Foundation Global Young Leaders

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.

Introduction to Debating

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.

Becoming a Global Citizen

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.

Key Features

  • 15 hours of debating classes per week, including competitive debates in week 2
  • 12 hours of social sciences classes per week
  • 3 hours of sports per week
  • Varied social programme: disco, quiz, talent show
  • Two full day excursions per week to London, including a tour of Parliament, Oxford and Cambridge
  • Guidance on applications to top UK global universities
  • Open to native speakers and those with an upper intermediate level of English or above, no prior debating experience required
Our Centres

Our centres are based in impressive schools, surrounded by beautiful countryside. They are located in London and the South East of England.

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Our Courses

Our range of courses embrace a combination of learning with leisure, so that each student has a memorable experience.

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Course Enquiry

If you have questions about any of our courses, please fill out our course enquiry form with your queries.

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Our centres are conveniently located so that both educational and personal trips are trouble-free. We also boast outstanding sports facilities.

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