London Summer CoursesAt the London Scholastica Academy, we have carefully curated a selection of inspirational courses for 12-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds. Our summer courses in London run for two weeks in summer 2019, from the 16th - 29th June 2019.
Based in the UK’s dynamic capital city, our summer programmes are designed to give you the chance to further your understanding of your subject, and also give you a taster of what it’s like to study your subject at university. The courses aim to give you further clarity about your future educational journey and to equip you with the skills you’ll need to get there.
You’ll be taught each day in small groups by our expert tutors, and you’ll also take responsibility for completing some independent study work, guided by your tutor. Many of our tutors teach in the UK’s top Universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the University of London, and they’re all passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Heroes – inspirational young professionals in your field – who can answer your questions about how they got to where they are today.
Alongside this, you will get to make the most of all the opportunities London has to offer, including cultural experiences, day trips around the UK, and the chance to meet like-minded students from around the world.
Be taught by our experienced tutors, in small classes and masterclasses.
Meet our inspirational Heroes and see your subject in action.
Put your skills and knowledge into practice in our interactive challenge
London Summer Courses for High School Students Aged 15-18
See our selection of summer courses in London below, and read on to find more information, including the curriculum for each of our courses.
Our Debate & Public Speaking Academy is designed to equip you with the skills you’ll need for a career in politics, law, international relations, or global economics. You’ll develop confidence in addressing crowds, learn how to structure and deliver a persuasive speech, and consider the skills needed in international diplomacy. You’ll also practise different debating styles and learn how to make a confident rebuttal. Finally, you’ll apply these skills in our United Nations assembly challenge.
Are you interested in learning about how things work? On the Engineering Academy, you’ll explore the different fields in Engineering, including civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. You’ll learn about crucial concepts in Engineering, such as Aerodynamics and Hydraulics, and get to build your own engine. Finally, you will be challenged to build the best bridge you can under time pressure and with limited materials!
Would you like to be an entrepreneur? Or are you interested in a career in big business, economics or management? You’ll learn about different economic models, types of businesses, financial markets and game theory. In the challenge, you’ll work in teams to develop an app, then have the chance to pitch your business idea to our panel of judges – may the best team win!
If you’re interested in current affairs, politics, or international relations, our International Relations & Leadership course will give you the skills and knowledge you need. You’ll learn more about global politics and international organisations. You’ll also look at leadership and diplomacy in action and see the effect that individuals can have on history and international relations. Finally, you’ll put these skills to the test in our global diplomacy challenge.
Are you fascinated by the workings of the human brain? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between your brain and your mind? Our Psychology & Neuroscience Academy is designed for 15-18 year olds who are thinking of pursuing a career in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry or Neuroscience. You’ll learn about important psychological studies which have shaped our understanding of the brain, and you’ll also be given the tools you need to assess the validity of these studies. You’ll cover mental illnesses and their treatments and look at the neuroscience behind memory, intelligence and love. In your Challenge, you’ll design, carry out and write up your own psychological study.
Are you interested in pursuing Medicine? On the Young Doctors’ Academy, you’ll gain a broader understanding of different specialties in the medical field and put this into practice through clinical tasks and a dissection. You’ll also learn some of the key skills doctors need, such as communication and empathy, and be able to talk to real patients in order to hone these skills.
Are you interested in being a human rights lawyer? Or a criminal barrister? Law is such a diverse field that it can be difficult to know which aspect of law you’d most like to pursue. Our Young Lawyers’ Academy will introduce you to the different areas of law open to you, including international law, criminal law, human rights law and corporate law. You’ll also gain a clearer understanding of the legal system, giving you the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a legal career. The course will include a mock trial for you to put your skills to the test!
London Summer Courses for High School Students Aged 12-14
These summer programmes in London are designed for bright young teenagers who are interested in exploring a new subject for the first time. Read more and find the class outlines below.
Would you like to get an insight into the world of business? On the Discover Business Academy, you’ll see how businesses work and learn what life is really like as an entrepreneur. You’ll be introduced to important concepts such as economics, leadership, management, and marketing. We’ll also explore crucial practical skills such as public speaking. Once you’ve mastered these, you’ll put them to the test by designing and pitching a business idea to our panel of judges!
Are you interested in learning about robots and computers? Would you like to build a rocket or an app? Our Discover Technology Academy will introduce you to coding and teach you the skills you need to build an app or a website. You’ll also learn about the practical applications of physics and maths, and use these skills to build a hydraulics system and your own rocket!
Fully Accredited Summer School
The British Accreditation Council (BAC) have fully accredited us as a provider of short courses for Independent Further and Higher Education. The quality of our teaching, pastoral care, and overall standards were assessed by the BAC.