Optimised preparation for the Upper School
for pupils from 7th to 10th Grade.

English language to meet
the demands of the upper school
with confidence

The Cambridge Summer School programme is designed for students who have been learning English for 3 to 6 years and are preparing for the requirements of the upper school, students who are about to attend an English boarding school and students who are embarking on the International Baccalareate programme.

The Cambridge Summer School allows students to choose from four separate courses:

  • Middle School Programme (MSP)
    for younger students with 3 years of English
  • Upper School Preparation (USP)
  • Upper School Preparation Plus (USPP)
  • Pre-Boarding and IB Preparation (PBIBP)

The Cambridge programme is structured to ensure that students gain confidence in English and are well prepared for the next level of their learning.

Facts
  • Small classes of maximum 5 students
  • Effective and thorough preparation for the upper school, English boarding school or the International Baccalaureate
  • Introduction to cultural and historial topics to develop an awareness of the English-speaking world
  • Practice in developing skills required for fluency and competence in speaking English
  • Course content tailored to specific curricula and the level of English of each student
  • Intensive and individual feedback
  • Personally planned timetable
  • Private lessons
  • Mock exams and ongoing assessment

Concept

Performing spoken English

Fit for the next level

The morning lessons concentrate on the core English skills. The small groups enable us to focus on individual students and address their language talents as well as their uncertainties. We consolidate grammar concepts, expand vocabulary and train fluency and complexity in speaking English. We encourage students to broaden their horizons in text comprehension and analysis and develop their presentation and writing skills.

Our teachers are highly motivated and skilled
Small groups with up to 5 students

The afternoon lessons are theme-based and deal with subjects of general and academic interest to challenge our students to push their boundaries. The subjects are for instance Multiculturalism, Anglophone Cultures, Science and Society and Introducing Shakespeare.

Facts
  • Small groups in all courses
  • Consolidation of grammar aspects
  • Challenging language boundaries with topics of general interest
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Focus on comprehension and analysis
  • Focus on writing skills
  • Training in language fluency

The College
Corpus Christi Dining Hall

Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the most renowned university cities in the world. The town is known for its historic and cultural development over centuries. Due to its outstanding academic achievements, students come from all over the world to study here.

Punting on the rivers of Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi is one of the university’s many colleges and is known for its beautiful buildings, dining hall and gardens. For many years we have had the honour of working very closely with the University of Cambridge, enabling us to provide an academic and inspiring environment for our students

Accommodation & Activities

Accommodation
Newnham House, Cambridge

Newham House at Corpus Christi College

Our school is based in Newnham House where our students are also accommodated. Newnham House is an elegant house in the grounds of Corpus Christi, a very beautiful and traditional college at Cambridge University set in beautiful grounds with rose gardens and orchards in the middle of Cambridge. s·a·e·s is a small family-run school. This is reflected in the friendly, relaxed and personal atmosphere at Newnham House. Students can also choose to stay in host families. Our host families are tried and trusted.

Free Time Activities
Rugby is one of England´s most traditional sports.
Meet with England´s classics
Paddling on the rivers of Cambridge

We combine fun and exciting leisure activities with effective language learning. Every second week we organise a trip to London. We also offer trips to the English coast and local beauty spots and take advantage of the many interesting events in and around the splendid old medieval city of Cambridge. Cambridge is also a city for sport. For instance, volleyball, tennis, fitness, cricket, golf and swimming.

Dates & Prices

Course Dates
Whitsun

14 May – 28 May 2016
2 week courses within this period
in Oxford

Accommodation:
Host Families

Easter

01 April – 21 April 2017
2 week courses within this period
in Oxford

Accommodation:
Host Families

Summer

15 July – 02 September 2017
2 & 3 week courses within this period
in Cambridge

Accommodation:
Host Families or College

Course Prices 2016:

Upper School Preparation (USP)
and Middle School Programme (MSP)

Upper School Preparation (USP)

This course is designed for students preparing for the upper school. 30 lessons (45 min) per week in classes of maximum 5 students including 2 private (one to one) lessons (30 min).

Morning lessons:
Text analysis & comprehension, presentations & communication, grammar.
Afternoon lessons:
Utopian literature, Shakespeare, anglophone cultures, multiculturalism, science & society, mock exams. Training 
for launguage fluency
Middle School Programme (MSP)

This course is designed for younger students preparing for English in the middle school. 30 lessons (45 min) per week in classes of maximum 5 students to include  2 private (one to one) lessons (30 min).

Morning lessons:
Remedial teaching, preparation for the next school level, exercises in confidence building, vocabulary training.
Afternoon lessons:
Workshops: e.g. writing a school newspaper, creative writing, film analysis. Projects: e.g. performing a play, producing a short film, carrying out surveys.
Accommodation 30 lessons / week
Host family, DR / FB € 1,275.00
Host family, SR / FB € 1,310.00
Upper host family, SR / FB € 1,420.00
College, SR,DR / HB € 1,780.00

DR = Double Room, SR = Single Room, FB = Full Board, HB = Half Board

Upper School Preparation Plus (USPP)

This course is designed for students preparing for the upper school with extra private (one to one) lessons. 30 lessons (45 minutes) per week in classes of maximum 5 students to include 10 private (one to one) lessons (45 minutes).

This course follows the format of the Upper School Preparation programme but includes 10 private (one to one) lessons. Students take part in morning lessons as described above. The 10 private lessons per week of the USPP programme focus on on students’ individual weaknesses or interests and requirements.

Accommodation USPP courses
Upper Host Family, SR / FB € 2,150.00
College, SR / HB € 2,510.00

DR = Double Room, SR = Single Room, FB = Full Board, HB = Half Board

Pre-Boarding and IB Preparation (PBIBP)  / A-Level / GCSE

This course is designed for students who are planning to attend an English boarding school or start on the International Baccalaureate. This course follows the format of the USPP course. 30 lessons (45 minutes) per week in classes of maximum 5 students including 10 private (one to one) lessons (45 minutes).

This course follows the format of the Upper School Preparation programme but includes 10 private (one to one) lessons. Students take part in morning lessons as described above. The 10 private lessons per week on the PBIBP. The 10 private lessons per week of the PBIBP programme focus on students’ individual weaknesses or interests and requirements.

Accommodation PBIBP courses
Upper Host Family, SR / FB € 2,150.00
College, SR / HB € 2,510.00

DR = Double Room, SR = Single Room, FB = Full Board, HB = Half Board

Private Course

Private courses are designed to offer individual tuition tailored to students’ requirements regardless of level of English or the school.

They comprise 20 or 30 private (one to one) lessons per week and include specific course preparation after discussion with the student, intensive and effective feedback, progress monitoring, homework evaluation.

Accommodation 20 lessons / week 30 lessons / week
Upper Host family, SR / FB € 2,650.00 € 3,250.00
College, SR / HB € 3,010.00 € 3,610.00

DR = Double Room, SR = Single Room, FB = Full Board, HB = Half Board

Private Lessons

Extra private lessons can be arranged for students attending any of our courses.

Info & Registration

Online Registration

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Forms to fill out for
Cambridge Summer School students.

You can register by filling out the registration form and
sending it back to us either via email or post.

Registration

Here you will find the registration form to download. Use this form to register students for the Cambridge Summer School.
Registration 2017 (PDF)

Course planning

Please fill out this form for your Abitur Preparation Course so we can design your individual timetable.
Course Planning (PDF)

Student profile

This form gives us the necessary information to optimise the course preparation and design for each individual student.
Student Profile (PDF)

Further Information

Here you will find course dates and further information on the Cambridge Summer School as a PDF download.
Further Information (PDF)