The Young Learner

12-16 years : Global Young Leaders

A challenging and innovative programme to engage aspiring young leaders.


Cobham Levels

Intermediate to advanced
(CEFR B1 - C1)


26 June - 24 July 2021 (2 or 4 weeks)

24 hours
Covid Safe


ACS Cobham is located on a private estate, 24km from central London, surrounded by beautiful countryside, while close to all the attractions of London. This impressive international school sits within a secure 50-hectare campus with excellent facilities for study, creative activities and recreation. The boarding houses offer accommodation of hotel standard. 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 modern gym, an Olympic-sized athletics track, football pitches and 6 all-weather tennis courts. There is also a state-of the-art 500-seat theatre, drama and art studio and IT suites.

Aerial view of ACS Cobham
Swimming pool
Athletics track
Teaching block


  • A challenging and innovative programme to engage aspiring young leaders
  • 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


  • This blended programme of English, STEM, Young Entrepreneur and Presentation Skills / Model UN encourages leadership and collaborative problem-solving - essential 21st century life skills
  • This programme runs for 2 or 4 weeks
  • You study all four subjects over 2 weeks to broaden your skill set and to develop your leadership potential
  • Maximum class size 15 international students
  • Students are placed into classes by level, age and nationality
English Skills
English Skills
Science of potion making
Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills
Young Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneur



Horse riding

Professionally instructed extra sports options, 2 sessions per week
Up to 2 hours per session

Horse-riding: £160/week
Off site | All levels | Small Groups


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 (IB skills)

6 hours

Presentation Skills

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

6 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

6 hours


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

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

6 hours


Students are assigned a staff 'mentor' who will help them to identify and meet their personal goals.

Students are encouraged to attend a wide range of 'Discovery Extra' sessions based on eight traits of a leader to help them realise their ambitions.


These options are included in the fees. They are run after class and vary day to day.

Cobham Extra, Codebreaking, Nature Walk, Cooking, Science of cooking, Debating, Treasure hunt, University applications, Geocaching, Fitness & wellbeing, Nutrition, Conversation club, Baking, Model UN, Creative writing, Riddles, Dance, Careers day, Chess, Drama games, Small space design, Flower pressing, Pond dipping, Survival skills, Mindfulness


  • A wide range of activities is offered each week on Cobham's amazing campus! Choose from sports, art and design activities, team games and weekly campus challenges
  • 2 excursions each week e.g. London (Thames river cruise, West End musical), Hampton Court Palace, Oxford (guided walking tour, museums, punting), Thorpe Park, Brighton.
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.

Sports hall
West End Musical
Nature walk
DS Extra


  • The newly-built boarding house is exceptional. All study bedrooms have en suite facilities. Younger students accommodated in twin rooms
  • Spacious and light common areas; ideal for relaxed house evenings
  • Safe campus with security gate and 24hr guard
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board
  • WiFi available (at specific times).

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


Dates & Fees 2020
Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
39 Sat 26 June Sat 10 July 2 £3000
40 Sat 26 June Sat 24 July 4 £6000
41 Sat 10 July Sat 24 July 2 £3000

Room size: 1-2* | Hours' tuition/week: 24 | Max. class size: 15

* Younger students accomodated in twin rooms

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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 and study visits
  • 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/depart ure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-15.00 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 Academic team will then notify you with the results and if the course would be suitable or other options we can offer.