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Weekly course hours – 25
Age Range - 13-16 yrs
Best Intensive English Learning Camp for teenagers in the heart of the London at the world famous King's College Campus
King’s College is a world-famous prestigious university in the heart of London. It is consistently ranked among the top Universities in both the UK and the world. Classrooms take place in the Virginia Woolf building, whilst meals and activities take place in the main building on the Strand, next to Somerset House.
Positioned right in the city centre in state-of-the-art premises of the Strand Campus, is less than a mile from famous landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Accommodation is based in a private residence close to King’s College. All students are given a free travel-card for each week of their stay, and students will never travel between the accommodation and campus without supervision from a Bucksmore member of staff. Intensive English can cater for all levels of English, from beginner through to advanced.
The age range for students at Intensive English is 13-16. The English lessons are taught through a combination of general English tuition, project sessions, academic English and electives. Away from the classroom, a strong emphasis is put on providing students with a truly memorable experience, with an action-packed activity and excursion programme.
**HOURS OF TUITION PER WEEK :**25 **MAX CLASS SIZE: **11 **WEEKLY EXCURSIONS: **2 days **ACCOMMODATION: **Full-board
This course aims to efficiently improve English language skills and enable students to make friends from around the world.
Students sign up for a choice of vocational subjects to enhance their English language learning, such as photography, creative writing and IELTS Preparation._ Please note – exact subjects depend on location._
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 three hours each week and culminate with students taking the Bucksmore Assessment.
To provide students with an even greater holistic language learning experience, we provide lessons specifically linked to the destinations they visit on their excursions.
Project sessions enable students to use English for the completion of real-world tasks with an authentic purpose. 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 and aim to complete in the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.
Taken at the end of the course, the 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.
The Assessment was initially introduced in 2016 after thorough research and analysis of student English language performance.
Uniquely developed by the academic team to evaluate all abilities in English. It assesses a learner’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a well-rounded assessment of a student’s English ability.
The Assessment provides more relevant and appropriate language so learners are motivated to perform better than other, more adult-focused, exams.
All students receive a personalised Education report card and certificate during the graduation ceremony at the end of their stay.
The social programme is an important part of any summer school experience and is great way for students to socialise and practise their English with each other. Organised by a dedicated Activity Manager, each week students will have two full day excursions to destinations across the UK, plus an on-site activity programme.
Every location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Camp offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.
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Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
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