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Adventure Sports

Summary

Centres: Windlesham and Lancing
Venue: External venue
Hours: 4½ hours per week (3 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Three days out of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 11–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: In small groups, depending on the sport
Fee: £250 per week

Dates

Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To exercise your own judgment to assess and control risk
• To be aware of your own abilities and limitations
• To challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone
• To feel a sense of excitement
• To improve self-confidence
• To enhance your fitness level
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to the sports undertaken

Further information

Academy consists of three sports per week which may include:
Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding,
Raft Building, Target Sports, Wake Boarding.
 

Fishing

Summary

Centres: Vinehall
Venue: Pond/lake on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 8–12
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To learn the basics in fishing including hooks, sinkers, bobbers, how to rig, tie fishing knots and fish with a variety of baits
• To understand fishing strategies and techniques and learn why fish use structure and cover
• To be aware of the importance of fishing safety including water safety and handling of fishing gear
• To develop your skills and competencies in using fishing equipment and bait
• To exercise your patience whilst waiting for a bite, the slow and steady handling whilst reeling and landing a fish quickly
• To master proper release methods when discharging the fish back into the water
• To build confidence in working independently
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to fishing
 

Flying

Summary

Centres: Lancing
Venue: At a flying school based at Shoreham Airport,
close to Lancing
Hours: 1½ hours per week (2 x 45 minute lessons)
Days: Usually Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 13–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One fully-qualified flying instructor per student
Fee: £650 per week

Dates

Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To learn the basics of flying
• To understand the correct use of checklists
• To master take-off procedures
• To develop your knowledge of the use of the power and flaps
• To be taught the effects of the primary controls
• To maintain straight and level flight
• To execute the climb, descend and landing
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to flying

Further information

• You must have perfect vision (glasses or contact lenses are acceptable)  and be in good general health
• Your level of English must be at least Pre-Intermediate (A2)
• In addition to your own flying lessons, another student or staff member will usually sit in the back of the plane while you are receiving your flying instruction
• The plane has dual-controls, so the instructor can take control at any time
• There is no personal insurance cover for flying lessons
• You will receive a logbook that officially records flying hours; this can go
towards gaining a Pilot’s licence
 

Football

Summary

Centres: Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Football pitch at a central location to the Bede’s centres. One session per week at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 11–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 12 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug

Objectives

• To learn the rules of football
• To master ball control and passing techniques
• To raise fitness level and agility
• To improve your ability to make quick (and the correct) decisions
• To increase your positional and spatial awareness
• To enhance your shooting techniques
• To develop position-specific control and movement
• To encourage team work and communication
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to football

Further information

The academy will include a training session at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre and training ground to renowned English Championship Club Brighton & Hove Albion. In addition, during free time on one of the afternoons, students will receive a tour of the Brighton & Hove Albion Amex Stadium where they host many Championship League football matches throughout the season. Where possible, the academy concludes with a friendly Inter-Schools tournament.

See our Academy Football Flyer.

Golf

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Venue: At a golf club close to the centre
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 10 students
Fee: £250 per week

Dates

Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Week 7: 13–19 Aug

Objectives

• To develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of golf
• To enhance your course knowledge and management
• To practise the mechanics of the golf swing
• To increase the long game and the short game
• To know the different golf formats
• To play some holes of the course
• To progress further around the golf course
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to golf
 

Horse Riding

Summary

Centres: Eastbourne, Vinehall, Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: At riding stables near the centre. There may also be the opportunity for students to go on a hack (horseback walk) close to the riding stables
Hours: 3 hours per week (3 x 1 hour sessions)
Days: On three days out of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 6–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: Students receive instruction in small groups
Fee: £250 per week

Dates

Eastbourne and Dicker: All Weeks
Vinehall: Week 2: 9–15 Jul, Week 4: 23–29 Jul, Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Handcross: Week 3: 16–22 Jul, Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug, Week 7: 13–19 Aug
Windlesham: Week 3: 16–22 Jul, Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Lancing: Weeks 1–3: 2–22 Jul, Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug, Week 7: 13–19 Aug

Objectives

• To understand and achieve safe position and handling of a pony or horse
• To demonstrate control and give effective signals to the pony or horse when mounted
• To recognise the importance of balance in walk and trot
• To be able to mount, ride and walk in trot independently
• To practise the canter transition (if possible)
• To experience riding on different terrains
• To ride over poles and fences (if possible)
• To develop riding skills and build your confidence
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to horse riding

Qualifications & Certified Awards

• Certificate of Achievement of Individual Level of Attainment
• Souvenir rosette

Further information

Students will be given additional tuition, extra to the three hours of riding,
in Stable Management (horse care) at the riding stables.
 

Rookie Lifeguard

Summary

Centres: Vinehall
Venue: Swimming pool on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 8–12
Levels: Beginner and Elementary (for Intermediate and
Advanced please contact us)
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £200 per week

Dates

Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To build confidence in the water
• To swim and enjoy the water safely both in shallow and deep water
• To learn valuable survival, rescue and sports skills through varied activities using colourful materials
• To gain independence and confidence while learning vital life skills to help yourself, friends and family stay safe in the water
• To motivate you to get involved and be engaged
• To enhance your fitness level
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To increase your vocabulary relating specially to the Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award

Qualifications & Certified Awards

RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award
– Stage 1 of the Bronze Award
Participants will be able to continue working towards the Stage 2
Silver Award and Stage 3 Gold Award on completion at their leisure.
 

Sailing

Summary

Centres: Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: External venue
Hours: 8 hours per week (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 10–18
Levels: Beginner and Elementary (for Intermediate and Advanced please contact us)
Instruction: In small groups
Fee: £250 per week

Dates

Handcross & Windlesham:
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Dicker:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Lancing:
Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 7: 13–19 Aug

Objectives

• To exercise your own judgment to assess and control risk
• To be aware of your own abilities and limitations
• To challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone
• To feel a sense of excitement
• To improve self-confidence in the water
• To acquire practical knowledge of all aspects of dinghy sailing
• To enhance your fitness level
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To achieve confidence and competence in sailing a triangular course, rigging of a vessel, tacking, gibing and be able to recover the boat from a capsize
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to sailing

Qualifications & Certified Awards

RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Internationally recognised qualification
in dinghy sailing
• Recorded hours in logbook to be able to gain further experience worldwide
 

Scuba Diving Beginners

Summary

Centres: Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Swimming pool on campus
Hours: 8 hours per week (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 10–18
Levels: Beginner and Elementary
Instruction: In small groups
Fee: £400 per week

Dates

Dicker:
Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Handcross:
Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Lancing:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Windlesham:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul

Further information

• You need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health
• Your level of English must be at least Pre-Intermediate (A2)
• No prior experience with scuba diving is required
• There is no personal insurance cover for Scuba Diving

Objectives

• To begin the process of becoming a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) qualified Open Water Diver
• To use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and tank
• To learn the basics of recreational scuba diving within confined water
• To understand basic principles of scuba diving
• To build confidence in the water and gain knowledge of water safety
• To enhance your fitness level
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To increase your vocabulary relating specially to scuba diving

Qualifications & Certified Awards

PADI Open Water Diver Referral – this does not qualify you to dive without an instructor
• Online Independent E-Learning Certification – to be completed at home prior to the commencement of the course in the UK
• Official PADI Diving Logbook – recorded confined water diving hours can go towards gaining the full PADI Open Water Diver Qualification at your leisure at any certified PADI centre worldwide
Please note, the full PADI course training pack will be supplied to complete the E-Learning, of which multiple languages are available.
 

Scuba Diving & Open Water

Summary

Centres: Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Swimming pool on campus (Week 1) and Diver’s Cove diving lake (Week 2)
Hours: Week 1: 8 hours (4 x 2 hour sessions) Week 2: 12 hours (includes 4 x open water diving experiences)
Days: Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Week 2: Sunday and Wednesday
Ages: 10–18
Levels: Beginner and Elementary
Instruction: In small groups
Fee: £550 in total

Dates

Dicker:
Weeks 1–2: 2–15 Jul
Weeks 4–5: 23 Jul–5 Aug
Handcross:
Weeks 2–3: 9–22 Jul
Lancing:
Weeks 3–4: 16–29 Jul
Weeks 6–7: 6–19 Aug
Windlesham:
Weeks 3–4: 16–29 Jul

Objectives

• To complete the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver qualification
• To use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and tank
• To learn the basics of recreational scuba diving within confined and open water
• To understand basic principles of scuba diving
• To build confidence in the water and gain knowledge of water safety
• To enhance your fitness level
• To qualify you to dive with any diver at the same level or higher anywhere in the world up to a maximum of 18 metres in water conditions the same or better than where you trained (maximum of 12 metres for students under 13 years)
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To increase your vocabulary relating specially to scuba diving

Qualifications & Certified Awards

PADI Open Water Diver Qualification
PADI Open Water Diver Certificate Card (P.I.C.) – this is your passport to your future worldwide diving
• Online Independent E-Learning Certification – to be completed at home prior to the commencement of the course in the UK
 
Please note, the full PADI course training pack will be supplied to complete the E-Learning, of which multiple languages are available.

Further information

• You need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health
• Your level of English must be at least Pre-Intermediate (A2)
• No prior experience with scuba diving is required
• This course is for two weeks and must be fully completed to gain the full PADI Open Water Diver qualification
• Open water dives will be completed on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons at a local diving venue. These will replace the normal timetabled excursions
• There is no personal insurance cover for Scuba Diving
 

Swimming

Summary

Centres: Eastbourne
Venue: Swimming pool on campus
Hours: 3 hours per week (3 x 1 hour lessons)
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Ages: 6–11
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 10 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Weeks 1–6: 2 Jul–12 Aug

Objectives

• To build your confidence in the water
• To improve arm and leg technique within the four main strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly)
• To understand body position within the four main strokes
• To ensure the correct breathing technique is used
• To practise key skills such as gliding, floating and kicking
• To achieve swimming out of your depth
• To encourage jumping and diving into the water
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to swimming
 

Tennis

Summary

Centres: Eastbourne, Vinehall, Handcross, Windlesham,
Dicker and Lancing
Venue: On the outdoor hard tennis courts on campus. Eastbourne: at a local tennis club
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 6–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 10 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Eastbourne:
Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Handcross, Dicker & Lancing:
All Weeks
Windlesham:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Vinehall:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To establish ball sense skills and apply them to tennis
• To use first and second serves effectively
• To learn about court positions and where to stand when competing
• To become more tactically aware and effective in playing the game of tennis
• To develop match play techniques, skills and fitness
• To practice specific techniques to enhance consistency
• To improve your standard of game play
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to tennis

Further information

Academy may include a tour of Devonshire Park International Lawn Tennis Centre and home of the Aegon International Tennis Competition.
 

Windsurfing

Summary

Centres: Dicker
Venue: External venue
Hours: 8 hours per week (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–17
Levels: Beginner and Elementary (for Intermediate and Advanced please contact us)
Instruction: In small groups
Fee: £250

Dates

Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Week 6: 6–12 Aug

Objectives

• To exercise your own judgement to assess and control risk
• To be aware of your own abilities and limitations
• To challenge you to step outside your comfort zone
• To gain practical knowledge of all aspects of windsurfing
• To achieve confidence and competence in sailing upwind, downwind, tacking, gibing, rigging and self-rescue
• To obtain a good understanding of keeping safe
• To feel a sense of excitement
• To improve self-confidence in the water
• To enhance your fitness level
• To feel satisfaction for achieving a challenge through your own effort
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to windsurfing

Qualifications & Certified Awards

RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Internationally recognised qualification in windsurfing
• Recorded hours in logbook to be able to gain further experience worldwide
 
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Animal Management

Summary

Centre: Eastbourne and Vinehall
Venue: Animal Management area at Dicker or Vinehall and/or a local farm, zoo or activity centre
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 6–12
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug

Objectives

• To stimulate your curiosity for the natural world
• To increase your sense of responsibility towards animals and other living beings
• To learn about animal biology, typical animal behaviour traits and conservation
• To master the fundamentals of exotic animal management and aquarium management
• To acquire hands-on experience handling and looking after animals
• To develop awareness of animal welfare issues
• To exercise your own judgement to assess and control risk relating to animals
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to animals and animal management

Further information

There is a range of mammals, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish such as African Grey Hornbills, Yellow Mongoose, Long Nosed Potaroo, Tree Shrews, White Faced Owls, Kinkajou, Boa Constrictor, Royal Python, Chilean Rose Tarantula.

See our Academy Animal Management Flyer.

Ceramics/Pottery

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Venue: External venues or pottery studio on campus
Hours: 8 hours per week (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 6 students
Fee: £200 per week

Dates

Dicker:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Lancing:
Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul

Objectives

• To exercise your own judgement to assess and control risk
• To learn some of the basic pottery techniques such as making pinch pot vessels, coiling, slab building and throwing
• To enhance your skills and competencies in using ceramics/pottery tools and machinery
• To provide opportunities for you to develop creativity through designing and making products
• To develop your imagination and flair and stimulate your curiosity
• To expand your capacity of self-reflection and self-criticism
• To motivate you to complete creative projects to a high standard
• To feel satisfaction for achieving through your own effort and creativity
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to ceramics and pottery
 

Commercial Pop Dance

Summary

Centres: Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: In the dance studio on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 10–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 14 students
Fee: £200 per week

Dates

Handcross:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Week 7: 13–19 Aug
Windlesham:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Dicker:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug
Lancing:
Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug

Objectives

• To improve awareness about posture and position in Commercial Pop dance
• To develop greater balance, flexibility and strength
• To lose inhibitions and increase confidence
• To gain co-ordination
• To learn dance moves and footwork specific to Commercial Pop dance
• To choreograph and perform Commercial Pop dance routines
• To enhance musicality and performance progressively
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Commercial Pop dance

Further information

Each academy will conclude with the filming of a music video to the latest pop tracks. The choreography will be learned and perfected during the week and each participant will perform and star in the video on the Friday afternoon. Students will be sent a copy of the edited DVD after the academy course has been completed.

See our Academy Commercial Pop Dance Flyer.

Guitar

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Music room on campus
Hours: 4 hours per week (4 x 1 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One-to-One lessons
Fee: £200 per week

Dates

Dicker:
Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 7: 13–19 Aug
Lancing:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To enhance your self-confidence when playing a musical piece
• To learn and/or improve playing technique and instrument understanding
• To develop individual style and flair
• To expand your knowledge of music theory according to your level
• To practise different scales across the instrument
• To improve your posture and positioning when playing
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to guitar and music theory
 

Photography

Please note all students must bring their own DSLR camera. If you do not have one, please contact us for more information.

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Various locations on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Dicker:
Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 7: 13–19 Aug
Lancing:
Week 1: 2–8 Jul
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To use a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera creatively using the Manual Mode (I.E. not relying on automatic exposure)
• To understand the essential functions of a DSLR camera (including ISO, aperture, shutter speed and focusing modes) and how to use these to obtain technically competent, creative photographs
• To create attractive, well-composed photographs
• To develop a repertoire of photo-editing skills using Photoshop or similar photo-editing software
• To build an image folio based on a self-generated project
• To establish a wide repertoire of photographic skills and expand the understanding of ‘genre’ and its application in photography
• To expand the capacity for reflection and to develop critical thinking skills
• To complete a creative project to a high standard
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to photography
 

Piano

Summary

Centres: Vinehall and Dicker
Venue: Music room on campus
Hours: 4 hours per week (4 x 1 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 8–17
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One-to-One lessons
Fee: £200 per week

Dates

Vinehall:
Week 3: 16–22 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug
Dicker:
Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 5: 30 Jul–5 Aug

Objectives

• To enhance your self-confidence when playing a musical piece
• To learn to play a number of new music pieces at the correct tempo/beat
• To explore both classical and modern music
• To develop your knowledge of music theory according to your level
• To practise scales
• To improve your posture and positioning when playing
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to piano and music theory
 

Stage & Screen

Summary
Centres: Vinehall, Handcross and Windlesham
Venue: In the drama studio on campus
Hours: 8 hours per week (4 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 8–15
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £150 per week

Dates

Week 2: 9–15 Jul
Week 4: 23–29 Jul
Week 6: 6–12 Aug

Further information

Each academy will conclude with a New Era Academy assessed performance to be taken on the Friday afternoon followed by a participation presentation. The choices of assessed performances are:
• Choral Speaking: choose two poems suitable to the age of the group and learn them to perform as a spoken choir
• Devised Drama: take a theme, proverb or fairy story dependent on age and devise a prepared improvisation to perform together
• Creative Movement: based on a story, use facial and body expression to re-tell the story through movement not voice. Music will be used

Objectives

• To appreciate the importance of a warm-up
• To build self-confidence and social skills
• To learn about acting, improvisation, choral speaking and/or creative movement
• To enhance the control of the body, voice and expression
• To use intonation to develop emotion, character or story
• To express an idea using your whole self
• To develop team work abilities
• To improve awareness of the importance of rehearsal and learning lines, moves or character development
• Further development of English language skills including pronunciation, speaking in public and confidence in discussion and collaboration
• To take part in an assessed performance in a friendly, comfortable environment
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to drama, choral speaking and creative movement

Qualifications & Certified Awards

New Era Academy (NEA) Examination Grade and Certificate Please note, all NEA Examinations are recognised by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
 
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Economics

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 15–18
Academic Level: A Level
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To gain an insight into real world economics and the dynamic nature of economic activity
• To acquire an understanding of some of the key concepts and principles relating to economics
• To discover the benefits of the practical approach to learning, that is, case analysis
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Economics

Possible topics

• Microeconomics: how the market works
• The economic problem
• Competitive markets
• Macroeconomics: how the economy works
• Economic objectives of a government
• International trade, globalisation and protectionism
• How a country becomes more competitive
 

English Literature

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 14–17
Academic Level: GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To read and study extracts from a number of novels, plays and poems and explore their meaning
• To gain an insight into and be able to identify different literary eras
• To study at least one Shakespeare play and be able to contextualise a scene
• To be able to understand idioms from a specific piece and re-produce them in your own writing
• To practise reading for both gist and detail
• To focus on the use of onomatopoeia in a poem
• To enact a scene of a novel or poem
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to English Literature

Possible novels, plays, poems

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
Macbeth by Shakespeare
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Orange Juice by Michael Rosen
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Animal Farm by George Orwell
 

International Relations

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 15–18
Academic Level: A Level
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To develop an understanding of some key terms, concepts and processes involved in International Relations
• To gain an insight into the history and structure of the contemporary international political and economic system
• To learn about some contemporary international issues and consider some daily headlines and topical news
• To study a number of vital research techniques
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to International Relations

Possible topics

• Introduction to contemporary International Relations
• Understanding global politics
• International Communication
• Gender and Society
• Democracy and Globalisation
• Europe in the World
• The Politics of the United States
 

IT (Informative Technology)

Summary

Centre: Dicker
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–13 and 14–17
Academic Level: Pre-GCSE and GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To learn about the different types and components of computer systems
• To be able to process, analyse and present information in a range of different personal and professional contexts
• To gain an insight into current and emerging technologies and their social and commercial impact in the modern world
• To acquire an appreciation of the legal, social, ethical and environmental issues raised by IT
• To develop IT-based solutions to solve problems
• To recognise potential risks when using IT and develop safe, secure and responsible practices
• To become a confident, independent user of IT but also develop the skills to work collaboratively as part of a team
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to IT

Possible topics

• ICT Systems and Applications
• Operating Systems and User Interfaces
• Current and Emerging Technologies
• Website development
• Data handling applications
• Graphics production and image manipulation
• Monitoring and tracking systems
• Recognition systems
 

Management

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 14–17
Academic Level: GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To understand how customers and consumers behave
• To study some of the practical aspects of motivating workers
• To gain an insight into the challenges of being a manager
• To develop an understanding of the psychology of human behaviour
• To recognise a range of different perspectives on leadership, including sociological, psychological, functional and critical
• To consider suitable ways by which businesses might recruit and retain their employees
• To learn about the core concepts of Total Quality Management
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Management

Possible topics

• People in Business
• Leadership and Performance Management
• Motivating People
• Managing Knowledge
• Decision-Making
• Consumer Behaviour
• Human Resource Management
• Total Quality Management
• Managing Yourself
 

Maths

Summary

Centres: Dicker and Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–13 and 14–17
Academic Level: Pre-GCSE and GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To develop an understanding of some key mathematical concepts and principles
• To increase confidence in mathematics and recognise the importance of mathematics in society
• To acquire and apply mathematical concepts to solve everyday problems
• To reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
• To comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context
• To use mathematics to develop models of real situations
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Mathematics

Possible topics

• Algebraic Equations
• Quadratic Equations (including the Quadratic Formula and Completing the Square)
• Equations of Straight Lines (including Midpoints of Line Segments and Parallel and Perpendicular Lines)
• 3D Shapes (including Volumes of Prisms, Cones, Spheres and Frustums)
• Calculations with Fractions (including Algebraic Fractions)
• Circle Theorems
• Transformations
• Area and Circumference of a Circle (including the Area and Perimeter of Partial Circles)
• Probability
• Indices and Surds
• Trigonometry (including the Sine and Cosine Rules)
 
See our Maths Flyer.

Science

Summary

Centre: Dicker
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 12–13 and 14–17
Academic Level: Pre-GCSE and GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 (Intermediate)
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £75 per week

Dates

All weeks: 2 Jul–19 Aug

Objectives

• To develop an understanding of some key scientific concepts and principles within the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
• To learn some essential aspects of methods, processes and uses of science
• To appreciate some of the complex and diverse scientific phenomena that exist in the natural world
• To expand upon and apply observational, practical, modelling and problem-solving skills both in the laboratory and in the field
• To establish an ability to evaluate scientific claims through a critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions
• To inspire curiosity about the natural world, how science works and its relevance to everyday life
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Science

Possible topics

• Atomic structure and the periodic table
• Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
• Chemistry of the atmosphere
• Acids and Alkalis
• Energy
• Collision Theory
• Cell Biology
• Infection and Response
• Ecology
 
See our Science Flyer.
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