Academic Summer Courses
Preparing International Students for Studying in British Boarding Schools Since 2002
Welcome to Etherton Education
Academic Summer Courses and Online Courses
Etherton Education academic summer courses are designed to prepare international students for studying in British boarding schools. 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 students ‘soft skills’ such as confidence, team work, leadership, communication, creativity and integration. The courses also include lots of sport, social activities, Sunday clubs and cultural visits. Students live in an international summer school environment. They will work hard but have a lot of fun!
After a difficult year in 2020, we have launched our brand new Online Courses this Winter and we are delighted to be preparing for our 2021 Academic Summer Courses.
Our Online Courses
In August 2020, we began running Online Courses as we were not able to run our summer program. These were a great success and we have now released our Online Winter English Course for 2020. The course is available from December 14 until January 08 with three date options. Students will have lessons including English and Study Skills, Explore the World and Conversation Time with our Student Hosts.
Take a look at our Online Course page to see more about our virtual world and our Online Winter Courses.
Our Summer Courses
Our Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Courses are for students aged 15-17 who are preparing to study A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate.
Our Fast Track Pre-GCSE Course is for students aged 15-17 who are preparing to start a One-Year-GCSE course.
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, they combine hard work with lots of active learning and fun.
Our Introduction to British Boarding for Girls Course is for female students aged 10-15, it is an innovative and exciting course built around different themes each week. The course has been developed in partnership with the Headmistress and Staff of Badminton School.
Our Family Summer Course is for students aged 7 -10 accompanied by a parent / adult, it is designed to give a great introduction to British Boarding Schools.
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.