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The Academic Enhancement Programme is designed to promote academic excellence through enhancement of key skills and supportive services for students at all levels of academic performance.

Students will have the opportunity to engage with different speakers who will generally be Heads of Departments or Professors with an excellent insight into their fields. The objective is to present students with a wide variety of information about the qualifications within a discipline, course detail and job prospects with which they can make informed decisions about their future.

Career Direction

The two week enhancement programme is a collaborative effort involving faculty and students with the goal of assisting all students in developing the critical experiences and skills necessary for success in their academic career and beyond.

Entry requirements

For students between the age of 13 to 17

Intake Dates

Open throughout the year

Duration

2 Weeks

Programme Delivery and Structure

Week 1 – Portsmouth Programme

The first part of the programme will consist of three full days of academic lessons and a further day at University of St Mark and St John, Portsmouth where students will attend lectures. This will give them the opportunity to improve on their communication and social skills. They will also explore Portsmouth and its history by taking part in an educational tour of the city.

Day 1 – Arrival to Portsmouth

Day 2 – Introduction and Communication

Day 3 – Pronunciation and Conversation

Day 4 – Vocabulary Enhancement

Day 5 – Historical Tour of Portsmouth

Day 6 – University of St Mark and St John Tour and Lecture

Week 2 – London Programme

Held in London, the second week of the programme will focus on further education and career paths. Students will be attending discussions and lectures conducted in both, the University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge – two of the most significant universities in the world. They will have access to the right tools to shape their future.

Day 7 – Arrival to London and Sight Seeing

Day 8 – Tour of London

Day 9 – Science and Technology Day at the University of Cambridge

Day 10 – Engineering and Mathematics Day at the University of Oxford

Day 11 – Government and Politics Day at the Houses of Parliament and Foreign Office

Day 12 – Sports Day at Arsenal Football Ground and Lord’s Tour

Day 13 – Shopping Trip and Awards Ceremony on Oxford Street

Day 14 – Departure from Heathrow Airport

 

This programme is offered to batches of students coming from their respective schools. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.