Challenging leadership development course
13-16, 16-18 year-olds
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic we are no longer running this course in 2020. Details of the course can be found below for reference purposes.
Bucksmore Young Leaders is our flagship leadership course ideal for ambitious students looking for a challenging summer experience. Developing confidence in both their language skills and themselves, students learn from guest speakers from leading brands and participate in academic workshops at iconic locations such as the Royal Courts of Justice.
B1 (lower intermediate)
Guest speakers & workshops
Centred around a weekly themed project, the Young Leaders syllabus comprises of theory lessons, interactive lectures, project research and real-life case studies provide a stimulating and varied learning experience.
• International Relations
Young Professionals requires an intermediate level of English (B1)
The age range for students at Bucksmore Young Leaders is 13-16 and 16-18
Young Leaders will benefit from guest speakers from leading brands, twice per week including:
Mayor of Oxford, Craig Simmons
Military and Leadership Consultant, Kathie Knell MBE
Young Leaders will have an opportunity to put their learning in context with weekly academic workshops held in iconic locations, such as:
• Royal Courts of Justice, central London
• Oxford Union, University of Oxford
• Cambridge Union, University of Cambridge
Modelled on university-style learning, interactive lectures provide content for discussion in groups as well as a constant interaction between the tutor and the audience. The interactive lectures are carefully constructed to benefit and correspond to the students’ project for the week.
The opening of every week is done through a project introduction session where the project is announced and students are divided into groups. Initial roles are assigned in this session and a project manager is elected. Throughout the week, students work together to research their project before performing or presenting their projects in the final project session.
Case studies cover four hours of academic tuition every week. Initially, students are provided with input and material on a real-life case study such as ‘Coca Cola’s marketing failure’. After which, small groups are required to research and present findings on a similar real-life case. Through case study research and reporting, students are better able to work independently in groups and expand the skills and aptitudes needed to become successful young leaders.
Theory lessons are uniquely designed to complement the weekly project. Year on year the theory lessons are revised and newly created to represent current events centred around the theme of the week. For example, typical law week theory lessons cover topics such as the language of the courtroom, the UK judicial system and a focus on a leader from the world of law.
Activities & Excursions
Bucksmore Young Leader’s timetable is planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager, who is responsible for choosing and coordinating weekly activities and excursions.
Sample Social Programme
Natural History Museum in London
Walking Tour of Cambridge
Visit to Windsor Castle
University Challenge (game)
|Wednesday||Testing | Intro Young Leaders||Excursion||Project Introduction|
|Friday||Theme Lesson 1 | Project Prep | Theme Lesson 2||Interactive Lecture | Press Conference||Activity|
|Sunday||Theme Lesson 3 | Project Prep | Theme Lesson 4||Guest Lecturer | Freestyle||Formal Hall|
|Monday||Theme Lesson 5 | Project Prep | Theme Lesson 6||Project Preparation | Project Presentions||Activity | Graduation|
Dates & Fees
|Length of Stay||Location||Age Range||Dates||Price Per Week|
|2 to 5 week courses available||Wadham College||13-16||30 June - 4 August||£1,750|
|2 to 5 week courses available||Wadham College||16-18||30 June - 4 August||£1,750|
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 residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00. 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, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors 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 summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.
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