University Preparation Programme

Improve their advanced subject-level language and academic skills so students can take that next step towards success!

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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.

Please note: Block 2 (17 – 30 July 2024) is now SOLD OUT!

Age
14 - 17
Minimum language level
Intermediate B1
Staff to student ratio
1:6
Maximum class size
14
Course length
2 weeks
Course start dates
3 July 2024, 17 July 2024, 31 July 2024
Entry requirements
Online placement test and short Bell questionnaire
Locations
Bell The Leys
Fees
£4,450

Course overview

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

LESSONS

University-level learning

The course is delivered with a university-style approach to science topics, such as STEM subjects and includes Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. This 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.

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

LECTURE PROGRAMME

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, fluid dynamics, and sustainability to name just a few.

Previous lectures have explored new ideas on topics like: film studies, philosophy and quantum physics. 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.

ACTIVITIES

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!

  • LONDON

    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.

  • CAMBRIDGE

    Fitzwilliam Museum

    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.

Sample timetable

You can download our sample timetable here:

University Preparation Programme – Science Timetable

Dates & locations

Bell The Leys

3 July - 16 July 2024
17 July - 30 July 2024
31 July - 13 August 2024

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Our course includes

Lessons, study materials and course portfolio
Residential accommodation and all meals
A full programme of educational and social activities
A full programme of study tours
Comprehensive supervision by qualified staff
Transfers to and from airport/stations between 10am and 5pm
Free WiFi
Free laundry service
Comprehensive insurance
Lessons, study materials and course portfolio
Residential accommodation and all meals
A full programme of educational and social activities
A full programme of study tours
Comprehensive supervision by qualified staff
Transfers to and from airport/stations between 10am and 5pm
Free WiFi
Free laundry service
Comprehensive insurance

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