Bucksmore English

Bucksmore English aims to build strong fluency and enhance English oral and written communication skills through a fun and dynamic language curriculum. Students develop their English skills through a variety of engaging sessions, including academic tutorials, group projects, conversation classes, and hands-on excursions that take learning outside the classroom. Our course also builds strong interpersonal skills such as teamwork, creativity, and confidence through project-based learning and mentorship. Student progress is tracked and assessed at the end of each course by Bucksmore Assessment, an evaluation tool developed in alignment with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale.

Intensive English

Located in world-famous universities, these programmes are for enthusiastic students who want to accelerate their learning experience by putting their language skills into practice through varied learning styles and authentic workshops such as drama, debating and English literature.

Intensive English

Our intensive English programme is for enthusiastic students who want to accelerate their learning experience by putting their language skills into practice through a choice of electives. The varied learning styles of the Intensive English programme allows students to activate the language studied in their lessons in everyday scenarios and develop their fluency and communication skills, whilst building their confidence and knowledge of English language.  
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£1,770 per week

(St Hilda's)

£1,990 per week

(King's College)

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Ages: 13-16 & 16-18

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2 July–13 August
(St Hilda's) or
2 July–30 July
(King's College)

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No minimum language level

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25 hours tuition per week

Key facts

  • £1560 per week
    £1560 per week
  • Ages: 10-13, 13-16

    Ages: 10-13, 13-16
  • 27 June 2023
    27 June 2023
  • No minimum level
    No minimum level required
  • 20 Hours tuition per week
    20 Hours tuition per week
  • £1560 per week

    £1560 per week

  • Ages: 10-13, 13-16

    Ages: 10-13, 13-16
  • 27 June 2023

    27 June 2023
  • No minimum level
    No minimum level required
  • 20 Hours tuition per week
    20 Hours tuition per week
  • Learning outcomes

    • Build accuracy and fluency in communicating in English in a variety of different academic and professional settings
    • Accelerated development in your confidence and knowledge of the English language
    • Build professional and academic skills through a wide range of selected electives including literature, business studies, drama, and more
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    Electives

    Over the course of the summer, students will be able to chose from a range of electives in order to extend their English ability.

    • Debate Club: Develop critical thinking skills, constructing reasoned arguments and effective communication through debate. 
    • English Literature: Understand the main elements of a short story by exploring the main themes and language techniques used by the author. 
    • IELTS Skills: An introduction to IELTS format and practice exam techniques, tailored to students’ needs. 
    • Drama: Develop creativity, confidence, language, and communication skills through a combination of creating scripts and improvisation, culminating in a performance. 
    • English for Academic Purposes: Build on academic skills such as note taking, essay writing and presentations. 
    • Leadership: Develop English skills whilst learning about key 21st century leadership skills such as communication, creativity, integrity and a global mindset. 
    • Business: Establish the attributes of an entrepreneur and the art of entrepreneurship, and develop a business idea, conduct market research and pitch it to the class 
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    Overview of syllabus

    Over the course of the summer, students will put their language skills into practice through varied learning styles, including:

    • Language Study: The syllabus focuses on contemporary English through topics specifically designed for junior learners. Language study supplies the building blocks students need to communicate successfully with native and non-native speakers.
    • Language in Use: Students are put in real-life situations to develop fluency and communication skills, building students' confidence and knowledge of English.
    • Excursion Link Lessons: Before full-day excursions, students learn about the destinations they are about to visit, including the history and culture of the area.
    • Academic Skills: The academic skills classes give students an introduction to exam techniques to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. These classes culminate with students taking the Bucksmore Assessment.
    • Electives: Students sign up to a choice of vocational subjects to enhance their English usage through different topics such as creative writing, business and IELTS preparation.
    • Projects: Students are encouraged to work collaboratively on projects. Each weekly project ends with a presentation evening, during which all groups display and discuss their work.
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    Testimonials

    • Ayse
      I feel safe here and I don't want to go home. I really improved my English: I love it here!
      Ayse
      Turkey
    • Lea
      I want to do International Relations so I came here to improve my English. Everybody is so nice!!
      Lea
      France
    • Antoni
      It helps to have people from other nationalities learning with you because it makes learning easier and fun!
      Antoni
      Poland
    • Nadine
      I've met Brazilians, people from Slovenia, France, Thailand, Germany. It was so beautiful because it's a cultural meeting and I've never met so many people!
      Nadine
      Italy

      Cultural experience

      Every Bucksmore Education programme is carefully designed to provide fun and educational excursions that allow students to further their studies outside of the classroom. Whether this may be a ride on the London Eye taking in the spectacular sights of Central London, a private tour of various Cambridge or Oxford Universities, or a coordinated sports session on site, our social programme will engage and absorb students into British culture and heritage, guarantee long-lasting friendships and offer plentiful opportunities for students to improve their English in real-life settings. The excursions will promote communication skills for the students, testing their English language skills with each other and with members of the public.

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      Venues

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        St Edward's
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        St Hilda's
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