Etherton Education holds pre-sessional preparation courses for life at British boarding schools over the summer
Etherton Education holds pre-sessional preparation courses for life at British boarding schools over the summer, for international students from across the globe. We work in two locations running three courses: Wellington School in Somerset welcomes Pre-GCSE and a Junior Academic course, and Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire provides a Pre-A-Level/Pre-IB course. We take students from the age of 11 to 18 years of age and are co-educational, offering pre-sessional courses for 4, 6 and 8 weeks, as well as a two week “taster” courses, running in July, August and September.
You will improve your English, study all the main academic subjects and receive a complete preparation for your next UK school. Our students aim high; they are focused, ambitious and ready to work hard. Our courses help students with an intermediate level of English to improve their language skills, study the key subjects and face the challenges of studying in a different culture. Many of our former students are now studying at top British universities. Our courses are also ideal for students who just want a taste of a British boarding school.
• Friendly British student hosts with you 50 hours a week
• Studying all your main academic subjects in English
• Practical hands-on laboratory work in sciences
• Qualified British teachers in all subjects
• Experience full boarding school life
• Cultural trips every week and English sports and clubs
• Advice on how to prepare for Oxford and Cambridge
• Detailed academic report and certificate at the end of your summer
• Staff to student ratio is 1:5
Students will study around 30 hours a week, inclusive of 10 hours of English lessons, as well as at least six hours of homework. Drama is a compulsory subject and students will take part in an end-of-course production. Some of these productions in the past have included Grease, The Lion King and a rock and roll version of Romeo and Juliet. Students gain great confidence from performing in English in front of all of their friends and teachers.
Additionally, sports are played every single day. The sport facilities include indoor heated swimming pools, AstroTurf pitches, sports halls and tennis courts, giving you the option of choosing from around 20 various sport.