Cambridge Dream is a family-owned, not-for-profit leading provider of online services and short study courses in Cambridge colleges, helping high school students aged 13-14 years and 15-18 years to fulfil their ambition of progressing towards a place at a top university anywhere in the world.
We welcome both school groups and individuals from a wide range of countries including the UK and we restrict our numbers to maximum 70 students for each 2-week programme. This enables students to work in small mixed-nationality groups and have lots of one-to-one support and advice.
Founder Laura Davies and her family have a longstanding academic association with Cambridge which helps them to devise short study programmes that provide both excellent teaching and a highly rewarding, immersive experience of every aspect of Cambridge student life.
Cambridge Dream can make a significant, long-lasting impact on a young person’s life. Students will not only learn more about their chosen subject, but they will also acquire the skills, confidence, motivation and passion for learning that will give them an edge in their university applications and future careers.
We offer a holistic educational experience and a more personalised, tailored service and pride ourselves on achieving extremely high standards of teaching and learning.
Increasingly, getting good A-level results is not enough for young people to get the places they want. Going beyond the core requirements of exam results to seek out the wider enrichment of a host of activities gives students an undeniable advantage in their applications, as well as being valuable in and for themselves. Higher education was built on a foundation of curiosity and commitment and this is something we excitedly look for in each influx of students.
With global competition growing for sought-after places at high-ranking universities, excellent academic results are essential. However, in addition to achieving high grades, young people must perform well in all aspects of the application process, showing their passion for the subject and what they have gained from extended reading and other subject-related enrichment and extra-curricular activities.
Cambridge Dream is an adaptive and dynamic summer school, continuously evolving and innovating to ensure our programmes are meeting the needs of our students in this fast-changing 21st Century.
Our learning approach is interactive, engaging, motivational, caring and fun!
We noticed that you paid great attention to all the details, such as the welfare and safety of students, teaching, food, transport and accommodation, to ensure the highest quality.
High quality plus value
The learners and teachers who attend our programmes say they represent much better value than other courses due to the high quality of every aspect of our course provision.
Click here to read some more examples of the fantastic feedback we have received from students, parents, inspectors, teachers and others!.
What are world-class universities looking for?
World-class universities are committed to selecting students with the highest academic potential, regardless of their nationality or background, by taking into account their academic results, personal statements, admissions tests required for certain courses, and interview.
When assessing potential applicants, universities are looking for students’ motivation and ability to apply their minds and deal with new concepts, rather than their ability to recall facts.
We want a sense of your ability to think analytically and critically in an academic setting.
Beyond test scores and grades…(we look for) character and leadership.
What is the Cambridge Dream?
Many people who study at Cambridge describe the experience as a dream come true.
For over 800 years the University has been a world-leading centre of academic excellence, renowned for its ground-breaking scientific research, its rich literary history and its extraordinary architectural beauty.
With over 100 Nobel Prize winners, Cambridge has more than any other institution and continues to be home to the most innovative thinkers of the twenty-first century.
Follow in famous footsteps
Follow in the footsteps of Cambridge’s famous alumni:
- Francis Crick and James Watson, who discovered the structure of DNA.
- Isaac Newton, who developed the laws of universal gravitation.
- Charles Darwin, who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection.
- Charles Babbage, who invented the first programmable computer.
- Economist, John Maynard Keynes.
- Poets, William Wordsworth and Lord Byron.
- Future King of England, Prince Charles, to name but a few.