Earlscliffe (Ages 13-17)

University Preparation

The University Preparation course is for those aged 16–17+, who will soon be considering applying to universities either in the UK or their own countries. As a member of the Dukes Education family, we are pleased to offer some course units in conjunction with our specialist partner organisations: Oxbridge Applications, the Medic Portal, The Lawyer Portal.

This higher level, skills-based course is designed to focus on all the independent learning
skills required of an ambitious undergraduate, and indeed to help some of our students seeking entry to the UK’s best universities.

Our Earlscliffe admissions advisors have many years’ experience in preparing international students for entry into some of the world’s top institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, UCL, LSE, Imperial, Durham and St Andrew’s.

University Preparation at Earlscliffe

At A Glance

  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Hours of English Tuition Per Week: 22
  • Class Size: Maximum 12 students
  • Age Range: 16 to 17+ years
  • Suitable For English Level: Upper Intermediate (B2) and Above
  • Key Skills Developed: English language skills, communication skills, confidence in speaking and teamwork
Student smiling while drawing on a whiteboard in the class
University Preparation at Earlscliffe

What You’ll Learn

The summer course focuses on the key skills required to succeed as an undergraduate student.  Topics include research skills, critical thinking, and note-taking.  Students will also explore key aspects of the admissions process such as how to choose the best university for you, writing a personal statement, university interviews, and specific entry procedures for Oxbridge, Medicine, and US university applicants.

University Preparation at Earlscliffe

How You’ll Learn

Students will develop skills through a series of skills-based workshops, lectures, independent learning, and study tours.  During the course, students will construct an academic essay on a topic of the student’s choice to put into practice the skills that they have developed.  They will also have the opportunity to write a personal statement and receive feedback from our university admissions experts.  One of the highlights of the course is visiting Oxford University and a selected London University.

Featured Modules

Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.

University Preparation at Earlscliffe

University Preparation takes place at Earlscliffe (Ages 13 – 17).  To find out more about our Earlscliffe campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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