Plumpton College in the Brighton area accepts international students for summer (vacation) courses. The language school near South Downs is an hour and a half drive from the British capital. The territory of Plumpton College is 1700 acres, where educational buildings and residences are located, sports infrastructure, own farm with exotic animals and reptiles: chinchillas, crocodiles.
Over 150 foreign students come to the College for summer language courses annually. They are offered programs with an intensity of studies of 17.5, 20 hours per week. Training is effective. This is due to the specifics of the methods used in the teaching process. Extensive extra-curricular program will not let bored teenagers come on vacation.
In the language school, you can combine learning English with a good rest. Here, children who prefer cognitive and sports programs to passive pastime will enjoy it. At Plumpton College, educational and extra-curricular programs are organized so that children can get maximum positive emotions and vivid impressions of being in the summer camp of the institution.
Short information. A course of spoken English with an intensity of 20 hours / week.
About the course. The program lasts 2-7 weeks is aimed at teenagers who want to communicate freely in English. The emphasis in learning is on understanding speech, developing the language skills of speaking. At the end of the course, Trinity Spoken Examination is given. Additionally, students can book an individual intensive English course (+2 hours of lessons 2 times a week) and horse riding lessons.
Students age: 11 to 16.
Start date: June 23 - August 11
Entry requirements: English level is from elementary.
Study result: fluency Conversational English.
Class size: - 15 students max, although usually 10-12
Duration: 20 hours per week
The cost of - £ 890 (all included, in the indicated price):
Brief information. Program for adventure lovers. The course allows you to combine active leisure and learning English.
About the course. The academic program of the course provides for a load of 17.5 hours of English per week. In addition, students are offered horse riding, rock climbing, mouting, kayaking, orienteering, and much more. As part of the program, adolescents perform tasks received from instructors, learn to cooperate, work in a team, and in an informal setting improve their language skills. Adventure program does not intersect with sightseeing. All extracurricular activities of Plumpton College are available to students of Bucky Adventure. The course ends in the same way as Bucksmore summer with the Trinity Spoken Examination.
The cost is £ 1250 (in the indicated price everything is included, namely):
The summer coding program is specially designed for students of 13-16 years old who want to improve their skills in computer science, IT and programming.
The main programming tool is Rasberry Pi - a miniature but functional program for the development of computer technology. Students will learn basic computing structures, the basics of software and hardware, the structure and interaction of computer and other systems.
The course provides from 22 hours of classes weekly: 15 lessons of general English + 7-8 hours of master classes and interactive classes for specialized computer subjects, useful workshops in a modern computer laboratory. Classes are formed very small - up to 11 people in each - which gives teachers the opportunity to practice an individual, personal approach to each student. At the end of each student's study, a brand name certificate with the successes and achievements, as well as a new level of English, measured according to the CEFR scale, which is perceived as an analogue of the famous Cambridge ESOL & IELTS, is waiting for each student.
A special summer scientific, academic program that will help students learn more about their favorite subjects and areas, acquire valuable knowledge and practical skills, and prepare for more successful studies abroad. The program is new, in 2018, first introduced in the Bucksmore network.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) provides from 22 hours of classes weekly: 15 lessons of general English + 7-8 hours of the STEM program, an intensive study of various areas of science. Classes are formed quite small - up to 11 people each - which gives teachers the opportunity to practice an individual, personal approach to each student.
The English language course with a large number of dynamic, interactive classes comprehensively develops all the basic language competencies:
The Language for Life special unit will be especially useful for foreign students: it is aimed at active communication and literacy, improving conversational and communication skills, studying cultural and national aspects, useful life skills and developing personal qualities. At the end of the training, each student is awaited by a personalized company certificate indicating his success and achievements, as well as a new level of English, measured by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) scale, which is perceived as analogous to Cambridge ESOL & IELTS.
Students are accommodated in a campus residence in single rooms. There are also several double suites. Conveniences are on the floor. In the residence there is a rest room, a games room, Internet access.
Boarding is offered in the college. The students are fed in the school canteen. The menu includes mainly European and international dishes. Dietary meals are possible by agreement with the management of the school.
The extracurricular program at Plumpton College Bucksmore is represented by a set of activities that involve the interaction of students and students on the course. In addition, adolescents are offered field trips. Two of them are designed for half a day, the other two - for a full day. Students have access to Portsmouth, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, Brighton, Chessington (World of Adventures), Thorpe Park, etc.
The daily routine
The lessons in the college take place in the morning and afternoon. In the evening, the afternoon program provides for mugs, sports activities (team games, cultural events, theater performances, etc.).
In the educational building there are modern equipped classrooms, a computer room, a gym, auditoriums for circles. Students can relax in breaks between classes in the lobby, cafeteria. Wi-Fi is available in the territory.
The sports infrastructure of the school is represented by playing fields, playgrounds, courts, riding school. On the territory of the college there is also a farm, which students of the summer camp can visit for free with an excursion purpose.
At the stated price for Bucksmore Summer - £ 850 and for Bucky Adventure - £ 1060 included everything, namely:
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.