Bucksmore Summer Programmes


Bucksmore Arts Choice

Visual and Performing Arts with English Teenagers for 13-17 year olds


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Bucksmore Choice is a bespoke English summer school for older teenagers, combining English Language tuition with Visual and Performing Arts. Afternoon Electives are chosen in advance by students and are taught by experts. The Elective sessions will all build towards a weekly Grand Bucksmore Exhibition where students will display their work. Students can choose one of the following five options per week:

  • Dance
  • Theatre & Drama
  • Film Production
  • Photography
  • Art

All Electives will be studied with English speaking teenagers from local Oxford schools, allowing students to completely immerse themselves in the English culture and language. Students will develop important communication skills as well as specific vocabulary relevant to their chosen Elective.

Bucksmore Arts Choice is a unique English summer school for students who want to improve their English both in the classroom and also with a truly international community during the afternoon Electives.

Course Details

Bucksmore Choice includes:

  • 19 hours of English tuition per week
  • 3 afternoons of Electives and 1 Grand Exhibition evening per week
  • 2 full day excursions and 1 half day trip per week
  • Full activity programme including games, cultural visits, sport and free time to explore Oxford
  • Maximum class size of 11 students.

Please click here for a sample 2 week timetable. For more detailed information on Bucksmore activities and excursions please visit our ‘Course Content’ page.

Watch the video our Film Production Elective students made this summer:

Locations offering Bucksmore Arts Choice


St Hilda's College, Oxford University

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