University Preparation at Earlscliffe
Earlscliffe | Ages 16-17+
The University Preparation course is for those aged 16–17+, who will soon be considering applying to universities either in the UK or their own countries. As a member of the Dukes Education family, we are pleased to offer some course units in conjunction with our specialist partner organisations: Oxbridge Applications, the Medic Portal, The Lawyer Portal.
This higher level, skills-based course is designed to focus on all the independent learning
skills required of an ambitious undergraduate, and indeed to help some of our students seeking entry to the UK’s best universities.
Our Earlscliffe admissions advisors have many years’ experience in preparing international students for entry into some of the world’s top institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, UCL, LSE, Imperial, Durham and St Andrew’s.
The summer course focuses on the key skills required to succeed as an undergraduate student. Topics include research skills, critical thinking, and note-taking. Students will also explore key aspects of the admissions process such as how to choose the best university for you, writing a personal statement, university interviews, and specific entry procedures for Oxbridge, Medicine, and US university applicants.
Students will develop skills through a series of skills-based workshops, lectures, independent learning, and study tours. During the course, students will construct an academic essay on a topic of the student’s choice to put into practice the skills that they have developed. They will also have the opportunity to write a personal statement and receive feedback from our university admissions experts. One of the highlights of the course is visiting Oxford University and a selected London University.
Through this module, students will learn fundamental skills to support them in delivering high quality, well-researched presentations. We will develop their confidence through a series of interactive tasks and challenges. At the end of the course, students will deliver a presentation on a chosen topic and receive feedback to support their future development.
There are over 50,000 undergraduate courses, across 395 providers in the UK. Through this module, students will understand how to choose the university and course that is most suitable for them. We’ll consider entry requirements, rankings, reputation, and location to help you find the perfect course.
The extended essay gives students the opportunity to put into practice a range of skills that have been developed throughout the course including critical thinking, research skills, and academic writing. The essay gives students the opportunity to practice using academic references, and understand some of the common referencing methodologies including Harvard, RPS, and Vancouver. Papers will be graded and provided feedback in a typical university format.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.