For over 15 years our award-winning programmes have delivered innovative and inspirational summer schools for our students at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale universities.
This year we are adding to our services and have taken everything we know about creating engaging educational experiences and put it online.
Two weeks from 2nd July - 16th July
Live classes run to suit a variety of time zones
Course content delivered as a blend of live online classes, workshops and pre-loaded learning materials
Weekly one to one or small group sessions with our expert tutors
A range of additional activities including our University Admissions Workshop
Our online Study Skills summer school programme is designed for students who are preparing for their final years of high school. It covers advanced level study skills that will give them the essential tools they need for success in a variety of challenging academic curriculums and for future university study.
Age range and suitability: Ages 15 - 19 Suitable for all levels* (*Students taking this class should be going into their final years of high school or be about to start university)
This course is all about equipping students with the essential skills they will need for future university study. It focuses on developing essay writing techniques and presentation skills, but also gives students self-study and time management tips, as well as teaching them how to deal with academic pressure and stress.
Benefits of Online Study Skills at ISSOS
Flexible online delivery combining a range of online resources and tasks to work through in your own time, daily live sessions and dedicated self-study time.
Live, group classes, run twice each day to suit students in a variety of time zones.
Weekly, one to one session with our academic tutor.
Prepares students for challenging curriculums like the IB Diploma, A-Levels and SATs and future university study.
Improves work habits and general academic skills.
Increased confidence in presenting and academic ability.
Prepare in advance for university-level essay writing and self-study.
Increase time management skills.
Additional online activities for students to join in with to get to know their online classmates around the world.
What students will learn
This bespoke online summer school programme has been developed to equip students with the essential skills they need as they prepare for future university study.
One of the main parts of this online course is the workshop when students work on an essay that they have developed themselves. Writing and editing an essay that you have developed your own question for is the main feature of final year study at the undergraduate level, so this is an invaluable learning experience. We ask all students starting this course to have decided on an essay topic that they would like to work on before the first class.
As well as working on their essay, students will learn a variety of tactics covering everything from goal setting, critical thinking and time management to developing study plans and research skills. We also give students the tools they need to deliver effective presentations as well as developing confidence for public speaking.
About ISSOS Online
ISSOS Online will offer students over 50 hours of online course content including 20 hours of live classes, one to one sessions with our expert tutors, pre-recorded learning segments, project work and additional activities to help students have fun and learn new skills.
The courses we are offering online have been designed specifically to meet the needs of students who have faced unprecedented academic challenges in the last year.
Just like our in-person programmes, our ISSOS Online tutors are all highly qualified, highly experienced working professionals in their subjects.
If you'd like to know more about ISSOS Online, or our campuses at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.