Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

Discovery Plus


High Level

Residential Intensive Summer Programme

11-16 years

25 hours' tuition per week

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Academic programme

Activity programme

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Sports and activities

Sample timetable

Science project

Uppingham School

Uppingham Academic director of studies


Sample daily timetable


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Uppingham : Science Lecture Theatre
Upppingham : Students with Student Hosts
Upppingham : Maths in action
Study Visit : National Space Centre

UPPINGHAM : 11-16 years : Discovery Plus

Our most intensive study programme. Expand your existing knowledge of core academic subjects in English in a fun and stimulating environment

Ideal for those studying at an English medium international school. A taster/preparation for those planning to attend a UK boarding school.

Uppingham Plus Levels

Levels: upper intermediate to proficiency (CEF B2 - C2)

7 July - 4 August 2017 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)


Uppingham School, one of Britain's leading co-educational schools, was founded in 1584. The Old School has the feel of an Oxbridge College. Many of the attractive buildings in the town are built from local ironstone. It is 160km north of London and just over two hours by road. Birmingham is 1.5 hours by road and Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester can be reached in one hour. Just 15 minutes away is Rutland Water, Europe's largest man-made lake, where students can try canoeing and other watersports.

Classes are held in the Modern Languages centre. We also use the school's IT suites, theatre, drama studio, new science lecture theatre and the Leonardo art centre.

The school has both new and historic buildings. A state-of-the-art Sports Centre has recently opened. This comprises a large indoor sports hall, a 25m 6-lane swimming pool, a gymnasium, squash courts and two dance studios. The outdoor sports facilities are extensive and include 12 tennis courts, football and cricket pitches.

We offer an intensive, truly multi-national programme. and a chance to meet English children.


  • This programme is designed for students of upper intermediate level of English and above
  • 33 lessons of average 45 minutes (25 hours per week)
  • Class size average 12, maximum 14 international students. You'll be working in multi-national groups with English teenagers, our English Student Hosts
  • Practical, interactive project-based lessons* in Maths, Humanities, Science, English as well as sessions in Art, Drama and Music
  • Focus on independent learning, project work, collaborative study and developing presentation skills
  • Through discussion, learn to analyse mathematical, scientific and historical questions
  • Study visits and excursions form the basis of the weekly theme
  • During the course your progress is closely monitored. Students of all abilities are challenged and supported.You will receive tutorials and a full academic end-of-course report
  • Our Academic Consultant leads tutorials and sessions on pathways into the UK Educational System.
  • Our resident English Student Hosts, many of whom attend British boarding schools themselves, will join your classes.

* CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

Click here for more information about themes and projects

Each week is theme-based e.g. Space, Eco-Systems, Shakespeare, Crime & Punishment. Classes in Humanities, Science, Maths and English are all linked to this theme - as are the study visits/excursions. These classes are taught by experienced subject teachers.

Example theme: Space


  • A wide variety of sports and activities offered 7 days a week
  • 2 full day excursions/study visits per week e.g. London (River cruise, Westminster walking tour, museums), Rutland Water, Warwick Castle, Cambridge (College tour, punting), Birmingham (Science Musuem/Planetarium), Whipsnade Zoo, Theme Park.
  • Student Hosts
  • Opportunities for Uppingham town visits
  • Click here for a sample timetable
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our Resident English Student Hosts.


  • Uppingham offers both traditional and modern accommodation. Boys and girls are accommodated in separate houses where they eat their meals.
  • 1-6 bedded rooms
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Common rooms with e.g. TV/DVD, table tennis, pool table
  • Full board
  • WiFi available.


Click here for 2017 dates and fees

Uppingham - Discovery Plus (Residential)

Centre Ages Hours'
Arrival date Departure date Room
Weeks Fees
11-16 25 32 Fri 7 July Fri 21 July 1-6 2 £2500
33 Fri 7 July Fri 28 July 3 £3750
34 Fri 7 July Fri 4 Aug 4 £5000
35 Fri 14 July Fri 4 Aug 3 £3750
36 Fri 21 July Fri 4 Aug 2 £2500

5% discount Family discounts:
If two or more members of one family book together we offer a 5% discount on each booking

Click here to see what is included in the fees

Included in the fees:

  • All tuition
  • Course materials, end of course report, certificate and course photo
  • Participation of English Student Hosts who join in classes and activities
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • 2 full-day excursions per week
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes
  • Medical and travel insurance from departure in home country to return home after course
  • Return airport transfers on published arrival/departure days for flights arriving/departing between 09.00h-15.00h from/to Heathrow or Birmingham aiports, please click here for more information.

NOT included in the fees:

  • Special Sports Options
  • Transfers for those arriving outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates
  • Courier fee (eg for visa invitation letter), if required, £50

Click here for Special Sports and Trinity exam option prices


Tennis: £90 per week
Professional group tennis coaching, 2 sessions per week (up to 2 hours per session). All the basic skills are coached and practice matches are arranged. Beginner to intermediate levels.


Horse riding: £160 per week
BHS approved riding stables, including indoor and/or outdoor training. 2 sessions per week (up to 2 hours per session). Protective hats and boots are supplied. Beginner to intermediate levels.


Watersports: £160 per week
Takes places at Rutland Water, Europe's largest man-made lake. Sailing (picos), and windsurfing are offered. 2 sessions per week (up to 2 hours per session). Beginner to intermediate levels.


Trinity Exam in Spoken English: N/A
Due to the intensive nature of the Discovery Plus course at Uppingham, the Trinity Exam in Spoken English is not available.

Airport Transfers

Have a look at our Dates and Fees page for more information and click Book Now to make a booking.



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