ACADEMIC SUMMER BRISTOL
LEARN, INSPIRE & EXPLORE

STUDY SUBJECTS IN ENGLISH - CHALLENGE YOURSELF - TRY SOMETHING NEW 
 
  • Experience life at a traditional British boarding school.
  • Explore the UK's most famous sites including London, Oxford, Bath and Windsor
  • Discover the UK's hidden secrets – including The Jurassic Coast, Mendip hills, Cheddar Gorge.
  • Learn from world-class teachers 
  • Prepare for your future & make lifelong friends from around the world 
  • Have the summer of your life! 

News

02/02/2023

BAC Inspection Report

During the summer of 2022, in between trips, teaching, and awarding leadership certificates, we had our BAC inspection. 
 
And now we are excited to share our BAC inspection report 2022 with you. 
 
 
We and our participants are already aware that Academic Summer offers high-quality, first-rate programmes, but it is always reassuring to have this validated by a glowing accreditation report. 

More about BAC Inspection Report here.

20/01/2023

8 hot tips to choose the right summer school

Summer camps are invariably life-changing experiences for those who are fortunate enough to attend. There are numerous camps for various needs and desires. There is truly something for everyone. Academic Camps, Sports Camps, English Camps, German Camps, French Camps, Adventure Camps, Computer Camps, STEM Camps, and Medicine Camps are just some of the options available. Whatever your child's interests are, there is something for them. The experience can help them figure out what they want to do with their lives, connect them with like-minded people, prepare them for the world, improve their English, and boost their confidence; the benefits are limitless. But where do YOU begin?
 
Sending your child to the right summer camp is one of the best investments you can make for their future, but it's a big decision with many factors to consider. If you  get it right, it could be the best two weeks of their lives. If you get it wrong, you could be in for two weeks of heartbreak and stress. So, what can you do to ensure that you get it right the first time?
More about 8 hot tips to choose the right summer school here.

18/01/2023

Parents' webinar - get your answers :)

We are inviting all parents interested in a summer camp to join us on 21st February (6pm UK time) or 2nd March (6pm UK time). Find out what Academic Summer Camp has in store for your child in 2023.
More about Parents' webinar - get your answers :) here.

10/01/2023

Half term holiday camps

Academic Summer Camps is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, their successful half-term and holiday courses will be returning to Queens College Taunton this February. They've now been expanded to provide an excellent experience for students travelling from other countries to attend the camp.
 
Students can spend their mornings relaxing or self-studying, or they can participate in our yoga and well-being or indoor fun workshop.  In the afternoon they chose between indoor fun or drama.
 
The camp includes a day trip to London and a day exploring Devon. 
More about Half term holiday camps here.

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Academic

Academic Summer will help you achieve your personal best through 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 the communicative use of English as an international language, whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.     
  
Our goal is that every student who comes to Academic Summer finds a love for education that will stay with them for life.  
 

ADVENTURERS
age 7 to 12

Adventurers taught in small groups (max 12 students) benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers.  This allows them to put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in areas where they feel less confident.  
 
The results are truly amazing; children blossom at Academic Summer. They grow in confidence and learn about themselves: they discover what they want to become and uncover what they need to do to get there.
Learn more about this exciting programme.

EXPLORERS
age 12 to 14

Academic Summer offers an exciting Explorer programme for students aged 12-14 who 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 career whilst being introduced to different learning styles.
Read more here

ENGAGERS
age 15 to 18

Take an exciting dive into A Levels/IB in the subjects that you want to study. That’s right, you chose your subjects- any subject, any combination!  We offer Engagers an extensive range of academic subjects to prepare for  A-Levels/IB.   Choose any combination of subjects before arrival, and we will create your individual timetable. Chose from the following: 
 
 Applied Mathematics  Art • Biology  Chemistry Computer Science  Design and Technology  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

Be a leader & Trips

Academic Summer is not just about time spent in the classroom but also what you do once the lesson is over.  We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun and adventure, while also teaching you skills that you will use for the rest of your life. This is why our leisure programme is packed with unique and interesting trips that will allow you to see England like you've never seen it before, while also taking you to all of the must-see attractions. You will also have the opportunity to take part in Be a Leader, an interactive and innovative leadership course that will boost your skill set and result in a formal qualification to take home with you.  On Monday, Wednesday at Friday you stay on campus and do an elective activity that you get to choose!  At Academic Summer, there is never a dull moment. 
  
  
Check out more incl. your exciting schedule here. 
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Location & Accommodation

Boarding at Academic Summer at Sidcot School near Bristol for students aged 7-17 
  
Experience authentic Britain away from the hustle of the well-trodden tourist trail.  Sidcot School is a traditional boarding school with a large, beautiful campus.  Only 45 minutes from Bristol city centre and two hours from London,  Sidcot is the ideal location for exploring the UK’s major attractions while relaxing in the tranquil countryside. 

Read more about the location

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Work for us

Recruitment for our 2023 courses in February. 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 2023
 
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 qualified teachers to teach their subjects and have experience with A-Level, IB, GCSE, IGCSE, and 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 the 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 2 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 activities/electives (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 as well as caring for students in the boarding house and supervising them at meal times and break times and making sure our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer. You will need to be flexible, well organised and have great time management skills.

 
We are primarily looking for camp counsellors who are available to work for the duration of the course.
 
Please get in touch with us for more information by email: staff@academicsummer.co.uk.   
 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHER 
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 2 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 12 to 17. 
  • Can plan and deliver engaging, relevant and fun lessons which will encourage our students to connect with your subject
  • Is confident using ICT (especially Teams) to enhance their lessons and maintain student files (we are a paperless course)

We are offering: 
  • A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students 
  • Excellent retention/reemployment opportunities
  • Experience with international students and ESL
  • Access to school facilities 
  • Good pay rate 
  • Accomodation if required 
  • Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues
 
All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate or police check (if from outside the UK) to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for(we are unable to sponsor visa applications)
 
 
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 available for the duration of the course
  • Would like to work with international students aged 7 to 17 
 
Your primary duties will include: 
  • Running on-campus activities and electives
  • Leading trips
  • Supervising students during mealtimes/breaktimes/free time
  • Running the Be a Leader programme (using the materials provided)
  • Course admin (making and checking risk assessments, preparing materials for trips and activities, checking attendance etc.)
 
We are offering: 
  • A fun, active summer role
  • Acomodation and meals
  • Excellent reemployment opportunities (including year round opportunities)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 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 successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).
 
 
Medical Studies Teacher and Camp Counsellor
 
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program at DLD College, London from 16th July - 30th July. 
  
This is an exciting opportunity to work on our 2-week intensive medical preparation program. You will be working with international students aged 14-17 who are interested in studying medicine. You will teach up to 4, 1-hour lessons a day and lead afternoon trips, as well as taking part in evening activities with the students (please note, you will work with students from across the course during trips and activities). 
  
We are looking for someone who: 
 
- Is a current year 2+ medical student at a UK medical school
- Can work for the full duration of the medical studies 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 
- Excellent reemployment opportunities
- Acomodation and meals
- Opportunities for working as a Camp Counsellor for the remaining weeks if desired
 
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).