Academic Summer School
The Academic Summer School at CCSS is a perfect all-round introduction for international students to what it’s like to live and study at an independent college in the UK. The programme is also designed to boost English language skills with daily intensive language classes, developed for students who have English as a second language. It runs over two weeks and CCSS delivers a personal tailor-made experience for each student, blending expert English language teaching and the very best introduction to subject lessons with fantastic cultural, social and sporting activities.
“My son really enjoyed his days at CCSS, he has been particularly impressed by the level of the teachers and the level of the subjects. In addition, being the only Italian, he has been forced to use English in any given situation! The accommodation at CCSS was perfect. Extremely useful experience for any decision about his educational journey”.
Mother of student on 2015 Academic Summer School.
Key Features of our Academic Summer School
English Language Academic Skills
CCSS Academic Summer School programmes are designed to boost your English language skills. You will study English each morning and then have a choice of three different academic courses in the afternoon. You will have 25 hours of English language tuition and 18 hours of academic classes.
Experienced and Skilled Tutors
Our academic subject tutors are skilled, experienced and highly qualified specialists and the depth of their knowledge is exceptional.
Small Class Sizes
Our academic subject classes are taught in very small groups (7-8 students) which ensures a friendly and very personal experience.
Superb Teaching Facilities
Our buildings have well-equipped and comfortable classrooms and excellent facilities for each course offered. Our IT provision consists of superfast broadband providing secure filtered access over hard wired and Wi-Fi networks with no data limit.
Study in the Centre of Cambridge
Located in the heart of Cambridge, a world famous centre for teaching, learning and culture. All teaching and residential buildings are within walking distance of each other.
Our multi-national environment reflects the diversity that students will experience at university and in their careers.
Activities and Excursions
We offer a wide-range of fun-filled activities both in Cambridge and further afield.
Academic Summer School Programme
CCSS Summer School programmes are designed to boost your English language skills. Students study English each morning and then follow one of three different academic courses in the afternoon.
English Language Classes
The morning English language classes focus on teaching English as a Second Language and are designed to give students greater communication skills and a wide range of vocabulary.
The academic classes in the afternoon focus on both practical and academic aspects of each subject. There is a choice of three subject areas, which are:
- Mathematics and Science
- Fashion, Art, Media and Photography
- Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship.
Activities and Excursions
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fun-filled activities both in Cambridge and further afield including a two-day, one-night residential activity trip.
Two-week session from 2nd July to 15th July.
Studying and Living in Cambridge
We are based in the heart of Cambridge, a world-famous centre of excellence for teaching, learning and culture. Cambridge is a wonderfully vibrant, open and safe city to study in. Famous for its architecture and heritage, cosmopolitan population and sense of community, the city has a unique and relaxing atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to learn English and experience life and culture in the UK. Travel links from Cambridge are excellent, London is 50 minutes by train while Stansted Airport is just 30 minutes by train.
Our teaching sites are located in the centre of Cambridge, only a ten-minute walk from our boarding house, and we have well-equipped and comfortable classrooms and excellent facilities for each course offered. Our teaching buildings include specialist laboratories for sciences and well-equipped, bright study rooms. Our IT provision consists of superfast broadband providing secure filtered access over hard wired and Wi-Fi networks with no data limit.
Students will stay at Hope House, located on one of the most sought-after roads in Cambridge, Brooklands Avenue, overlooking the famous University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens. There is a private dining room and a large common room, which is welcoming and comfortable, with TV, gaming stations and snack-making facilities.
Two house managers live on site throughout the course and are on call every hour of the day and night to provide support, care and advice. They also escort students to and from the boarding house and teaching sites. Hope House has its own dedicated kitchen which provides breakfast and dinner in the dining room. A vegetarian choice is always offered and other dietary requirements can be catered for. Packed lunches are provided during the week and there is a weekly barbeque.
The cost of the two-week Academic Summer School course is £2,500 and includes boarding and all meals.
The two-week Academic Summer School course fee includes:
- return airport transfer from London Heathrow (LHR) or London Stansted (STN) on arrival dates
- residential accommodation in twin study-bedrooms
- three meals per day with an evening snack
- 25 hours of English language tuition
- 18 hours of academic classes
- evening activity programme including sports activities, tenpin bowling, cinema and punting
- two afternoon activities to places of interest
- a one night, two-day residential activity holiday
- London sightseeing and shopping trip
- 24 hour supervision and welfare.
How to Apply
To apply to study at our CCSS Academic Summer School please contact our Admissions Team.