Arts Experience Course (Ages 10-13)


Program Description

Arts Experience combines 15 hours of English language tuition per week with three afternoons of art workshops in music, dance and drama. No experience is necessary for this course that is designed to increase confidence in English language and on-stage performance.

With 15 hours of English language tuition each week and a maximum class size of 11 students, plus 7.5 hours of art workshops per week, Arts Experience offers the opportunity for students to improve their English both in the classroom and also with a truly international community during the afternoon electives. The art workshops rotate between three specialisms, drama, dance and music. Workshops are taught by West End theatre professionals.

Included in Arts Experience

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Enrolment on Bucksmore Assessment
  • Personalised report card & certificate
  • Entrances to attractions on excursions
  • Full activity programme

Course details

Arts Experience includes:

  • 15 hours of English tuition each week.
  • 7.5 hours of art workshops per week.
  • 2 full-day excursions and 1 half-day trip per week.
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sporting, cultural and fun games.
  • Bucksmore end-of-course Assessment.
  • Bucksmore Passport to collect stamps for achieving goals.
  • Maximum class size of 11 students.

Course Requirements

Arts Experience is aimed at students with an intermediate level English or above.
Students are placed one of four levels (intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced or proficiency) based on their ability.
The age range for students at Arts Experience is 10-13.

Course Content

The syllabus incorporates language study, language for life, excursion link lessons and academic skills sessions.

The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Whereas language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.

The course aims to:

  • Build language skills and confidence gradually through our multi-level syllabus.
  • Help students achieve their individual goals in language learning.
  • Gain a better understanding of English books, films, songs, the internet and other media.

Academic Skills Sessions

The academic skills sessions give students an introduction to exam techniques and are intended to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking.

These sessions take place each week and culminate with students taking the Bucksmore Assessment.

The variety of lessons and teaching material provide students with a stimulating and comprehensive learning experience throughout their stay with Bucksmore.


Bucksmore Assessment

The Bucksmore Assessment was initially introduced in 2016 after thorough research and analysis of student English language performance.

Uniquely developed by the Bucksmore Academic team to evaluate all abilities in English. It assesses a learner’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a well-rounded assessment of a student’s English ability.

The Bucksmore Assessment provides more relevant and appropriate language so learners are motivated to perform better than other, more adult-focused, exams.

Taken at the end of the course, the Bucksmore Assessment is designed to complement the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and to provide learners with a realistic determination of their English ability. It can be applied against other international English exams such as Cambridge ESOL & IELTS. Students will leave the course with a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale.

All students receive a personalised Bucksmore Education report card and certificate during the graduation ceremony at the end of their stay.

Dates & Fees

The price per week for Arts Experience at King Edward’s School is £1,400.

Length of stay Dates Location
1 to 4-week courses available 7 July – 4 August King Edward's School

Included in Course Fees

Prices are fully inclusive, meaning that the only money students need to bring is for souvenirs!


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Packed meals on excursion days.
  • Wi-Fi is available.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Transfers to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
  • Laundry once a week.
  • Insurance.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The story of Bucksmore Education begins in 1979 when British Educationalist Michael Reise founded a secondary school at Buckswood Grange. ‘Buckswood Summer Programmes’ was also established as a summer ... Read More

The story of Bucksmore Education begins in 1979 when British Educationalist Michael Reise founded a secondary school at Buckswood Grange. ‘Buckswood Summer Programmes’ was also established as a summer school for international students wanting to learn English. Read less
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