Build the Gap Year Programme that suits your needs
*Availability subject to a minimum of 4 students enrolling per
Choose 1 from:
Choose 2 from:
- Creative Writing and Journalism
- Critical Thinking
- Leadership and Teambuilding
- Research Methods
The Extended Project constitutes a significant part of the programme requiring student
focus and dedication. All projects are planned, researched and composed independently by
the student under the guidance of their own academic tutor.
The project also provides students with an opportunity to explore their creativity. It
may consist in an essay, a story, an experiment, a business plan, a documentary or any
other form relevant to their course. Choose the format and content that will best showcase
your profile for university applications or your future job search.
We aim to create well-rounded and balanced individuals in all aspects of life, and
believe that having a wide range of interests outside the classroom is key to supporting
academic success within it. An enrichment schedule is therefore firmly embedded into the
Gap Year Programme.
You will take part in life skills, public speaking and debating sessions, guest lectures
and academic trips. Living so close to Oxford means you will also be invited to high
profile public events at nearby universities including the University of Oxford, Oxford
Brookes University or University College London.
We will also ensure you make the most of your time with us by organising a range of
social activities and to introduce international students to the British culture.
The Gap Year Programme
is comprised of three 'phases'.
*Please note the sample timetable only include
examples of activities scheduled throughout the programme and may vary.
Week 1: Orientation
An opportunity to familiarise yourself with the Yarnton Manor site and get to know your
new classmates at the International Study Centre.
Weeks 2-9: Classes and Extended Project work
With structured core class time intended to push you in your chosen course, now is the
time to utilise our expert teaching faculty. You will gradually enjoy greater autonomy over
your studies and implement your newly-sharpened academic skills by producing your own
Extended Project, researching a topic of your choice.
Week 10: Graduation
The programme ends with graduation week during which students submit and present their
extended project. They are given the opportunity to reflect on their work in feedback
sessions with teachers and our Principal. It is also a time to celebrate their achievements
during the graduation ceremony and dinner. It is also a time to celebrate their
achievements during the graduation ceremony and dinner.
Subject to availability, we may be able to help complementing the Gap Year Programme
with the following additional activities:
- UCAS, Personal Statements and University Applications
Expert advice on
applying to universities, including support with entrance exams.
- IELTS Preparation
Support with the IELTS test - an exam which many
international students take ahead of further education.
- Careers Guidance
Advice on which career to choose based on your skill set and
Dates & fees
- 10th September – 17th November 2017 (Winter Term)
- 7th January – 16th March 2018 (Spring Term)
- 25th March – 1st June 2018 (Summer Term)
||Fees per term
|Gap Year Programme
||£13,995 (includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner, welcome pack, textbooks and
resources, excursions, graduation certificate and bound copy of extended project)
||£1,000 (only applicable to the Future Filmmakers and Game Development courses to cover
costs for the necessary equipment)
|Supplementary Study (optional)
||£1,500 per option
Manual Application Form
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