Wandsworth College Summer School

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Hampshire
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 21 July 2019    Duration: 6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 7680

This is an intensive 6 week course for students with a good level of English who will be joining a one year intensive GCSE course in a British school from September 2019. Students must enrol for the full 6 weeks, and the course is ideal for students who want to study science subjects.

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Concord College Science Summer School

Science Summer School

Organisation: Concord College
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 10 to 17     Start dates: 2-24 July; 27 July - 18 Aug    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: Single study rooms
Fees: From £3617

 

Concord College is a prestigious independent school, which welcomes students from all over the world into their vibrant and varied community. Students between the ages of 10 and 17 enjoy fabulous facilities on the safe 77-acre campus set in the heart of the English countryside.

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DLD College London

Academic Summer

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: London
Ages: 13 to 18     Start dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 August 2019    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1450 per week - residential
£875 per week - non-residential

This course is suitable for both British and international students who are looking for a fun and stimulating academic programme in preparation for GCSE, A Levels or the IB. Students study in classes of no more than 15, and there are 30 hours of tuition each week.

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Lord Wandsworth College

Pre A Level / IB Course

Etherton Pre IB Pre A Level summer school

Etherton Pre IB Pre A Level summer school

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Hampshire
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 8, 21 July, 4 August 2019    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation:
Fees: 2 weeks - £2760
4 weeks - £5120
6 weeks - £7680
8 weeks - £10240

This is a superbly organized academic course designed for international students who are entering a British boarding school to start A Levels or the IB, or who would like a “taste” of British education for the summer. The course includes 10 hours per week of intensive English language plus Drama as well as up to 10 other subjects.

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Sidcot School - Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors

Sidcot Academic Juniors summer school

Sidcot Academic Juniors summer school

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Bristol
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 6,13,20,27 July, 3,10 August 2019    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £1150 per week

Academic Juniors is ideal for children who want an academic programme where they can learn a range of different subjects. It is suitable for learners of English as well as those who are already fluent or native speakers.

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Taunton School - Science, Technology & Engineering

STEM Course

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 30 June, 14, 28 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2650

This course is Ideal for those who are interested in modern technology.

With a maximum class size of 15 students, this two-week programme offers a really exciting opportunity for girls and boys, aged 13 – 17, who are interested in modern science and technology.

Three hours of English lessons take place each day, designed to develop students’ proficiency in all four skills areas of the English language: reading, writing, listening and speaking are all afforded appropriate teaching and learning time, along with vocabulary and pronunciation development.

Complementing the English lessons, students have two hours each day of highly practical and hands on tuition in Science, Technology & Engineering. During their studies, students will investigate, experiment, design and even construct a product, thus following a process from an initial idea to its final completion.

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Canford School

Dukes International Summer School

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Bournemouth
Ages: 11 to 15     Start dates: 8, 22 July 2019    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3000
3 weeks - £4200
4 weeks - £5400
5 weeks - £5750

The Dukes International summer school is ideal for international students who want to improve their English and experience life in one of the most stunning boarding school campuses in the UK. Canford School has fantastic facilities including 20 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course and theatre.  The Academic Programme offers English courses as well as introduction programmes in Business and International Relations.

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Dulwich College - GYL

Global Young Leaders - Debating & Critical Thinking

Organisation: Our World English
Location: London
Ages: 11 to 17     Start dates: 8,22 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: En-suite study bedrooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2800

Now in its thirteenth year, Global Young Leaders is a premium debate and communication course for students aged 11 to 17. 

The skills learned can be applied to wider academic study, and careers in business, the Law and leadership in general. Annually, participants from various countries are coached and mentored by staff recruited from elite academic institutions. Small class sizes allow Global Young Leaders to emulate the formula of Oxford and Cambridge supervisions and empower students to make enormous progress within two engaging weeks. The course includes a varied social programme and 2 full day excursions per week to London, Oxford and Cambridge. 

Younger students, aged 11-13, can take part in the Foundation Global Young Leaders course, which is an introduction to debating and the history of the ideas which have shaped the world as we know it today.

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Sedbergh School

International Summer School with IELTS

Sedbergh IELTS Summer School

Sedbergh IELTS Summer School

Organisation: Sedbergh School
Location: Cumbria
Ages: 15 to 17     Start dates: 7 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: 2 weeks - £2485 (includes IETLS exam fee)

In July 2019, Sedbergh International Summer School will provide a two-week intensive IELTS preparation course and official examination, in partnership with Melton College of York. The course lasts 2 weeks, culminating in the IELTS test on Thursday 18 July 2019.

IELTS preparation lessons will focus on the specific skills needed for each part of the exam: speaking, reading, writing and listening.

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Oxbridge International Summer School

Lincoln College Oxbridge Summer School

Lincoln College Oxbridge Summer School

Organisation: Oxbridge International
Location: Oxford
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 7, 21 July, 4 August 2019    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: Single occupancy en-suite rooms in Oxford University accommodation
Fees: 2 weeks - £4495
4 weeks - £8500

The Oxbridge International Summer School is a 2 or 4-week long academic programme in the UK that brings enthusiastic students from all over the world together to study in the beautiful city of Oxford. There is a choice of twelve subjects to study: Coding, Biology, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, History, Law, Medicine, Physics, Politics, and Psychology, all taught by Oxbridge-educated tutors in small class sizes with a maximum of 6 students.

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Wellington School - Junior Academic

Junior Academic Course

Wellington School Junior Academic Summer School

Wellington School Junior Academic Summer School

Organisation: Etherton Education
Location: Somerset
Ages: 10 to 12     Start dates: 8, 21 July, 4 August 2019    Duration: 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: Boarding House - shared roooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2760
4 weeks - £5120
6 weeks - £7680
8 weeks - £10240

This course is suitable for international students aged 10-12 years old, and now runs alongside the Pre-GCSE course, also at Wellington School. The course involves lots of exciting trips and activities, such as indoor and outdoor climbing, caving, water raft building, and coastal walks.

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St Edmund's College

Summer School

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st edmunds summer school

Location: Ware
Ages: 11 to 17     Start dates: 7,28 July 2019    Duration: 3 or,6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £3300/£3500
5 weeks - £5700

The educational experience provided by St Edmund’s College Summer School is intended to compliment your child's teaching and learning at home. The Summer School was founded in 1996 and takes place on the historic campus of this Catholic boarding school.

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Taunton School - Senior Course

Academic Summer School - Senior

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Taunton school summer school

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 29 June, 13, 27 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared rooms
Fees: £2650

The Senior Academic course is aimed at all those aspiring and motivated students who want to be challenged and have a deeper learning experience.

Each day in classes, students are taught three hours of intensive English with two hours of other academic subjects and we expect our students to be ambitious and willing to work hard.

Students benefit from small class sizes (maximum 10 students per class), with many of our year-round subject-specialist teachers providing the highest quality education. Students will receive 15 hours of English plus 10 hours of other academic subjects per week.

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London Mill Hill Summer School

Intensive Academic Summer Course

Mill Hill Summer School

Mill Hill Summer School

Organisation: Mill Hill International
Location: London
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 1,15,29 July, 12 August    Duration: 2,4 or 8 weeks
Accommodation: School Boarding House – single, twin and triple rooms
Fees: 2 week programme: £2500
4 week programme: £5000
8 week programme: £9400

Uniquely located in beautiful parkland, just 30 minutes from Central London, Mill Hill Summer School provides the perfect setting for learning and enjoyment. Our courses are aimed both at students who will be joining British Boarding Schools and at those who wish to sample British education in the summer.

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Academic

Academic Summer School

Location: Cardiff
Ages: 14 to 19     Start dates: 15,29 July 2019    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: College Accommodation - SIngle rooms with all meals. 24 hour supervision.
Fees: 2 weeks - £2800
4 weeks - £4100

The programme has been developed mainly for students aged 14+ who will be progressing into full time education in UK institutions, either immediately upon completion or in the following year. It is equally suitable as a pre-GCSE or pre-A-Level course and will serve either as a head-start or as a comprehensive revision programme.

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Sidcot School

Academic Summer

Acedmic Summer School Sidcot

Acedmic Summer School Sidcot

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Bristol
Ages: 13 to 18     Start dates: 6,13,20,27 July, 3,10,17 August 2019    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £1150 per week

This course is suitable for both British and international students who are looking for a fun and stimulating academic programme in preparation for GCSE, A Levels or the IB. Students study in classes of no more than 15, and there are 30 hours of tuition each week.

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