Program 2 (Leader): Medical Sciences & Chemistry

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Dates: Mon 24th July - Sun 6th August

Ages: 14 - 18

Price: £2995

Taking place in Cambridge – the home of cutting-edge medical research, the Reach Cambridge Medical Sciences & Chemistry course is perfect for anybody who is interested in the science of human beings and the latest trends in biomedicine and biochemistry.

The course incorporates a wide range of topics from organic chemistry to pharmaceutical chemistry, anatomy, physiology and clinical scenarios. Taught by leading researchers in the field and including a variety of guest lecturers, it will challenge students to think beyond the areas of chemistry and biology covered in school.

The course will also involve exciting practical experiments and hands-on activities, giving students the opportunity to put theory into practice. It is a perfect course for those considering a future in the sciences of medicine.

During the Leader program, the course will include a focus on what it means to be a good scientist, and on the wider moral questions which are involved in any scientific intervention into the human anatomy.

All Reach Cambridge courses are open to students aged between 14-18 years old.

All courses are taught in English. In order to get the most out of the learning experience, students are advised to have a level of English conducive to understanding sophisticated academic language and to converse with other students and staff in English at all times.

We do offer English as Second Language courses if you, or we, feel that this is more appropriate. Your personal statement will help indicate to us your level of English. We will also ask for a copy of your latest school transcript to help us assess the teaching level of the courses.

I have had the best time during the Chemistry & Medical Sciences course. There was a lot of student/teacher interaction that made the lectures really interesting.

Utsav, Chemistry & Medical Sciences Student, 2016

A typical Leader Program Subject Class Day

Time Activity
8am Breakfast – in College Dining Hall
9am Subject classes
1pm Lunch – plenty of time to explore Cambridge
2.30pm Afternoon activities or Leadership Workshop (3 times a week)
6pm Dinner – in College Dining Hall
7pm Evening lecture
8pm Evening activities
11pm Curfew – an hour on your corridor before lights out

A typical Leader Program Excursion Day

Time Activity
8am Breakfast – in College Dining Hall
9am Full Day Excursion

Previous excursions have included:

London, Brighton, Oxford, Theatre trips, Stratford-upon-Avon & Warwick Castle

6pm Dinner – own arrangements
8pm Evening activities
11pm Curfew – an hour on your corridor before lights out

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.

Want to make your trip even more special? Why not choose one of our exciting Add-Ons?

Please note, there is a limit of 2 Add-Ons per Program (excluding Single Room Guarantee, which can be added as a third where available). Click on the relevant item for more details:


Creative Writing (£395)

During the Creative Writing Add-On, students will learn a range of strategies that can help them develop as a writer. With activities designed to spark creativity and exercises aimed at advancing composition skills, this Add-On will help students to explore their full creative potential. Whether interested in writing fiction, poetry or articles, this short, intensive course is a perfect addition to any one of our summer programs.


University Advance (£250)

One reason why you might join us in Cambridge is an interest in applying to university in one of the cities we visit. The university advance add-on will involve one day trip, either to the colleges of Oxford or to London universities (for example University College London, Imperial College, and the London School of Economics). Reach Cambridge will organise an accompanied tour of the university buildings and facilities, giving you the opportunity to explore your prospective campuses! Please note that this add-on will require you to miss one full day of classes.


Single Room Guarantee (£395)

Typically, students on Reach Cambridge share a room with someone of the same gender and a similar age. Whilst many find this to be a great way to make a lifelong friend, we understand that some people enjoy their personal space after a long day of exciting classes and activities. As such, we offer the single room upgrade, which guarantees that you will have your own private room.

Price: £2995

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