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UCL Language and Study Skills Summer School

30 April 2012

Following the introduction of a foreign language requirement for UK students applying to UCL, a Language and Study Skills Summer School will be launched this year as an alternative for pupils from years 12 and 13 who do not meet the criteria.

Summer School

UCL believes that knowledge of a modern foreign language and the possession of intercultural skills are an integral part of a 21st century education. Students can meet this requirement on entry by offering a GCSE or equivalent in a foreign language at Grade C or above. 

However, students who do not meet this requirement will not be disadvantaged in the application process. They will be able to meet the requirement in one of three ways:

  • taking a language course as part of their degree
  • studying for a language certificate at UCL's Language Centre
  • attending the UCL Language and Study Skills Summer School.

The summer school is residential and will take place from 8 July to 21 July 2012. Students will take part in language lessons each morning, self-study and key skills sessions will also take place in the afternoons, with a focus on transition to university study and raising academic achievement. In the evening and at weekends there will be a full programme of social activities.

"The summer school is intended to offer additional support to students from under-represented backgrounds to learn a language. It will also seek to raise the attainment of its participants through intensive study skills session that will help prepare students for their studies at University." (Alice Salmon, UCL Outreach)

Year 12s who wish to apply must be on track to achieve UCL's minimum grade requirements. The deadline to submit applications is Friday 11 May 2012.

To apply, please complete an application form and email to Alice Salmon, Senior Outreach Officer.