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Is this course for me?

The course is for students who would like to revise GCSE 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:

  • 23, 30 July & 6 August 2023

Colleges:

  • Kings Bournemouth

Age range:

  • 14-16 years

Length:

  • Minimum 1 week

Lessons:

  • 15 classroom lessons; 12 hours outdoor activities

Timings:

  • 09.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday

Programme overview

Catch up in your core GCSE subjects and have fun in the great outdoors at our activity-based summer camp!

Available activities include raft-building, orienteering, bushcraft, camp building, rounders, basketball, capture the flag, beach volleyball as well as field trips and visits to local places of interest.

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, adapting the programme to your particular needs.

We will fill you with confidence, return to you 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

Revision, Study Skills and Exam Strategies:

In addition to revising and refreshing core subject knowledge, we will give you the tools you need to improve your study skills, to excel in your GCSE exams and to prepare for A levels and further study.

We will provide:

  • individual tailored support within our small class setting
  • expert input from subject teachers
  • detailed feedback on areas to improve
  • mock exam practice and analysis of past papers
  • guidance towards better quality answers
  • essay writing practice
  • revision tips
  • advice on further study and A level subject choice
  • sessions on how to write a personal statement


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 volleyball

Creative Arts: Song-writing, mini-drama production, language exchange.


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The Kings Admissions Team