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Winter at Doon with King’s College London Course: Applications invited

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Winter at Doon with King’s College London Course

Bangalore, September 16: The Doon School and King's College London are pleased to invite applications for the first ‘Winter at Doon with King's College London Course' that will take place from 7th - 19th December 2014 at The Doon School, Dehradun. The programme aims to develop the necessary academic and study skills, intellectual rigour and creativity needed at a world-class university. This is one of the first courses of its kind where a globally ranked university and a boarding school link to teach courses to first year undergraduate level and in a multi-disciplinary manner.

Winter at Doon with King's College London is open to interested students, boys and girls aged 16-18 years in Grades 11 and 12 from India and other countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Kathmandu. The courses will be taught by experienced tutors sent by King's College London.

Students can select one of the following subject courses:

  1. Into Space: exploring space through science, English Literature
  2. Geographical Explorations: Global Cities, Global Economy, and
  3. History with International Relations: The Evolution of the International System.

Dr Peter McLaughlin, Headmaster,The Doon School, said, "The courses will take the pedagogical approach taken by other first ranked universities in the UK, US and elsewhere in the world in an undergraduate's first year. Successful applicants will have the chance to develop and hone the much needed critical thinking, reading and writing skills that they will need for a successful Class 12 examination regardless of curriculum choice.

The applicants CVs will be substantially enhanced as they will be able to demonstrate their genuine interest in the subject of their choice. Such aptitude and skills will also be required to study successfully at first class universities world wide."

"King's proven track record in teaching and pioneering research since 1829, together with its top 20 QS World Ranking 2014 will enable young people here in India with a truly wonderful chance to learn from the very best. The Doon School is honoured to work with King's College London in this way," he added.

All courses will be highly interactive to give a sense of what university study might be like in the UK and to introduce some of the basic theories, models and principles of the students' selected subject area. The course is essential for intellectually able students regardless of their current curriculum choice.

For more information about the course, contact:
Phone: +91 (0) 135 2526515

About The Doon School:
The Doon School was India's first genuine public school and aims to be an institution of excellence, dedicated to producing leaders of the future. Founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, The Doon School has had a long and distinguished history on India's tradition-enriched soil. For more information visit,

For more information, contact:
Amika Limbu
Equator Consultants
Phone: +91 99016 93278

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