University Preparation Course: King’s College “Elite University Summer Course”

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DATE: 3rd-7th of July
AGE:  15-18 years
PLACE: Bristish school King’s College Soto de Viñuelas, Madrid

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The King’s College “Elite University Summer Course” has been designed for all students aspiring to join the world’s leading universities such as Oxford or Cambridge and, more specifically, those students applying to highly selective courses such as Medicine, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, where interviews form an integral part of the admissions process.

Our programme is led by Oxford graduate staff from King’s College, who have extensive experience preparing students for successful Oxbridge entry.

The course consists of an intensive series of master classes covering course and College choice, the admissions process, entry procedures and the university interview process and test. Classes will help participants to develop their cognitive, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as prepare students for admissions interviews.

Course Leader: Mr. M. Taylor, MA (Oxon), MA (London)

Course arrangements

The “Elite University Summer Course” is a day course, but it should be noted that evening preparation tasks form an essential part of the course. Students may choose to board on site at our dedicated Residence, Tenbury House, but this is not essential.

Entry Requirements

  • Attendees should be in Year 11 or 12 British Curriculum year groups or the equivalent year in other international education systems.
  • C1 Level English is a minimum requirement if the student is not a native speaker of English.
  • Students should be in the 15-18 year old age range and have an interest in applying to elite universities. Applications for places will be assessed based on the completed application form and the level of an applicant’s abilities in English.



Our King’s College “Elite University Summer Course” is held at King’s College Soto de Viñuelas, a prestigious day and boarding school which during the academic school year provides a high quality British education to children between the ages of 20 months to 18 years. It is located on an attractive 12-acre site in the countryside between Madrid City and the Guadarrama mountains and is well connected to the city centre by road, bus and rail.

Since opening in 1969, when it was founded by eminent British educationalist- Sir Roger Fry, King’s College has gained a reputation for high academic standards and excellent academic results, with many students going on to study at the best universities in Britain, the United States, Spain and many other countries.


  • 2 swimming pools, one of them for small children
  • Football ground and five-a-aside football pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Multipurpose Courts
  • Riding School
  • Gym


  • Sickbay
  • Classrooms and computer room
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Dining room



The school has a very experienced Careers and University Entrance Advisory Department which offers pupils extensive help and advice when applying for Higher Education, whether in the UK or the rest of the world. One hundred percent (100%) of Year 13 leavers gain a place at a university of their choice. Generally, universities look most favourably upon applications from schools such as ours, as they appreciate that the multi-cultural, multi-lingual nature of our students will enrich their undergraduate lives. We are experts at securing places for students at the university of their choice and this includes top universities such as Russell Group (UK top 24 Universities), Oxbridge and Ivy League.



Achievement in British public examinations at this level confirms the status of King’s College as one of the very best British schools in Europe and compares very favourably with UK-based top independent schools and highly-selective state grammar schools. Our standards not only exceed the UK state sector by a wide margin, but they also place us close to the top UK independent school average for A* and A grades.





Hour Activity
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival and Sign in
09:30 – 10:15 So you want to go to Oxbridge
10:15 – 11:00 Elite Universities Preparation
11:00 – 11:30 Break and Snack
12:15 – 13:00 Choosing Universities
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Presentations and Preparation work
14:30 – 15:30 Navigating the University Entry System
15:30 – 16:00 Break and Snack
16:00 – 17:00 Choosing your subject of study
17:00 – 17:30 Finishing up
17:30 End of the Non-residential Day
17:30 – 19:30 Residential Students’ Preparation Time
20:00 – 20:30 Dinner
20:30 – 23:45 Free time
00:00 Lights Out






3rd -7th of July, 2017         



  • Full board* and accommodation (optional)
  • Shared/twin en-suite rooms with private bathroom
  • Course materials
  • Medical Insurance
  • End of course formal dinner
  • End of course report
  • Certificate of attendance

*Residential students will have five daily meals: breakfast, a midday snack and another in the afternoon, as well as lunch and dinner.


  • Transfer
  • Unaccompanied children service


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