All courses are taught entirely in English and students are required to become familiar with the language of science as well as the syllabus content. Coursework is set throughout the year and includes a number of different exercises and projects. Each exercise is awarded a mark as a percentage. These are combined to give the final coursework mark. Typical coursework exercises include essays, oral presentations and poster presentations.
Students studying within this school also cover the same subjects within the Greek education system. Our Foundation Courses aim to build on their current knowledge and combine English scientific language and method of approach with skills that will be useful to the students during their university careers. These include note taking from lectures and text, organizational skills, book research, problem solving and group discussion skills.
Class numbers are deliberately kept low (maximum of 8 students) to ensure personal attention. We currently average around 6 students per class. In addition, students are offered personal tutelage to help them with any academic or other problems they may have. In total, students attend for a full 28 hours per week lectures, tutorials and computer labs for a period of 30 weeks.