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Lancing13-18 years

English Plus is a semi-intensive course with 22.5 hours of study per week. Students can create a more intensive study programme by choosing 1 or 2 optional academic academies per week. This course takes place at Lancing College which was founded in 1848. The campus is located on a hill with wonderful views of the sea, the city of Brighton and Shoreham Airport. With its famous gothic chapel creating an air of magic and mystery, the College is built around two quadrangles in a similar style to the Oxford and Cambridge university colleges. This location is ideal for more independent teenagers.

The Programme

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.


Enrichment Lessons expose students to authentic learning materials and language and challenge them to interact naturally in English while enhancing their language skills.


  1. Familiarise students with authentic learning materials (leaflets, magazines, adverts, films, TV).
  2. Improve students' awareness of English as a "real" means of interaction and sharing information among people.
  3. Enhance students' knowledge of both national and international current affairs.
  4. Increase the sense of learning for communication.
  5. Develop students' self-learning skills.
  6. Develop students productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) skills in English.
Research Project


Research Projects get students involved in their own learning, allowing them to choose a project that interests them which they will research, plan, implement and evaluate, working as part of a team.


  1. Enhance students' negotiating and decision-making skills.
  2. Develop students' research, planning and organisation skills.
  3. Encourage active student participation within the context of a group, fostering teamwork and collaboration.
  4. Enhance students' ability to process information in English from a range of different sources.
  5. Develop students spoken fluency in English.


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. Sometimes, 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.


Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Bootcamp, Card Games, Chess, Circuit Training, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Drama, Fashion Design, Football, Model-Making, Netball, Painting, Rounders, Rugby, Set Design, Singing, Squash, Stoolball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba.



A full programme of organised and supervised social events is offered every evening to encourage students to make new friends and develop their social skills. By actively encouraging the mixing of nationalities, we are helping to create a harmonious international community in which students can live, study in a safe and comfortable environment and enjoy themselves.


  1. Promote students' relaxation and enjoyment.
  2. Explore some typically English social events, games and activities.
  3. Nurture social skills in an environment of different cultural traditions.
  4. Use English in natural real-life speaking situations.
  5. Forge new friendships.

Bede’s Got Talent, Disco, House Competitions, Fashion Show, Formal Dinner & Dance, Karaoke, Messy Games, Music Quiz, Musical Workshop, Pool Party, Soft Ball Sports, Tennis, Tournaments.




Our Academies Programme offers expert instruction to students looking to develop their skills, technique and confidence in certain sports and leisure activities.


  1. Increase students' competencies and technique in the sport/activity.
  2. Offer inspiring coaching and instruction to motivate students to practise sport.
  3. Learn specific vocabulary relating to the sport/activity.

Academies Available

Commercial Pop Dance

Critical Thinking

Essay Writing

Film & Animation


Football Skills


Horse Riding

International Relations





Further Information

The Academies Programme is suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced level.

Instruction is given by qualified Bede's or external sports' coaches.

Students can choose 1 Academy option per week.

Academies take place instead of the regular afternoon Sports & Activities.

Dates & Fees

The centre is open for 5 weeks in total, from 11 July to 14 August 2021. Students can arrive on any Sunday and depart on any Saturday.

The recommended minimum stay is two weeks. To maximize the benefit of your experience, you should consider a 3 or 4 week course.

The fully-inclusive course fee is £1,300 per week. This includes a return transfer from selected airports (any time of the day) and travel insurance. There is no supplement for collecting a UM.

The Course


Age range 13 to 18 yrs. Maximum 230 students per week from different countries. Limits for each nationality to ensure a good mix.


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


Daily Timetable. 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-A2 (Elementary) to C2 (Proficiency). Entry test on Monday with a speaking, grammar and writing component. Complete Beginners are not accepted.


The Cambridge B2 First & Cambridge C1 Advanced exams are available for students aged between 13-17 years. Dedicated exam preparation in place of English Skills and Enrichment. Cambridge B2 First: 2 or 3 week programme available (exam on Thurs 30 July 2020). Cambridge C1 Advanced: 2 or 3 week programme available (exam on Fri 31 July 2020). Exams takes place at Dicker centre. Confirmation of a place on an Exam Course is subject to availability and to a satisfactory online placement test.


Academy Prospectus. Commercial Pop Dance, Critical Thinking, Essay Writing, Film & Animation, Flying, Football Skills, Golf, Horse Riding, International Relations, Masterchef, Presenting, Tennis. Supplements are payable. Academies are subject to availability and a minimum number of enrolments.

Student Handbook

The centre


Tennis courts, sswimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, playing fields, astro-turf pitch, drama theatre, dance studio, art studio and café. .



Separate accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Most bedrooms have 1 or 2 beds (some larger bedrooms are available). Storage space is available. Bathrooms are shared. Where students share their bedroom, it will be with children of a similar age and from a different country. Most boarding houses have their 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.



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.


Internet is available and limited a Wi-Fi network covering some boarding houses. Skype is available. Students can make and receive telephone calls. Lancing Cafe 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: 33 miles/54 km

LHR: 72 miles/116 km

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Course Aims

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

Course Outcomes

Digital Attendance Certificate
Digital Academic Report
Digital Course Folder
Digital Activities Diary
Any special digital Awards or Prizes
Nationality Mix at Bede's Lancing 2019
What Students Thought in 2019
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