4 WEEK COURSE

Don't only want to study one subject during summer? Choose 2 different courses and / or locations.

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Fees

Residential: £6850

Non-Residential: £5160

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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Location: London, Cambridge

Academic: Principles Of Chemistry, Phase Diagrams, Chemical Calculations, Chemical Reaction Kinetics

Industry link: Field Visits To Chemical Process Industry, Company Producing Organic Chemicals

Outcome: Enhance your CV, academic broadening and knowledge

Awards: Certificate awarded upon completion of the course, graduation ceremony

Tutors: Highly qualified tutors, specialists in their field, educated at top Universities

Social Programme: Exciting social programme including 3 coach trips

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CHEMISTRY SUMMER COURSE FOR 15 TO 18 YEAR OLDS

Overview

Summer is an ideal time to foster one’s curiosities of the natural world. LITE Regal’s two-week chemistry course is a fun and educational way to enjoy the holiday. Both weeks are packed with enjoyable workshops and lectures that foster interest and curiosity towards the study of matter. These activities aim to help students grasp concepts on bond structure and chemical reactions by building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards the subject matter.

This course is aimed at introducing 15-18 year olds the subject of chemistry and its fundamental principles. Topics on atomic structure and chemistry calculations will be discussed, as well as an introduction to organic and physical chemistry. Students are encouraged to think broadly and to actively learn about the industrial significance and real-life application of the topics. Additionally, tips on making reports and presentations that are commonly used in top colleges such as Oxford will be discussed to help students get a head start in scientific writing.

Students with a natural curiosity towards the sciences, enthusiasm, critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and perseverance will make the most out of this program, as it develops these said traits and hopes to inspire them to learn more about the sciences.

Chemistry Class Summer School Cambridge

Academic Content

The bulk of the program will deal with topics regarding inorganic chemistry, with organic and physical chemistry for the more advanced lessons. Topics are based on lessons that are typically taught in regular school semesters, with additional lessons to broaden the students’ perspectives.

Each day of the program will be composed of a morning and an afternoon session. The morning sessions will focus on lectures, while those in the afternoon will be workshops related to the said lectures. Workshop activities may either be done in groups or individually, depending on the nature of the activity. Debates, class reports, and group brainstorming sessions are some of the activities that may occur during the afternoon sessions.

LITE Regal’s Chemistry Summer School Program bridges learning within the classroom and real life by letting students take field trips. These field trips will let those enrolled in the program have a glimpse of some of the future careers in the UK if one pursues the field.

Sample Academic Timetable

Morning:

Quick review on difference between atoms, molecules, and compounds. A review on the periodic table of elements and its trends, parts of an atom, electronegativity, naming inorganic compounds, converting atoms to moles, calculating molar mass

Afternoon:

Workshop: Brainstorm and create a concept map on the topics discussed in the morning sessions.
Morning:

Topics: chemical bonds, bond polarity and dipole moments, ions, covalent bonds, electronic configuration, Lewis structure, VSEPR Model

Afternoon:

range of sporting and afternoon activities with students from other courses
Morning:

Topics: States of matter, pressure, difference of an ideal and real gas, gas laws: Boyle, Charles, Avogadro, and ideal, Dalton’s law of partial pressures, kinetic molecular theory of gases, effusion and diffusion

Afternoon:

Workshop: Students are to go in pairs or in groups, depending on the availability of the lab. To understand the relationship between the temperature and volume of the gas, each group is given an Erlenmeyer flask, a hot plate, and a balloon. The Erlenmeyer flask is filled with 10 mL of water. After filling the flask, its opening is covered with the balloon. Students are to observe what happens to the balloon when it comes in and out of contact with the heat source.
Morning:

Topics: Intermolecular forces, liquid state, structures and types of solids, structure and bonding of metals, carbon and silicon, ionic solids, phase diagrams

Afternoon:

Cultural trip with students from other courses
Morning:

Topics: calculating concentration of a compound: molarity, molality, weight percentage, mole percentage, determining the formula of a compound, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, limiting reagents, composition of solutions, types of chemical reactions, precipitation reactions, acids and bases, acid-base reactions, balancing oxidation-reduction reactions, calculating normality

Afternoon:

Field Trip: Class is to go on a field trip in a chemical process industry, and to take notes on the importance of keeping the desired concentration of their product. If the company also deals with chemical reactions, students are encouraged to ask questions about common problems that arise in production and what the company does to counter them, and the kind of equipment they use in the process.

Learning Objectives

By the end of two weeks, this course aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of chemistry.
  • Able to read and understand underlying concepts of phase diagrams.
  • Able to perform chemical calculations.
  • Understand basic chemical reaction kinetics.
  • Differentiate organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Identify functional groups of organic compounds.
  • Relate course topics with real-life situations and industrial applications.

The course aims to foster a positive attitude towards the subject matter, and to inspire students to pursue higher studies on the field.

Summer School chemistry workshops

How will I benefit

LITE Regal not only provides academic opportunities for students, but cultural ones are present as well. Our classes are taught by esteemed professionals who have a strong grasp of the subject matter. The program gives several personal and academic benefits for those who choose to enrol:

  • Develop critical thinking and scientific reasoning.
  • Broaden current knowledge on chemistry.
  • Develop interpersonal skills in different social settings.
  • Interact with peers of varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Improve study skills in various stimulating situations.
  • Become more competitive in learning with challenging workshops and activities.
  • Experience the chemical process industry in London through field trips.
  • Experience first-hand studying within one of the colleges of either Cambridge University or London University.
  • Learn additional tips on the basics of scientific writing that is used in Cambridge University or London University.

Outside classroom

The LITE Regal Summer School isn’t all about work! Our dedicated Events Team has created an exciting action packed social programme to complement your studies to ensure you have as much fun as possible, make friends and get the most out of your stay with us.

Please visit our activities page for more details: Cambridge  London

Cultural Excursions

Excursions take a full advantage of an excellent transport network both from London and Cambridge, giving you a real taste of life in England.
Destinations can include: Harry Potter World, Windsor Castle & Eton College, Oxford, Brighton, Chessington World of Adventure.

After School Activities

There is so much going on in London and Cambridge and we don’t think you’ll be bored. After classes you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy too.
Here are a few examples of the kind of activities you might have the opportunity to enjoy this summer:
visiting London Eye, Madame Tussauds or the famous Houses of Parliament, film nights, punting down the river, visiting a West End Theatre, themed parties, sports including tennis, swimming, dancing and many more.

Free Time

We understand that students will want some free time to relax, attend to personal administration and contact their families. Some free time will be provided for rest and relaxation, however, we believe the most valuable experience to the student is a fully immersive, packed programme of activities and so students should expect to be engaged in team activities for the majority of time.

Timetable

Week one

12 - 4.30pm Arrival at Campus

Collect your welcome pack and ID card. Move to your room and unpack. Meet with other students. Tea & coffee for parents.

5pm - 6pm Welcome Reception

summer school Cambridge campus Welcome presentation by the Programme Director. Introduction of the Academic Staff.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included at the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Icebraker Activities

Meet your Counsellors and get to know each other.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Introduction to your chosen subject.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm Introduction Tours

Get introduced to the town, visiting famous landmarks.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Treasure Hunt, Board Games

summer school students on treasure hunt in Cambridge You will be taken into street on the fact finding and creative treasure hunt or stay on campus to play various board games. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons to your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Business course Summer School Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

2pm - 6pm Tours of Kings College, Fencing Session, Volleyball

Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each afternoon. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Shakespeare Festival, Archimedes and His Bath Workshop

See Shakespeare come to life in the college gardens or join our science workshop. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm Punting Down The River

summer schools students punting in Cambridge Punt tour through the college backs. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each afternoon. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Disco, Cinema Night

Dance the night away or watch the latest movie blockbusters. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons to your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12noon Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.noon - 1pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1pm - 10.30pm Cultural Excursion To Oxford

summer school students visiting Oxford Explore the famous Oxford University, visit huge range of museums and famous landmarks. Dinner in restaurant in Oxford.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Best Summer School UK Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Tennis

Discover plants from all over the world, or enjoy a game of tennis with expert coach. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each afternoon. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Show Your Talent, Salsa

Learn some Latin moves from industry professionals, or participate in the talent show. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 6pm Full Day Trip To Windsor Castle

summer school students visiting Windsor Castle Visit the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. For further options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Observe The Stars, Quiz Night

Visit the Institute of Astronomy and learn more about the Universe, or test your knowledge in our quiz night. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

Week two

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall.

9am - 12.30am Free Time

Work on your assignments, explore the town in groups.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 6pm Free Time, Creative Workshops, Attend Local Festival

summer school students enjoying festival Enjoy free time with your new friends, do some arts and crafts or join our Counsellors at local festival.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Ice Cream, Barbecue

Trip to an ice cream parlour, or barbecue in the gardens. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm Afternoon Tea At Orchard Gardens, Rounders

Enjoy the British pastime of afternoon tea, tuck into scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or play a game of rounders in the college grounds. Our Counsellors provide a range of afternoon activities each day. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Ghost Tour, Zumba

Spend an evening regaling spooky tales from the University colleges and streets of Cambridge, or get moving and shaking into shape with Zumba. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons to your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

2pm - 6pm Imperial War Museum Duxford, Trampolining

students excursion in summer school Visit the historic airfield and museum of aviation history, or bounce your way through the air on a bed of interconnecting trampolines. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each afternoon. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Bowling, Drumming Workshop

Create a whole new piece of music with fellow students or put on some bowling shoes and Rock-n-Bowl the night away. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm University Admissions Discussions, Fitzwilliam Museum

Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each afternoon. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm LITE Regal Olympics

Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead.

9am - 6pm Field Visits, University Tours London Full Day Trip

Field visits relevant to your chosen subject (Google Campus, Royal Courts of Justice), visits to UCL, Imperial College, LSE, King College, followed by excursions in London.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner in the college dining hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Movie Night

Relax after busy day watching latest blockbusters. Our Counsellors provide a range of activities each evening. For more options please see our activities pages in Cambridge or London.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 9am Breakfast

Breakfast at college dinning hall. Get prepared for a day ahead. Walk to the classroom.

9am - 10.30am Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

10.30am - 11am Break

Time for tea, coffee or other refreshments.

11am - 12.30pm Morning Lessons

Morning lessons in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch Break

Lunch at the college dinning hall. Lunch is included for all LITE Regal students.

1.30pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Workshop

Workshop session in your chosen subject delivered by expert tutors.

4pm - 6pm Graduation Ceremony

Graduation ceremony held on the campus (parents are welcome to attend). Speech from the programme director. Students present their work. Collect your certificate and academic report.

6pm - 7.30pm Dinner

Three-course dinner included in the college dinning hall.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Graduation Party

Celebrate your achievements. Spend last night with your summer school friends. Themed party.

10.30pm - 11pm Curfew

Lights out.

7.30am - 8.30am: Breakfast

Breakfast provided at college dining hall.

9am - 5pm: Departures

Say goodbye to your friends and staff. Drop offs to the airports.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in one of the College campuses. You will be allocated a room, usually sharing a twin room with another student of the same gender. Typically students will be accommodated on single-sex corridors or floors, with staff members and mentors always available on site. Living all together is a great way to make friends and sample the university lifestyle, as the welcoming environment allows you to develop a sense of community.

Breakfast and lunch is served and eaten in the College dining hall, which provides a bright and comfortable space for communal meals. Students will enjoy a varied and healthy diet: all meals are freshly prepared and special diets can be catered for with advance notice. A three-course dinner is provided daily either in the College dining hall, or in various restaurants as part of the social programme.

Safety and Security on Campus

Students will be overseen by our course leaders and residential staff to classes and activities, who ensure that students are looked after pastorally and socially during their programme and are available to assist students at any time of the day or night.

All students will be issued with emergency contact details for staff members and will be given a full safety briefing on arrival.

Student Welfare

LITE Regal Summer School offers a safe and secure environment that is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our friendly and professional team. We have a dedicated team of Managers, Teachers and College Mentors. The welfare of our students is our main priority at all times and our staff specialise in the pastoral care of older teenagers.

Management Team

Our Management team is headed by the College Principal, who takes responsibility for the daily running of the college, and supervises the Academic Programme. The Social & Welfare Manager takes charge of the Social Programme and is supported by a team of College Mentors, who ensure everyone is happy, safe and having fun.

Working together, our Managers ensure that every aspect of the college runs smoothly, safely and offers every student the chance to participate fully.

College Mentors

Our Mentors are key members of staff who support and assist our students within the college accommodation and throughout the Social Programme. Our team of College Mentors work with our Social & Welfare Manager in organising the college’s social events and excursions, as well as accompanying students into campuses and during day trips. They are approachable and caring, ensuring that all students get involved in the life of the college.

Eligibility

Students on the Chemistry course:

  • must be aged 15 - 18 before 1st September 2018 (if you are unsure of the age criteria entry please contact our registration team)
  • must have a natural curiosity towards chemistry
  • must have critical thinking and reasoning
  • must persevere and work diligently on lectures and workshop activities
  • must show enthusiasm in participating with the group - whether it be for workshop activities or social events
  • must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our registration team

All successful applicants will also be required to provide a signed letter of consent from their parent or guardian. If offered a place, students and parents / guardians will also be required to sign a Code of Conduct for the summer school.

What's Included

The cost of one LITE Regal Summer School programme is £3,695 and includes the following:

Tuition

  • Over 40 Hours Of Tuition Over Two Weeks
  • All Course Materials
  • Guest Lectures And Industry Visits
  • Academic Reports And Certificates

Social Programme

  • Wide Range Of Afternoon & Evening Activities
  • 3 Coach Excursions To Various Parts Of UK
  • Graduation Party

Living

  • Accommodation On The University Campus
  • Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Bed Linen & Towels Provided

Plus

  • LITE Regal Welcome Pack
  • T-Shirt
  • Souvenir

How to apply

Applying online is the fastest way to secure your place on one of our courses. Please note that a deposit of £495 or full payment is required when submitting your online application. We cannot process the application until at least the deposit has been received. If for any reason we cannot offer you a place, any fees you have paid will be refunded.

As the places are limited we recommend you to settle the remaining balance for your course as soon as possible. The remaining balance is due no later than 60 days prior to the start of the course.

Please click the link below to get started with your application: You will need to select the course(s) and dates you wish to study with us.

Apply Online Now

If you would like to, you can apply for one of our courses via paper application form, which can be downloaded by clicking the link below. A deposit of £495 or full payment is required to accompany your application form. This can be paid by credit / debit card, bank transfer or cheque. Our bank details are provided on the form. We cannot process the application until at least the deposit has been received. If for any reason we cannot offer you a place, any fees you have paid will be refunded.

As the places are limited we recommend you to settle the remaining balance for your course as soon as possible. The remaining balance is due no later than 60 days prior to the start of the course.

Please complete the application form providing as many details as possible and send it back to us in one of the following ways:

by email to: admissions@literegal.co.uk

by post to: LITE Regal Education, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR, United Kingdom

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Shawn Dorrell

My son was here last summer. He enjoyed the Business Enterprise course and loved the different activities after class. Great welfare too. Accommodation was suitable, and food was OK. Overall, a good experience that helped him get through the first semester of college.

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