Academies

Academies Propectus 

Academies offer professional tuition in a range of sports, leisure pursuits, creative activities and academic subjects and are designed to increase students' knowledge, skills and technique.

Academies, which are optional and take place in the afternoon instead of regular sports and activities, enable students to customise their course and provide the opportunity for them to continue learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups.

Academies bring many benefits: some stimulate students' creativity, others expand their capacity for reflection and others help students to develop their critical thinking skills. Some academies raise students' fitness levels and physical agility, while others help them to improve their self-confidence by challenging them to step outside of their comfort zone.

Every academy, whether it be a sport, creative activity, leisure pursuit or academic subject, will help students to develop their commuication skills, confidence in speaking and fluency.

Academies are available for all levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Beginners will start with the basics while more advanced students will perfect their technique and skills.

Adventure Sports

Summary

Centres: Dicker
Venue: External venue
Hours: 4 hours per week (2 x 2 hour sessions)
Days: Two days out of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–17
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: In small groups, depending on the sport
Fee: £275 per week

Dates

Dicker
Week 2: 10–16 July
Week 4: 24–30 July
 
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 two sports per week which may include:
Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding,
Raft Building, Target Sports, Wake Boarding.
Animal Management

Summary

Centre: Eastbourne
Venue: Dicker Campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 6–11
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

All Weeks

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

Here are some of the animals which are cared for at Bede's: Marmosets, Meerkats, Polecats, Rabbits, Kinkajous, African birds, Squirrel Monkeys, Ring-tailed Lemurs,  Dormice, Chipmunks, Owls 

 

Commercial Pop Dance

Summary

Centres: Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: 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: £225 per week

Dates

Windlesham
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
 
Dicker:
Week 1: 11–17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July
Week 5: 08–14 August
 
Lancing:
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01- 07 August
 

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

 

Creative Writing

Summary

Centre: Dicker
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days:  Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 12–17
Minimum English Level: B1
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £125 per week

Dates

All Weeks

Objectives

• To feel a sense of enjoyment through writing in another language
• To gain exposure to a variety of stylistic writing techniques
• To promote free individual expression
• To encourage creativity, risk-taking and originality in your written work
• To develop a style of writing, personalised to your knowledge of English
• To learn a variety of different techniques to unlock your creative potential
• To increase self-confidence in your communication skills
 
 
Critical Thinking

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days:  Thursday and Friday
Ages: 13–17
Minimum English Level: B1
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £125 per week

Dates

All Weeks

Objectives

• To be able to assess the value of information accuracy
• To develop the ability to articulately express opinions in English
• To learn to assimilate complex information and create balanced view points in English
• To be able to discuss and coherently respond to new and challenging ideas
• To appreciate the differences between good and poor reasoning processes
• To develop your curiosity and inquisitive nature
• To increase self-confidence in your communication skills
 
English Literature

Summary

Centres: Dicker
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–17
Academic Level: GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £175 per week

Dates

All Weeks

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
 
Essay Writing

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days:  Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 13–17
Minimum English Level: B1
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £125 per week

Dates

All Weeks

Objectives

• To demonstrate and apply basic knowledge of essay structures in English
• To learn to write concise and grammatically correct sentences
• To develop a sense of coherence from the beginning to the end of an essay
• To learn useful keywords and structures for essay writing
• To develop a style of writing, personalised to your knowledge of English
• To understand the differences between academic and informal writing
• To increase selft-confidence in your communication skills
 
 
Film & Animation
Summary
Centre: Lancing
Venue: Location on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 13–18
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £225 per week
Dates
Lancing
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
Objectives
• To learn some of the principles of stop motion animation with clay
• To use aluminium wire and animation clay to produce a clay model with armature for animating
• To learn what features make a clay model good for animating
• To produce an animation stage set using an animation theatre, props and backdrops
• To learn the fundamentals of how to operate animation software so this can be built on after the academy
• To learn how to photograph a stop motion animation so it is smooth and realistic
• To learn how sounds enhance animations and how to add sound using a sound library and animation software
• To improve your understanding of the many uses technology can have today
• To produce a short animated sequence with sounds and music
• To gain skills which can be built on after the Academy
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to Film and Animation
 
 
 
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: £670 per week

Dates

Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August

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
• The student's height and weight is required for the Flying
• 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 Skills

Summary

Centres: Eastbourne,Windlesham, Dicker and Lancing
Venue: Football pitch on campus
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 12 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

Eastbourne & Windlesham
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
 
Dicker
Week 1: 11–17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July
Week 5: 08-14 August
 
Lancing
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August

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

 

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: £275 per week

Dates

Dicker
All Weeks
 
Lancing
Week 1: 11-17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July
Week 5: 08–14 August

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, 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: £275 per week

Dates

Eastbourne, Windlesham, Handcross, Dicker, Lancing
 
All Weeks
 
 
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.
The Students height and weight is required for this academy.
 
 
International Relations

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 13–17
Academic Level: A Level
Minimum English Level: B1
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £175 per week

Dates

All Weeks

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
 
 
Management

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 13–17
Academic Level: A Level
Minimum English Level: B1 
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £175 per week

Dates

All Weeks
 
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
 
Masterchef

Summary

Centre: Lancing
Venue: Food Technology Classroom on Campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 13–18
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

Week 2: 18-24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
 

Objectives

• To learn both local and international recipes
• To encourage creativity and individuality
• To develop a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in cooking original meals
• To improve the ability to make quick (and correct) decisions
• To develop an understanding of basic culinary concepts
• To create new dishes by understanding how different flavours combine with one another
• To increase vocabulary specifically relating to cooking and dining
 
 
Maths

Summary

Centre: Dicker
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday and Tuesday
Ages: 12–17 
Academic Level: GCSE
Minimum English Level: B1 
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £175 per week

Dates

All Weeks

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)
 
 
Performing Arts

Summary

Centres: Eastbourne and Windlesham
Venue: In the drama studio on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 6–14
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 12 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

Eastbourne
Week 2: 18-24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
 
Windlesham
Week 1: 11–17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July

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 increase your vocabulary relating specifically to drama, choral speaking and creative movement
 
 
Photography
Please note all students must bring their own DSLR camera. If you do not have one, please contact us for more information.

Summary

Centre:, Dicker
Venue: Various locations on campus
Hours: 6 hours per week (4 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ages: 12–17
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One teacher per 10 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

Dicker
Week 1: 11–17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July
Week 5: 08–14 August
 
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 build an exciting image folio
• To establish a wide repertoire of photographic skills
• To expand the capacity for reflection and to develop critical-thinking skills
• To increase your vocabulary relating specifically to photography
 
 
Presenting

Summary

Centres: Dicker, Lancing
Hours: 3 hours per week (2 x 1½ hour sessions)
Days: Thursday and Friday
Ages: 13–17
Minimum English Level: B1 
Instruction: One teacher per 14 students
Fee: £125 per week

Dates

Dicker & Lancing
All Weeks

Objectives

• To learn to coherently present oral arguments within a given time frame
• To understand how to use your voice and body language to enhance your presentation
• To enhance flexibility and rapidity of thought in English
• To develop fluency in English
• To improve vocabulary and diction in English
• To increase self-confidence in your communication skills
 
 
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: £225 per week

Dates

Week 1: 11–17 July
Week 3: 25–31 July
Week 5: 08-14 August
 
 
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, Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker, Lancing and Brighton
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: 6–19
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced
Instruction: One coach per 10 students
Fee: £225 per week

Dates

Eastbourne
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August
 
Handcross, Windlesham, Dicker, Lancing
All Weeks
 
Brighton
Week 2: 18–24 July
Week 4: 01–07 August

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
 
 
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