Founded in 1382, Winchester College is one of Britain's leading independent schools with a reputation for academic excellence.
The peaceful, spacious campus offers a safe environment in magnificent grounds
Facilities include a theatre, performance spaces, sports hall, tennis and squash courts, and extensive grounds for a range of outdoor sports and games
I heard about Discovery Summer from a friend and she said it was so good that I decided to come. The campus is really impressive, the facilities are great and I cannot believe how much my spoken English has improved - I feel much more confident when I speak now. I definitely want to come again. My favourite excursion was to Bath - it was such an interesting place and I loved learning a bit more about British history and culture.
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I came back because last year was so good and I wanted to repeat the experience. I took my IELTS exam yesterday and hope to have scored well. There was a really good mix of nationalities and I've made new friends from Italy and Turkey. I knew the English Student Hosts from last year. It was great to be with them again!.
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It was my first time with Discovery Summer and I'm happy to say that I got a wonderful experience here. All majors and minors were dedicated to help us with one of the most important choices in our life: our choice of future career. I'm planning to study International Relations at university, that's why I decided to do correspoinding majors (International Relations and Economics & Business Studies) in Winchester. Without any doubts I can say, that these classes helped me and I became sure of my choice. It's also necessary to mention that minors (Philosophy, Creative Writing, Debating) gave me an opportunity to practice some general skills.
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You select 1 Major + 1 Minor per week from the following (click a heading below for more details):
Understand the world around you as you explore modern economic theory. Through interactive simulations, analyse key ideas linked to economic thought in the 21st century.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this challenging programme has been developed for 15-17 year old international students who already have some knowledge as well as those who are new to the subject area.
By the end of the programme, you will have a clear understanding of whether you should pursue further studies in Business & Economics at university.
A challenging programme for the next generation of leaders and decision makers.
Understand the world around you as you explore the interdisciplinary nature and application of international relations while looking at some of the most pressing issues facing the world today - economic, social, political and environmental.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this challenging programme has been developed for 15-17 year old international students who already have some knowledge, as well as those who are new to to the subject area.
By the end of the programme, you will have a clear understanding of whether you should pursue further studies in International Relations at university.
Realism vs Liberalism
Explore the foundational debate between realist and liberal perspectives. Realism emphasizes power, self-interest, and the role of the state as the primary actor in international politics, while liberalism emphasizes cooperation, institutions, and the potential for global governance.
Conflict and Cooperation
Understand the causes of international conflicts and the mechanisms for resolving them. Research concepts like war and peace, diplomacy, international organizations, and how states interact on the global stage
Globalization and International Economy
Examine how economic factors, trade, finance, and multinational corporations influence international relations, as well as the role of international institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
A challenging programme for the next generation of leaders and decision makers. On this course, you will:
Produce high-quality, short films in multi-national groups. Develop film production skills - generate storyboards, edit scripts, perform in and shoot your film. Explore technical aspects , or take a leadership role as the director.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this creative arts programme has been designed for 15-17 year old international students who might be acting and film making for the first time, while also challenging those with previous experience.
By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to bring your cinematic visions to life.
Learn how to create special effects Using a green screen. Create combat scenes, sci-fi sequences and enjoy bringing your creative ideas to life.
Master the art of camera angles and shot composition. Create visually engaging sequences or capture cinematographic moments with the perfect camera angle.
Explore how to set up and control lighting equipment, create different moods through lighting, and use natural light to your advantage for various scenes.
Acquire skills in recording quality audio using microphones, audio recorders, and boom poles
Prepare for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the most popular English language proficiency test for higher education.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this programme has been developed for 15-17 year old international students who may be applying to an English-speaking university programme in the future.
By the end of the programme, you will have a clear understanding of the skills and techniques needed to sit the exam with confidence.
Optional: IELTS exam may be taken on Thursday 18 July or Thursday 1 August 2024, subject to availability and at extra cost (approx. 250 GBP - including exam fees, payable to the exam centre and travel expenses).
Learn how answer writing papers effectively. Write clear thesis statements, develop coherent paragraphs and understand how to describe data and trends
Develop effective techniques such as skimming, scanning, and identifying keywords to navigate four texts under exam timings.
Through exposure to a range of audio materials, such as conversations, lectures, and discussions, understand and respond to information accurately.
Broaden your range of language, fluently express your thoughts and effectively communicate ideas on various topics, showcasing your speaking proficiency in English.
Understand the world around you as you explore the interdisciplinary nature and application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Work with our science teacher as you engage in hands-on experiments, problem-solving challenges, and interactive activities that will ignite your passion for discovery and innovation.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this challenging programme has been developed for 15-17 year old international students who already have a passion for STEM, as well as those interested in exploring it for the first time.
By the end of this course, you'll not only have a deeper understanding of the STEM disciplines but also be well-equipped to tackle the complex challenges of our increasingly technology-driven world.
Observe magnetic fields, investigate magnetic strength and record your findings. Create a simple galvanometer to measure current, construct electromagnets and design experiments to study them
MomentumBuild marble tracks, explore kinetic energy and velocity. Follow scientific method to collect data, record results and draw conclusions
Camera ObscuraConstruct a camera obscura, a precursor to modern cameras as you understand the fundamental principles of light and image projection
Renewable Energy FairCreate interactive exhibits showcasing various forms of renewable energy, such as solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric generators.
Understand the impact of AI on modern technology and become a thought leader of tomorrow. Explore the fundamentals of AI, its applications and ethical considerations. Through hands-on projects, (no coding skills required) explore how AI will shape our future.
Designed by our experienced academic team, this challenging AI and Technology programme has been created for 15-17 year old international students who might already have some knowledge as well as those who are new to to the subject area.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently apply theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges; ready for for future academic success in these fields.
Machine LearningUnderstand AI concepts of machine learning by developing your own own movie recommendation system.
Natural Language ProcessingUse a no-code platform to design and train a chatbot to answer questions or engage in conversations on topics you're passionate about
Understand Deep LearningUse pre-trained deep learning models to recognize and classify objects in images. Utilise AI image recognition apps or platforms to build a project that can identify objects, animals, or even plant species from photos you provide
Develop analytical thinking skills, engage in discussions at a pre-university level in e.g. advanced leadership skills, financial analysis, inspirational architecture
|Course No.||Arrival Date||Departure Date||Weeks||Fees|
|20||Fri 5 July||Fri 19 July||2||£3750|
|21||Fri 5 July||Fri 26 July||3||£5625|
|22||Fri 5 July||Fri 2 Aug||4||£7500|
|23||Fri 12 July||Fri 2 Aug||3||£5625|
|24||Fri 19 July||Fri 2 Aug||2||£3750|
Room size: 1-6 | Hours' tuition/week: 22.5* | Max. class size: 16
The Pre-University programme is designed for students who already have at least Upper-Intermediate (B2) level of English.
If you are unsure of your level, complete our quick online level check test.
Our Head Office team will then advise you if this course is suitable for you.