Bede’s English Plus (Age 12-17)

Upper Dicker - UK

Dates

The centre is open for 6 weeks in total, from 03 July to 13 August 2022.

Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.

The recommended minimum stay is two weeks

Fees

€ 1.534 for 1 week

Category

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Overview

English Plus is a semi-intensive course with 22.5 hours of study per week. Students can create a more intensive study program by choosing 1 or 2 optional academic academies per week. This course takes place at Dicker center (Bede’s Senior School) which is located in the village of Upper Dicker in the heart of the Sussex countryside, just north of the seaside town of Eastbourne which attracts both domestic and international tourists. The school is based on a former country estate and has a unique, homely feel, ideal for young teenagers.

Dicker Centre offers separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Most Bedrooms have 1 or 2 beds. Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Most boarding houses have their own communal space for students to relax and these are all the facilities: Tennis courts, swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, playing fields, drama theater, dance studio, art studio, and cafè.

Academics

LESSONS: There are 22½ hours of lessons per week including English Skills, Enrichment, and Research Project. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students’ performance.

LEVELS: 6 levels are available from A1-A2 (Elementary) to C2 (Proficiency). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar, and writing component. Complete Beginners and Beginners are not accepted.

EXAMS: The Cambridge B2 First & Cambridge C1 Advanced exams are available for students aged between 13-and 17 years. Dedicated exam preparation in place of English Skills and Enrichment.

  • Cambridge B2 First: 2 programs available (exam on 28 July 2022)
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 2-week program available (exam on 29 July 2022)

Co-curricular activities

After lessons, students participate in a range of recreational activities. This provides the opportunity to carry on learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups at the same time as having some fun. Sometimes, students will be able to choose their preferred activity, like:

– Cooking, Costume Design, Dance, Drama, Model-Making, Mosaics, Netball, Origami, Painting, Rounders, Singing

The Academies Programme offers expert instruction to students looking to develop their skills, technique, and confidence in certain sports and leisure activities: Commercial Pop Dance, Critical Thinking, Essay Writing, Film & Animation, International Relations, Management, Masterchef, Presenting. 

The Academies Programme is suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced level.

A full program of organized and supervised social events is offered every evening to encourage students to make new friends and develop their social skills. By actively encouraging the mixing of nationalities, we are helping to create a harmonious international community in which students can live, study in a safe and comfortable environment and enjoy themselves

Examples
Disco, Fashion Show, Karaoke, Messy Games, Mini Olympics, Music Quiz, Nerf Wars, Pool Party, Talent Show.

 

Sports

After lessons, students participate in a range of sports. This provides the opportunity to carry on learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups at the same time as having some fun. Sometimes, students will be able to choose their preferred sport or activity.

Examples:

Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Bootcamp, Circuit Training, Cricket, Dance, Football,  Netball, Rugby, Squash, Stoolball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba.Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Bootcamp, Card Games, Chess, Circuit Training, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Drama, Fashion Design, Football, Model-Making, Netball, Painting, Rounders, Rugby, Set Design, Singing, Squash, Stoolball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba.

The Academies Programme offers expert instruction to students looking to develop their skills, technique, and confidence in certain sports and leisure activities: Flying, Football Skills, Golf, Horse Riding, Tennis. 

The Academies Programme is suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced level.

Includes

The course fee is fully inclusive and there are no hidden costs.

Included: Accommodation, Airport Transfer Service (any time of the day), Lessons, Excursions, Laundry, Materials, Meals (Full Board), Sports & Activities, and Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Academies, Exams, Flight, Pocket Money