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GCSE and A-level Summer Booster Camp

Is this course for me?

The course is for students who would like to revise GCSE or A-level subjects in a way that is designed to really bring the curriculum to life.

It offers an ideal way to fill in any knowledge gaps and work on exam techniques, whilst at the same time having fun and engaging with the beautiful facilities and locations on our doorstep.

Key facts

Start date:

  • 19, 26 July; 2, 9, 16, 23 August 2021

Colleges:

  • Kings Bournemouth

Age range:

  • GCSE: 14-15 years; A level: 16-17 years

Length:

  • Minimum 1 week

Lessons:

  • 15 classroom lessons; 15 hours outdoor activities

Class size range:

  • 4-10 students

Timings:

  • 09.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday

Programme overview

The course combines revision in core GCSE subjects and a range of A level subject areas — with a lively and engaging programme of team games and outdoor activities designed to bring the curriculum to life.

Available activities include raft-building, orienteering, bushcraft, camp building, rounders, basketball, capture the flag, beach volleyball as well as external visits to local companies and talks by employers.

All activities are wrapped around and interact with our classroom-based teaching.

But you won’t be confined to the classroom. We want you up and out of your seat, engaging and interacting with the beautiful facilities and locations on our doorstep; the parks, forest and the beach. We will focus on the core GCSE subjects and a wide range of A level subjects, adapted to your needs.

We will fill in any knowledge gaps you may have and work on your exam technique. We will fill you with confidence, so you return to school in September in the shape of your life, ready to hit the ground running, ready to achieve.

Programme content

Academic course content

GCSE subjects, sample content:

Sciences: You will gain skills that are essential for further study and everyday life by learning how science methods apply to other academic disciplines and everyday life, working on skills such as: achieving accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness; learning how to care for the environment

Maths: We will help you develop confidence in Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics by using and applying techniques; interpreting, reasoning and communicating mathematically; solving mathematical problems in wider contexts.

English: We will help you develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing by: learning how to use a wide range of vocabulary, the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation; developing a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed; reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, examining the way that language is used in a range of contexts

A level subjects covered:

Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Government & Politics, Economics, Art & Design

Students are able to choose up to three from the above subjects. We will tailor-make the programme based on your individual needs, focusing on the key topics and subject areas you wish to improve. We will help you build knowledge, fill in gaps and hone your exam technique.

Enrichment activities

Beach and bushcraft: beach-combing, camp building, scavenger hunt, rock climbing, tracking, navigation skills.

Team games: rounders, throw tennis, capture the flag, football, basketball, beach volleyballCreative Arts: Song-writing, mini-drama production, language exchange.

Business enterprise: visits to local companies, e.g Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, careers presentations.

UCAS counselling: how to get into a top university, how to write a compelling personal statement.

Language conversation: Spanish, French, Italian.


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