Design your Own Course
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Subject OverviewWe are proud of the breadth of subjects we offer, but sometimes our students seek something a bit different. After all, there are over 50,000 different degree courses at UK universities alone! We are always delighted to design a new bespoke course - either in a subject area that isn’t on our pre-existing list of subjects or by combining topics and tutors from more than one subject area. This is where our one-to-one personalised approach really comes into its own: During your advice session you can explain your needs with your personal adviser and they will then match you with one or more of our roster of exceptional tutors, bringing in additional expertise as necessary. In the past we have designed numerous bespoke courses in wide-ranging topics from ‘Sustainability’ to ‘Media and Philosophy’ and from ‘Linguistics’ to ‘Global Citizenship.’ Fill out our personalised learning form, schedule a meeting with your personal adviser and let us help you design your own course! An example of a student who wanted to design his own course in Sustainability is Miguel, whose success story you can read here.
Whichever subject(s) you choose to study with us, you have a number of options in terms of how your learning experience is designed. Broadly we take three slightly different approaches depending on the needs of the student, and you should discuss your desired approach during your free advice session. Our three approaches are as follows:
- A pre-University course, which prepares you for university study by offering a general overview of the subject at university level, tailored to your interests
- Ongoing tutoring, which typically focusses on specific requirements such as an upcoming exam or additional support in a particular area
- A research project, which incorporates a deep dive into a particular aspect of your chosen subject as well as key skills required for university level study and an assessed presentation component at the end of the course. For this option, students must choose a tuition package and also a research project ‘add-on.’
Please let your personal adviser know your preferences during your advice session and they will be delighted to put together a bespoke package for you.
Remember: You can study more than one subject with us and many of our students do exactly that.
Introduction to a Course
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All Reach Cambridge online courses include the following:
- A personalised course on your chosen subject for your chosen number of hours (hours represent one-to-one contact time)
- A tutor dedicated to your growth and the Reach Cambridge online courses learning objectives
- Optional add-ons such as Research Projects, Study skills and Leadership skills
- Homework assignments can be provided upon request at no additional cost
- Flexible timings to suit you and your tutor
- A complimentary reflection session at the end of the course
- A course report and certificate from your course tutor
- Special discounts for our residential programs
Why not complement your academic course with one of our add-ons?
Research Project (5 hours)
Students choosing our research project must first choose an academic bundle of 10, 20 or 40 hours in their chosen subject and then also select the research project add-on. Your tutor will work with you to design a project as the focus of your academic tuition. The research project add-on comprises sessions specifically focussed on the skills you will need to hone at university level as well as preparing you for a formal presentation, which you will make to an independent academic at the end of your course. Following your presentation you will receive a research project certificate and report from your course tutor.
Exam and Interview Prep (5 hours)
Do you have a very particular goal in mind? An exam or set of exams that you are focussed upon or a particular interview or set of interviews that you would like to prepare for? Our exam and interview prep classes are designed to do two things. The first is to ensure you have the key skills to succeed: revision techniques and exam preparation for example or public speaking and presentation skills. The second is to pair that skillset with the particular knowledge that will be relevant in the exam(s) or interview(s) you are targeting. And that is where our bespoke packages come into their own - you will be paired with tutors that have both particular subject knowledge as well as the skills you will require to succeed.
Study Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to succeed in university and in life? How can you take care of yourself, emotionally and psychologically, while doing your best every step of the way? Complement your passion for learning with concrete skills to help you thrive and succeed, through sessions covering everything from revision techniques and exam preparation, to essay writing, interview skills and more.
Leadership Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to be a young leader and global citizen in today's world? In a world as bustling and busy as ours is today, stepping up to make a difference can be a daunting task. Through this online course, students consider questions of leadership, youth involvement, the role of the internet and social media in 21st-century leadership, global vs. local engagement, and how leadership can be used to make the world a better, kinder place. In parallel to these theoretical discussions, students are challenged to consider the most important issues facing the world today and to develop their own forms of leadership. Workshops on public speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, exam and revision help, academic writing, and more, will reinforce leadership discipline and ideals and help tomorrow’s young leaders to achieve their goals!
Reach Cambridge 2020 offered me a personalised learning experience for concepts and advice I had never been exposed to in school. Because all the sessions were tailored to enrich my individual study skills, Reach allowed me to really make the most of this course online.
Ciara, Business Management & Economics, 2020
Even though the course was online I found it extremely interesting and engaging! It exceeded my expectations and I feel like I’ve learned a lot just in my 20 hours, and that’s also thanks to my incredibly well-prepared teacher!
Anna, Computer Science, 2020
It was an amazing and memorable experience to learn more about what I’m interested in and all the teachers are super nice!
Nicole, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2020
I have such a good teacher. I've made so many notes for my AP Psychology next year - so excited!
Jocelyn, Psychology, 2019
I've learned new things that I would have never learned at school, and it practically has verified my decision to become a doctor.
Melia, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019
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
Ready to get started?
Complete our quick personalised learning form and schedule a free one-to-one session with our experienced advisers.
To indicate your preference for course(s) and topics to cover, please fill out the form below. You can then schedule your personalised advice session on the next page. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss things further via email first, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.