IGCSE / GCSE Science and Maths Summer Booster

This course is designed to give students, who have completed Year 10, a confident and successful start to their final IGCSE/GCSE year by revisiting material covered in the last year, as well as looking ahead to Year 11.

Key points

  • Perfect preparation for school term GCSE / IGCSE courses at Sherborne International or other schools
  • For students aged 13-17
  • Very small class sizes (6 – 8 students)
  • 30 lessons per week: 22hr 30m
  • Six lessons in each of four chosen subjects plus six lessons of drama
  • Essential study skills
  • Experience of practical science
  • Optional additional individual tuition classes available
  • Full programme of sports, afternoon and evening activities
  • Two excursions a week (including study trips on alternate Wednesdays for those staying more than two weeks)
  • For students with CEFR level B1 and above

Students on this course can choose four subjects from: biology, chemistry, physics, maths, history and English.

Lessons consolidate and revise key areas of content and skills from Year 10, boosting motivation and reducing stress. Our small classes allow clarification and further explanation where individual students need it.

In the sciences, practical experiments are carried out to refresh and deepen students understanding of important topics and, in all subjects, the use of practice papers and questions, allows students to improve their exam technique by identifying keywords and recognising what it is examiners want to see.

Throughout, students develop their use of the English language appropriate for studying and for life in a boarding school and the UK generally. Students learn to analyse texts, develop research skills and present conclusions and results orally, in debates or in written form. Drama lessons help increase confidence in speaking and performing.

Students can come for the whole eight weeks or can register for 2, 3, 4 or 6 weeks. For a thorough preparation, we recommend as much time as possible. You can study the same four subjects for the whole time, or may choose different subjects in different two-week sections.

My teachers were wonderful, they were very kind, and if I asked a question they explained until I understood.
Sayata, 14 – Japan

IGCSE / GCSE Summer School – 2019 dates

The short courses will take place from:

  • 3 July for 2, 4, 6, 7 or 8 weeks – course full
  • 17 July for 2, 4, 5 or 6 weeks – course full
  • 31 July for 2, 3 or 4 weeks – course full
  • 14 August for 2 weeks – last few spaces remaining

The last two weeks (14-28 August) are ideal preparation for students placed in British Boarding Schools from September, helping students feel more confident and prepared.

IGCSE / GCSE Summer School – 2019 fees

You know, I couldn’t stand studying Maths, but our teacher made me fall in love with it.
Sofiya, 15 – Russia

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