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.
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.
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 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.
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.