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 the A Levels/IB or if you are in year 13 and you want to really get ready for your final exams.
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

You will study 4 subjects per week and we will ask you to chose at least 8 so we can make sure you are always in a class that interests YOU.
 

In your lessons you will:

  • improve your study skills
  • experience the practical nature of the subject
  • explore a range of different media and materials
  • enjoy using modern technology
  • explore a variety of cultures
  • explore subjects in the context of their locality
  • work together to help one another understand challenging concepts and functions.

 International students should have at least B2 level of English on the Common European Framework.

If you would like to see the full curriculum please email us: info@academicsummer.co.uk


Subjects offered depend on students' choices, so not every subject is available every week. We make every effort to give students their first choices.  


Content Language and Integrated Learning: CLIL

At Academic Summer we embrace Content Language and Integrated Learning - CLIL which  has been described as 'a major methodological revolution' in language teaching .  CLIL means learning another (content) subject such as physics or geography through English or another Foreign Language, following a more exciting process. In our lessons you will use your knowledge of the subject(s) to create a learning frame which will improve your English.  We guarantee you will feel happier due to recognising some of the subject content without needing a full understanding of English.  You'll be surprised at how much you understand!
 
At Academic Summer, English becomes the means of learning content.  The focus is on language improvement rather than enforced learning, so you'll build up language competency through using it to explore and discuss curriculum topics, leading to more natural and sophisticated communicative skills over time. You will become academically proficient in a language because CLIL focuses on fluency rather than accuracy, treating errors as a natural part of language learning.
 
CLIL helps with:

·       Improving overall and specific language competence.
·       Preparing for future studies and/or working life.
·       Developing different interests and attitudes.
·       Diversifying methods & forms of classroom teaching and learning.
·       Increasing learner motivation.
·       Integrating language into the broader curriculum.
·       Academic language proficiency 
·       Introducing a wider cultural context to content lessons
 
Conversely,  CLIL can increase your motivation to learn the subjects by enabling you to progress more quickly and solidly than you would with deliberately separated subjects. Allowing two subjects to paint a broader picture of reality fis a great advantage of Academic Summer's methodology. We make sure that the content-specific subject is the primary objective and that the linguistic goals are secondary – this provides consistency and sturdy scaffolding on which to build linguistic progress.

 

Be a leader & Trips & Elective activities

 
Learning in Bristol is combined with our accredited Be a leader programme & Elective activities and exciting trips. In London we will take you out to half day trips every day from Monday to Friday and two full day trips on Saturdays and Sundays.