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American School in London - Summer Programme

Dates

24th June - 3rd August 2024

Ages

11 - 17

Price

£ 5,300

Duration

3 Weeks

Includes free 1yr online course
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Why this Programme?


  • Average class size of 10-12 students

  • American curriculum leading to an American High School Diploma

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

  • Individualized 4-year university counseling 

  • Excellent university placement in the UK, US & worldwide

  • 70+ nationalities & 30 languages spoken on campus

  • 35 minutes from central London

  • 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport

 

About the Course

Students choose one main course and one elective course for each three-week session they spend at the TASIS England Summer Program. Classes take place Monday to Friday. A wide range of academic and creative courses are on offer, from 3D Design to Sports Science, Performing Arts to STEM. In addition, British Council accredited English Language classes are offered at six levels. Students can pursue an interest, hone their leadership skills, or improve their English. Learning in the classroom is often complemented by field trips.


Package Includes:


Students choose one main course and one elective course for each three-week session they spend at the TASIS England Summer Program. Classes take place Monday to Friday. A wide range of academic and creative courses are on offer, from 3D Design to Sports Science, Performing Arts to STEM. In addition, British Council accredited English Language classes are offered at six levels. Students can pursue an interest, hone their leadership skills, or improve their English. Learning in the classroom is often complemented by field trips.



Package Includes:


  • 3 weeks stay

  • 20 hours per week of targeted Academic Lessons

  • Full board Residential Accommodation in shared rooms

  • Wide variety of sports and activities

  • Internet access

  • End of course Certificate

  • 24 hour supervision and security

  • 1 Year Free online course

  • Placement test

  • Teaching materials

  • Comprehensive insurance




About the School

 Located in the quiet village of Thorpe, Surrey, this spacious and secure campus features a charming mixture of old and new buildings with modernized interiors. Best of all, TASIS England is close to international airports, London and all its cultural highlights, adventure parks, and sports arenas. The TASIS England Summer Program is attended by a vibrant and varied international body of students, each year attracting young people from over 35 nations. Our program is designed to create a friendly, community-centred atmosphere in which every student will learn, grow, and have fun.


CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS


  • 46 acres of historic buildings and grounds

  • Wireless Internet access

  • 3 Technology Centres

  • Innovation Centre

  • Library

  • 320-seat Theatre

  • Student Café

  • 2 Gyms with Basketball Courts

  • Fully equipped Fitness Centre

  • 6 Athletic Fields


  • 4 Tennis Courts


CLOSE TO CAMPUS


  • Horse Riding

  • London and West End Theatres

  • Windsor Castle


ENRICHMENT COURSES:


Architecture and 3D DESIGN - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


Students will be introduced to the qualities of architectural space, form, function, and materiality through drawing, experimentation, and specialist workshop demonstrations. Each student will have the chance to design their own liveable space using a range of techniques including sketching, collage, technical drawing, paper folding, and 3D modelling in a variety of media and scales.


Fashion and Textile Design - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


This combined study of fashion and textile design offers a unique opportunity to learn and master various textile design techniques including printing, painting, weaving, felting, and sewing. You will also learn how to create garments, patterns, and 2- or 3-dimensional installations using di different methods, materials, and hands-on techniques.


London through a Lens:: Digital Photography - Sessions 1and 2 - ages 13-17


 Discover London and the surrounding countryside through a camera lens as you capture images of life using the latest digital technologies. Students are encouraged to develop their ideas and refine techniques as they prepare three portfolios during the course. The study of photographers and their own personal style is at the forefront of each lesson. Lesson topics include studio photography, outdoor action, and still photography..


Entrepreneurs INC. - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


Do you dream of starting a successful business in the future? What are the secrets of successful entrepreneurs? In this three-week course, we will look at some of the most famous entrepreneurs throughout history to better understand the important skills, habits, and actions needed to be successful. You will also learn the fundamentals of good business, including strategy, marketing, management, and finances. Our study will culminate in a hands-on project where you will develop a unique concept and build your very own business proposal to “pitch” to investors (your classmates).


STEM - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) class integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes. Students will examine different components that shape their past, present, and future lives in topics such as Electronics & Embedded Systems, Coding & Programming, 3D Modelling, and 3D Design. This course emphasizes practical learning through project-based lessons and units.

STEM Junior - for younger students is also available.


Public Speaking and Debate - Sessions 1 and 2 ages 13-17


 Do you want to be more at ease when speaking in front of an audience? This course will give you confidence in your ability to speak in public. During this course you will be taught techniques such as clear organization of ideas and counterarguments, tone of speech, body language, and eye contact which will enable you to improve your oral skills and become more effective debaters.


 Engineering and Product Design - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 14-17


 Are you passionate about turning ideas into tangible, functional products? Our Engineering and Product Design course, featuring a strong focus on On shape, technical drawing, and hands-on projects, will nurture your creativity and engineering skills. In this dynamic course, students will delve into the world of product design, mastering the use of On shape, a powerful cloud-based 3D CAD software, to bring their ideas to life. The heart of this course lies in project-based learning. Students will embark on a series of real-world design projects, applying their knowledge of On shape and technical drawing to create an innovative, functional prototype. Throughout the course, they'll work with a dedicated and experienced teacher who will guide them through each step of the design and engineering process.


Leadership Academy - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


Over a three week leadership course, students will learn and live the elements of what makes a strong team, as well as develop activities and initiatives on campus to lead their peers. Furthermore, they will be given the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create together while building their own school community. This experiential learning will help the students foster skills necessary for becoming tomorrow's leaders. The students will work together through various age-specific  strategies focusing on public speaking, peer to peer communication, social emotional learning, mindfulness, and the responsibility of embracing the leader within themselves.


 Cartooning and Anime- Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 11-13


 Discover a world of imagination that knows no bounds! The "Cartooning and Anime" course is an exciting exploration into the realms of visual storytelling, inviting students to unlock their creativity through the dynamic art forms of traditional cartooning and the vibrant world of anime. This course is tailor-made for budding artists and storytellers eager to bring their characters to life and weave captivating narratives.


 College Prep Sessions 1 and 2, - ages 15-17


 The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a test of university-bound students’ abilities in Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Most US universities require prospective students to take the SAT, and test scores are an important part of students’ applications for admissions. This course uses the most up-to-date resources available to prepare you to do your best on test day. You will review the knowledge the SAT requires, learn test-taking strategies, and practice those skills in order to build familiarity and confidence.


Writing Enhancement- Sessions 1 and 2, - ages 14-17


This course requires a deeper understanding of the English language and is designed for students who already have the ability to write in English. By working on high school level material, you can take your English writing to another level and refine your skills through vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure development. You will practice these skills by writing reflections, essays, and creative  writing pieces. Instruction throughout the course will emphasize the use of metaphors, similes, and new vocabulary to strengthen written compilations.


Sports Medicine Sessions 1 and 2, - ages 13-17


If you are interested in the combination of health, science, and athletics, you will want to enroll in "Sports Medicine."  This course offers students a comprehensive exploration into the dynamic field where medicine meets sports. Designed for aspiring healthcare professionals, athletes, and enthusiasts alike, this course provides a deep dive into the principles  of sports medicine, injury prevention, and performance optimization.


Performing Arts Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 13-17


In the "Take a Bow" performing arts course theatre, dance and music converge to inspire and engage students to tap into their most creative self. This is a perfect way to express yourself and share your point of view with the world. This course aims to develop your acting technique and confidence on stage using the tools of the acting process. You will be encouraged to explore your expressive abilities as you work on voice, body work, character development, improvisation, and scene  design. It’s a highly collaborative and creative process calling on the imaginative participation of each member of the cast. Come and join us for a summer of fun on the stage!


International Relations and Law - Sessions 1 and 2 - ages 14-17


Welcome to the world of international relations and international law! In an age of global interconnectedness and unprecedented challenges, understanding how countries interact on the international stage is more critical than ever. We invite curious and ambitious learners to embark  on an exciting journey of discovery, debate, and diplomacy through our "Introduction to International Relations and Law" summer course. In this unique program, we will unravel the complex web of international a airs, exploring the rules, norms, and dynamics that govern interactions between nations. Whether you're dreaming of becoming a diplomat, a lawyer, or a journalist, or you're simply eager to broaden your horizons and engage with the world in a more meaningful way, this course is designed to provide you with valuable insights and skills.


SPORTS:


  • Archery

  • Kickboxing

  • Basketball

  • Horse -riding

  • Fitness Centre

  • Soccer

  • Tennis

  • Volleyball

  • Yoga

  • Aerobic dance


Weekend Excursions:


  • Afternoon Tea at Great Fosters Hotel

  • British Museum

  • Buckingham Palace

  • Cambridge

  • Chelsea Stadium Tour

  • Chessington World of Adventures

  • Cinema

  • Covent Garden

  • Emirates Cup

  • Go Ape Ropes Course

  • Guildford Spectrum

  • Knightsbridge & Harrods

  • London Eye

  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

  • Oxford • Paintball

  • Thorpe Park

  • Tower of London

  • Warner Studios

  • Harry Potter Tour

  • Windsor


 London Theatre Trips:


  • Mamma Mia

  • Phantom of the Opera

  • Wicked

  • Lion King


Example of On-Campus Activities:


  • Capture the Flag

  • Silent Disc

  • Dodge Ball

  • Faculty vs. Student Basketball and Soccer

  • Fun on the Lawn:

  • Team Games

  • Laser Tag

  • Make Your Own Pizza Night

  • Open Mic Night

  • Performing Arts Talent Show

  • Shakespeare Performance

  • Speed Friending

  • Trivia Night • Visual Arts Exhibition

  • Volleyball


The highlight of each summer session is the final awards banquet followed by a memorable riverboat disco cruise along the Thames. The historic buildings of London are illuminated in the background as the riverboat winds its way through the evening journey. • Westfield Mall, West London



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