Unlocking Human Behaviour

Embark on a captivating exploration of the human mind with Cambridge College Summer School’s two-week Psychology programme. Immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of psychology, unravelling its major fields of study. Discover how psychology extends its influence across diverse domains, from sociology to marketing and healthcare. Gain both theoretical and practical insights into clinical psychology, equipping yourself with the techniques used in real-world practice.

But that’s not all: brace yourself for the exhilarating Time to Shine project. Here, you’ll delve into the fascinating world of behavioural experiments, uncovering the profound impact of subconscious factors on the human psyche.

Our program goes beyond the classroom, offering captivating workshops. Dive into the realm of clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and sports psychology. Learn from an experienced practitioner who has worked with World, Olympic, and Paralympic champions. She candidly shares her journey, providing invaluable insights into the world of sports psychology.

Prepare for enlightening talks delivered by university lecturers, academics, and qualified psychologists. Explore topics ranging from the science of stress to persuasion in social media, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the diverse facets of psychology.

Join us in Cambridge, where you’ll sharpen critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration skills, preparing yourself for a future where you can unravel the complexities of the human mind.

At a Glance

  • Price: £4,900
  • Ages: 15-17
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and above)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Academic Content: 25 Hours Per Week
  • Starting Dates: 7th July, 21st July, 4th August 2024
  • Language Support: Included
  • Location: Sancton Wood School, Cambridge

What’s Included

✔ 25 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive seminars and hands-on practical workshops

✔ Opportunities to apply and share this knowledge with your peers through dynamic group projects, culminating in the end-of-the-week Time to Shine Ceremony

✔ An action-packed programme of guest speakers and industry experiences each week designed to give you first-hand insight into your chosen field

✔ Dedicated academic coaching sessions designed to support you in applying for a UK university, whether that’s writing a personal statement or preparing for a presentation

✔ Numerous opportunities throughout your academic program to develop your English language skills, whether that’s building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project

Our Approach

Subject + skills + language = success

At the core of our student-centered academic approach is a commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge, but also your communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through interactive lectures, dynamic seminars, and hands-on practical workshops. We also emphasise the development of your public speaking and teamwork through group work and our Time to Shine projects. And finally, our programme of engaging guest speakers and industry experiences bring real-world relevance to your learning. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.

Course Objectives

Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the major fields of study within the scope of psychology
  • Learn about how psychology is used in a variety of fields, such as sociology, marketing and healthcare
  • Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques used in clinical psychology
  • Take part in an exciting Time To Shine project, and produce a series of behavioural experiments to discover how the mind can be affected by subconscious factors
  • Develop and apply core 21st-century skills through fun and engaging lessons, including critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration

The Time to Shine Project

Over the two-week programme, you will participate in two Time To Shine Projects.

Week One: Psychology of Human behaviour Case Studies

In the first week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will collaborate to conduct in-depth case studies on various aspects of human behaviour. Each student or group will select a specific psychological phenomenon or disorder, such as phobias, memory disorders, or social behaviour, and investigate real-life case studies related to their chosen topic. They will analyze and present their findings to the class, discussing the psychological theories and principles behind the behaviour or disorder. This project allows students to apply their knowledge of psychology to real-world scenarios and fosters critical thinking and research skills.

Week Two: Mental Health Awareness Campaign

In the second week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will work together to develop a mental health awareness campaign. They will choose a specific mental health issue, such as anxiety, depression, or stress management, and design a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide resources for support. Students will create informative posters, brochures, and multimedia content to educate their peers about the chosen mental health topic. They will also organise and host awareness events, workshops, or discussions within the school community. This project not only promotes a deeper understanding of mental health issues but also encourages empathy, teamwork, and advocacy for mental well-being, a crucial aspect of the field of psychology.

Time to Shine

Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates. 

Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.

It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.

Industry Experience

Industry Experience

Dive deeper into your field beyond the classroom

Enhance your academic foundation with our comprehensive Industry Experience sessions. These sessions are both on-site, in which you will participate in workshops on-campus that are led by an industry professional and blend practical engagement with immersive learning, and off-site, in which students engage in excursions that complement your course content and will broaden your horizons.

On the Psychology course, we offer workshops with practising psychologists across the industry. You could learn about the realities of working as a clinical psychologist, get inside the mind of criminals with a specialist in forensic psychology, and understand what makes an elite athlete in a sports psychology workshop. In 2023, our sports psychology workshop was taken by an experienced practitioner who has worked with Olympians and World Champions.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Leaders of today inspiring the Leaders of tomorrow

Every Wednesday morning, students can interact with leading professionals and academics. These sessions offer insightful discussions, expert views, and Q&A sessions that promote intellectual growth.

On the Psychology course, students will be introduced to talks on psychology delivered by university lecturers, academics, and qualified psychologists lecturing on their research topic. These range from the science of stress, negotiation and conflict styles in business, to persuasion in social media.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

Stand out and shine

Whether you’re looking to apply for a UK university or just keen to make sure your university application is as strong as possible, our academic coaching sessions aim to ensure you stand apart from your peers.

These workshops will not just focus on writing personal statements and preparing for university, but also help you to develop your public speaking skills, an integral skill for university courses.

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With its good academic programme and friendly staff, we are very happy to be a member of SBC. My daughter returned with unforgettable memories from the course.

Evren, Parent, Turkey

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