For ages 14-17, a summer English course for students focused on their goals, or looking for inspiration, for university and beyond.
Students should already have a good level of English for this course (B2 upper intermediate and above), but their use of English will still improve. Take our free English level test.
The prestigious St Edward’s private school has many Oxford University colleges within walking distance, and has excellent facilities including 32 tennis courts and a golf course.
The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops. Future Leaders Pre-University looks at admissions to UK universities: what they look for from students and what to include on applications. It also includes visits to UK universities, so students can experience what life is like at a UK university and be inspired.
Your child will:
- Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
- Improve their spoken English
- Increase their English vocabulary
- Network and make new friends from around the world
- Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
- Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment Improve their presentation skills
- Learn how to choose a course or a university
- Understand what opportunities are possible after university
- Develop study skills which will prepare them for studying in the UK
The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.
Future Leaders Pre-University looks at admissions to UK universities: what they look for from students and what to include on applications. It also includes visits to UK universities, so students can experience what life is like at a UK university and be inspired.
They will learn new skills which will prepare them for studying in a British university.
Workshops include: Education and Learning in the UK, Debating Skills, Body Language and Confidence, and Presentation Skills.
During the course students will work in groups and will build towards a presentation at the end of the course.
There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course to explore key university cities such as Cambridge, Oxford and London.
Guest speaker topics include: ‘Being a student at one of the UK’s top universities’, ‘What are universities looking for?’ and ‘What does it take to succeed?’. In 2019, the guest speaker was Natalie Shoup who was completing her Masters in Education, Globalisation and International Development at the University of Cambridge.
Our guest speakers for 2020 will be announced soon! Enquire for more details.
Learning summary (per two week course)
|Study trips||2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip|
|Other activities (including sports, arts and evening activities)||40 hours|
For further enquiries and to book, please call +44 (0) 20 7611 2427 or email
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Last year, we welcomed students from over 90 countries on our young learner courses.
One price – all trips, accommodation and meals included.
All senior staff have student safeguarding and student welfare training every year.
Our Young Learner Centres are accredited by The British Council.