Academic Summer Camp
Learn, Inspire & Explore

Study subjects in English - Challenge yourself - Try something new - Reach your personal best

  • Live and study in the centre of London or experience life at a traditional British boarding school
  • Explore the UK's most famous sites - Buckingham Palace, Oxford, Cambridge, Windsor,...
  • Discover the UK’s hidden secrets - Bank of England, Wells cathedral, Mendip hills,...
  • Learn from world class teachers 
  • Prepare for your future & make life long friends from around the world 
  • Have the summer of your life! 

News

19/05/2022

Supporting Ukrainian students settled in the UK

Academic Summer have partnered with British Homes and Schools for Ukrainians, a non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company), to give Ukrainian students already in the UK and in the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme a much-needed pick-me-up. In response to their upturned lives, this initiative is designed to help students settle into life in the UK, improve their English, grow in confidence and prepare for school in September.

Together Sidcot School and Academic Summer have sponsored 5 places for Ukrainian students to join their programmes. However, they want to reach as many kids as possible so with the additional financial support of families already joining the camps, they hope to be able to offer more places.


More about Supporting Ukrainian students settled in the UK here.

31/01/2022

Get Ready for University

Academic Summer is delighted to announce the arrival of Get Ready for University.  This exciting new elective will help prepare you for university

Gain a competitive advantage and pick up top tips to help you get ready for university.   

Get Ready for University is also available during Easter Relax and Revise at Sidcot.
More about Get Ready for University here.

13/12/2021

2022 risk free booking is opened!

Academic Summer and Academic Camp have operated summer camps during the summers of 2020 and 2021 in the UK and Europe. We, therefore, have experience in running our camps during COVID times. We hope this will give you the confidence to book your summer camp with us.  
We are now taking bookings for 2022 with an option to book risk-free. 
In order to help families to make decisions about next summer and book with confidence, we are introducing interim terms and conditions for any new bookings made between 1st December 2021 and 28th February 2022.   
   


More about COVID-19 Amendments to Terms and Conditions for 2022 here.

25/11/2021

New for 2022: activity electives!!

For the first time ever we are going to let you decide how you spend your afternoons with us.  Not only do students get to chose their subjects at Academic Summer but now they can chose their afternoon activies.  Options include:  athletics, games, food technology, arts and crafts, drama, outdoor education, English workshop, horse-riding* or golf *. Read more here.

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Academic

Academic Summer will help you achieve your personal best though our exciting learning programmes.  If you are aged 7-17 our experienced and inspiring teachers will give you an Academic Summer to remember.   Learn about your favourite subjects, develop life-changing study skills and prepare for your future by giving yourself a competitive edge.  We know that not everyone learns in the same way-whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner we have a teaching style that will suit you and bring your learning to life. 

 
If English is not your first language, there is no better way to improve than through our teaching methodology - 
CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning.   We integrate content  (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB’s liberal approach to learning.  Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning content. You will develop your competence in communicative use of English as an international language whether you are native or non-native speakers of English.    

 

Our goal is that every student that comes to Academic Summer finds a love for education that will stay with them for life. 

 

ADVENTURERS
age 7 to 12

Adventurers benefit from cross curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers.   Students can put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves-and others- in an area they are less confident in. The results are truly amazing, children blossom at Academic Summer, they grow in confidence, learn about themselves, what they want to be able to do and how to get there. Find out more here

Explorers age 12/13-17

Academic Summer offers an exciting Explorer programme for students aged 12-14, students learn in small groups of 15 students (max).

Our camp is based on the broad IGCSE/GCSE curriculum and covers a wide range of academic subjects including English, applied mathematics, sciences, social studies, humanities and art.  The medium of instruction is English and students will have 30 hours of inspiring learning per week.   Explorers gain a real insight and excellent preparation for any GCSE, pre IB or equivalent programme.  You will learn invaluable study skills to help you in your academic careers whilst being introduced to different styles of learning. Read more here.
 

Engagers age 15-17

Take an exciting dive into A Levels/IB in the subjects that YOU want to study.  We offer Engagers an extensive range of academic subjects - any subject, any combination. Chose your subjects prior to arrival and we will write your  individual timetable around these choices. This is the perfect course to prepare you for  A Levels/IB.

Chose from the following:

 Applied Mathematic  Art  Biology  Chemistry  Design and technology (Bristol only)  Economics business and entrepreneurship     English  Environmental systems and societies  Essay Writing  History and Politics  Literature  Media Studies  Physics  Presentation and Interviews • Psychology  Social studies  Theory of knowledge
Read more here.

SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES
age 15+

For ambitious students (aged 15+) we offer our Get Ready range of specialist courses where students can prepare for their future studies. We offer Get Ready for Medicine, Get Ready for Computer Science and Get Ready for IELTS.  The specialist weeks can be booked on their own or as a combination with the standard programme. 
 

Get ready for Medicine

Get Ready for Medicine programme has been the pivotal moment which kick-started many young doctors’ careers. 
This intensive two week, 40 hour per week course is tailor made for aspiring medical students.  Our interactive and innovative programme includes a day with a doctor, clinical workshops, biology and chemistry practicals (including a heart dissection!), first aid qualification,  visits to real clinical settings and pioneering medical research facilities (COVID allowing). Find out more here.
 

Get ready for IELTS

Our one week intensive Get Ready for IELTS programme also includes the IELTS exam and is ideal for students who want to take the IELTS exam well prepared and therefore achieve the best possible result. 

In one week we will take you through the 4 main modules of the exam: 
 Reading  Writing  Listening  Speaking 
in order to take the exam on the final Saturday.
Read more here.
 

GET READY FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Our innovative STEM focused course brings computer science together with related subjects like mathematics, physics and art to help you fully prepare for computer science.  You will learn about multi-media production, programming, embedded systems, robotics and web-design.  This two week programme encourages you to explore your technological interests by combining theory, experimentation and project based learning.  Improve your confidence with technology whilst also developing your team-work, communication and leadership skills.  Get ready for a career in computer science! Read more here.

 

If you would like us to send you a curriculum for any of our programmes please email info@academicsummer.co.uk 

 

Be a leader & Trips & Electives



We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun, adventure and equipping you with skills that will stick with you for life. This is why our leisure programmeis filled with unique and interesting  trips, the CPD accredited Be a leader programme and fun-filled, challenging and thought provoking elective activities (that you chose!).  We are going to show England as you've never seen it before, as well as taking you the top tourist must-sees.   


Check out your exciting schedule below:

 

Trips

You will explore the ‘real’ England, as well as visiting some of the most popular tourist destinations.  Our weekend excursions will take you to Oxford, Windsor, London, Cambridge, Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, Henry VIII's Hampton Court, Jane Austin's Bath.  We will also indulge in some mega-fun times at the UK's best theme and waterparks and places  of natural beauty including a day at British seaside, a hike in a national park, water sports on a lake, historical National Trust manor houses and much more.

Staying in London, you will be amazed by the London experience, exploring places such as Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, Bank of England, the Shard, Trafalger Square, The Mall, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, House Guards Parade, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower of London and many more.  

Choosing Bristol, you will explore Clifton Suspension Bridge, and M Shed Bristol, Gothic Wells Cathedral (filmset for the Huntsman), Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or Cheddar Gorge where the famous cheese is produced. We are going to take you on great adventures where your physical skills will be pushed to the limit with rock-climbing, caving, paddleboarding and kayaking in the stunning Mendip Hills and much more.

 

Be a leader

CPD accredited Be a leader programmeAs part of your Academic Summer experience in Bristol you will participate on our world-class Be a Leader Programme. Whether you are a natural born leader or someone that prefers to support the team in the background we will develop your skill set to help you reach your Personal Best. We work together to discover and develop your communication, negotiation, problem solving and presentation skills. We want you to be happy, confident and able to undertake tasks you never thought yourself capable of. The cherry on the cake - you will receive  an accredited CPD qualification to show the world your achievements.

Elective activities

In Bristol our elective afternoons allow you to chose your favourite activities so you are only ever doing something that excites you.  Options include:  athletics, games, food technology, arts and crafts, drama, outdoor education, English workshop, horse-riding* or golf *. Read more here.

Fun activities @ Academic Summer Camp 

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Location & Accommodation

Academic Summer works with some of the UK’s leading boarding schools to offer cutting-edge facilities in the very heart of London and beautiful countryside near Bristol.

These schools are world-class and typically offer:

 State-of-the-art academic facilities, including hi-tech science labs and classrooms with interactive white boards  Excellent sports amenities, such as swimming pools, basketball courts and horse riding lessons  High-octane art centres, with music technology suites, performance halls and photography/digital media studios  Sophisticated dining options covering a wide variety of fresh and nourishing dishes  On-site coffee bars  Modern boarding facilities featuring en-suite options, recreation areas, kitchen and laundry facilities  An on-call nurse supported by trained First Aiders

​Academic Summer offers a taster opportunity for students who may consider studying at these schools in the future.

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Work for us

Recruitment for our 2022 courses begins is now open. Please complete the application form available in the Work For Us dropdown menu.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Summer and Academic Camp 2022

 
Academic Summer  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment. 

Teachers
In the summer we employ a team of teachers who are qualified to teach their subjects and have experience with A-Level, IB, GCSE, iGCSE, primary subjects, depending on the subjects and ages you're interested in teaching. TOEFL experience is a plus. As well as experience we are looking for teachers who have enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make their subject options interesting for their students and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work. 

Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week (each block is one daily lesson,  Monday - Friday; teachers can therefore teach between one to four classes per day). We are looking for teachers who are available for a minimum of 3 weeks but priority is given to teachers who are available for the whole course. 
 
Camp Counsellors

We also look for enthusiastic Camp Counsellors. Ideal for this role are lively people comfortable leading groups of students through activities and trips. You will be responsible for planning and leading a daily elective (elective options include art, baking, dance, sports, engineering, robotics and photography), leading the students in daily activities on campus, leading afternoon and full day trips and making sure our students have a fantastic, fun filled summer. 

House Parents
We are recruiting house parents for each of our locations. House parents are responsible for running a boarding house, making sure the students are cared for, safe and happy. House parents are responsible, caring and calm individuals who have the confidence to take on a busy boarding house. 

 
We are primarily looking for camp counsellors and house parents who are available to work for the duration or the course.
 
Please contact us for more information, email: staff@academicsummer.co.uk .   

 

 

SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER 

We are looking for qualified teachers for the following subjects: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, Essay Writing, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Politics, Presentation skills, Psychology, and Theory of Knowledge. Please see our brochure (available on the main page for your chosen school) to see which subjects are offered at your preferred location as subjects differ by school.

 

 
We are looking for someone who: 

  • Can work a minimum of 3 number of weeks in July and/or August; priority is given to those who can work for the duration of the course

  • Would like to work with international students aged 7-12 or 11 to 18. 

  • Can plan and deliver interesting, relevent and fun lessons which will encourage our students to connect with your subject

 
We are offering: 

  • A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • International experience

  • Access to school facilities 

  • Good pay rate 

  • Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues

 
All succesful applicants are required to have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp.

 

 

CAMP COUNSELLORS 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Can work a minimum of 4 weeks in July/August with priority given to applicants who are avialable for the duration of the course

  • Would like to work with international students aged 7 to 18 

 
Your main duties will include: 

  • Running on-campus activities and leading trips off campus 

  • Students' supervision during their free time 

  • Running an elective

  • Course admin (making and checking risk assessments, preparing materials for trips and activities, checking attendance etc)

 
We are offering: 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Your choice of commencement date 

  • Access to school facilities 

  • Good pay rate 

  • Great atmosphere and friendly team to work with

 
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. All succesful applicants are required to have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp.


House Parents

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is available for a minimum of 4 weeks from the start of the course, but ideally for the duration of the course
  • Is organised, proactive and responsible
  • Is confident working independently to maintain a boarding house
  • Is caring and compassionate and will forge positive relationships with all students in the house
 
Your main duties will include:
  • Managing routines to ensure the students are in and out of the house on time, including morning wake ups, evening registration and lights out and opening and clearing the house in the day.
  • Accompanying students to breakfast/assembly in the mornings
  • Taking responsibility of the boarding house, making sure students’ bedrooms are kept clean, doing student laundry and ordering snacks for the house kitchen 
  •  Monitoring students to make sure they are happy and safe
  • Planning evening activities in the house (e.g. movie nights, karaoke, board game nights and crafts)

We are offering: ​

  • Good rate of pay
  • Access to school facilities
  • Great atmosphere and friendly team to work with
  • Meals and accommodation
  • A great position for those who have studying to do during the day

 
 

Medical Studies Teacher 

 

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program at DLD College, London 
 
This is an exciting opportunity to teach on multiple 2-week intensive medical preparation programs. You will be working with international students who are interested in studying medicine. We are looking for medical students in their 2nd or 3rd year who are eager to teach and lead trips to different medically related facilities. 
 
We are looking for someone who: 
 
- Is a current 2+ year medical student at a UK medical school
- Can work for the full period of at least one course
 
- Would like to work with international students aged 14+ 
- Can plan and deliver lessons on a range of medical studies topics from the academic to the practical (applying to medical school, interviews etc).
 
We are offering:  
 
- Small classes of up to fifteen students 
- Access to school facilities 
- Good pay rate 
- Great atmosphere and working environment 
 
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. You will be expected to provide a criminal record check if you are successful in securing a position.