The Young Learner

12-16 years : Global Young Leaders

Exciting programme for future young leaders.


Cobham Levels

Intermediate to advanced
(CEFR B1 - C1)


1 July - 22 July 2023 (1, 2 or 3 weeks)

21 hours*


ACS Cobham is located on a private estate, surrounded by beautiful countryside, 24km from central London. This impressive international school sits within a secure 50- hectare campus with excellent facilities for study, creative activities and recreation. London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are 45 minutes away

The outstanding sporting facilities include an impressive indoor 25m 6-lane swimming pool, a first-rate sports hall, a dance studio, a 400-metre athletics track, football pitches and 6 all-weather tennis courts. There is also a 500-seat theatre and drama studio.

Aerial view of ACS Cobham
Swimming pool
Athletics track
Sports hall


  • An exciting programme to engage future young leaders
  • Students on the English + Multi-Activity and Global Young Leaders programmes will be mixed in activities, on excursions and in accommodation
  • Study four subjects to broaden your skills set and develop your leadership potential
  • Individual staff mentors help you work towards your personal goals

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Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture
and speak English with our
English Student Hosts! Free airport transfers from Heathrow and Gatwick


  • Each week you will study English, STEM, Young Entrepreneur and Presentation Skills/Model UN
  • *21 hours' of tuition (18 hours' in your arrival week) including end of week presentation
  • Maximum class size 15 international students
  • Enrichment Workshops enhance your experience e.g. British history and culture, nature trail, creative writing
  • Enhance your fluency and leadership skills through collaborating and problem-solving - essential 21st century life skills
  • Staff mentors help you identify and meet your personal goals.
English Skills
English Skills
Science of potion making
Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills
Young Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneur


Apply language to real world situations - analyse and debate current issues (e.g. DNA editing, fake news)

  • Improve core skills and technical accuracy
  • Enhance fluency through stimulating, collaborative sessions
  • Develop strong powers of expression, both written and verbal

4 hours

Presentation Skills / Model UN

Choose a topic that ignites your interest and develop a persuasive presentation

  • Learn how to present before an audience - engage, inspire and persuade
  • Explore a range of practical techniques and develop your confidence

4 hours

Young Entrepreneur

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn the important steps to become a confident young leader

  • Develop a concept, research your market, create and present your product
  • Solve problems and devise creative solutions through the introduction of business projects

4 hours


Use scientific and mathematical knowledge to design, evaluate and make a 'mechanical device'

  • Conduct basic experiments - evaluate evidence, think logically and solve real-world problems
  • Collaborate on practical tasks. Projects integrate science, technology, engineering and maths

4 hours


You are assigned a staff mentor who will help you identify and meet personal goals

You are encouraged to attend a wide range of activities to help you explore your talent.


Useful documents to download in PDF format


  • Wide choice of afternoon activities including sports, fitness, arts & crafts, drama, cooking, nature walks
  • Evening activities include team challenges, quiz nights, mystery shows, traditional British games, relaxed nights in houses and discos
  • Special events include: Ceilidh (traditional dancing), pool party with inflatables, radio workshop
  • 2 excursions each week e.g. London (London Eye, Thames river cruise), Hampton Court Palace, Oxford (walking tour, museums, punting), Thorpe Park, West end musical.
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.

Sports hall
West End Musical
Nature walk
Thorpe Park
DS Extra


  • The boarding house is exceptional and of hotel standard. Single or twin study bedrooms with en suite facilities. Younger students accommodated in twin rooms
  • Students on the English + Multi-Activity and Global Young Leaders programmes will be mixed in accommodation
  • Safe campus with 24 hr security
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board. Varied meals to suit international students
  • Restricted access to mobile phones. WiFi available (at specific times).

Premium en-suite bedroom
Dining hall
Boarding house relaxtion area
Art room
Group photo
Close supervision


Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
Sat 1 July
Sat 15 July
Sat 1 July
Sat 22 July
Sat 8 July
Sat 22 July
42 Sat 15 July Sat 22 July 1 £1800

Room size: 1-2* | Hours' tuition/week: 21** | Max. class size: 15

* Younger students accommodated in twin rooms ** 18 hours' in your arrival week

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • DS reusable water bottle
  • Participation of resident English Student Hosts
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Transport and entry fees on all excursions
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes
  • Medical and Travel Insurance (see Terms & Conditions)
  • Airport transfers on published arrival/departure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-16.00 from/to: Heathrow or Gatwick airports

NOT included in the fees

  • Transfers for those arriving/departing outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates at the airports specified above
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.


The Global Young Leaders programme is designed for students who already have at least Intermediate (B1) level of English.

If you want to check your level before booking, take our quick online level check test.

Our Head Office team will then advise you if this course is suitable for you.