Summer School

What is Summer School

Bosworth Independent College has been running Summer School programmes for over 28 years. All of our English programmes are managed by full-time staff within the college.

Programmes are aimed at 12-17 year olds, students can attend from 2 weeks up to 6 weeks.

Summer School is suitable for individuals or small groups.

General English forms the basis of all summer school course options. It is a stand alone programme or you can combine with any of the following activities: Arts & Crafts, Go Karting, Tennis Coaching or Film Making. If you combine with one of the additional activities listed above, you will take part in that activity on four afternoons each week.

General English

Morning – English lessons. Students will be divided into ability groups and this will be based on the individual’s language level. The course will cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will learn presentation skills, research projects and give oral presentations. There will be an English test every 2 weeks.

Afternoon – The afternoon sessions will be team building exercises either in the main hall or outside. They are intended to be fun, but will also have educational value; developing the student’s confidence and fluency, in varied learning environments. This programme is aimed at students who wish to meet others of a similar age and prepare their English for use in future academic environments. The course is fun, using themed English lessons in class and then having the chance to use their conversational English on the two full day trips. Students also have the opportunity to sit the Trinity College London SELT English exams. Our Summer school helpers are on duty every day so you will be able to get plenty of conversation practice. The course also includes two full day trips to another nearby town/city and transport will either be by coach or national rail. The boarding house accommodation is fully supervised and all meals are provided in the college; the menus are varied and always include a healthy option. In conclusion this course is ideal for motivated students who are preparing for GCSEs, A-levels or equivalent academic programmes, either in the UK or elsewhere but also wish to taste life in Britain.

Excursions & Activities

Full day excursions take place on a Wednesday and a Saturday every week. They usually include some cultural interest combined with either sight-seeing, shopping or an arranged activity. Typical activities include; a tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, punting on the river at Cambridge, a day out at Alton Towers Theme Park and London where we make visits to art galleries and many of the well known tourist attractions. However students must be prepared to do lots of walking as this is usually the easiest and most enjoyable way to see our cities!

Each year we try to vary the places we visit and make our choice in line with the ages and interests of the students and events that are taking place in the UK.

The social programme will take place every evening between 19.00 – 21.00 and will include various activities including craft nights, in-house entertainment and sports; Badminton, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Tennis. Students should also pack a swimming costume, as we sometimes visit the local pool.

The afternoon excursions will have an educational theme and trips are selected in line with the weather conditions at the time. Our summer weather can vary!

Sample Timetable

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrive / Depart Tests / English Classes English Classes Full Day Trip English Classes English Classes Full Day Trip
Afternoon Optional Local Activity English or Activity English or Activity Full Day Trip English or Activity English or Activity Full Day Trip
Evening Sports Cooking/Film/Disco Sports Full Day Trip Film Night Sports/Talent Night Full Day Trip

Arrival & Departure:
• Students begin lessons on a Monday and should aim to arrive on Sunday afternoon• On departure rooms must be vacated by 10am Sunday morning • When booking your flights, please check with your airline what documents are required if your child is classified as an ‘unaccompanied minor’, usually applies to travellers under 17 years old • Students under 17 will be met at the airport arrival hall and accompanied through to the entrance of the departure hall when returning home • Arrivals that are outside of Sunday afternoon times have to be discussed with the Admissions Office and may be subject to an additional fee