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Cambridge, UK

Pioneering Academic Exploration - Leys School, Cambridge

About the provider: "Pioneering" - Opened 1955 by Cambridge graduate determined to help the world after WW2. All teachers DELTA qualified.

age icon 14-17 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 42

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Young Cambridge Scholars gives students advanced university-level learning through a combination of subject study, an inspiring lecture programme and educational study tours and activities. This is a challenging course for students who excel academically and wish to progress to a top English-speaking university in the future. It aims to maximise their potential for success by supporting students to develop advanced subject-level knowledge and academic skills expected in higher education so they are ready to succeed at university.


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Location

  • Established in 1875, The Leys School is a prestigious private school in Cambridge.

  • Many Leys students go on to attend world-class universities.

  • The campus, centrally located near the Fitzwilliam Museum and University of Cambridge colleges, boasts contemporary residential accommodation, exceptional sports facilities, and a modern teaching block.

  • Whether for a short or extended period of study, The Leys aims to inspire students to reach high, mastering the English language and acquiring essential skills for learning, life, and work.

What's Included

The course includes:

- 32 hours of university-level subject study, including topics such as mathematics, international relations, science, and British Literature

- 10 hours of academic skills, such as critical thinking and independent study skills

- 12 hours of lectures, with speakers from the University of Cambridge

Extracurricular activities on campus include basketball, drama, football, journalism, and photography in Cambridge.

Food and Accommodation:

- Accommodations on-campus offered include a mix of singles, doubles, and dormitories, with separate facilities for boys and girls.

- A houseparent lives in each accommodation building.

- All meals and laundry service are included.

Campus facilities:

- The Leys is a prestigious 142 year-old school located in the city center of the university town of Cambridge.

- Classrooms are bright and many have the latest technology such as interactive whiteboards.

- There is also a dining room, computer study center, student common areas, cookery room, art room, and on-site sports fields including a tennis court and synthetic football pitch.

Outside trips:

- Each session includes a full-day excursion to the dynamic capital city of London. Students have the opportunity to visit

Activities

The activity programme is an integral part of the course and allows students to practise what they have learnt and develop a natural, fluent use of the language. Students on the Young Cambridge Scholars course will have opportunities to enjoy these activities:

  • Sports ranging from football and basketball to tennis and cricket
  • Creative arts ranging from T-shirt painting to photography
  • Evening activities like school discos, fashion shows and quiz nights There will also be a formal dinner hosted at a University of Cambridge college, exclusively for Young Cambridge Scholars students.

Accommodations

  • Separate accommodation blocks for boys and girls with dedicated houseparents for 24/7 supervision.

  • Single, twin, and dormitory rooms with furniture provided; efforts made to mix nationalities in bedrooms for cultural exchange.

  • Separate bathrooms for boys and girls, as well as for junior and senior courses; shared showers and toilets strategically located.

  • Regular cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms, with weekly fresh bed linen; students responsible for room tidiness with regular inspections.

  • Free weekly laundry service for machine washable clothes.

  • Nutritious meals provided with a variety of hot and cold options, including fresh fruit and vegetables, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Packed lunches for study tours; snacks available during breaks and evening house meetings.

  • Accommodation and meals tailored to dietary requirements, including allergies, upon notification.

Excursions

There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself.  Study tours also play an important role in our learning approach. Students prepare for their study tour in class and have educational tasks to complete during their trip, this is then discussed in lessons afterwards. They will have three-full day study tours to UK destinations, every two weeks.

Transportation

  • Care starts upon your child's UK arrival, managed by our Young Learners team for coordination and supervision on arrival and departure days.

  • Travel with your child directly to the school is an option, and we can arrange this.

  • Airport or station transfers, included in your package, operate from designated airports within scheduled times.

  • Free transfers available between 10 am and 5 pm, depending on student travel requirements.

  • Notify changes to departure dates at least 7 working days before your departure.

Lesson Plan

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, of similar academic calibre, from across the world

LESSONS University-level learning Students will get a real insight into university-level study in some of the most popular topics at University of Cambridge, including: Mathematics, British literature, Science and International Relations. It is also critical that students develop a strong foundation of study skills in order for them to perform well 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.

  • Subject study: 32 hours
  • Academic skills: 10 hours

Lectures by University of Cambridge speakers

If you are going to prepare for the best, you should learn from the best. Students will experience real university-style lectures on class Cambridge subjects, ranging from physics to philosophy. All lectures delivered will be facilitated by University of Cambridge speakers. Previous lectures explored new perspectives on topics like: film studies, philosophy, quantum physics or politics. One of the lectures will focus on the skills, experience and qualities that students need to become a University of Cambridge student.

  • Lecture programme: 12 hours

Extras

-Registration Fee 95 GBP (Included in the price)

-Out-of-hour Transportation prices

  • London Heathrow £205

  • London Stansted £105


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

July - Boarding

Start 7/3/2024
End 7/16/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £4,545

July - Boarding

Start 7/17/2024
End 7/30/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £4,545

July - Boarding

Start 7/31/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £4,545

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