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Bucksmore Adventure

Bucksmore Adventure

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
East Sussex, Southeast England
City/Twon
Plumpton
School
Plumpton College
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bucksmore Education
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
13-16 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 2 Weeks
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 2 Weeks
Max Class Size
11 per class
Earliest Start Date
Start: June 30, 2020
English Level Requirement:
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary
B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Upper Intermediate
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Proficient

For more information about the English level, click here.
A2 - Elementary

Overview

Adventure students combine an immersive English syllabus and full activity and excursion programme, with six additional adventure activities. Thrill-seeking students take part in: mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, raft building, indoor climbing, mountain boarding, horse riding and a ‘survival night’ in the forest. Available as a two-week programme at Plumpton only.

Highlights

  • The course is operated by Bucksmore Education, which is founded in 1980, history of 39 years, accredited by British Council and English UK, and awarded by the EL Gazette of the Centre of Excellence 2018.

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Outcomes

1. Certificate

2. Programme Report

3. Study Materials

4. Any Special Awards or Prizes

Testimonials

I really like Plumpton College. I have fun during lessons. In just a week, I learnt a lot of new
grammar and words. I also made lots of new friends.

Alina
Kazakhstan
4.5/5
Emma
Slovakia
4.5/5
Hello my friends, it was my third time to Plumpton and I always enjoy meeting friends from all over the world. I recommend you to try the horse riding, it’s amazing!
Ammar
Saudi Arabia
4.5/5
I went three times to Plumpton and it was each time an incredible moment ! I met several times the same people and even the same teachers. They are all very friendly. Even though we live far from each other, we can stay in touch throughout the year. I spend two weeks there every summer and it was every time an unforgettable moment with great people!
Vincent
France
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

Programme Schedule

2 Weeks
30 June - 14 July
14 July - 28 July
28 July - 11 August
Fee includes:

✓  Tuition

✓  Accommodation

✓  Airport Transfer (10:00 – 22:00)

✓  Programme Report and Certificate

✓  All Meal

✓  All study materials

✓  Welcome Pack on arrival

✓  On Campus Activities

✓  Excursions Per Week

✓  Weekly laundry

✓  VISA Invitation Letter (If Necessary)

✓  Insurance (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Fee excludes:

✗ Flight Tickets

✗ Optional excursion

✗ Optional activities

✗ Exams application

✗ Pocket Money

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School

Plumpton College

Plumpton College is an agricultural college during the academic year, with a sprawling site of 900 hectares, including horse riding stables, tennis courts, sports fields, vineyards, a sports hall, an animal care centre and a forest, it has a wide range of opportunities for sports and activities and in a safe and secure setting. Plumpton College is located at the foot of the South Downs in a quiet village. It is only 20 minutes away from the seaside town of Brighton.

Plumpton College is an agricultural school dating back to 1919. During the Second World War, Plumpton was used to train recruits to the Women’s Land Army, before being sent to farms throughout the country. As a result, the College received a large amount of investment after the end of the war, in order to expand and improve its accommodation and facilities. In the last ten years, Plumpton College has once again expanded significantly, building an animal care centre, winery, workshop facilities, library and extensions and renovations to the main building and accommodation blocks.

Destination

Plumpton

Plumpton is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England.  Many people have trained at Plumpton Agricultural College as farmers, blacksmiths, gardeners and horticulturists. Plumpton church is close to the college. The newer part of Plumpton, known as Plumpton Green, grew around the railway and the National Hunt racecourse. There is an annual racing programme at Plumpton Racecourse.

Visit East Sussex for green hills and weald-land that look like landscape paintings, towns blitzed by bloody Norman battles and super-cool seaside resorts. There is lots to do and many exciting places visit in East Sussex. Follow the in-crowd to funky Brighton for days splashing off pebble beaches and browsing lanes of alternative boutiques. It’s more chilled in family-focused Eastbourne with serene boating lakes, Victorian gardens and wow-factor white cliffs. Don your imaginary armour for days tracing 1066 dramas to abbeys and battlefields in Battle and Hastings. Seagull’s eye views across the Channel are best from Beachy Head – a dizzying 531ft (160m) above sea level.

Course Organiser

Bucksmore Education is full of history and tradition, but also of originality and challenge. With 40 years of experience to perfect and improve the quality of their prestigious summer schools, they are proud of the summer programmes they offer. It is their goal for each one of their courses to be the best course that their students have ever attended.

Programme Details

Lessons

Over the two-week programme, taking place 2.5 hours over 3 afternoons per week, thrill-seeking students take part in six additional adventure activities: mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, raft building, indoor climbing, mountain boarding, horse riding and a ‘survival night’ in the forest. Details:

 

  • Sailing

Students learn the fundamentals of steering the yacht, ropework, sail handling on the Brighton coast.

 

  • Indoor Climbing

Under the guidance of qualified instructors, students will learn top-rope climbing at Plumpton’s own climbing wall.

 

  • Kayaking

On Lake Ardingly, students learn how to kayak. They gain confidence on the water and improve their technique.

 

  • Mountain Boarding

Led by professional instructors, students use man-made ramps and natural hills to get some air!

 

  • Horse Riding

Making use of Plumpton College’s horse riding stables, students of all abilities have the chance to ride a horse.

 

  • Mountain Biking

Students explore the rolling hills of the South Downs on a bike tour.

 

 

No experience is needed for any Adventure activities so it is the ideal opportunity to try something new. Students share English lessons with students on Bucksmore Summer. During some periods of the week, students are separated from the main group to take part in their chosen specialism. Lessons are taught through a combination of general English tuition, project sessions, academic English, conversation classes and excursion link lessons.

 

Projects

 

Project sessions enable students to use English for the completion of real-world tasks with an authentic purpose. Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session and are then placed into groups. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow and aim to complete in the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.

 

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Activities

Students will have a full activity programme each week. Activities schedules and excursions itinerary are planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager. To enable the programme organiser to respond to student feedback and requests, the exact weekly timetables will be provided a few days before the start of the following week. This enables the Activity Manager to minimise any repetition and give students a unique experience every week. Example of the On-site Activities:

 

Bucksmore Olympics

Students take on different sporting challenges in teams which challenge students’ agility, spatial awareness and teamwork skills.

 

Egg Drop Challenge

Students compete in teams to create protective wrapping for their eggs so that when they are thrown from a great height they will survive, unbroken.

 

Lip Sync Battle

A student favourite, each team has the opportunity to put their best foot forward and pick a song to lip sync to. Performing hit songs in English, students build their confidence while having fun.

 

Sports Choice

A variety of different sporting options are available for students, such as tennis, swimming, football, netball, touch rugby, cricket, basketball and badminton.

 

Horse Riding

Available as an optional extra for an additional fee on Bucksmore Summer only, students receive 2x 1-hour sessions a week of horse riding lessons.

 

 

 

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Excursions

Students have two full-day excursions per week. Each week students will go to London and one other destination. The destinations for each particular week of the course are outlined below:

 

London (Every Week)

Students visit sites such as Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey.

 

British Castles

An iconic part of the UK’s history, students will visit castles that have stood for over 700 years, including Hever Castle and Leeds Castle.

 

Canterbury

In the historic city of Canterbury, students will have the opportunity to visit its outstanding Cathedral and enjoy the city’s combination of town, coast and countryside.

 

Thorpe Park

With seven roller-coasters and five water rides, Thorpe Park is one of the biggest and most exciting Theme Parks in Europe, and understandably a student favourite!

 

Windsor

Students are given the opportunity to visit the home of the British Royal Family at their residence Windsor Castle and explore the historic market town.

 

Portsmouth

Port city and naval base on England’s south coast, students will enjoy the British seaside and get the chance to take in the city from 170-metres up on the Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

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Accommodation

Plumpton College provides both single and twin bedrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks, and all bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Please note that there is a very limited number of twin bedrooms, hence it is not possible to accommodate requests on this occasion. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge.

 

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Airport Transfer

Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00 at either London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Students requesting private transfers outside of these destinations and times will be subject to additional charges.

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Meal

All meal included. Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated.

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Care

Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day. They take great pride in the excellence of their academic content, the excitement of their social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.

 

Staff

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.

 

Pastoral Care

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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Cancellation

The cancellation of the course must be made in writing (email, or post) in legible and unambiguous English. Any cancellation shall only be of effect from the date it is received by us in writing and the following fees shall apply (before the Start Date):

 

30+ days : 35% of the total amount

7-29 Days: 70% of the total amount

0-6 Days: 100% of the total amount

 

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they obtain the appropriate VISA for their time in the UK covering the course dates, and that they comply with all other UK entry requirements. Under no circumstances will the course organizer make any refund on grounds of lack of visa or similar travel documents required to enter the UK legitimately. In a situation where a course needs to be cancelled due to a visa rejection (and upon supply of the original visa rejection letter at least 7 days before the start date)  all fees will be refunded minus an administration fee of £350.

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School Address
  • Nearest International Airport(s) :

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) : 103 km

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 45 km

£ 1,610.00 £ 1,400.00

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English Level Requirement : CEFR and Language Assessment

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment, (CEFR), was created by the Council of Europe to be a language standard that describes the ability of English language learners in speaking, reading, writing and listening and measures learners’ learning outcomes at different stages.

This standard is widely recognised and used by educational institutions, enterprises and governments around the world and provides general guidance for the development of language syllabuses, curriculum and textbook design, language testing, etc.

Additionally, many internationally recognised English language tests, such as IELTS and Aptis, are associated with this standard as a reference for test score grading. In describing a language learner’s ability, in terms of speaking, reading, listening and writing, CEFR is broadly categorised into the Levels below: 

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English Level
Category
At this level you can understand:
A1
Beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Elementary
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1
Intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Upper Intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1
Advanced
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Proficient
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

English level, category and at this level you can understand:

A1 – Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 

A2 – Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Proficient

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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JUNE - Course Schedule
2 Weeks

30 June - 14 July

JULY - Course Schedule
2 Weeks

14 July - 28 July
28 July - 11 August

AUGUST - Course Schedule
2 Weeks

Sample Weekly Schedule

Tuesday
Arrivals
Arrivals
Welcome Games
Wednesday
Testing
Intro Lesson to Bucksmore Assessment
Excursion
Adventure Activity
Thursday
Excursion
Excursion
Activity
Friday
Main Syllabus Lesson 1
Academic Skills 1
Conversation Class
Project Preparation
Activity
Saturday
Excursion
Excursion
Activity
Sunday
Main Syllabus Lesson 2
Academic Skills 2
Conversation Class
Adventure Activity
Project Presentations
Monday
Main Syllabus Lesson 3
Academic Skills 3
Conversation Class
Adventure Activity
Activity
Graduation

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I really like Plumpton College. I have fun during lessons. In just a week, I learnt a lot of new
grammar and words. I also made lots of new friends.

Alina
Kazakhstan
4.5/5
Emma
Slovakia
4.5/5
Hello my friends, it was my third time to Plumpton and I always enjoy meeting friends from all over the world. I recommend you to try the horse riding, it’s amazing!
Ammar
Saudi Arabia
4.5/5
I went three times to Plumpton and it was each time an incredible moment ! I met several times the same people and even the same teachers. They are all very friendly. Even though we live far from each other, we can stay in touch throughout the year. I spend two weeks there every summer and it was every time an unforgettable moment with great people!
Vincent
France
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

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