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Coding & RoboticsAges - 11-17

This two-week programme aims to develop the students’ understanding of coding, electronics, and robotics. The learners work in pairs and will be given tutorials that will enable them to learn the basics of Python, interface with microcontrollers, and use the pi top [4] modular system to build robots. Learners will be given the opportunity to stretch their understanding of automated processes and AI control.

The Programme

Coding & Robotics

Python Students learn how to use Python via basic commands and modules. Microcontrollers Focuses on applying Python for microcontroller use and basic programming.

Building Robots Students explore applying Python and the electronics to robotics applications.

The aim is to move away from block coding, and give learners real exposure to real coding in Python.

English Skills

English Skills focus on developing students' general knowledge in English and ability to communicate effectively and accurately in everyday situations and different contexts. Students will be tested, challenged, supported and stimulated.


  1. Improve students' receptive (reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing) English skills.
  2. Extend students' knowledge and range of vocabulary.
  3. Deepen students' understanding of grammatical concepts in English.
  4. Build students' confidence to use the English they know in speaking situations.
  5. Improve students' pronunciation.
  6. Train students to be effective learners

There are 5 hours of Enrichment lessons per week. Students develop their receptive and productive English skills and deepen their cultural knowledge using real-world materials such as adverts, leaflets, social media, TV shows, short films, podcasts, online articles, blogs and magazines.



Excursions are a mandatory part of the programme. We offer students the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest, as well as the chance for sightseeing, shopping and amusement.


  1. Deepen students' cultural experiences.
  2. Create opportunities for interaction with the real world in fun, relaxed and genuinely interesting ways.
  3. Enhance their knowledge of England and the UK.


Wednesday trips are a half-day afternoon/evening visit and may involve visiting a local place of interest in a nearby town or an off-site activity, such as: Country Park, Farm, Forest, Forts, Museum, Pier, Pottery Painting, Trampolining.


Saturday excursions are a full day trip and include a cultural, touristic or recreational visit to London or another place of interest such as British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Kidzania, London Dungeon, London Eye, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey.


Sunday excursions are often more relaxing trips to a local seaside town, such as Eastbourne, Brighton and Hastings, where students can stroll along the beach, have lunch in the park or do some shopping. Sometimes students will partake in off-site activities.



After lessons, students participate in a range of sports and recreational activities. This provides the opportunity to carry on learning outside the classroom in small, supervised groups at the same time as having some fun. Students will be able to choose their preferred sport or activity.


  1. Enhance students' fluency in English.
  2. Awaken students' curiosity by explore new sports, activities and games.
  3. Enhance students' skills and technique in sports.
  4. Encourage participation and self-confidence.
  5. Teach students new vocabulary related to sports, games and popular leisure activities.


Cooking, Gymnastics, Kick-It Cricket, Sand Painting, Drama, Football, Jewellery-Making, Sports Hall Athletics, Dance, Handball, Puppetry, Swimming, Martial Arts, Painting, Short Tennis, Touch Rugby.

Dates & Fees

The programme runs for 2 weeks in total, from 9 July to 22 July 2023. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.

The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,695 per week for a residential student for residential students, a return transfer from selected airports (any time of the day) is included. There is no supplement for collecting a UM. Travel insurance is included for all students.

The Course


Age range 11 to 17 yrs. Maximum 18 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.


There is a full programme of lessons, sports, activities, social events and excursions, all of which are mandatory and included in the fee.



There are 22½ hours of lessons per week including English Skills, Enrichment and Research Project. Maximum 14 students per class. Weekly progress checks to monitor students' performance.


7 levels are available from A1 (Pre-Int) to C2 (Proficiency). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component.

The centre


Tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, gym, squash courts, astro-turf, playing fields, drama theatre, dance studios, small golf course, IT suites, art studios.


Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Bedrooms with 2 to 4 beds. Some single bedrooms are available. Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Students share their bedroom with children of the same age and from different countries. Every boarding house has its own communal space for students to relax.


Bede’s staff provide excellent care for students 24 hours a day and live in the same sleeping areas as the students. Dedicated House Parents look after the students in each boarding house. Excellent staff:student ratios (typically 1:5). Individual attention provided. There is a surgery led by a qualified nurse several times a week and access to a doctor if required. View our Welfare Policy.


Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served in the Dining Room. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated. See our Meals at Bede's flyer.




Internet is available and an extensive Wi-Fi network across the campus. Skype is available. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Bede's Shop and a Village Shop for refreshments and snacks. Laundry is done for students at least twice a week. 24 hour emergency contact service for Parents.

Transfer Service
Transfer Service

Transfers from/to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports and Ashford Train Station are included in the fees at any time of the day. Students are met by Bede's Staff and Bede's Airport Coordinators provide extra care.



London: 68 miles/109 km

LGW: 44 miles/70 km

LHR: 82 miles/133 km

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Course Aims

  1. Improve all language skills in English
  2. Build confidence to speak English more fluently
  3. Earn respect for other people and different cultures
  4. Have a better understanding of the British way of life.
  5. Develop personal and social skills
  6. Motivate students to continue learning English after they leave Bede's

Course Outcomes

Attendance Certificate
Academic Report
Activities Diary
Any special digital Awards or Prizes
Nationality Mix at Bede's Coding & Robotics 2019
What Students Thought in 2019
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