Here is a sample programme which illustrates the range and depth of inspiring lectures, exciting team challenges, interactive workshops and stimulating co-curricular activities that are typically included in a two-week timetable. Younger students (13-14 years old) and older students (15-18 years old) complete similar programmes, at a level appropriate for their ages, except for personal statement writing, interview practice and personal development planning which are replaced by other engaging activities for the younger students.

We pride ourselves on our unique pedagogical approach and we are always happy to discuss tailoring the timetable to enrich our students’ learning experience and inspire them to expand their horizons in new and exciting ways. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Click on the items in the 2-week timetable for more details

Click here to download a sample timetable for 15-18 year olds, which shows the skills and knowledge students gain from the programme.

Click here to download a sample timetable for 13-14 year olds, which shows the skills and knowledge students gain from the programme.

Breakfast

7.30-9.00

  • In the College Great Hall
  • Full freshly cooked English Breakfast with Cereals, Yoghurt, fresh Fruit and Juice

Arrival Day

  • Welcome Talk
  • Tour of College by your Student Mentors
  • Leaders’ Meeting with the Programme Director

Opening Presentation

  • Introduction to the Programme

Admissions Seminar

  • How to choose your Course and University
  • What top Universities are looking for
  • Applying to the UK and US
  • How to stand out in the Application Process
  • Questions & Answers with your Student Mentors

Personal Development Plan

  • Start working on your PDP with your Student Mentors

Problem Solving and Lateral Thinking Workshop

  • Learn a Range of Lateral Thinking Techniques such as Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats'
  • Practise applying Lateral Thinking Skills to solve Problems and create new Ideas

Personal Statement Writing and Review

  • Work with your Student Mentors to make your Personal Statement more powerful

3D Design and Print Project

  • Design and Create your own Products using 3D Printers and Smart Materials

Business Challenge Workshop

  • Prepare and pitch your Team's Business Idea to gain maximum Investment

Peer Feedback

  • Improve your Innovation and Communication Skills in a positive, supportive Environment

Supervision

  • Wide Choice of Subjects taught by your Student Mentors in a small Group, typical of Cambridge University’s famous Teaching Model

Public Speaking and Presenting Workshop

  • How to plan and deliver an effective Team Presentation on a topical Issue

Team Presentations and Peer Feedback

  • Improve your Presenting Skills in a positive, supportive Environment

Full Day in London

  • Have a Bird’s Eye View of the UK’s Capital City from the London Eye or experience the Thrills of the London Dungeon
  • Or the London Aquarium or visit the British Museum
  • Walking Tour of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace
  • Sightseeing Cruise along the River Thames or Free Time for Shopping

Lunch

12.30-14.00

  • In the College Great Hall or at a Café/Restaurant if you are away from College
  • Full choice of Three Course Menu – hot freshly cooked Meals and Salads

Afternoon in Cambridge

  • Visit to Cambridge’s Natural History Museum and a Walking Tour of Cambridge with your Student Mentors

Sports Leadership Award Part 1

  • Understand Leadership Styles and develop Initiative and Communication Skills

Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy

  • Lecture by a University Astronomer
  • Explore Solar Systems and Black Holes
  • Look for Life on Mars

Keynote University Lecture

  • An inspirational Talk by a Cambridge University Lecturer
  • Extend your Subject Knowledge

Sports Leadership Award Part 2

  • Develop Organisational Skills and Lead your own Team Sports Activities

Dinner

17.30-18.30

  • In the College Great Hall
  • Full choice of Three Course Menu – hot freshly cooked Meals and Salads

Cambridge and British History & Culture Quiz

  • Find out who invented the Telephone in 1876, and much more…

Cambridge Visit Preparation

  • Learn about the University, Museums and People

Arts & Crafts

  • Make your own creative Masterpiece from the Materials provided

Outdoor Sports

  • Enjoy traditional outdoor Sports, such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Lacrosse and Tennis

Supervision

  • Wide Choice of Subjects taught by your Student Mentors in a small Group, typical of Cambridge University’s famous Teaching Model

British Social Etiquette Role Play

  • A fun Activity to learn about British Culture, including Table Manners, Greetings and polite Conversation

Ceilidh

  • A Fun Evening of traditional Music and Dance from England, Scotland and Ireland

Bingo

  • Play a lively Numbers Game for Rewards

Outdoor Sports

  • Enjoy traditional outdoor Sports, such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Lacrosse and Tennis

London Visit Preparation

  • Learn about the History of famous London Landmarks, Museums and People

Outdoor Sports

  • Enjoy traditional outdoor Sports, such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Lacrosse and Tennis

College Garden Party & BBQ followed by Outdoor Games

  • Enjoy a traditional Cambridge Summer Activity such as Croquet on the College Lawn

Classic British Film Night

  • Enjoy a classic British Comedy, Thriller or Action Film
SunMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Breakfast
Arrival DayPresentationWorkshopProjectWorkshopSupervisionVisit London
Lunch
Visit CambridgeSports Leadership Award Part 1VisitLectureSports Leadership Award Part 2
Dinner
Cambridge and British History & Culture QuizArts & CraftsSupervisionMusic / DanceBingoLondon Visit PreparationBBQ, Garden Party & Film Night

Breakfast

7.30-9.00

  • In the College Great Hall
  • Full freshly cooked English Breakfast with Cereals, Yoghurt, fresh Fruit and Juice

Full Day in Cambridge

  • Visit to Kings College & private Chauffeured Punting Tour on the River Cam

Raspberry Pi and Robotics Team Challenge

  • Learn to code this tiny Computer and develop your Teamwork, Creativity and Problem-solving Skills, using Robots

Visit to a World-Leading Bio-Medical Institute

  • Talk to the Research Scientists about their Discoveries and how they are shaping the Future
  • Unravel the Structure of DNA
  • Compare Genetic Characteristics such as Taste and Smell

Or

Sherlock Holmes Storytelling Workshop

  • Develop your Creativity Skills by inventing your own Murder Mystery Story

Shakespeare Workshop

  • Learn how to understand Shakespeare's English and practise acting a Dramatic Scene

Academic English Workshop

  • Learn to write Essays
  • Become a self-directed Learner
  • Practise your Critical Thinking Skills

Full day in Oxford

  • Visit two Oxford Colleges
  • See where Harry Potter was filmed
  • Walk around the traditional local Market
  • Learn about Oxford Admissions

Supervision

  • Wide Choice of Subjects taught by your Student Mentors in a small Group, typical of Cambridge University’s famous Teaching Model

Visual Thinking Workshop

  • Learn how to collaborate creatively in Teams using Visual Thinking Techniques

Departure to Airport

  • Outdoor Sports or Free Time in Cambridge until Departure

Lunch

12.30-14.00

  • In the College Great Hall or at a Café/Restaurant if you are away from College
  • Full choice of Three Course Menu – hot freshly cooked Meals and Salads

Lunch

12.30-14.00

  • In the College Great Hall or at a Café/Restaurant if you are away from College
  • Full choice of Three Course Menu – hot freshly cooked Meals and Salads

Full Day in Cambridge

  • Free Time for Shopping in Cambridge or Riverside Walk to Grantchester Orchard Tea Garden, Home of illustrious Poets, Philosophers, Economists and Nobel Prizewinners

Cambridge Science Centre Workshop

  • Extend your Knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with Exciting, Hands-on Activities

Personal Development Plan

  • Create an Action Plan to realise your Academic Goals

Team Project for Model United Nations Debate

  • Research the Country you represent in the Debate

Persuasive Speaking and Debating

  • Model United Nations Debate on topical Resolutions such as Reducing Pollution or the Gender Pay Gap

Keynote University Lecture

  • An inspirational Talk by a Cambridge Lecturer
  • Extend your Scientific Knowledge

Visit to the University Botanic Garden (Plant Science Department)

  • See Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree
  • Explore Deserts, Mountains and Rainforests
  • Learn about Amazing Plants
  • Solve a Murder using Plants forensically

Dinner

17.30-18.30

  • In the College Great Hall
  • Full choice of Three Course Menu – hot freshly cooked Meals and Salads

British Board Games

  • Try your Hand at Monopoly, Chess or Scrabble

Outdoor Sports

  • Enjoy traditional outdoor Sports, such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Lacrosse and Tennis

Mock Interviews & Feedback

  • Practise answering typical Interview Questions with your Student Mentors

Team Project for Model United Nations Debate

  • Research the Topic for the Debate

Supervision

  • Wide Choice of Subjects taught by your Student Mentors in a small Group, typical of Cambridge University’s famous Teaching Model

Outdoor Treasure Hunt Challenge

  • Solve Clues in Teams to win Prizes

Oxford Visit Preparation

  • Learn about the University, Museums and People

Outdoor Shakespeare Play

  • Watch a Magical Performance in a private College Garden

Talent show

  • Have Fun performing Karaoke, Dance, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Musical Instruments or any other Talent

Outdoor Sports

  • Enjoy traditional outdoor Sports, such as Football, Rugby, Cricket, Lacrosse and Tennis

Formal Hall & Awards Ceremony

  • ‘Silver Service’ candlelit Dinner followed by the formal Presentation of Certificates, Personal Reports & Awards
SundayMonTuesWedThurFriSat
Breakfast
Full Day in CambridgeTeam ChallengeVisitWorkshopVisit OxfordSupervisionDeparture
LunchLunch
Full Day in CambridgeWorkshopProjectLectureVisit
Dinner
Board GamesInterviewsSupervisionOutdoor Shakespeare PerformanceTalent ShowAwards Ceremony