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Young Cambridge Scholars

Students experience what it is like to study at a top UK university. Students learn academic skills, with subject lessons and lectures in English.

Course type
Young Learners
Age of student
Language level
Intermediate (B1) - Proficient (C2)
Staff/student ratio
Maximum class size
Entry requirements
Pre-course assessment
Course dates
Start dates: 1 July, 15 July and 29 July 2020
Course Length
2 weeks
£3,800 per 2 week course
The Leys School, Cambridge

Who is the course for?

Students who excel academically, have a high level of English and wish to progress to a top English-speaking university in the future.

Course outcomes

Your child will have:

  • An increased understanding of the academic subjects studied
  • Greater vocabulary in English relating to academic subjects and for everyday conversations
  • Improved reading skills and the ability to understand a variety of academic texts
  • Improved writing style in English
  • Increased confidence when speaking to new people and facing new situations
  • Ability to express opinions and contribute to discussions in a variety of contexts
  • Increased knowledge and confidence about future university study options
  • Increased exam preparation skills
  • Ability to work with others effectively, as a leader or team member, and continue studies independently

Course description


54 hours per two week course (including 12 hours of lecture programme)

Subject study

Students will study eight hours of each of the following subjects in English. The subjects have been specially selected to give students a flavour of studying some of the most popular topics at the University of Cambridge.

  • Maths
  • English literature
  • Science
  • Art and Design

Academic skills

Students will develop a range of skills in English to develop their critical thinking and independent study skills such as:

  • Writing an essay
  • Formulating and expressing opinions
  • Note-taking and summarising

Lecture programme

Delivered by University of Cambridge lecturers, students will develop their knowledge and new perspectives in a range of topics relating to classic Cambridge subjects from philosophy, law, history and English literature.

One of the lectures will focus on the qualities your child needs to become a University of Cambridge student.

Study tour excursions

3 days per two week course

Students will enjoy three study tours to:

  • Cambridge: a walking tour of the city with a visit to King’s College and the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • London: a river cruise along the River Thames and a top London museum
  • Norwich: a tour around the Sainsbury Centre, a museum and gallery on the University of East Anglia campus and a visit to Norwich’s cathedral and castle


12 hours per two week course

Students will participate in a variety of school activities each day to make new friends and practise new language skills. Activities include sports, creative arts, games and competitions.

Special activities for Young Cambridge Scholars include a formal dinner at a University of Cambridge college.

Young learners
Young learners
The Leys
Young learners
Young Cambridge Scholars

Course includes

  • Accommodation at The Leys School
  • All meals
  • All social activities and study tours
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure with Bell staff
  • Free internet access
  • Free laundry service
  • Comprehensive insurance

Young Cambridge Scholars sample timetable

Young Cambridge Scholars sample timetable
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