Natural Sciences Summer School

Are you looking to deepen your knowledge about life on Earth, and in doing so your understanding of physics, chemistry, and biology?

With a better understanding of the laws of the physical world around us, students are able to broaden their awareness of science in general.

The course includes two week-long science projects in which you will put your learning into action in a collaborative effort to solve global 21st century scientific issues. You will also have the opportunity to meet with experts in the sciences field and visit live, working labs as part of our Industry Experience programme.

At a Glance

With its history, culture and record number of Nobel Prize winners, few places can capture your imagination as much as Cambridge. Making it a perfect place to study Natural Sciences for the summer.

  • Price: £4,500
  • Ages: 15-17
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • English Level: B1+
  • Starting Dates: 9th, 23rd July, 6th August 2023
  • Location: Sancton Wood School, Cambridge
A view of Cambridge College across the river

What You’ll Learn

Broaden your understanding of natural sciences and accelerate your learning with an immersive, intellectually-stimulating course led by current practitioners in the field.

  • A broader understanding of the world around us, developing a deeper pool of knowledge in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  • How to make your university application stand out. You will also receive guidance in the university application process, including coaching in performing impressively in entrance interviews and making your written personal statement stand out from the pack.
  • How to develop your interpersonal communication and collaboration skills in a dynamic group project on modern-day scientific challenges, leading to a final presentation in front of an audience of your peers.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to meet real professionals and be guided through authentic, practical activities to sharpen your knowledge and give you a first-hand view of life in the sciences. Experiences may include a visit to a laboratory with an expert-led workshop using lasers and supercomputers, or a practical particle physics workshop.
Industry Experience

Our students gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in and study in their field of interest thanks to the industry experience provided by the Summer Boarding Courses. This consists of stimulating lectures, talks, and active research initiatives directed by eminent professionals, frequently in contexts where your subject is applied.

Natural Science students visit London’s celebrated Centre of the Cell museum and they experience a hands-on workshop in cell biology. The workshop includes a guest speaker talk, and demonstrations on key aspects of cell biology featuring interactive props and educational technology.

Why Choose This Course

  • Be inspired by a range of practical seminars blended with tutor-led input and participant-driven discussion to further develop your knowledge and understanding around key topics in chemistry, physics and biology.
  • Strengthen your knowledge and skills by testing them in our practical lab sessions in which you will sharpen your collaborative and cognitive skills to solve real 21st century scientific challenges.
  • Develop core transferable skills by taking part in coaching sessions, such as analytical reasoning, critical evaluation and public speaking to construct and articulate your thoughts and research effectively.

What You’ll Get

Experience university-style learning  from top academics in practical workshops using scientific equipment.

Preparation for your future and the chance to stand out from the competition with enhanced subject knowledge, training in core skills, and university application support.

Witness science in action through our Industry Experience Programme with visits to live working labs and workshops with experts in their place of work.

Work alongside people in industry and discuss the sciences with current professionals.

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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

Apply Today

Evolve your knowledge of Natural Science, growing deeper roots for a whole ecosystem of scientific careers. Contact our friendly admissions team today and they shall take care of the rest.