Cambridge College Summer School Academic Programme

Academic Programme

Subjects available:

General English
English Literature & Creative Writing
International Relations & Global Leadership
Academic Writing
Philosophy & Critical Thinking

Our SBC Summer College programme has been designed specifically for international teenagers aged 15 to 17 and offers 3 different study options, all available to students with an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level of English. This is to ensure that all students are able to express themselves in English without difficulty, and so are able to engage and benefit from the academic courses we provide. Students will be asked to complete a two-part online English assessment before their arrival at the college, in order to assess their use of English and level of understanding.

Students develop their English language skills for specific communicative needs, by building and presenting effective arguments, through a focus on either their written or spoken production. The skills developed in both courses are transferable to internationally-recognised English examinations, such as FCE/CAE/IELTS, and students will develop their ability to produce more advanced discussions, as well as explore new ideas and actively learn about different views and perspectives from their fellow students.

The Academic Programme allows students to choose one each of 3 Morning Elective subjects and 2 Afternoon Seminar subjects. All lessons are taught by our professionally qualified native English teachers, to ensure our students make the most of their learning opportunities.

Guest Speaker & Academic Excursion

Per 2-week stay, students will have one afternoon session with a Guest Speaker and one Academic Excursion to London. The Guest Speaker is invited to deliver a lecture or workshop to our students to inspire, motivate or enhance existing study.

London Academic Excursion

As part of the Academic Programme all students at Cambridge College will spend an additional afternoon in London that is closely linked to their Morning Elective subject, allowing them to actively apply their English language skills in their chosen field. In their class groups, students will visit one of London’s famous sites to participate in a workshop relevant to their studies.

Workshop venues may include the British Museum for General English students, the British Library for English Literature & Creative Writing students and the Houses of Parliament for International Relations & Global Leadership students. After their relevant workshops, students will all join for dinner at a London restaurant and a trip to the theatre to see one of London’s top West End shows.

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