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Develop your academic understanding through tuition and guided researchAges 17-19 International Study Centre Part of the Gap Year Programme
Develop your academic understanding through tuition and guided research
Students choose to study two elective classes taught for approximately 3 hours per week by our experienced tutors from the following options.
The Creative Writing and Journalism course is designed to introduce students to the study of journalism and writing with priority on generating ideas that would not otherwise occur to students. This is achieved by developing the ability to respond critically to a wide range of journalistic media and through a mix of experimentation with their own writing, and literary reviews of writing that has preceded them. Based around advice and examples from famous literary figures, students will encounter the obstacles and opportunities that present themselves when writing. Whether they’re seeking general exposure to the fields or a career in journalism, this course gives them the opportunity to hone the writing skills necessary for excellent journalistic and creative academic writing practice. Students will look in depth at the challenges facing today’s international journalists, learn to report and write features, and examine the ethical and legal issues affecting modern journalism. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate their increased understanding by producing their own articles and broadcasts.
The course is necessarily interactive and students will share their writing with the group and be expected to give constructive feedback on the work of others. The teaching combines reviewing existing experimental texts through discussion, lectures on specific literary techniques, and individual and group tasks aimed at encouraging students to widen their experience as writers.
This course introduces students to the key components of Critical Thinking and helps students develop an open-minded and enthusiastic approach to the course. Students will:
In this course students will think about what it means to really be a part of a team and what skills, attitudes and insights they might need if they were placed in a position of leadership.
Students will participate in a range of group activities which will require them to think about the different strategies that they might employ to successfully navigate the task at hand, as well as any obstacles that may arise. In addition to these practical activities students will also be required to reflect upon and discuss the more theoretical elements of leadership.
These two elements will be used in conjunction with each other to allow students to explore the kinds of situations that they will find themselves in during their everyday lives, as well as allowing them to discuss and evaluate their performance. This will prepare students to meet such challenges outside of the classroom.
The Research Methods course has been designed to offer students the opportunity to explore the various ways of conducting and presenting research. The course aims to combine structured teaching with student led discussion and practical experiments.
Students increasingly welcome some time to decide on their next steps before starting university or entering the workplace. They may choose to take up to a year off to travel, volunteer and explore new horizons. This is also known as a gap year. Those experiences undoubtedly provide valuable opportunities to acquire life skills. However, universities and employers also appreciate evidence of constructive academic development during a gap year.
Our 10 week Gap Year Programme enables students to achieve both. Our academic focus strengthens their profile for future university applications or career.
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