Summer School

What is Summer School

Bosworth Independent College has been running Summer School programmes for over 30 years. All of our English programmes are managed by our full-time English specialists within the college.

Programmes are aimed at 10-17 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 – 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 and practice presentation skills alongside researching projects. 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 in the team exercises and excursions. 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. Students also get plenty of conversation practice by interacting with our summer school activity leaders who are on duty every day. This interaction combined with the two day trips each week, keeps the learning fun. In conclusion this course is ideal for motivated students who are preparing for GCSE, A-level or equivalent academic study either in the UK or abroad but also wish to experience 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 visit 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.

Sample Timetable

MorningArrive / DepartTests / English ClassesEnglish ClassesFull Day TripEnglish ClassesEnglish ClassesFull Day Trip
AfternoonOptional Local ActivityEnglish or ActivityEnglish or ActivityFull Day TripEnglish or ActivityEnglish or ActivityFull Day Trip
EveningSportsCooking/Film/DiscoSportsFull Day TripFilm Night/Team GamesSports/Talent NightFull 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