Get prepared for all UK exams with core subject revision masterclasses
All academic institutions place emphasis on attaining well in the core subjects – Maths, English and Science – and Academic Summer school is no different.
Academic Summer is a summer camp with boarding opportunities in London at the DLD College in Westminster and at Sidcot school near Bristol for 13-18 year olds. (Academic Junior courses for students aged 7-12 also available). This year it is opening its doors to UK students, having previously been for overseas students since 2008. From the 2nd July, the summer school will be focussing on preparing students for GCSEs, A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
The revision masterclasses at Academic Summer take an individual approach to designing students’ timetables. Covering all UK examination boards courses the courses are tailor-made to be what the students want to learn – sometimes meaning very small classes or individual lessons. It is done through a blocking timetable where students opt in for the subjects they want to cover.
Students on the programmes at Academic Summer learn in classes of up to 15 students. The medium of instruction is English and there are 30 hours of lessons a week; students are encouraged to work independently outside the classroom to develop study skills to take with them to school, university and beyond into their professional lives.
For GCSE and IGCSE programmes the method of study involves a range of subjects including: creating fractals, trigonometry, complex numbers, algebraic problem solving, patterns and sequencing (for Maths); essay writing, scanning and skimming/reading a text for information, vocabulary development and English in the media (for English); and - creating a hypothesis and planning an experiment, cells and their uses, chromatography and identifying plants and their characters (for Science), amongst other topics.
A-levels and IB will concentrate on statistics, surds, arithmetic and geometric sequencing and conditional probability (for Maths); Interviews, blogs, letters, short stories and excerpts from plays, commentary, analysis, critical thinking and writing skills (for English Language and Literature); and the human nervous system, dissection, biochemistry, ecology and biodiversity (for Science), among other topics.
Students will also have the opportunity to study for the First Certificate of English (FCE) or IELTS English language courses with specially designated weeks for these studies also.
Helen Lami, Academic Summer Director said: “With the changes to the structure of all UK exams, students are having to work that extra bit harder to attain higher grades. At Academic Summer we have designed courses to meet individual students’ needs in order to help to ensure them their place at college or university. Our programmes designed for Maths, English and Science concentrates on pupils’ core subject needs and will stand them in very good stead for their exams.”