On the first Tuesday morning, all students have introductory guidance from the key staff and the Director. They get their Summer School Student Handbook and file with all the information they need about life on campus and the course, the College. Please click here to view.
Assessment and Placement
Students are assessed to determine the most appropriate level of class for them. The English language range is usually between Advanced [C2] and Upper Elementary [A2]. Please note that we do not offer courses for low level pupils [Beginner, Basic, A1]
|Students are placed in groups according to age:|
|Middle School ages 11 - 13 years|
|Senior School ages 13 - 15 years|
|Sixteen Plus ages 16 - 17 years|
Each pupil's ability is assessed in the key areas of reading, writing, listening speaking and grammar by the ELT Manager and his team.
Morning Classes - 09:00 to 12:30
Classes comprise of approximately 14 children of a similar age and ability. Class teachers are chosen for their subject knowledge and their ability to motivate children. As a team the teachers will have a range of skills, knowledge and experience appropriate to the age and level of students they teach. Classes will engage and challenge students through interesting topics, projects and activities linked to educational visits, theatre visits, current affairs and the media. Lessons will develop confidence and fluency, extend vocabulary and there will be a focus on pronunciation and error correction.
Educational visits form an important part of the course and are a stimulus for educational learning and English language development. There is a full day class visit on a Wednesday and Saturday, and one theatre visit per course. These visits are all with the class teacher who will do preparatory and follow up work associated with the visits.
St Edmund's College is rich in history, tradition and architecture. Each class follows a short project on the interesting history of the College including a guided tour taking in the museum, the Chapel (designed by the famous architect Pugin) and other areas of historical interest.