Bucksmore Summer Programmes


Bucksmore Oxford

Intensive city centre English programme for 14-17 year olds


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Bucksmore Oxford is a classic summer school designed for older teenagers who want more freedom and also want to study in the inspiring surroundings of an Oxford University college. The programme combines a comprehensive English Language course with sporting, cultural and fun activities designed for 14-17 year olds. Students socialise with other juniors from many different countries in the unique surroundings of the historic city of Oxford.

Bucksmore Oxford is one of our city centre programmes which includes periods of semi-supervised free time (‘Freestyle Afternoons’) when students can spend time in Oxford shopping, socialising or just relaxing in this beautiful city.

Students follow a structured communicative English Language syllabus with the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. The course also includes weekly-themed project work, where students have the opportunity to apply the language they have learned in class productively in realistic situations.  At the end of every week students present their project and there is a prize for the winning team.

Course Details

Bucksmore Oxford includes:

  • 25 hours of tuition per week
  • 2 full day excursions and 1 half day trip per week
  • Bucksmore end-of-course Assessment
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme
  • 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.

Bucksmore Cambridge and Bucksmore Oxford are sister courses – they have very similar programmes so the best way to choose is to decide which city you want to visit more and then go to the other one the year after!

Locations offering Bucksmore Oxford


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