Intensive Academic

in Bath and Oxford

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About the programme

A taster of life as a student in the UK, this course is for students who want a more intensive academic option. 

Key facts: Bath (Downside)

There are 27 hours of lessons per week combining English and academic subjects, plus excursions and evening activities.

Students have 12 hours of academic taster sessions in subjects such as Science, Maths and Geography, introducing how these are taught in UK boarding schools.

  • Available at: Bath (Downside)
  • Maximum class size: 15 for English lessons and 12 for Academic lessons
  • Minimum entry level: Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Duration: 2–8 weeks
  • Start dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 July; 2, 9, 16 August 2017
  • Arrival/departure day: Wednesday
  • Course ends: 30 August 2017
  • Age range: 13–17

What's included in the price:

  • 15 hours of English + 12 hours of academic subject teaching per week
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Welcome party and orientation
  • Placement test and regular progress tests
  • 24-hour supervision from trained staff 
  • Full programme of evening activities per week
  • Two full-day excursions per week, including entrance fee
  • One half-day excursion
  • Weekly laundry
  • End-of-course certificate

Key facts: Oxford

This pre-university course offers a combination of English lessons, IELTS preparation and academic subjects taught in English, plus excursions and evening activities. Students can also take part in sessions with a Kings University Counsellor.

  • Available at: Oxford
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum entry level: Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Duration: 2–4 weeks
  • Start dates: 9, 16, 23 July 2017
  • Arrival/departure day: Sunday
  • Course ends: 6 August 2017
  • Age range: 15–17

What's included in the price:

  • 27 hours per week of academic English, a range of academic subjects (Science, Maths, History, Geography and Business) and IELTS preparation
  • Full-board off-site residential or homestay accommodation
  • Welcome party and orientation
  • Placement test and regular progress tests
  • Programme of evening activities
  • One full-day and one half-day excursion per week
  • End-of-course certificate