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This intensive programme
prepares students for study in a UK boarding school
Levels: upper intermediate to very advanced (CEF B2 - C2)
This intensive programme is designed for students of upper intermediate level and above. It is ideal for those looking for an introduction to academic study
in a British boarding school.
Uppingham School, one of Britain's leading co-educational schools, was founded in 1584. Many of the attractive buildings in the town are built from local ironstone. It is 160km north of London and just over two hours by road. Birmingham is 1.5 hours by road and Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester can be reached in one hour. Just 15 minutes away is Rutland Water, Europe's largest man-made lake,
where students can try canoeing and other watersports.
The school has both new and historic buildings. A state-of-the-art Sports Centre has recently opened. This comprises a large indoor sports hall, a 25m 6-lane swimming pool, a gymnasium, squash courts and two dance studios. The outdoor sports facilities are extensive and include 12 tennis courts, football and cricket pitches.
Classes are held in the school's historic 'quad'. We also take advantage of the school's impressive IT suite, theatre, drama studio, lecture theatre for showing DVDs and modern Leonardo Art centre.
- 33 lessons of average 45 minutes (25 hours per week)
- Classes (focussing on project work and collaborative study) in academic subjects Maths, Science, Geography, History, Study Skills, IT etc
- Study visits/weekly projects to e.g. Rockingham Castle, a Space Centre, a local Falconry Centre and theatre visit
- Maximum class size: 14 international students
- Pre-course testing for those unsure of their level
- During the course your progress is closely monitored. At the end, you will be given an end of course report
- We recommend a 4-week stay to gain maximum benefit.
- Our Resident English Student Hosts, many of whom attend British boarding schools themselves, will join your classes.