Bucksmore Academy of Global Scholars
Comprehensive preparation for international education
Bucksmore’s Academy of Global Scholars is an intensive academic course for high-achieving students with a global perspective. This course aims to spark intellectual curiosity, develop critical thinking, and equip students with practical and theoretical skills necessary to excel in international higher education.
Developing confidence in academic key skills as well as gaining valuable insights into specific subjects, students learn from guest speakers, participate in academic tuition and project work and attend masterclasses centred around university applications.
Located at, and in partnership with The British School Warsaw, students attending this programme are given a state of the art academic experience in a modern and exciting location.
1 half-day learning action excursion
B2 (upper intermediate)
Keynote speakers & debate workshops
Designed to give students a head-start in preparing for applications to top international universities, the course provides 25 hours of tuition including 15 hours of tutorials in an academic stream of choice. Alongside tutorials, the course also offers University or English Masterclasses that include debate workshops, interview techniques and practice, group project work and personal statement assistance.
Students select one stream to study for the duration of the course:
Arts & Humanities
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)
The Academy of Global Scholars requires an upper- intermediate level of English (B2)
The age range for students on the Academy of Global Scholars is 14-18
All of our tutors have a passion for their subject and a wealth
of teaching experience. Many Bucksmore tutors are Oxbridge or top UK & US university alumni. Tutorials are designed specifically by each tutor and are tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programmes.
The experienced Course Director, who oversees all aspects of the day-to-day programme, is a knowledgeable and friendly mentor who can offer support inside and outside the classroom.
A dynamic visiting lecturer is invited to inspire students and
help enrich their experience on programme. The guest lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds, including Oxbridge academics and industry experts.
Limited to only 4,000 characters, it is important that all information included in personal statements is relevant to the subject and unique to the student. Bucksmore Education place importance on ‘character, attitude and behaviour’ and students are encouraged to evidence this within their application. Our expert Course Director guides students through personal statement workshops using mind maps, drafting, clear and concise writing and proofreading.
Students will be able to participate in debate workshops that are given in the style of the prestigious Oxford Union. They will receive guidance on debating structure and a platform upon which to practice and improve their debating skills. They will scrutinize ideas and policies, engaging with opposing views and speaking strategically. The Oxford Union has been at the forefront of debating in the UK, and across the world for over 200 years. It provides a place for people to hear new ideas and discuss the variety of opinions presented. The Oxford Union has hosted a multitude of famous names that stretch across an impressive number of industries. Past speakers include former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the King of Pop Michael Jackson and Harry Potter star and woman’s rights activist Emma Watson.
Interview Techniques & Practice
University interviewers want students to succeed and show off their ‘best side.’ This programme provides invaluable pre-interview practice and guidance to build confidence and improve applications. Students are introduced to panel interviewing, subject related questioning, case studies and body language. Students have the opportunity to take part in realistic university-style interviews with an experienced panel. They refine and perfect their competency based answers as well as develop coping strategies for more abstract questions relating to their desired area of study. Each student receives personalised feedback after their interview practice session.
This session provides advanced English tuition for non-native speakers to excel in higher education and professional environments. Students will engage in hands-on activities with advanced language and vocabulary to help them succeed in oral presentations and written arguments.
Guided by Academic Tutors, students will work in small teams to explore and solve a real-life issue pertaining to their academic focus. They will explore the topic, set goals, and prepare a group presentation that demonstrates their knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Learning In Action Excursions
Studying doesn’t just happen in the classroom. During Learning-in-Action days, students visit destinations within the dynamic city of Warsaw that relate to their chosen academic focus.
Excursions are designed to give students insight into future careers and the real-life applications of their academic focus. There are an abundance of career paths a student can take, and we pride ourselves in showing, sometimes the not so obvious choices, that could set the students up on a rewarding and promising career journey.
Sample Social Programme
The Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Senate Building, Polish Parliament
Zacheta National Gallery of Art
|Monday||Welcome Ceremony & Keynote Speaker||Academic Tuition | Academic Practicals|
|Tuesday||Academic Tuition | Academic Practicals||Masterclasses | Group Projects|
|Wednesday||Academic Tuition | Academic Practicals||Learning In Action Excursion|
|Thursday||Academic Tuition | Academic Practicals||Masterclasses | Group Projects|
|Friday||Academic Tuition | Academic Practicals||Group Project Presentations | Graduation Ceremony|
Dates & Fees
|Age Range||Location||Length of Programme||Dates||2022 Price For Duration|
|14-18||The British School, Warsaw||1 week||4 - 8 July | 11 - 15 July||zł 3000|
|14-18||The British School, Warsaw||2 weeks||4 - 15 July||zł 5500|
Safety & Welfare
We take great pride in the excellence of our academic content, the excitement of our social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.
Every Bucksmore location has a management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised at all hours of the day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager and multiple tutors and staff available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Tutors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore strives to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and tutors know each other well.