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UK Education Taster Programme
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Study in the UK

Who is this programme for?

Experience what it’s like to learn in the British education system to help you prepare for your university pathway programme - A level, International Baccalaureate or University Foundation Programme.

What will you achieve?

You will:

  • better understand the UK education system
  • experience a wide range of subjects to help you make the right subject choice
  • improve your critical thinking skills
  • be introduced to the UK university application process
  • visit some of the most prestigious UK universities
  • have more knowledge of routes to university in the UK.

Quick facts

Age 14-17
Language level requirements IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Maximum class size 15
Availability CATS Canterbury

Timetable highlights

You will get an introduction to the UK education system through a variety of practical lessons in a range of subjects. You will also take part in after school and weekend excursions to get a taster of English culture.

Sample Lectures

  • How to choose the right course: differences between A level, International Baccalaureate and University Foundation Programme
  • What makes Britain British? Explore the UK through history and culture
  • Theory of Knowledge: preparing for the International Baccalaureate

Sample Workshops

  • How to think critically
  • What do you need to do to progress to a UK university?
  • How to write a personal statement
  • Preparing for the Oxbridge interview
  • Drama in practice: improve your confidence and use your voice
  • How to train your brain to work smarter
  • An introduction to UCAS: the universities and colleges admissions service 
  • Mock interviews

Sample Lessons

  • Business & Tourism: enterprise, capital and labour
  • Chemistry
  • Art
  • Media Studies
  • Maths
  • English Literature
  • Physics: learn about heat, light, sound and electricity through experiments and investigations
  • Sociology
  • Psychology: study the human mind and how we behave

Sample Activities

  • A trip to a typical British seaside town
  • A trip to the cinema
  • Basketball tournament
  • A trip to Windsor Castle
  • Volleyball tournament
  • A shopping trip to Bluewater, one of the largest retail parks in the UK
  • Ten-pin bowling

*Timetables are subject to change. We reserve the right to change these schedules with out prior notice.

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