The British Boarding School Experience is designed in line with independent school teaching methodology. The curriculum covers the three core subjects at Key Stage 3 in British schools: English language & literature, mathematics and science.
In addition to the English, science and mathematics tuition, boarders will receive five hours of boarding school entrance preparation, focusing on common entrance tests and aptitude testing.
The overall aim of the second part of the course is to enhance students’ understanding of spoken and written English outside the language classroom and to enable them to be more proficient in presenting their ideas both orally and in writing.
The lessons will include more in-depth language analysis from a language change point of view which will provide a taster of what is taught in (British) secondary schools.
Debating and drama will enable students to further hone their presentation and self-expression skills and better understand and apply the rhetorical conventions of English.
Through an introduction to and consolidation of algebra, geometry and forms of calculations, students will be better able to reason logically and mathematically which will help not only their mathematical skills but will also improve their verbal fluency and accuracy.
The topics covered will not only build on students’ existing skills but will also prepare them for entrance into (British) secondary education. There is equal focus on all branches of mathematics to provide a real variety of skills during the two weeks.
Building on a well-rounded science programme, the week introduces students to a variety of subjects in a cross-sectional interdisciplinary tuition in science where, for instance, learning biology helps to better describe and understand matters in chemistry and forces in physics. Students also integrate their knowledge of mathematics linked closely to science to study and describe what they learnt.
Boarding School Entrance Preparation
The entrance preparation will help students to successfully tackle entrance exams not only in the UK but in their home countries, too. The skills acquired during the course will hone students’ exam taking and preparation techniques combined with critical thinking training and practice of presentation skills.