16-18 Year Olds

Nord Anglia Education Headstart Summer programme

The Nord Anglia Education Headstart Summer Programme is an exclusive academic programme designed to provide access and valuable pre-university advice to students.

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This comprehensive course provides students with an opportunity to make a more informed and prepared decision on their future university applications. Through a series of admissions talks and workshops, university masterclasses, and guided tours, students will gain unique insights into leading UK university academics and student life. Students will also receive personalised advice and support on their future university and career aspirations. The course is an opportunity to experience a great mix of academic and personal development on this unforgettable and inspirational university experience.

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The Headstart Summer Programme runs for a duration of two weeks. Students visit top universities, hear from university admissions teams and speak to current students to gain a unique insight into choosing the right pathway.

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Each day, students will take part in a unique combination of academic masterclasses, practical workshops and excursions.

University Insight Visits

Students will visit leading UK universities and receive exclusive tours designed to give a deeper understanding of what life at university is like. These tours aim to help students make a decision on the type of university they would like to attend in the future. Across the 14-day programme, students will visit a number of universities, including:

Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London

Students will have the opportunity for a weekend excursion to central London, where they can see the centre of British democracy and legislation in action.

Museum Tours

Students will sample London’s diverse museum culture, covering anthropology, archaeology, natural history, art and culture with opportunities to visit the London Science and Natural History Museums.

University Preparation Masterclasses

Designed to enable students to fulfil their potential in university applications, University Preparation Masterclasses help build key skills for future careers and higher education. Masterclasses are an overview of the essential skills and preparation that is needed for success at university. Topics include CV writing, UCAS introductions, interview skills, essay writing skills and an opportunity to talk about the UK undergraduate experience.

Debate Society

Students will attend one debate society per week at Oxford Union. They will receive guidance on debating structure and a platform upon which to practise and improve their debating skills. They will scrutinize ideas and policies, engaging with opposing views and speaking strategically.

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Oxford is home to the world-famous Bodleian Library, which opened in 1602. It might be most well-known for appearing in Harry Potter films but is also world-famous for its collection of books and manuscripts as well as its architecture.

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Download our Nord Anglia Education Short Courses Brochure

Nord Anglia Education Short Courses Brochure 2024 Summer Programme.pdf (980 KB)