ETHERTON ONLINE COURSES
We are excited to offer our own live Online Academic Courses. These courses are suitable for students who will be joining British schools in future, or who are interested in learning about British education.
Preparation for British Boarding School – Online Pre-GCSE Course – 13-15 years
Students will follow a set timetable, including intensive English Language, and the main GCSE subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, History and Geography.
Recommended minimum English level for this course is B1 / IELTS 4.0.
Preparation for British Boarding School – Online Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Course – 15-17 years
Students will follow an individual timetable, including intensive English Language, and choose one set of subjects from the following two options:
Option One – Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, or
Option Two – Maths, History, Geography and Business Studies and Economics.
Recommended minimum English level for this course is B2 / IELTS 5.0.
Course dates & prices
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Please contact us if you are interested in an online course, to reserve a place and to let us know your preferred dates and availability.
Our online course aims are to give students:
- a good introduction to British boarding school life and education
- the chance to get used to listening to many different British voices
- many opportunities to practise speaking English
- a really useful and fun summer course with friendly staff
Lesson times, timetable and further course details:
There will be four lessons every day from Monday to Saturday, a total of 24 lessons. Each lesson is 45 minutes long, with a 15-minute break in between. Lessons will start at 09:00 (UK time) and finish at 12:45pm (UK time) each day.
English Language: five lessons a week focusing on speaking and listening skills.
Pre-GCSE Course Main Subjects: eleven lessons a week in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, History and Geography.
Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Main Subjects: twelve lessons a week in a choice of two sets of
options: Option One – Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, or Option Two – Maths, History, Geography and Business Studies and Economics.
Saturday Activities: four fun online activities including Drama, Art, Exercise, Meditation, and Virtual Visits to UK cities (Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB students will have three of these Saturday sessions).
Boarding School Preparation Sessions: There are four conversation sessions a
week. When international students first come to a British boarding school in the UK,
everything is new to them, and they can feel very anxious. To help students, we have
designed these unique sessions to explain our British systems, conventions and culture. Our
friendly British Student Hosts are in charge of these sessions, and will encourage students
to chat and learn about their future life in the UK. The sessions will include these topics:
- How to be happy and successful in your boarding school
- Daily life in a boarding house
- How to make new friends
- The British education system
- The importance of extra-curricular activities
- Learning to learn for exams
- Manners, etiquette and food
- The university application procedure
- Travelling and shopping in the UK
All lessons will be live, with a maximum of 8 students per class.
All students are expected to participate actively in our lessons, with their cameras on so we can see each others’ faces. We want students to ask questions, give their opinions, and to practise speaking a lot with our staff.
"My student's father said she really liked her online preparation course and was happy to join you. Thank you for arranging such a brand new course, which was so helpful for students joining their schools in this difficult year. Please send our gratitude, from all our staff and on behalf of the family, for your excellent service!"