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Bucksmore Summer - English Language Summer Camp For 11-16 Year-Olds, UK

Bucksmore Education



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Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (14 May 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program and scholarship opportunities

BUCKSMORE SUMMER

A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMP FOR 11-16 YEAR-OLDS

With 22.5 hours of tuition each week, a maximum class size of 11 students and a 20% limit of any nationality, Bucksmore Summer is our classic English language course that immerses students aged 11-16 in the English language.

Residential course with 22.5 hours of English classes combined with a fun-filled activity and excursion programme, this is perfect for students wanting to experience a traditional summer boarding school environment.

INCLUDED WITH BUCKSMORE SUMMER:

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports)
  • Enrolment on Bucksmore Assessment
  • Personalised report card & certificate
  • Entrances to attractions on excursions
  • Full activity programme

Course Requirements

  • Bucksmore Summer can cater for all levels of English, from elementary through to proficiency.
  • The age range for students at Bucksmore Summer is 11-16.
  • Bucksmore Summer has a nationality cap of 20%. This means that there can be no more than 20% of students from a single country.

Course Content

The syllabus incorporates language study, language for life, project sessions, excursion link lessons and academic skills sessions.

The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Whereas language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.

The course aims to:

  • Build language skills and confidence gradually through our multi-level syllabus.
  • Help students achieve their individual goals in language learning.
  • Gain a better understanding of English books, films, songs, the internet and other media.

Academic Skills Sessions

The academic skills sessions give students an introduction to exam techniques and are intended to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

These sessions take place over two hours each week and culminate with students taking the Bucksmore Assessment.

The variety of lessons and teaching material provide students with a stimulating and comprehensive learning experience throughout their stay with Bucksmore.

Excursion Link Lessons

Excursion link lessons bridge the gap between the academic and activity programme. Students learn about popular tourist attractions and destinations through the medium of English.

Lessons are chosen and adapted by the centre’s Director of Studies to complement the excursions on the programme that week.

Covering a range of destinations including London, Cambridge, Oxford and Brighton, the lessons provide students with vocabulary and language functions necessary to make excursions at Bucksmore that much more memorable.

Project Work

Project sessions at Bucksmore Summer promote group work and co-operation, in order to allow participation across all levels of English.

In previous years students have created ‘Bucksmore Theatre’, ‘Bucky Music Videos’ and the ‘Bucksmore yearbook project’.

The aims of project work are to encourage collaboration and communication through the completion of real-world tasks that use English with an authentic purpose. Mixed ability classes for projects provide the opportunity for peer teaching and a stronger focused interpersonal communication skills.

Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session, and are then placed into groups. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow with the aim of completing by the end of the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.

Bucksmore Assessment

The Bucksmore academic team have researched and developed a brand new examination for 2016, the ‘Bucksmore Assessment’.

This has been introduced to replace the previously offered Trinity exam. Assessing a learner’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, it provides a more rounded evaluation of a student’s English ability.

The Bucksmore Assessment provides more relevant and appropriate language so learners are motivated to perform better than other, more adult-focused, exams.

Taken at the end of the course, the Bucksmore Assessment is designed to complement the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and to provide learners with a realistic determination of their English ability.

It can be applied against other international English exams such as Cambridge ESOL & IELTS. Students will leave the course with a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale.

All students receive a personalised Bucksmore Education report card and certificate during the graduation ceremony at the end of their stay.

Dates & Fees

The price per week at Bucksmore Summer at King Edward’s School is £1005.
The price per week at Bucksmore Summer at Plumpton College is £950.

LENGTH OF STAYDATESLOCATION
2 Weeks 28 June – 12 July Plumpton College
  5 July – 19 July Plumpton College
  12 July – 26 July Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
  19 July – 2 August Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
  26 July – 9 August Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
3 Weeks 28 June – 19 July Plumpton College
  5 July – 26 July Plumpton College
  12 July – 2 August Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
  19 July – 9 August Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
4 weeks 28 June – 26 July Plumpton College
  5 July – 2 August Plumpton College
  12 July – 9 August Plumpton College
King Edward’s School
5 weeks 28 June – 2 August Plumpton College
  5 July – 9 August Plumpton College
6 weeks 28 June – 9 August Plumpton College

Included in Course Fees

Prices are fully inclusive, meaning that the only money students need to bring is for souvenirs!

Accommodation

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Packed meals on excursion days
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Transfers to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports
  • Laundry once a week

The Course

  • Two full-day trips and one half-day excursion per week
  • Personalised report card and certificate presented at graduation ceremony
  • Bucksmore rucksack, student card and wristband
  • Welcome packs on arrival
  • Study materials

Please visit Global Education Fair 2016 in Yerevan (14 May 2016, Best Western Congress Hotel, Picasso Hall ) for more information about this program and scholarship opportunities


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Publish Date
February 25, 2016




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