Akademeia High School organises Summer School courses open to all school students to participate in.
These courses are devised, developed and delivered by our highly experienced teaching staff and cover a wide range of disciplines and faculties across the school. In common with our year-round operations, the summer programmes are informed by our teaching philosophy and overriding mission to help each student reach their full potential and achieve academic excellence.
“The Summer School is an intellectually stimulating and fun taste of academic life at Akademeia. It is ideal for students who are keen to experience what it’s like to study here for the first time, as well as for our current students looking to engage in inspiring materials away from the core syllabus.”
Andrew James, Summer School Coordinator
Andrew James BA (Hons.) Philosophy, University of Liverpool
Cambridge English CELTA
Cambridge English DELTA
In addition to teaching English for Academic Purposes, Andrew is responsible for Akademeia’s Summer School. Having last been responsible for setting up the short courses department of a well-established UK independent school he was previously the UK manager of a large international summer camp provider based out of Switzerland. English language teaching has been Andrew’s primary focus since leaving university, a career which has taken him to Poland, France and Portugal, working most recently for the British Council. Outside of school and family life, Andrew is keen on politics, philosophy and a wide range of sports, especially golf and cricket.
Our 2021 courses will be published in December.
In 2020, we offered the following courses:
English for Academic Purposes Summer School
The English for Academic Purposes Summer School was an exclusively designed, intensive one-week course for students aged between 12-17, ideal for those who wish to improve their language skills. The course provided comprehensive and holistic training in a range of active and passive skills, including writing, speaking, and listening.
Our Mathematics Summer School developed students’ abilities in the subject responsible for some of civilization’s most prized achievements. Through a series of presentations, lessons and workshops with our highly skilled and enthusiastic faculty staff, participants has been be equipped with practical skills in various mathematical topics.
This one-week Natural Sciences Summer School course left participants with a set of new skills by working with a combination of medics, physicists and chemists, who each have something unique to share.
The Social Sciences Summer School took students on a one-week interdisciplinary journey into the diverse world of human migration. Participants had the opportunity to experience a hands-on analysis of the specific challenges faced by migrants, for example as a result of war or climate change, or as economic and women migrants, who all for one reason or another lead their lives on the move.
‘I think that I learned a lot here and it was great experience to meet teachers from Akademeia and see the level of this school.’
‘The lessons were really interesting, well prepared and I learned a lot of new information’
‘I really liked my Akademeia Summer School experience, because it taught me a few academic skills and prepared me for the future in Akademeia High School.’
‘Well, the Akademeia Summer School exceeded my expectations’
‘I found the lessons interesting. While some of the topics were challenging to me, the teachers managed to explain it in such a way that I understood nearly everything. Overall, I’m glad I participated in the summer school as it was a great introduction to Akademeia.’
‘It was a very interesting, but also challenging experience. Most of the material that we covered was new for me and at first it was a little bit hard to understand but throughout the lessons I can say that I understood and learned a lot from them.’
‘I feel like everything was organised very smoothly and deliberately, the schedule was demanding but at the same time rewarding, the classes were eye-opening and very interesting for me.’
‘Interesting, inspiring, fun.’
‘It was very fun and interesting to learn how a real hospital operates and what happens during surgeries.’
‘It was really engaging and you could learn a whole lot of interesting things; the lessons weren’t too long, it was very enjoyable.’
Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us. We are very keen to tell you more about the Summer School courses.