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Bede's Dicker Summer School

Address: Upper Dicker, Hailsham BN27 3QH, United Kingdom
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Description Bede's Dicker Summer School

  • Founded: in 1997
  • Location: Dicker, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • The age of students: 12 to 17 years old
  • Number of students: 250
  • Programs: standard course (English Plus), course English and Dance (Legat Dance), preparation for Cambridge exam PET
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence, boarding house
  • Language: English.

The summer language course of English for children aged 12-17 takes place at the premises of the high school of Bede's Dicker School. When students who are engaged in an annual program leave for a vacation, pupils of the summer language school arrive in their place.

For more than 20 years, School has been providing educational services, in particular, the organization of summer language courses of short duration, as well as other programs during the holidays. As part of its activities, this educational organization has opened 8 summer schools and centers, where children and teenagers from more than 60 countries come to study every year. Each of the educational centers is accredited by the British Council. According to the authoritative publication EL Gazette, Bede's Summer School is in the list of market leaders.

In addition, the Upper Dicker educational center has a very advantageous territorial location on the sea coast, which makes this summer school an excellent variant of combining relaxing at sea and learning English.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bede's Dicker Summer School

Program name
28.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 1 250 £ / week

Standard Course (English Plus)

  • Age of students: 12-17 years old
  • Dates: 02.07 to 19.08
  • Duration of the program: from 1 to 7 weeks.

On a standard program of studying English in the summer school, the children will have 30 lessons in a 5-day week. On the first day, students are divided into groups of up to 14 people, depending on one of the seven levels of language proficiency, which is tested.

During the lessons, the teacher pays attention to all aspects of language proficiency, while making a special emphasis on the fluency of spoken language. In addition, the students of the course for several classes should prepare and defend a pair or team project: it can be drafting a newspaper, writing poems and songs, creating sketches and so on. The best project is awarded with a prize! Also, the standard program provides the studying of disciplines for an additional fee - one subject for each academic week (computer science, mathematics, English literature management, science).

07.07.2020 -18.07.2020
from 3 100 £ / 2 weeks

Legat Dance (English + Dancing)

  • Age of students: 12-17 years old
  • Dates: 02.07 to 15.07
  • Duration of the program: 2 weeks.

A two-week course combining English lessons and dance lessons is conducted on the basis of the professional choreographic school Legat School of Dance. The program of the course includes morning classes in English (15 lessons) in conjunction with the students of the standard program, and after lunch - lessons in ballet, modern dance, pilates and fitness. To participate in the course, students need to have a choreographic experience, since professional teachers from this field will work with the children.

28.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 300 £ / 2 weeks

Preparing and passing the exam Preliminary English Test (PET)

  • Age of students: 12-17 years old
  • Dates: 02.07 to 19.08
  • Duration of the program: 2, 3, 4 weeks.

Students who come to the summer language school in Bede's Dicker also have the additional opportunity to undergo studying and take the Cambridge PET exam. Duration of preparation varies from 2 to 4 weeks, and it is available only to students with a language level Intermediate (B1). 

Accommodation, housing and food

For students of the summer language school, Bides Dicker offers a comfortable residence on the school campus. The children are accommodated in rooms designed for 2-4 people. The dorm rooms have everything you need for comfortable accommodation: beds, cupboards, tables and so on. Facilities such as shower and toilet are on the floor.

The food at Bede's Dicker School is also organized in the best way: a varied menu, which includes dishes of English and European cuisine, is formed in such a way as to satisfy all the necessary requests of its students. Children eat in the local canteen on a full board basis, that is three times a day. On lunch and dinner, the menu offers several salads and at least two hot dishes to choose from.

Events Bede's Dicker Summer School

In the summer program of the Bides Dicker school, apart from academic activities, there is a time for recreational and sporting leisure. Thus, students of the language camp will be able to engage in the following types of physical activity:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Aerobics
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Archery.

For the above sports, all the necessary conditions are created on the campus of the school. And beyond it, students can devote time to karting, bowling, mountain biking, laser hunting and more. There is a Sports Academy in the territory of Bede's Dicker School, where students will be able to practice some sports under the guidance of competent instructors. Please note that such lessons are carried out for an additional fee, and you can not take two sports a week. Classes in the Academy are held in groups, in their spare time after dinner or in the evening. To become a member of the Academy can be, having an initial or intermediate level of possession of one of the sports disciplines.

It is also worth noting that the number of seats in Sports Academy is limited, so if you want your child to be among its students, the place must be booked in advance.

In addition to the sports section, the children will enjoy a rich excursion and entertainment program. So, the students of the summer course can attend classes in different sections and circles, among which there is drawing, making masks, decorating T-shirts and bracelets, and so on.

Twice a week, teenagers will travel to London and other nearby cities for sightseeing tours. It is planned that the children will be able to get acquainted with the key sights of each locality, and those who are older than 12 will even give a little time for independent study of the area.

Equipment Bede's Dicker Summer School

Bede's Dicker Summer Language School is located in a picturesque location near the sea - in the village of Upper Dicker, East Sussex. From here, only a couple of hours drive to London.

The school campus covers a total area of ​​80 acres and is well equipped with everything necessary for classes and recreation. Below sport and school infrastructure for activities of foreign students are presented:

  • Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Golf course
  • Stables
  • Sports hall
  • Dance studio
  • Squash courts
  • Game fields
  • Computer center
  • Library
  • Theater Studio
  • Recess room for students
  • Laundry.

In addition, wireless access to the Internet is available throughout the school territory. In general, the Bede's Dicker school has every reason to be proud of its material base.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The summer school begins work on July 2 and continues until the middle of August (this is the maximum possible period).

The course price already includes:

  • Testing on the day of arrival and distribution by group
  • Tutorials on the programs
  • Academic materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Residence accommodation + meals on a full board basis
  • Daily sports and entertainment activities
  • Field trips every week (2 pcs.)
  • Transfer from / to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports in case of arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday between 10 and 17 hours
  • Laundry services.

Additionally paid:

  • Air tickets In both directions
  • Transfer at an unspecified time (on request)
  • Consular fee of the Embassy and visa service
  • Delivery of documents by express mail
  • Health insurance
  • Additional study of subjects on the English Plus program
  • Classes at the Sports Academy: football, tennis, modern dances, piano playing, guitar playing,  golf, riding.

Extra fees:

  • Study materials
  • Deposit for a course/programme 600 GBP
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To become a student of the summer language school Bede's Dicker, any child or teenager at the age of 12-17 years can apply, having a language level from the Beginner to Advanced. In addition, to get into the Legat Dance course, students need to have a choreographic experience.

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