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Young Leaders Summer Programme

Young Leaders Summer Programme

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
Oxfordshire, Southeast England
City/Twon
Oxford
School
Wadham College, University of Oxford
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bucksmore Education
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
13-18 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 2 Weeks
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 5 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

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B1 - Intermediate

Overview

Young Leaders Summer Programme is the flagship leadership course of Bucksmore Education. It is 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.

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.
  • Build language skills and confidence in public speaking and presentation English.
  • Challenge students in time management scenarios and tasks.
  • Develop negotiation, debating and leadership skills through a series of practical lessons.
  • Gain a better understanding of global English and its application for future learning.

 

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Outcomes

1. Certificate

2. Programme Report

3. Study Materials

4. Any Special Awards or Prizes

Testimonials

After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
I am really very happy about being here. The Counsellors are very friendly and helpful. The electives were great. I was dancing for 2 weeks and I really liked our teachers: The dance teacher Justine, and Emily, Megan and Lauren. I had a lot of fun.
Valeriia
Ukraine
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
07 July - 21 July
14 July - 28 July
21 July - 04 August
3 Weeks
30 June - 21 July
07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August
4 Weeks
30 June - 28 July
07 July - 04 August
5 Weeks
30 June - 04 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

Wadham College, University of Oxford

Wadham College is part of the University of Oxford. Students are housed in Wadham College’s brand new Dorothy Wadham Annexe. Each week, students have a traditional Oxford University Formal dinner at Wadham College’s main site.

 

The Dorothy Wadham Annexe is located approximately 20 minutes from Oxford city centre. The medieval city of Oxford revolves around the prestigious University of Oxford. Nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by the poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is known for its beautiful buildings just 60 miles north-west of London. Since the arrival of the Saxons, the buildings demonstrate English architectural periods including the mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera.

 

Wadham College was founded in 1610 by Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham during the reign of King James I. In the 1600s, Wadham became a focus of scientific interest within Europe as the College became a meeting place for the experimenters who formed the Royal Society in 1660. Part of this movement one of Wadham’s most famous alumni is Sir Christopher Wren. Originally a male-only college, in Wadham became one of the first colleges allow the admission of women as full members at all levels. Today, Wadham is one of the largest colleges in Oxford, with 200 graduate students and some 450 undergraduates.

 

Destination

Oxford

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.

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

Young Leaders offers a challenging and modern approach to developing not only students’ language abilities but their confidence and leadership potential as well. Centred round a weekly themed project, the syllabus comprises theory lessons, interactive lectures, project research and real-life case studies provide a stimulating and varied learning experience. Young Leaders Learning Techniques:

 

Interactive Lectures: Presented by engaging students in short group tasks and lecturer Q&A.

 

Workshops: Used to develop negotiation, buying & selling, public speaking, leadership and time management skills.

 

Case Studies: Analysing real-life material to develop research and presentation skills.

 

Theory Lessons: Lessons created to develop specific subject knowledge, delivered in small classes of up to 11 students.

 

Group Projects: Centred around current world events to offer the opportunity to put leadership, delegation and teamwork into action.

 

Debate Club: Topics correspond to the weekly theme, focusing on critical thinking, constructing reasoned arguments and effective communication.

 

Weekly themes

 

Each week follows a different ‘theme’ to structure the academic elements of the course around. Students will be allocated a theme to follow depending on the weeks they are on the course:

 

Week 1 (30 June – 07 July): Journalism or United Nations

Week 2 (07 – 14 July): Journalism or United Nations

Week 3 (14 – 21 July): Business or Politics

Week 4 (21 – 28 July): Business or Politics

Week 5 (28 July – 04 August): Law

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Activities

Students will have a full activity programme each week and enjoy a wide range of interactive activities during their stay, such as casino nights and murder mystery
evenings. Many activities are the highlight of students’ time at Young Leaders, as it gives students an opportunity to have fun, socialise and make amazing memories.

 

Students can choose to take part in organised sports sessions during their stay. Taking place on the local fields near to Wadham, traditional English games include rounders, rugby, football and cricket.

 

For one or two periods each week,students have the opportunity to sign out of the school in small groups of friends and explore local shops and cafés in the picturesque city of Oxford.

 

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.

 

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Excursions

Students will have two full days excursions. Destinations include trips to London, Bristol, Thorpe Park, Cambridge, Bath and Windsor. Most excursions are a combination of cultural education, fun and free-time, to provide students with a perfect balance on their day out.

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Accommodation

students live in modern, single en-suite bedrooms. Bucksmore, which is the programme organiser, will have exclusive use of the campus, designed for use by summer schools as well as year-round students. Meals, classrooms and accommodation are all provided on-site.

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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) : 71 km

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 129 km

£ 2,010.00 £ 1,750.00

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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

3 Weeks

30 June - 21 July

4 Weeks

30 June - 28 July

5 Weeks

30 June - 04 August

JULY - Course Schedule
2 Weeks

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

3 Weeks

07 July - 28 July
14 July - 04 August

4 Weeks

07 July - 04 August

5 Weeks

AUGUST - Course Schedule
2 Weeks

3 Weeks

4 Weeks

5 Weeks

Sample Weekly Schedule

Tuesday
Arrivals
Arrivals
Welcome Games
Wednesday
Testing Debate Club
Walking Tour of Oxford
Activity:
Murder Mystery
Thursday
Excursion:
Visit inside the Houses of Parliament
Excursion:
Visit inside the Houses of Parliament
Activity:
Quiz Night
Friday
The Political Spectrum Guest Lecture
Case Study
Project Preparation
Saturday
Excursion:
Bath, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey & the Royal Crescent
Excursion:
Bath, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey & the Royal Crescent
Excursion:
Bath, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey & the Royal Crescent
Sunday
British Politics
Time Management
Project Management
Making a Law Project Preparation
Sports
Monday
Election
Leadership through Power
Weekly Review
Final project preparation and Project Presentations
Graduation

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After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
I am really very happy about being here. The Counsellors are very friendly and helpful. The electives were great. I was dancing for 2 weeks and I really liked our teachers: The dance teacher Justine, and Emily, Megan and Lauren. I had a lot of fun.
Valeriia
Ukraine
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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