Overview of Junior Programme

Aim

Leaving Primary School to join a senior school can be a daunting experience and an anxious moment for young students aged 11 or 12. A degree of independence, a passion for learning and a sense of curiosity are some of the key elements necessary to succeed.

With over 10 years of experience running our academic summer programme in Cambridge for teenagers, we have designed a special Junior Programme to help students leaving Primary School to bridge this important gap. This separate Programme has been running for many years with great success.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To Immerse students within a diverse and typically British curriculum
  • To encourage and develop students' participation and active involvement
  • To develop students' oral and written English language skills
  • To develop teamwork, co-operation and creativity through a wide range of challenging activities

Outline

Students will live and learn for two weeks in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. They will be mentored by Cambridge scholars in small groups in the ratio of 1 Mentor to 6 students.

Lessons will be taught formally in the mornings by highly qualified and well-experienced teachers recruited from amongst the best academic schools in the UK. Mentors will arrange educational activities and further teach the students in the afternoons.

The Cambridge Junior Programme includes the following five key components:

  • English
  • Drama
  • Science
  • History
  • Art