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Summer School

For students who are 14 years and above and would like to come and sample what Cardiff Sixth Form College has to offer, get a head start on their peers, undertake a useful revision course over the summer holidays or prepare for university, Cardiff offers a range of academic summer courses.

To download a copy of our summer school brochure with dates and prices please click here.

ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAMME

  • Two, three and four-week courses
  • 22 hour English tuition per week
  • Minimum language level B2

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. Apart from intensive English language preparation, students will also be taught core academic subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Economics), to help them to adjust to specific demands of British education.

Students attending the academic summer school will also enjoy excursions to other cities, visit attractions, take part in activities and enjoy social events during the evenings.

OXBRIDGE PREPARATION PROGRAMME

  • Two-week course
  • 22 hours per week
  • Minimum language level B1

If you excel academically and have the drive to succeed, you may be considering an application to Oxford or Cambridge. These institutions are among the most selective universities in the world so it’s all about academic ability, potential and commitment. This course will help students to understand what sets Oxbridge apart from other universities, what the application process entails, getting the most out of UCAS and writing your personal statement, admissions tests, interview skills and undergraduate skills development.

The programme will also be useful for students considering other top universities such as London School of Economics, Imperial College London, University College London, Durham University and others.

The programme includes two visits, one to Oxford and one to Cambridge to see the university colleges and explore both cities and the local attractions.

MEDICAL SCHOOL PREPARATION

  • Two-week course
  • 22 hours per week
  • Minimum language level B1

Applying to a medical school is a big decision to make and requires a great amount of planning and preparation. Our Medical Programme has been designed to help students interested in a variety of healthcare careers, including dentistry and veterinary medicine, make an informed decision about which course and which university would suit them best and develop their own preparation strategy to ensure the best chance of success. Due to competitiveness of medical school admissions, applicants will require specialist support and guidance, including personalised career advice and personal statement sessions. The course provides a deeper insight into what studying medicine involves, what requirements students need to meet and what deadlines they need to be aware of, admissions tests (BMAT and UCAT), clinical and ethics knowledge and panel and mock MMI interviews.

Students studying on the Medical School Preparation course also undertake hands on medical experience at a variety of placements including hospitals and GP surgeries and tutoring from current undergraduate medical students.

ENGINEERING SCHOOL PREPARATION

  • Two-week course
  • 22 hours per week
  • Minimum language level B1

Engineering Preparation Programme gives budding engineers the opportunity to understand the wealth of opportunities there are to study specific types of engineering such as aeronautical, mechanical or civil in the UK.  The course also examines applying for engineering courses at university, writing an engineering personal statement and preparing for interviews.

Highlights of the course include visit to industry to see quality engineers at work in companies such as Renishaw Engineering, British Aerospace, GE Healthcare or GE Aviation, a visit to the Institute of Civil Engineers in London, practical masterclasses and computer science, mechanical and civil taster sessions.

LAW SCHOOL PREPARATION

  • Two-week course
  • 22 hours per week
  • Minimum language level B1

Those students thinking of studying law at university will benefit tremendously from the law preparation summer school programme.  Highly competitive as a degree choice, will study what is law, career pathways into law, university research, text analysis and evaluation, the Cambridge law test and LNAT, independent project preparation, how to write a personal statement for a law degree, interview skills, discussion and practice and will be mentored by current Law students.

The Law course includes a visit to a Mock Trial at Cardiff Law Courts as well as two days in London visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey, a walking historical tour of London and a visit to the Law Museum.

 

Summer School Application Form

Parent's Details

Programme(s) you wish to participate in

Please ensure you have appropriate travel and medical insurance in place.

In the event of my son/daughter taking part in a trip outside the premises of the College, I hereby indemnity the Principal/Head/Director and such members of staff against:
a) Any claims, damages or costs which may become liable to pay as a result of accident, illness or damage of my son/daughter as a result of them attending such said trips.
b) Any claims by a third party which may be made against them in consequence of any act or default of my son/daughter during or as a result of any said trips. c) Any other costs/expenses reasonably incurred by them on behalf of my son/daughter during or as a result of any of the said trips.

Provided that the indemnity herein shall not extend to any claims, damages, costs or expenses in respect of and to the extent to which the College and member(s) of staff or any of them shall be entitled to be indemnified under any policy of insurance.

Upon submitting your application a deposit of £800 must be paid. This forms part of the course fee and is non-refundable.

Upon submitting this form you will be directed to Flywire our online payment system. Please choose deposit payments and type in £800.

Full payment must be received before 31 May.

Bookings made after 1 June must be paid in full at time of booking. The initial payment is non-refundable. Cancellations made within one month of receiving the first instalment prior to 1 June will be subject to a full refund of payments made. Cancellations after one month of receiving the first instalment but prior to 1 June will be subject to a 50% refund of payments made. Cancellations made after 1 June are non-refundable.

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