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Spring Programs offer a broader focus on academics, guided by your chosen course. Summer Programs offer a deeper focus on your chosen course.
English Literature

English Literature (Summer)

English Literature (Spring)

To study English Literature in Cambridge means following in the footsteps of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Plath. Having inspired generations of authors and poets, Cambridge forms the perfect setting to be introduced to the study of literature at university level. The Reach Cambridge English Literature course is designed to introduce students to subjects beyond the... Learn more
The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities. Students gain insight into ... Learn more

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Availability

1 Week Programs
March 29th - April 4th
£1450
 
April 5th - April 11th
£1450
 
2 Week Programs
March 29th - April 11th
£2350
 
June 28th - July 11th
Unavailable
 
July 12th - July 25th
Unavailable
 
July 26th - August 8th
Unavailable
 
If you are here for 2 weeks in Spring, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 1 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
4 Week Programs
June 28th - July 25th
Unavailable
 
July 12th - August 8th
Unavailable
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in Summer, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
1 Week Programs
March 29th - April 4th
£1450
 
April 5th - April 11th
£1450
 
2 Week Programs
March 29th - April 11th
£2350
 
June 28th - July 11th
Unavailable
 
July 12th - July 25th
Unavailable
 
July 26th - August 8th
Unavailable
 
If you are here for 2 weeks in Spring, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 1 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.
4 Week Programs
June 28th - July 25th
Unavailable
 
July 12th - August 8th
Unavailable
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in Summer, you will have the opportunity to choose two courses (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Want to study more than one course?

Extend your stay and expand your mind! Select from the following programs and you can choose two courses to study when you complete your application form:

  • All Spring two week programs (2 x 1 week courses)
  • All Summer four week programs (2 x 2 week courses).

Want help choosing your second course?
Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Course Outline

To study English Literature in Cambridge means following in the footsteps of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Plath. Having inspired generations of authors and poets, Cambridge forms the perfect setting to be introduced to the study of literature at university level. The Reach Cambridge English Literature course is designed to introduce students to subjects beyond the scope of their current school courses and thereby offer them a flavour of English literature in higher education. Students will study drama, poetry, and prose, and explore different literary movements such as the Renaissance, the Romantic period, and our Postmodern age. The course will also involve enriching trips to the theatre, local excursions, practical workshops and creative writing sessions. Alongside fascinating examinations of different forms of literature, the course helps students to develop important skills, teaching them how to construct persuasive arguments, deliver stimulating presentations, and think philosophically. The course will not only equip students with key transferable skills that will enhance their achievements on their current school course, but will also introduce them to new areas of literature and furnish them with knowledge and experience of the demands of undergraduate academic study. In short, the course will develop both their passion and aptitude in the exciting field of literary studies.

Timetable

Our Summer Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Summer Program weekday
Time Activity
8am Breakfast
9am – 1pm Subject Courses
1pm Lunch/free time
Afternoon Activities or Taster Courses
Varies Dinner
7pm Evening Lecture
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew
A typical Summer Program excursion day
Time Activity
Varies Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew

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

Tasters Courses

There are no Taster Courses available with this Course.

Testimonials

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

The most exciting part was just arriving here, seeing everything new and sleeping in college. Everyone is really friendly, really open, and happy!

Leo, Engineering, 2018

My favourite lecture has been 'Women in Leadership'. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing - it's so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I think other students should apply to Reach Cambridge as it's a great opportunity not only to learn something you're interested in, but also it's a great way to interact with other students from around the world!

Johanna, Psychology, 2018

Reach has been a great experience for my daughter, who did an "away from home" summer program for the first time ever. I saw how she gained maturity and a new-found confidence from being independent and gaining new friends in a totally different environment.

Karen, Parent, 2019

It has been a life-changing experience, in which I had the chance to do things I've never done before, meet people I've never met, and learn valuable lessons.

Caroline, Politics & International Relations, 2019

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Outline

The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities.

Students gain insight into how to prepare for higher education anywhere in the world, equipping them to become a successful leader and scholar in the 21st century. Workshops and lectures include team-building, presentation skills, debating, study skills, interview skills and community outreach.

Each week there will also be three half-day personalised study sessions. These offer students the chance to explore some of the topics taught at undergraduate level, and access excellent academics in their discipline of choice – the perfect opportunity to experience what it would be like to study their dream course or land their dream job.

Subjects available:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Management & Economics
  • English Literature
  • Computer Science & Maths
  • Law
  • Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Politics
  • Physics & Engineering
  • Psychology

Teaching consists of lectures, workshops, discussions as well as individual and small group work. This mix gives students a feel for how teaching and learning take place at universities all around the world.

Students will be accommodated in Reach Hall, our grand Victorian headquarters situated in the centre of Cambridge next to the river Cam; the perfect location from which to visit Cambridge’s many Colleges and museums.

The Spring Program is perfect for students looking to combine personal academic development with essential learning and leadership skills.

Timetable

Our Spring Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Spring Program weekday
Time Activity
Breakfast
Morning Subject Courses
Lunch/free time
Afternoon Workshops/Activities
Dinner
Evening Evening Lecture
Evening Activities
Curfew
A typical Spring Program excursion day
Time Activity
Morning Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
Evening Activities
Curfew

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

Tasters Courses

Taster Courses are not available in our Spring Program.

Testimonials

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

The most exciting part was just arriving here, seeing everything new and sleeping in college. Everyone is really friendly, really open, and happy!

Leo, Engineering, 2018

My favourite lecture has been 'Women in Leadership'. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing - it's so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I think other students should apply to Reach Cambridge as it's a great opportunity not only to learn something you're interested in, but also it's a great way to interact with other students from around the world!

Johanna, Psychology, 2018

Reach has been a great experience for my daughter, who did an "away from home" summer program for the first time ever. I saw how she gained maturity and a new-found confidence from being independent and gaining new friends in a totally different environment.

Karen, Parent, 2019

It has been a life-changing experience, in which I had the chance to do things I've never done before, meet people I've never met, and learn valuable lessons.

Caroline, Politics & International Relations, 2019

Entry Requirements

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.