Academic Summer Courses
Preparing International Students for Studying in British Boarding Schools Since 2002
Welcome to Etherton Education
Etherton Education academic summer courses are designed to prepare international students for studying in British boarding schools. We have options for online study as well as our residential courses here in the UK. Our summer boarding courses are also suitable for students who just want a ‘taste’ of British Education.
Our courses are academic, with English for Education as the main focus. Students study intensive English and up to ten other academic subjects. In addition to the academic studies, we also focus on the personal development of each student’s ‘soft skills’ such as confidence, team work, leadership, communication, creativity and integration.
In August 2020, we began running Online Courses as we were not able to run our residential summer program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These were a great success and we went on to run our Online Winter English Course in December 2020, our Online Pre-GCSE Course and Online Pre-A-Level Course in Summer 2021, and we are delighted to announce for 2022 we have the following courses available:
Our Online Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Course is for students aged 15-17 who are preparing to study A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate.
Our Online Pre-GCSE Course is for students aged 13-15 who are preparing to study GCSEs.
The courses will include lessons in English language as well as a set timetable of subjects on the Pre-GCSE Course and a choice of subjects on the Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Course. The courses will also include Boarding Preparation Sessions and Saturday Activity sessions. Please visit our Online Course page to read more about these exciting online courses.
Residential Summer Courses
We are very sad to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our 2022 residential summer courses. However, we wanted to leave all the general information available so that you would be able to read more about our courses ready for 2023.
Our Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Course is for students aged 15-17 who are preparing to study A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate.
Our Pre-GCSE Course is for students aged 13-15 who are preparing to study GCSEs.
Our Junior Academic Course is for younger students aged 10-12, combining hard work with lots of active learning and fun.
For students coming to the UK to start at a British boarding school in September, an Etherton Education academic summer course will prepare them well. After the summer school course, our students leave feeling more confident and ready to study at their new school. For students just coming to experience life at a summer boarding school, they will leave not only with an improved academic level and new study skills, but also an invaluable life experience to take home with them.
Thank you for these kind words
Without doubt, the Etherton Education summer course is of huge benefit to our international Sixth Formers both in terms of preparation for A-levels and in their understanding of a different culture. I am convinced that they settle into their studies far quicker since the course started, when before they would spend the first term drowning in a sea of technical terms and unknown social customs. They certainly seem happy here and eager to start sixth form.