Etherton Education is excited to offer their own Online Academic Summer 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 a 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 a B2 / IELTS 5.0.
Boarding Preparation Sessions and Saturday Activities.
In addition to the academic subjects, students will have boarding preparation sessions each week run by our Student Hosts. These conversation sessions will include topics about the British education systems, life in a boarding house, the importance of extra curricular activities and many more. The Saturday sessions will be fun online sessions including Drama, Art, Exercise, Meditation and Virtual Visits to the UK.
Course dates & prices
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Our aims are to give students:
- a good introduction to British boarding school life and education
- chances to listen to many different British voices
- many opportunities to practise speaking English
- a really useful and fun summer course with friendly staff
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.
Boarding Preparation: four conversation sessions a week run by our Student Hosts.
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:
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. We want students to ask questions, give their opinions, and to practise speaking a lot with our staff.
Thank you for these kind words
"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!"