English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp is designed for students who want to develop their theatrical performance skills in Drama and Dance, whilst also improving their English at exclusive Wycombe Abbey School, one of the best performing schools with over a third of girls received Oxbridge offers every year.
The programme of English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp combines English Language tuition with drama and dance classes. Taught by subject specialist teachers, students have 12 hours specialist courses in four half-days each week, which build skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. The students work towards a final production of Musical Theatre, and perform it in the school’s own theatre at the end of the course. All students will visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre.
Alongside afternoon specialist courses, students will be given 15 hours English tuition per week in the morning in small groups of 12 to 15, taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers. Students follow a structured communicative English Language syllabus with the emphasis on Speaking and Listening skills. A full package of social, culture activities and excursions also offer great opportunities for students to socialise and make new friends from across the globe.
English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp takes place at Wycombe Abbey School, which is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s best performing schools. This course offers international students an exclusive opportunity to experience gracious school life of this great British independent school.
English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, performing arts instruction, activities and excursions. It includes:
- 30 hours of English tuition over two weeks
- 24 hours of specialist instructions over two weeks, building a final production of Musical Theatre
- 4 full-day excursions and trips over two weeks
- Visit to London Musical show in a West End Theatre
- Full activity, sports and social programme on non-excursion days
- Maximum class size is 15, and the average class size is around 12
- Insurance and Airport transfers are NOT included. (£60 per way from/to Heathrow & Gatwick airports)
Outside morning classroom, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Computer Based Activities
- Fancy Dress Parties
- Film Evenings
- Music & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Show
English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp has a wide range of interesting and enjoyable excursions to London and other places to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Camden Market
- Covent Garden
- Houses of Parliament
- London Sightseeing Tour
- London Museums
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Thames Riverboat Disco
- Theme Park
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
- Wimbledon Tennis Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical English plus Theatre & Dance Summer Camp.
Students stay in comfortable boarding houses of Wycombe Abbey, single, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated separately. Common rooms and kitchens and provide the perfect environment for relaxation and socialising. A team of friendly staff will stay with the students to look after them in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
All cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the dining hall. Both salads and hot food are provided at lunchtime. Drinks and biscuits are generally available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Excellent sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool and impressive sports facilities. There are students’ lounges, common TV room, and kitchens facilities in the accommodation.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Wycombe Abbey is a world leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. It is one of the UK’s most successful independent boarding schools for girls, aged 11 to 18. The School is committed to creating tomorrow’s women leaders and has a long tradition of academic excellence, it is consistently one of the country’s best performing schools with over a third of girls received Oxbridge offers every year.
Founded in 1896, the School is set in 160 acres magnificent parkland in Buckinghamshire, England with its own lake, and is only 30 miles from the centre of London, 20 miles from Heathrow airport. It provides a secure and comfortable country lifestyle setting for the course.
The vision of Wycombe Abbey is to pursuit of academic excellence, the development of each pupil’s talents, the fostering of an awareness of God and an understanding of the needs of others. The ISI inspectors were blown away, bestowing a rare and much coveted ‘exceptional’ status on the pupils’ learning and achievements.
The School has an extremely impressive record of academic success and is consistently one of the top performers in public examination league tables. The GCSE and A level results for 2021/2022 were outstanding with 89.9% of examinations awarded 8 or 9 (A*) and 96.5% of results at 7 – 9 (A-A*) in GCSE. At A level, 65.2% of grades were awarded A*, with 97.4% of results graded at A*-B. The school is ranked first in the South East for academic results and third in the UK in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022.
With such excellent exam results, Wycombe Abbey girls gain admission to competitive courses at leading universities throughout the world. One third secure Oxbridge offers with the majority heading to Russell Group universities or prestigious Art, Drama or Music Schools. Also US top universities such as Brown University, Duke University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Yale University.