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Study for academic success

Give your child the best opportunity for success by developing and refining their academic skills.
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Put simply, academic skills are skills students use to study effectively, whatever their subject area.

Learning these transferable skills give learners more confidence, independence and control over their studies; it keeps them organised and allows them to meet new challenges as they progress through education.

With stress being the number one enemy of effective study, it becomes critical to empower students to take control and have confidence in their abilities.

Our young learner programmes – specifically focused on academic enrichment – are expertly-designed to strengthen these skills, while also working with your child to develop their English language skills and fluency.


Intensive Academic English
Bell Wellington

  • Study skills for school, college and university
  • Academic English language skills
  • Exam techniques for Cambridge exam and IELTS
  • Take the Trinity College London Speaking Exam (GESE) 
  • 48 hours of lessons (2 weeks)

Young Cambridge Scholars
Bell The Leys

  • Advanced-level study skills for university
  • Academic English in University of Cambridge subjects
  • Exam techniques, particularly for IELTS
  • No Trinity College London Speaking Exam (GESE)
  • 42 hours of lessons, plus 12 hours of lectures (2 weeks)


On all our young learner programmes, we place caps on class sizes to allow us to focus on developing your child as an individual.

On either of our academic-oriented courses – Intensive Academic English or Young Cambridge Scholars – we will ensure your child has a clear study plan – based on their strengths, language level and performance.


Courses to explore

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Young Cambridge Scholars

5 July - 15 August 2023
  • Develop university-level academic English skills
  • Learn advanced study and exam techniques
  • Lectures led by University of Cambridge speakers
  • Residential on-campus experience
Student delivering business plan presentation

Young Business Leaders

5 July - 15 August 2023
  • Gain business-specific knowledge and language
  • Develop an entrepreneurial business plan
  • Residential on-campus experience