King Edward’s school, established in 1553 by King Edward VI, is one of the famous English private schools in the south of England. The School offers a blend of forward-thinking and traditional values in a secure picturesque environment.
King Edward’s School summer English courses are classic English summer school programmes carefully designed for students who want to learn and improve their English, experience an inspirational combination of varied social, culture activities and excursions alongside their structured English tuition. Students live, study and play in an English speaking, safe and secure multinational environment, where they have fun, make new friends from around the globe, and enjoy every opportunity to improve their English ability.
The programme includes 20 hours per week structured English lessons, varied activities and fantastic excursions. Students are given an English level assessment on the first morning to make sure they are placed in the right class to really enjoy and learn as much as possible. They will be taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers who have ability to make language learning fun.
The course syllabus incorporates essential English language study, language for life, group project sessions, excursion link lessons and academic skills sessions.
- English Language Study: The lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. The language for life lessons also integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.
- Academic Skills: This course gives students an introduction to exam techniques and is designed to help students improve the skills of their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking over two hours per week.
- Excursion Link Lessons: The lessons bridge the gap between the academic and activity programme. Students learn about popular tourist attractions and destinations through the medium of English.
- Group Projects: Group projects aim to encourage teamwork, participation and communication through the completion of real-world tasks that use English with an authentic purpose. Each group will present their group work in a presentation evening.
- Assessment: At the end of the course, teachers will assess students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as their overall English proficiency to provide students with a realistic determination of their English ability. All students will receive a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale, which can be applied against other international English exams such as Cambridge ESOL & IELTS.
King Edward’s School English summer course consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, activities, sports and excursions. The weekly programme includes:
- 20 hours of English tuition per week
- Multi-tier syllabus incorporating language study, language for life, group project, academic skills and excursion link sessions
- 2 full-day excursions and 1 half-day trips per week
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme
- End-of-course Assessment & Certificate
- Optional extras of Horse Riding
- Maximum class size of 11 students
- Staff to student ratio is 1:7
- Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports between 10.00 and 22.00 BST)
Outside language tuition, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Summer Fete
- BBQ at the Beach
- Sports Tournaments
- The Cube
- Trash Fashion Show
- Scavenger Hunt
- Family Fortunes Quiz
- Climbing Wall
- Film Evenings
- Musical & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Shows
- You Bet
Excursions are a vital part of the summer experience for international students to gain a cultural understanding of the UK alongside English language study. Students will have 2 fully day and 2 half day excursion and trips each week to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament
- West End Musical
- London Zoo
- Natural History Museum
- Hyde Park
- London Eye
- British Museum
- Southbank Walking Tour
- Camden Market
- Oxford Street
- Thorpe Park
- Portsmouth & Spinnaker Tower
- Windsor Castle
- Eton College
- Brighton beach
- Leeds Castle
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Warwick Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Ely/Ely Cathedral
The sample timetable below is a typical 2-week summer English course programme at King Edward’s School.
Students will stay in the boarding house of King Edward’s School. Rooms are single, twin and four-bed dorms with shared bathrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
Well balanced, nutritious cooked meals are provided in the beautiful dining hall. Drinks and biscuits are available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Well-equipped sports hall; large playing fields; tennis courts; large astro-turf playing fields; outdoor climbing wall; TVs & common areas in boarding houses; indoor heated swimming pool. Student computer room plus a computer in each boarding houses as well as Wi-fi are also available.
Laundry: Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
King Edward’s school was established in 1553 by King Edward VI (only son of the late King Henry VIII), and is one of the famous English private schools in the south of England. The School is situated in a picturesque 120 acre campus in beautiful village of Witley, Surrey. It is within an hour of both Central London and the south coast of England. Famous past students include Ivor Caplin MP; Liz Gordon MP, Edd China, Guinness World Record holder; and Du’aine Ladejo, the Olympic gold medallist, etc.
The School offers a blend of forward-thinking and traditional values in a secure environment where young people can be nurtured – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, culturally and socially – through the transition from childhood to adulthood.
King Edward’s School has superb on-site teaching and sports facilities including an indoor swimming pool, modern sports centre, squash courts, dance studio and extensive sports fields, including an astro-turf all weather playing field. The school also enjoys a tradition of excellence in Music, Drama and the Visual Arts, supported by a new state-of-the-art music technology centre.
Academically the school has excellent results and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma since 2004. Their terrific 100% pass rate and high average points score of 34 over the last 5 years, twice as many pupils achieved the top grades than was the case worldwide, rank King Edward’s School 8th in the UK, for I.B. schools. Pupils proceed to many of the top universities including Oxford University and University College, London in the UK and many overseas universities.