Foundation GYL is an introduction to debating and the history of the ideas which have shaped the world as we know it today. Our Global Young Leaders course has been running for over a decade, and Foundation GYL is designed to be the perfect introduction to the ideas explored in more depth in our Global Young Leaders courses. Experienced teachers guide small classes through lessons on a range of themes designed to help them become more informed and engaged global citizens.
Competitive debating is now widely recognised within the academic community as a powerful tool for a student’s self-development, and it is never too early to start developing confidence as a public speaker. Students are introduced to the format used in the World Schools Debating Championships, used by schools across the world, and will learn how to make and justify arguments, even those they don’t agree with. These skills are invaluable for all subjects in high school curriculums across the world. The debating course in Foundation GYL focuses on developing confident, persuasive speaking skills, and developing the use of formal English.
Social sciences lessons form a key part of Foundation GYL, looking at world history; geography; history of science; world religion; sociology and law. This interdisciplinary approach gives students an overview of the world issues, and an increased understanding of them. This is an ideal grounding for the material covered in the critical thinking and PPE courses in GYL and GYL advanced.
Our centres are based in impressive schools, surrounded by beautiful countryside. They are located in London and the South East of England.
Our range of courses embrace a combination of learning with leisure, so that each student has a memorable experience.
If you have questions about any of our courses, please fill out our course enquiry form with your queries.
Our centres are conveniently located so that both educational and personal trips are trouble-free. We also boast outstanding sports facilities.
The aim of the course is to improve English comprehension skills, along with grammar and pronunciation.
Now in its 13th year, Global Young Leaders is a premium debate and communication course for students aged 13 to 17.
This course offers boys and girls aged 8-17 the opportunity to develop their theatrical skills in Drama and Dance.
These courses, run in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, are open to boys aged 8-17.
This course is open to 14-17 year olds with a minimum of level of B2 English.
Advanced GYL is designed to equip students with the skills required for entry
into top universities
These courses provide a combination of tennis coaching, English classes and a programme of social activities.
Our Intensive Academic Programme course is aimed at students wishing to sharpen their academic abilities.
This course is aimed at pupils aged 8-14, including native speakers.
Foundation GYL is an introduction to debating, open to students aged 11-13.