This course will help students to build language skills and confidence gradually through the multi-level syllabus and enable students to explore performing arts. 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.
Using a microcomputer known as a Raspberry Pi, students learn how to code in Python over the course of two weeks, resulting in the creation of a video game. At the end of the course, students can take home their microcomputer in order to continue their learning.
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.