Experience university life and never look back
This course is designed for students aged 14-17 years old with higher language levels, who are already thinking about studying at a University in the UK or another country.
Designed for high-achieving students who want to attend a top English-speaking university in the future, it focuses on developing advanced subject-level knowledge and academic skills required for higher education. By participating in this course, students can reach their full potential and be well-prepared to succeed at university.
On this course, students will:
- Improve their confidence, fluency and range of vocabulary when communicating English in an academic context
- Develop their subject-level knowledge and academic skills
- Learn to effectively communicate and present their opinions in discussion
- Enhance their ability to work with others effectively
- Develop useful techniques and strategies when learning and preparing for exams
- Be more informed about future study options
- Meet new friends who are academically similar from all over the world
The course is delivered with a university-style approach whereby the students choose from streams of modular subjects:
The Science Pathway focuses on: STEM subjects and includes Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. This Pathway is for those students who may be thinking of pursuing a degree and then later a professional career in the science, technological or medical fields.
The Humanities Pathway offers students an introduction to the study of British Literature, International Relations, Philosophy, Social Studies and Environmental Science. This Pathway is perfect for students who are interested in making in-depth analyses of factors that have shaped the modern world and what can be done to address the global issues.
It’s important that students develop a strong foundation of study skills to succeed at university. These academic skills include: essay writing, analysing data, research and presentation skills, critical thinking and expressing opinions.
Students will therefore spend time to develop these skills as well as their exam technique – particularly the IELTS exam – an internationally-recognised language level test and entry requirement for British universities.
- Tuition: 46 hours
Lectures by university speakers
To prepare for the best, you should learn from the best. Students will attend real university-style lectures on various subjects, such as bio-medical sciences, politics, film studies, fluid dynamics, and sustainability to name just a few.
Previous lectures have explored new ideas on topics like: film studies, philosophy, quantum physics and politics. One of the lectures will focus on the skills, experience and qualities that students need to become a University of Cambridge student.
There will also be a session delivered by experts on University entrance procedures where students will gain invaluable advise on the enrolment procedures for UK universities and how to make applications etc.
Learn by doing
The activity programme is an essential part of the course. It helps students to practise their skills and develop natural, fluent language use. Students on the University Preparation Programme will have opportunities to enjoy these activities:
- Sports such as football, basketball, tennis and cricket
- Creative arts such as T-shirt painting, and photography
- Evening activities like school discos, fashion shows, and quiz nights
Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:
King’s College, University of Cambridge
Arguably the most famous view of Cambridge, King’s College is the largest and one of most impressive college chapels in the world. Explore its rich history and breathtaking architecture right in the heart of Cambridge and the university.
Don’t forget to wave at the punters in boats below when you’re on the bridge in the college gardens!
Science Museum London
The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.
Students can experience what it is like to fly or blast off into space in their stunning 3D and 4D simulators. They can also watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
Located in the heart of Cambridge, the Museum is one of the most iconic buildings in the city.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is home to a collection of antiquities with galleries covering Ancient Eqypt, Rome and Greece. With over half a million incredible artworks in its collection, it is one of the most impressive regional museums in Europe.