Academic Programme

BOSS adopts a learner centred approach and the content of our Academic Programme is carefully prepared by our energetic and committed Academic Team on the basis of each students’ individual assessment and needs. All of our classrooms are equipped with smart boards and with a maximum class size of 16 and levels ranging from beginner to advanced, our course is planned so that a sensible balance between academic and non-academic activities is maintained. We like to educate our students, but also to keep them motivated and never bored.

The objective of our Academic Programme is to strengthen and improve our students’ English by consolidating what knowledge they may already have of the language. We do this during our jovial general English lessons, our productive project lessons and our superb 'Slice of Britain' lessons. The outcome will then be the opportunity to take an internationally recognised ESOL Exam, which all students will take on the last day of their stay at BOSS (minimum stay 2 weeks).

Internationally recognised ESOL exams are well suited to summer schools as they give direction to short courses and provide an outcome to the course. Everyone can be successful at their own level and all students who pass  will go home with an internationally recognised certificate and a feeling of accomplishment as well as making your teacher and parents happy!

Key Facts

Maximum class size: 16
Average class size: 12
Hours of English per week: 20
Exams included: All students will take our placement test, a one hour test covering reading, writing, listening and speaking on their first day and an internationally recognised ESOL exam on their last day

  • Teachers

    All of our teachers have at the very least the Cambridge CELTA, Trinity TESOL or an equivalent teaching qualification.

  • Levels

    We run classes according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale (CEFR).That covers all levels from absolute beginner (pre-A1) to proficient (C2). 

  • Lesson Content

    As all students will take  an internationally recognised ESOL exam, the content of our lessons is prepared by our Academic Management Team and our teachers using the ESOL exam syllabi as a guide.

  • Classes

    Classes are organised by our Director of Studies once all students have taken a one hour placement test. Students are then placed in classes with a maximum size of 16 (average size 12) according to their level, age and nationality.

We'd love to keep in touch with you!

Contact Us

Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS)

Rye Road


East Sussex

TN35 4LT

United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 7596 609400


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