Academic English for Exam Candidates

(13-17 years)


This summer curriculum prepares students for exam preparation purposes, focuses on their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills whilst fine-tuning their use of English. Within easy reach of London and Oxford, Swindon offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, including a designer shopping village, cinemas, and two modern sports centres which include excellent swimming pools and watersports. Swindon is a modern college located close to the centre of the town.

Exam preparation for end of Secondary school exams
Students study exam techniques and strategies which will help them gain confidence to achieve their goals for success in exams such as the Baccalaureate, Abitur and Pruebas de Acceso a la Universidad.

Cambridge and IELTS Exams
Students wishing to prepare for the PET, FCE, CAE and IELTS exam study exam techniques and strategies and receive regular individualised feedback on progress and target specific areas in speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar for improvement. The timetable includes real-time practice examinations and coaching in language and examination skills. Students have the option of sitting the exam during the week of the 23 July (for a supplement of £195 for PET, FCE, CAE and £300 for IELTS ).

Life and career skills
Students learn life and career skills such as critical thinking, global competency, social literacy etc. to flourish in their future lives.

Measuring progress
Each student keeps a Learner Portfolio to encourage learning skills, self-assessment and reflection. Individual coaching sessions allow students to monitor and improve their performance.

Cultural awareness & mid-week excursion
Students through an inquiry approach develop skills for understanding aspects of culture. Students research a place they will visit on a mid week excursion, then after their visit they will present their findings and finally contrast these findings with their own culture.


  • Course fees include:
  • Workbook and course certificate
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Leisure activities
  • Full-day excursion according to the chosen course
  • Arrival / departure transfer on standard dates and times

Course dates

Month Duration
30th June 1,2,3,4 weeks
7th July 1,2,3 weeks
14th July 1,2 weeks
21st of July 1 week

Students will stay with a local family in Swindon. 





Weeks Prices 
1 week £1,275 
2 weeks  £2,360
3 weeks   £3,435
4 weeks  £4,510