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STEM Experience Summer Programme

STEM Experience Summer Programme

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
Surrey, Southeast England
City/Twon
Godalming
School
King Edward’s School/Plumpton College
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bucksmore Education
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
10-16 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 1 Week
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 6 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

STEM Experience students combine an immersive English syllabus and full activity and excursion programme, with specialist workshops in science, technology, engineering and maths. Workshop themes include aircraft and boat design, rocketry, jet propulsion, and mechanical arms. Available as a two-week programme for 10-13 year olds at King Edward’s School and 13-16 year olds at Plumpton College.

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

I made new friends and learnt new information in subjects such as Maths, Science and Literature. All the teachers here are very good people who always helped me if I needed it.

Mariia
Russia
4.5/5
My stay in King Ed’s this summer was amazing! I made a lot of new friends from all over the world and learned about their culture, we had a fantastic time together. Additionally, we visited loads of wonderful cities, went actually swimming in the sea and did different exciting activities every day. There was a good relation between the students and the teachers because of their nice, pleasant and funny attitude. I passed an unforgettable summer there, thank you so much!
Alicia
Germany
4.5/5
This year at King Edward’s I met so many different people, and had so many different experiences that I’ll never forget! The places we visited were “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, and the staff were helpful and kind with everyone, and they always made us laugh. King Ed’s was definitely an experience I’d like to repeat.
Madalena
Portugal
4.5/5
Last summer I had such a great time at King Edward’s! The college was pretty cool, teachers and the staff were all nice and kind. I made a lot of friends who I still talk to. I would love to come back next year!
Vera
Portugal
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

1 Week
King Edward's School
Age 10-13
07 July - 14 July
14 July - 21 July
21 July - 28 July
28 July - 04 August
2 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13
07 July - 21 July
14 July - 28 July
21 July - 04 August
3 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13
07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August
4 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13
07 July - 04 August
1 Week
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 7 July
07 July - 14 July
14 July - 21 July
21 July - 28 July
28 July - 04 August
04 August - 11 August
2 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 14 July
07 July - 21 July
14 July - 28 July
21 July - 04 August
28 July - 11 August
3 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 21 July
07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August
21 July - 11 August
4 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 28 July
07 July - 04 August
14 July - 11 August
5 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 04 August
07 July - 11 August
6 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16
30 June - 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

King Edward’s School

King Edward’s is a prestigious boarding school founded by King Edward VI in 1553. The school has excellent on-site facilities including modern classrooms with smart boards, a dance studio, and all-weather pitches across the 100-acre site. The school is located in a quiet countryside village just over an hour’s drive from central London, providing an ideal location for young summer school students. Nearby cities can be accessed easily including Brighton, Canterbury, Windsor and Oxford.

 

The school has a unique place in the story of British education. Christian vision, a Tudor palace and a boy King (Edward VI) each feature in the creation of our distinctive school. Care and friendliness permeate our day to day life on campus. Visitors often comment on the happy, relaxed yet purposeful and supportive atmosphere in School. Boys and girls, some of whom are brothers and sisters, mix naturally whatever their social or cultural backgrounds. Any well-ordered community needs basic rules and leaders. We therefore try to develop leadership at all levels and an understanding of responsibility in every aspect of school life. In senior years, pupils are encouraged to take on roles within the school community and to develop a sense of service to others.

Destination

Godalming

An ancient market and coaching town delightfully situated on the picturesque River Wey, where to this day cattle graze on the waterside meadows and canal boats rest up against the wharf. Godalming boasts many local, wonderful attractions such as National Trust properties, the town’s sports facilities and historic and cultural places of interest. Local festivals abound and a warm welcome is assured. Unique, historic and interesting architecture can be found in abundance in the High Street and Church Street along with walks in our delightful countryside.

 

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

With 15 hours of English language tuition each week, plus 7.5 hours of STEM classes per week, STEM Experience offers the opportunity for students to improve their English both in the classroom and also with a truly international community during the afternoon workshops.

 

STEM Workshop

 

We work with external experts to help bring topics to life. Past providers have included Learn by Layers who provide interactive 3D workshops where student are taught how to create a 3D printed customised smartphone case.

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Activities

Students have a full programme of fun activities to enable them to gain a better cultural understanding of the United Kingdom and create lasting memories. The activity programme are planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager. They will respond to student feedback and requests and provide exact weekly timetables a few days before the start of the following week. It 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 it is thrown from a great height it 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.

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Excursions

Students have two full-day excursions per week to enable them to explore and gain a better cultural understanding of the United Kingdom. Each week students will go to popular UK destinations. The excursions are planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager. They will respond to student feedback and requests and provide exact weekly timetables a few days before the start of the following week. It enables the Activity Manager to minimise any repetition and give students a unique experience every week. Examples of the excursions:

 

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

Student accommodation at King Edward’s is split into several boarding houses, named Edward, Tudor and Ridley. Bedrooms are made up of single, twin and 4-bed rooms, with separate female and male accommodation. Bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available on site. Once per week, laundry will be collected by King Edward’s School staff and returned the next day.

 

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 International Airport (LHR) : 51 km

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 68 km

£ 1,610.00 £ 1,400.00

Price per week

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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
1 Week
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

2 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

3 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

4 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

1 Week
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 7 July

2 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 14 July

3 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 21 July

4 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 28 July

5 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 04 August

6 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

30 June - 11 August

JULY - Course Schedule
1 Week
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

07 July - 14 July
14 July - 21 July
21 July - 28 July
28 July - 04 August

2 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

07 July - 21 July
14 July - 28 July
21 July - 04 August

3 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August

4 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

07 July - 04 August

1 Week
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

07 July - 14 July
14 July - 21 July
21 July - 28 July
28 July - 04 August

2 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

07 July - 21 July
14 July - 28 July
21 July - 04 August
28 July - 11 August

3 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August
21 July - 11 August

4 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

07 July - 04 August
14 July - 11 August

5 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

07 July - 11 August

6 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

AUGUST - Course Schedule
1 Week
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

2 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

3 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

4 Weeks
King Edward's School
Age 10-13

1 Week
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

04 August - 11 August

2 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

3 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

4 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

5 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

6 Weeks
Plumpton College
Age 13-16

Sample Weekly Schedule

Tuesday
Arrivals
Arrivals
Welcome Games
Wednesday
Testing
Intro to Life in a Boarding School
Excursion
Activity
Thursday
Excursion
Excursion
Film Night
Friday
Main Syllabus Lesson 1
Academic Skills 1
Conversation Class
STEM Workshop
Activity
Saturday
Excursion
Excursion
Activity
Sunday
Main Syllabus Lesson 2
Academic Skills 2
Conversation Class
STEM Workshop
Project Presentations
Monday
Main Syllabus Lesson 3
Academic Skills 3
Conversation Class
STEM Workshop
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

I made new friends and learnt new information in subjects such as Maths, Science and Literature. All the teachers here are very good people who always helped me if I needed it.

Mariia
Russia
4.5/5
My stay in King Ed’s this summer was amazing! I made a lot of new friends from all over the world and learned about their culture, we had a fantastic time together. Additionally, we visited loads of wonderful cities, went actually swimming in the sea and did different exciting activities every day. There was a good relation between the students and the teachers because of their nice, pleasant and funny attitude. I passed an unforgettable summer there, thank you so much!
Alicia
Germany
4.5/5
This year at King Edward’s I met so many different people, and had so many different experiences that I’ll never forget! The places we visited were “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, and the staff were helpful and kind with everyone, and they always made us laugh. King Ed’s was definitely an experience I’d like to repeat.
Madalena
Portugal
4.5/5
Last summer I had such a great time at King Edward’s! The college was pretty cool, teachers and the staff were all nice and kind. I made a lot of friends who I still talk to. I would love to come back next year!
Vera
Portugal
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

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