ICS Summer School

Co-educational (3 – 17)
Day Camp
+44 20 7298 8817
ICS Summer School, 21 Star Street London W2 1QB, United Kingdom
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Year of foundation 1979
Accomodation type Day School
Boarding Day Camp
Language English
Number of students 700
Teacher student ratio 1 : 8
Duration 1 to 9 weeks
Months Running June, July, August
Fee (min) £625
Fee (max) £625

Description

International Community School is a highly regarded, international school located in the very heart of London. The ICS Summer School offers expert English language tuition for students at all ability levels, from 3 – 17 years old.

Our school’s central London location means that we are connected to one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Our students’ English language learning experience is enhanced through a series of weekly adventures visiting many of London’s iconic venues such as the Science and Natural History Museums, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Buckingham Palace.

ICS Summer School has welcomed 50,000 international students over the last 40 years. We would be delighted to welcome you to the ICS Summer School in 2020.

Two options are available to boost English language skills, through inspiring activities and projects in the vibrant city of London, the capital of the English language.


Courses on offer:
Course The English School Experience   (Age 3 – 17)
Course Active English in London   (Age 14 – 17)


Course The English School Experience
In our core programme for English learners, students accelerate their skills through inspiring activities & projects in a British-style school experience, enhanced through London excursions.

● Dates 22 June – 21 August 2020
● Course length 1 – 9 Weeks
● Class size 15 – 20
● Teacher to student ratio
3 – 4 years minimum 1 : 5
5 – 7 years minimum 1 : 8
8 – 9 years minimum 1 : 8
10 – 13 years minimum 1 : 15
14 – 17 years minimum 1 : 15
● Age 3 – 17
● Levels All
● Hours of English per week 27.5
● Week 5 days (Monday To Friday)

During the English School Experience, students boost their language through inspiring activities, projects and London excursions.

The programme provides students with a ‘British style’ school experience which develops a command of English language skills in academic subjects.

Each week focuses on a particular theme based around culture, history, commerce or the environment. The thematic nature of the course means students learn within a meaningful context and will not repeat the same lesson or excursion, no matter how long they stay. Every student takes a placement test on their first day so the academic team can group children appropriately by the level of English and age.

Example Excursions (One whole day per week)
● Natural History Museum (Natural Sciences, Geography, History, Language)
● Science Museum and iMax Cinema (Science, Language)
● Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (Language & Literacy, History, Language)
● Tate Modern (Art, Design, Culture, Language)
● Camden Town Market (Culture, Language)
● London Wetlands Centre (Environmental Science, Language)
● Wimbledon (Sport, History, Culture, Language)
● London Transport Museum (Culture, Language, History, Geography)

Student ages
3 – 4 years old Nursery
The focus is on creative and play based learning and the development of communication and social skills. Children use song, dance, drama, art and construction to improve language skills.

5 – 7 years old Lower Primary
Learners work collaboratively through project-based activities, researching together to improve English language and communication skills. Weekly excursions take place in central London and are directly related to the learning that is taking place that week.

8 – 9 years old Upper Primary
Learners take part in exciting discovery-led activities with a focus on all communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Lessons and activities are linked to a weekly project. Weekly excursions take place in central London and are directly related to the learning that is taking place that week.

10 – 17 years old Secondary
Learners build confidence and competence through projects and focused lessons which include group work, worksheets, questionnaires and research tasks. Weekly excursions take place in central London and are directly related to the learning that is taking place that week.

Pastoral Care
A parent’s first and primary concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of their child.

At ICS Summer School, we are totally of the same mind! The health, safety and welfare of your child is the most important thing for us as well. What exactly does that mean? What is the health, safety and welfare of any child really about? Pastoral care is the term that we use to describe all aspects of the health, safety and welfare of students at ICS Summer School. It means that the adults at the school are committed to supporting not only the academic learning that takes place but also the personal, social and
emotional development of each student.

Our job is to keep students safe, healthy and happy while promoting their interpersonal, intrapersonal, cultural and communication skills. ICS Staff take the time and make the effort to get to know each student as an individual.


Course Active English in London

● Dates 22 June – 21 August 2020
● Course length 1 – 9 Weeks
● Cost £625 per week
● Class size 15 – 20
● Teacher to student ratio minimum 1 : 10
● Age 14 – 17
● Levels All
● Hours of English per week 27.5
● Week 5 days (Monday To Friday)

This course is only for the 14 – 17 age group as it involves interacting with London! Active English means active learning, using and applying English language skills in real-life contexts.

This is a dynamic course, travelling on London buses and the Tube (students plan the routes!) and visiting iconic London landmarks.

English Language levels are improved through direct interaction with the environment, with learning opportunities skillfully crafted by the specialist Active English teachers, who are always on hand to guide the group.

Students immerse themselves in the English language and experience British culture up close.

Each week is designed around a different theme, for instance, Technology and Innovation, or Art and Culture.

Confidence in speaking
Learners’ independence will grow as they gain confidence in the English language and in their knowledge of London. In addition, they develop critical thinking skills by learning how to problem solve and research and analyse new information.

Active English Sample Excursions (5 per week)
● Natural History Museum
● Science Museum
● Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
● Tate Modern, Tate Britain
● Camden Town
● Wimbledon
● Kew Gardens
● Sherlock Holmes Museum
● Design Museum
● Saatchi Gallery
● House of Illustration
● Dr Johnson’s House
● Shoreditch Street Art Workshop
● London Museum
● Victoria & Albert Museum
● Royal Institute of Architects
● Houses of Parliament
● Buckingham Palace

ICS Summer School London. 2020. Active English Course.
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Program

Activities

In our two programmes for English learners, students accelerate their skills through inspiring activities & projects in a British-style school experience, enhanced through London excursions.

Academic Courses

“Course: The English School Experience” and “Course: Active English in London”

Language Courses

Surroundings

City

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