New university preparation Summer Courses at Concord

Monday, February 27, 2017

Unique opportunities for ambitious, academically gifted students aged 16-18 seeking to prepare for university placements particularly at Oxbridge or in medicine and law, are being offered for the first time at Concord’s Summer School.

As an extension of Concord’s traditional Summer Schools programme, we are introducing new Oxbridge, medicine and law preparation courses in July and August.

Designed by our own Oxbridge-education teaching professionals, the two week intensive courses will give students an unrivalled edge, ensuring that they can demonstrate their full potential in the selection process.

Local as well as Concord day and international students are being invited to apply for places on the four two week residential courses which will not only appeal to medicine and law students, but those with an interest in humanities/social and political sciences and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Said Course Liaison co-ordinator Zoe Torsney:  “This is a unique academic focused programme for students thinking seriously about their university choices.

“The summer courses will provide a great chance for A level students to think more deeply about choices they are making for university.

“We ask our young people to make enormous decisions at a very young age so we need to give them as much information as possible as well as providing them with as many opportunities as possible to find out what they want to study.

“The courses will give them the opportunity to explore what branch of law, medicine, politics or philosophy and there will be a maximum number of 30 on each programme.

“I don’t think there is a course with this breadth and selection of speakers which really focuses on the individual student.  What makes the programme unique is the sheer number of speakers and breadth of experience in one place.”

She said the Oxbridge, medicine and law preparation summer courses will include a trip to Oxford or Cambridge and at least one lecturer from both will be on each programme.

Thirty eight of the 52 lecturers and researchers are from Russell Group universities in the UK and other speakers will include medical and legal professionals, think-tank leaders and industry experts.

She said Concord had signed up lecturers from Imperial College, London, Birmingham University and medical professionals including consultants working in the NHS.

Said Zoe, who joinedConcordlast September:  “What makes the programme unique is the sheer number of speakers and breadth of experience in one place.

“Through this exciting new development at Concord we are determined to encourage academically aspirational students.  We want them to meet their full academic potential and we want to promote aspiration and excellence.”

She added:  “Students will take ownership of their own learning which is crucial.”

Students wishing to apply for one of the summer courses can contact Zoe Torsney at z.torsney@concordcollege.org.uk

Zoe is pictured with Concord students Cornelia Chen, Pongthanit Bisalputra and Melody Hung who have all signed up for an academic summer course this year.

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