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Bell Academic Exploration and Skill Development Program for Young Learners in Cambridge

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 42

Age Range - 14-17 yrs

Activities Offered

This advanced program gives students the opportunity to experience what university coursework is like.  With a combination of university-level classes, a unique lecture program, and tours to nearby locations,  students gain insight into university life both on and off campus. 

Students will have the chance to practice their English in a wide range of settings, gaining confidence for everyday usage. They will also have the opportunity to delve more deeply into some subjects to understand what high-level coursework in those areas may entail. Students will practice studying independently and also collaborating as a team, and will learn study strategies for future academic success. 

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 phot_ography in Cambridge._

Food and Accommodation

Accommodations 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 a museum and experience some of the top tourist sites in the world. Other excursions may include the university town of Oxford or historic Warwick Castle.


Airport transfers for arrivals and departures are included in the course fee, within scheduled arrival and departure times. Free shuttles are available for both arrivals and departures between 10am and 6pm on specified days leading up to the start and end of each course. There is an additional £50 fee each way for any students traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor.  

To sign up for airport transfer, information about arrivals must be sent to Bell 10+ business days prior to the start of course.  

Shuttles are available for free from 10am - 6am. At other times, there will be a surcharge as follows. For Bell St Albans, the charge will be £85 for London Heathrow Airport, £105 for London Stanstead Airport, or £95 for Ebsfleet Eurostar train. For Bell The Leys, the charge will be £180 for London Heathrow or £75 for London Stanstead.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
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