Bucksmore Education is an award-winning and accredited academic short course provider with over 40 years of experience. Each year we host hundreds of international students ages 10-18 on our courses, which range from English language study to university-level academic tuition. Each course has comprehensive academic and social programming, including lessons, learning excursions, activities, and field trips. In 2019, Bucksmore was proud to be awarded the PIEoneer ‘Language Educator of the Year’ award showcasing our commitment to innovation and student involvement.
Recognising that high-achieving and motivated students wanted more from a UK summer school than just English language, excursions and afternoon activities, we developed challenging academic and professional courses, such as Young Professionals and the Oxbridge Advanced Studies Programme.
It is our goal for each one of our courses to be the best course that our students have ever attended. We welcome over 75 different student nationalities every year across our courses and ensure there is always a good mix of students on our courses.
d'Overbroeck's, Oxford & Oxford International College, Oxford
Our Young Professionals programme caters to students ages 13-18 and offers career insight into a variety of different professional pathways. Academic tuition is skills-based and incorporates practical and applied knowledge. Tutors teach classes of no more than 11 students in one of the following disciplines:
- Business & Management
- Computer Science
- International Relations & Politics
- Forensic Science
Advanced Studies Programme
Brasenose College, Oxford & Magdalene College, Cambridge
Our Advanced Studies Programme is a pre-university academic course for highly motivated students ages 16-18. Students select two academic subjects per session and receive 7.5 hours' tuition per subject per week. Academic tuition is delivered at the first year university level in small classes of no more than 8 students in the following disciplines:
- Classics & Ancient History
- World Literatures & Cultures
- Global Finance & Economics
- PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)
- International Relations & Global Governance
- Business & Management Studies
- Civil & Mechanical Engineering
- Environmental Sciences & Geography
- Computer Science & Information Technology
Main Roles and Responsibilities
- Plan, deliver and report on your course, using methods and materials appropriate to the learner group and course content.
- Submit a course overview, pre-reading material, bio and photo for us to upload to the Bucksmore website and send to students prior to the start of the course.
- Prepare/adapt appropriate teaching materials. Preparation time is implicit in calculations of tutor remuneration.
- Design and set an appropriate assignment, taking 3-4 hours to complete, for students on the first day of the course. This must be marked and feedback given in the individual supervisions.
- Identify/assess the needs of learners and if necessary adapt course content and delivery style to meet these needs. Deal appropriately with any individual learner support needs.
- Assess learners’ work where appropriate. Keep records of learners’ progress and ensure learners are given feedback on their progress.
- Offer advice on further learning and progression as required.
- Produce a written report on each student in accordance with the guidelines provided. Submit this report by 19:00 on the second Wednesday of each session.
- Attend relevant induction and training meetings as required by Bucksmore.
- Carry out any other duty, from time to time, which may reasonably be required.