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Parent Manual More about our schools More about our courses The information in the Parent Manual relates to 2012 and does not form a contract between Thames Valley Summer Schools and its clients. Amendments for 2013 will be published in May. Amendments will be minor and the information provided is a fair representation of what students should expect for this summer’s courses.


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The information in the Parent Manual relates to 2012 and does not form a contract between Thames Valley Summer Schools and its clients. Amendments for 2013 will be published in May. Amendments will be minor and the information provided is a fair representation of what students should expect for this summer’s courses.

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Trinity Examination Course Ages 10 - 12

Trinity Examination Course Ages 9 - 13

Trinity Examination Course Ages 13 - 17

Intensive Trinity Examination Course Ages 12 - 17

Intensive Trinity Examination Course Ages 13 - 16

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Epsom Ages 10 - 16 4


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Description & location Founded in 1853 under the royal patronage of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, Epsom College is one of the country’s leading co-educational schools, producing more doctors than any other school in the UK. The college is set in extensive landscaped grounds, close to the world-famous Derby Race Course and 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of the small, lively town of Epsom. Epsom is 22 km from central London, with fast and frequent trains to Victoria station (journey time 30 minutes). Heathrow and Gatwick airports are less than 45 minutes by coach. 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool

Mackinder Building – main classroom block

Recent developments at the college include the multi-million pound Mackinder Building, whose first-class teaching facilities are used by TVSS. Sports facilities are excellent: there is a large and fully equipped sports centre (opened by Queen Elizabeth II, the school’s patron, in 1989) comprising two sports halls, squash courts and a 25m indoor heated swimming pool. There are also 18 tennis courts and extensive sports fields for outdoor games. TVSS has access to the college’s well-equipped computer suites for students to send/receive emails and access social networking sites. All facilities at the college are within a few minutes’ walk of each other. More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.epsomcollege.org

Main school buildings

School entrance

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Campus main buildings

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Sports facilities & playing fields

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Contact details Thames Valley Summer Schools c/o Epsom College College Road Epsom Surrey KT17 4JQ England

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Bedrooms Crawfurd

+44 (0)1372 821303 or 821119 Forest

+44 (0)1372 821058 White House

+44 (0)1372 821148 or 821149

Students will be accommodated in the above boarding houses, and will be told to phone home as soon as possible after arrival to notify their parents which house they are in. We know that most students bring their own mobile phones, but telephone numbers in boarding houses are listed above should parents wish to use them. To reduce disruption, we recommend that students telephone their parents rather than vice versa. Except in an emergency, students are not permitted to use their mobiles during classes and when participating in organised activities. If parents need to phone their son/daughter, the best times to call are 13.30 - 14.00, 17.00 - 18.00 and 18.30 19.00 UK time.

Students are accommodated in single or twin study bedrooms and minidormitories with 3-4 beds. Up to four boarding houses are used by TVSS, depending on student numbers, with 40-60 students in each. All boarding houses are less than five minutes’ walk from the college’s main buildings. All have attractive common rooms with TV/DVD. Sheets and duvet covers are provided by the college and changed once a week. Personal laundry is provided weekly and returned within 48 hours. Common areas and bedrooms are cleaned daily, Monday to Friday. Showers/baths are available to students on the ratio of 1:3 or 1:6, depending on the boarding house.

White House

Crawfurd

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TUESDAY

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Students eat in the recently refurbished central dining hall. Meals are self-service, with a three-course lunch and three-course dinner menu. There is a vegetarian option for all meals. Packed lunches are provided for the full-day excursions and packed dinners for the half-day trips to London. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Breakfast – Cereal bar, fruit juices, yoghurt, orange and grapefruit and: Boiled eggs Baked beans Fried eggs Tomatoes Sausages

Boiled eggs Baked beans Scrambled eggs Mushroom Bacon

Boiled eggs Baked beans Poached eggs Tomatoes Sausages

Boiled eggs Baked beans Fried eggs Hash browns Bacon

Pain au chocolat Pain au raisin Croissants Assorted Danish pastries Sliced ham & cheese

Boiled eggs Baked beans Scrambled eggs Tinned Tomatoes Sausages

Brunch 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Lunch – Hot pasta bar (with choice of two sauces) and: Fruit juice Cereals Baked beans Croissants Assorted pastries Yogurt Fruit

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Salad bar, bread rolls and soup of the day

Spiced Lamb with Cabbage Salad, Pitta Bread & Mint Yoghurt

Chicken Caesar Salad

Sweet Chilli Special Fried Rice with Prawn Crackers

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Beef Madras with Braised Rice and Naan Bread

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Baguette bar Jacket potatoes Assorted toppings

Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Chicken korma (v) Vegetable korma Rice Onion bhaji/naan bread Poppodums Broccoli

Roast beef (v) Roast vegetables Yorkshire pudding Roast potatoes Brussel sprouts Sweetcorn/ Gravy

Chicken kiev (v) Vegetable kiev Green beans Baby carrots New potatoes

Shepherds pie (lamb) (v) Vegetable pie Sauté vegetables Cauliflower Croquette potatoes Gravy

Fish (v) Vegetable nuggets Beef & black bean sauce Chips Peas/mushy peas Sweetcorn

Chicken burgers (v) Vegetable burgers Burger buns Mixed salad Potato salad Coleslaw

Full English Sausages Bacon Tomatoes Hash browns Tea/Coffee

Cheese & biscuits Fresh fruit/yoghurt

Mandarin cheesecake Fresh fruit/yoghurt

Mixed fruit crumble Cream Fresh fruit/yoghurt

Lime jelly Fresh fruit/yoghurt

Pineapple sponge custard

Crème caramel

Gateau Fresh fruit/yoghurt

Dinner – Salad bar and pasta bar, jacket potatoes, soup and rolls and: BBQ spare ribs (v) Vegetable spring rolls Onion rings Corn on the cob Sauté potatoes Flapjack Yoghurt Fresh fruit portion

Salmon & broccoli bake (v) Cheese & onion quiche Broccoli Peas New potatoes Topped doughnuts Yoghurt Fresh fruit portion

Meatballs in tomato sauce with pasta (v) Vegetable & bean pasta bake Garlic bread Peas/baby carrots

Chicken breast in mushroom sauce (v) Quorn fillet in mushroom sauce Green beans whole Mushroom & pepper stir fry Braised rice

Meat pizza (v) Vegetable pizza Tossed salad Coleslaw Lattice fries

Banana cake Yoghurt Fresh fruit portions

Artic roll Yoghurt Fresh fruit portions

Raspberry mousse Yoghurt Fresh fruit portions

BBQ Burger in a Bun Sausage in a Roll Marinated Chicken Breast Vegetarian Option Mixed Salad Coleslaw Potato Salad Ice Cream

Roast pork (v) Roast mixed vegetables Apple sauce/ gravy Roast parsnips/ mixed vegetables Roast potatoes Ice cream Yoghurt Fresh fruit portions

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WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEDNESDAY 4/7

WEDNESDAY 11/7

Classes

2.1, 3.1, 4.1 arrive

Classes

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) or Multi-Sports 19.30 – 21.30 THURSDAY 5/7

Classes

PRE - NG/NPG

AM

Placement Testing / Induction

PM

Classes 1-3: 14.00 – 16.00 4-5: 16.25 – 17.45

EVE

Welcome Disco (1) 19.00 – 22.00

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground British Museum or Museum of London & shopping in Regent Street / Piccadilly

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities + Talent Show preparation 20.30 – 22.00 THURSDAY 12/7

Classes

POST - BM/MoL

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA or Talent Show preparation

EVE

Disco (2) 19.00 – 22.00

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery & shopping in Covent Garden

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00 SATURDAY 7/7

Classes

POST - NG/NPG

PM

Campus Activities

EVE

BBQ (1) 19.00 – 20.00 Junior & Senior Olympics 20.00 – 21.00 SUNDAY 8/7

PM

F/D BRIGHTON (inc. Sea Life Centre) by coach (PL)

EVE

Junior & Senior Film Night (Tuck Shop & House) 19.00 – 21.00

PM

Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

EVE

Karaoke (1) 19.00 – 21.00 TUESDAY 10/7

Classes PM EVE

Bingo 19.00 – 21.00

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

08.45 – 09.00 08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Classes

PRE - CT

PM

Group Photograph 14.15 – 15.00 Campus Activities or Talent Show preparation

EVE

Talent Show 19.00 – 21.30

Normal campus activity times

2.1 FBK

SATURDAY 14/7 PM

F/D CANTERBURY (inc. Cathedral) by coach (PL)

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

EVE

Junior & Senior Quiz 19.00 – 21.00

Testing Day campus activity times

SUNDAY 15/7 PM

Campus Activities or Optional excursion to LONDON Big Bus Tour (GBP 29 adult GBP 12 child 15 y.o. or younger, excluding transport costs / 15 pax min.) or Exam Revision

EVE

BBQ (2) 19.00 – 20.00 Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Finals) 20.00 – 21.00

Classes

POST - CT

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (3) 20.00 – 22.30

MONDAY 16/7

PRE - BM/MoL Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

Normal class times

Breakfast 08.00 – 08.30 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner 18.00 – 18.45

MONDAY 9/7 Classes

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Meal times

FRIDAY 13/7

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TUESDAY 17/7

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

H/D excursion class times Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

08.30 - 10.30 10.30 - 10.50 10.50 - 12.10 12.10 - 12.40

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Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

Classes

2.1 depart

ICT Information Communication Technology

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

PA

EVE

Junior and Senior Film Night (in-house) and Tuck Shop & House 19.00 – 21.00

Performing Arts

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WEEK 3

WEEK 4

WEDNESDAY 18/7

WEDNESDAY 25/7

Classes

2.2 arrive

Classes

PRE - GR

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

PM

H/D GREENWICH by coach National Maritime Museum & shopping at Bluewater

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) + Crazy Games 19.00 – 21.00

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

Classes

POST - GR

PM

Campus Activities

EVE

Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Finals) 19.00 – 21.00

THURSDAY 19/7 Classes PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground Science Museum or Natural History Museum & shopping in Knightsbridge

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00 PRE – CB 3.1 FBK

Classes

Classes

POST - SM/NHM

PM

Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA or International Night preparation

EVE

Karaoke (2) 19.00 – 21.00

EVE

‘Olympic’ Quiz 19.00 - 20.00 Olympic Opening Ceremony 20.00 – 21.00 or House Social Activities

SATURDAY 21/7 PM

F/D CAMBRIDGE (inc. Clare College) by coach (PL) (EGI) F/D OXFORD (inc. Trinity College) by coach (PL)

EVE

Blind Date or Speed Dating 19.00 – 21.00 SUNDAY 22/7

PM

Campus Activities or Exam Revision

EVE

BBQ (3) 19.00 – 20.00 ‘Fashion Rocks!’ 20.00 – 21.00

Classes

POST - CB

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities

MONDAY 23/7

EVE

SATURDAY 28/7 Classes

PRE - NG/NPG

PM

Campus Activities or International Night preparation

EVE

BBQ (4) 19.00 – 20.00 International Night 20.00 – 21.00

2.2, 4.1 FBK

SUNDAY 29/7 PM

F/D LONDON by train & underground (PL) National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery & shopping in Covent Garden (inc. Group Photograph)

EVE

Film Night (Tuck Shop) 19.00 – 21.00 or Exam Revision MONDAY 30/7

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (4) 20.00 – 22.30 TUESDAY 24/7

Classes

3.1 depart

PM

Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities

EVE

Film Night (Tuck Shop) 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

08.45 – 09.00 08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Meal times

Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Testing Day campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

H/D excursion class times Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

08.30 - 10.30 10.30 - 10.50 10.50 - 12.10 12.10 - 12.40

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POST - NG/NPG

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 19.30 Farewell Disco (5) 19.30 – 22.30 TUESDAY 31/7

Classes

Normal class times

Breakfast 08.00 – 08.30 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner 18.00 – 18.45

FRIDAY 27/7

FRIDAY 20/7

2012 Course programme Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

THURSDAY 26/7

PRE - SM/NHM

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PL = Packed lunch

Specialist Recreation Activities AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

ICT Information Communication Technology PA

Performing Arts

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There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Entrance charges are included. Full-day excursions are by coach; halfday excursions to London are by train. There is one optional excursion at Epsom in 2012, which students pay for if they wish to participate. Recreation activities on campus are available for students not wishing to go on the optional trip.

Inclusive excursions 2012

H/D = half day excursion, F/D = full day excursion

National Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

or

National Portrait Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

or

Museum of London Shopping in Regent Street / Piccadilly

or

Natural History Museum Shopping in Knightsbridge

Friday 6/7

H/D LONDON

Sunday 8/7

F/D BRIGHTON – including Sea Life Centre

Wednesday 11/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 14/7

F/D CANTERBURY – including Canterbury Cathedral

Thursday 19/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 21/7

F/D CAMBRIDGE – including Clare College

Wednesday 25/7

H/D GREENWICH National Maritime Museum / Shopping at Bluewater

Sunday 29/7

F/D LONDON

British Museum Shopping in Regent Street / Piccadilly

Science Museum Shopping in Knightsbridge

National Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

or

National Portrait Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

Optional excursion 2012 Sunday 15/7

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Dining room

Sports Centre

The course at Oundle is ideal for children aged 9-13 years. The school is one of a small number of leading boarding schools in the UK which has a purpose-built junior school integral to the main campus, with a range of excellent facilities designed specifically for this age range. In addition, the very attractive, ancient market town of Oundle (population 6000) provides a safe and friendly environment for younger students. The school buildings date from the seventeenth century to contemporary and are located throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus. Laxton Junior School was opened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002. The premises comprise: • 14 contemporary classrooms • A large multi-purpose Sports Centre for basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton • An ICT suite with 25 computers • A well-equipped art room Outside, students have access to tennis courts and extensive games fields for football, rounders and basketball. Swimming takes places in the 43.5 metre heated indoor pool in the school’s main Sports Hall, which also features an indoor climbing wall. Oundle is located less than an hour from Cambridge and within easy reach of London and Heathrow airport. More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.oundleschool.org.uk

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Oundle campus

Principal buildings used by Thames Valley

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Contact details Thames Valley Summer Schools The Bursary Oundle School Church Street Oundle Peterborough PE8 4EE

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Bedrooms Dryden

+44 (0) 1832 275156 Laundimer

+44 (0) 1832 273974 Sanderson

+44 (0) 1832 274002

Students will be accommodated in the above boarding houses, and will be told to phone home as soon as possible after arrival to notify their parents which house they are in. We know that most students bring their own mobile phones, but telephone numbers in boarding houses are listed above should parents wish to use them. To reduce disruption, we recommend that students telephone their parents rather than vice versa. Except in an emergency, students are not permitted to use their mobiles during classes and when participating in organised activities. If parents need to phone their son/daughter, the best times to call are 17.30 – 18.00 UK time. Clients must not contact the school before the start of courses.

Accommodation is of a very good standard in adjacent boarding houses. The boarding houses are a short walk from the Junior School. Each boarding house has a capacity of 65 beds. Bedrooms are light and airy with modern furnishings and vary in size from single and twin to 3-5 bedded rooms, ideal for the course age range. The ratio of bath/showers to beds is 1:5. The boarding houses have attractive common rooms with TV/DVD. Sheets and duvet covers are provided by the school and are changed once a week. Personal laundry is provided once a week and returned in 48 hours. Common areas and bedrooms are cleaned daily, Monday to Friday.

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Dryden

Laundimer

Sanderson

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TUESDAY

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Students eat in the Junior School dining hall, located 80 metres from the classrooms. Meals are self- service, with a three course lunch and three course dinner menu. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Breakfast – Choice of Cereals, Breads, Spreads, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Yoghurts, Fruit Juice, Tea and Coffee Scrambled Eggs Grilled Bacon Potato Waffles Grilled Tomato Danish Pastries

Fried Eggs Grilled Bacon Baked Beans Croissants

Lincolnshire Sausages Grilled Eggs Grilled Tomatoes Mushrooms Danish Pastries

Egg Bread Hash Browns Cocktail Sausages Baked Beans Croissants

Croissants Danish Pastries Pain au Chocolate Boiled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs Grilled Bacon Potato Waffles Grilled Tomatoes Danish Pastries

Poached Eggs Chipolata Sausages Baked Beans Croissants

Lunch – Self Service Salad Bar with Assorted Breads Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Pork Steak with Mustard Sauce

Assorted Cold Meat Platter

Small Fry Fish with a lemon Garnish

Penne Pasta With Sausage & Bacon Sauce or Spicy Tomato Sauce

Coquillette Pasta With Small Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Macaroni Pasta with Roasted Vegetable Sauce or Mushroom Sauce

Vegetable Wellington Tart (V)

Quiche (V)

Courgette Fritter with a Poached Egg (V)

Roast Potatoes

Sauté Potatoes

Chipped Potatoes

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Mushy Peas / Garden Peas

Oat Cookies

Chocolate & Raisin

Fresh Fruit Platter Fruit Yoghurts

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Sticky Chicken

Assorted Pizzas

Ranch Burger in a Bun with Cheese & Relish

Penne Pasta with Bolognaise Sauce or Tomato and Basil Sauce

Fusilli Pasta with Three Cheese Sauce or Chilli Sauce

Small Fry Fish with a Lemon Garnish

Vegetarian Pancake with Tomato Sauce (V)

Assorted Pizzas (V)

Vegetarian Burger in a bun with Cheese & Relish (V)

Baked Oven Wedges

Parmentier Potatoes

French Fries

Roasted Medley of Vegetables

Greek Salad

Garden Peas / Mushy Peas

Chocolate Cookie

Flapjack

Carrot Cake with Frosting

Shortbread

Krispie Cake

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fruit Yoghurts

Fruit Yoghurts

Fruit Yoghurts

Fruit Yoghurts

Packed Lunch: Cheese Salad Sandwich or Tuna Mayo & lettuce Sandwich Piece of Fruit, Crisps, Chocolate Bar & Cake Mineral water

Supper – Self Service Salad Bar with Assorted Breads Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Indoor BBQ

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day

Chicken Korma with Onion Bahjis

Lincolnshire Sausages with Yorkshire Pudding

Beef Burger in a Bun with Cheese & Relish

Sticky Pork Ribs

Braised Beef in Ale

Roast Chicken with Stuffing

Chicken Korma with Onion Bahjis

Beef Goulash

Chicken a la King

Omelette

BBQ Chicken Thighs

Stir Fried Pork & Oriental Vegetables in Black Bean Sauce

Paella

Chicken Burger in a Bun

Spicy Lentils (V)

Glamorgan Sausages with Yorkshire Pudding (V)

Vegetarian Burger in a bun with Cheese & Relish (V)

Marinated Haloumi & Mediterranean Vegetable Kebab (V)

Mushroom & Spinach Stroganoff (V)

Vegetable Wellington (V)

Assorted Pizzas (V)

Special Rice

Penne Pasta

Spicy Wedges

Baked Potato Wedges

Steamed Rice

Medley of Vegetables

Mixed Salad / Coleslaw

Parmentier Potatoes

Creamed Potatoes

Salad from the Self Service Salad Bar

Corn on the Cob with Butter Dressings

Charlotte Potatoes

Roast Potatoes

French Fries

Peas Flamande

Sauté Peppers with Sweet Corn

Baked Beans / Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce

Ranch Salad with Garlic Mayo Dressing

Baton Carrots

Dressed Green Beans

Baked Beans

Fruit Jelly with Ice Cream

Gateaux

Rice Pudding with Jam Sauce

Chocolate Brownie

Apple Crumble & Ice Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad with Cream

Cheesecake

Fruit – Apples

Fruit – Oranges / Plums

Fruit - Pears

Fruit – Apples

Fruit – Pears / Kiwi

Fruit – Duo of Melon

Fruit – Banana

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WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEDNESDAY 4/7

WEDNESDAY 11/7

Classes

2.1, 3.1, 4.1 arrive

Classes

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities

PM

H/D LEICESTER (inc. National Space Centre) by coach (PL)

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) or Multi sports 19.00 – 21.30

EVE

Speed Dating 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

POST – LC

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA or Talent Show preparation

EVE

Karaoke (1) 19.00 – 21.00

THURSDAY 5/7 AM

Placement Testing / Induction

PM

Classes 1-3: 14.00 – 16.00 4-5: 16.25 – 17.45

EVE

Welcome Disco (1) 19.00 – 22.00

Classes

PRE - CT

PRE – PB

PM

H/D PETERBOROUGH by coach Peterborough Cathedral, Bowling & Shopping

PM

EVE

Late dinner 20.00 House Social Activities 20.45 – 22.00

Group Photograph 14.15 – 15.00 Campus Activities + ICT 15.15 – 17.00 or Talent Show preparation

EVE

Talent Show 19.00 – 21.30

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA

PRE - BM

EVE

Treasure Hunt 19.00 – 21.00

PM

F/D CAMBRIDGE (inc. Clare College) by coach (PL)

EVE

BBQ 19.00 – 20.00 Team Sports Competitions (Finals) 20.00 – 21.00 SUNDAY 15/7

SUNDAY 8/7 PM

F/D LONDON by coach (PL) British Museum Thames River Cruise & shopping in Oxford Street

PM

Optional excursion to BIRMINGHAM (PL) (GBP 12/40 pax min.) or Campus Activities

EVE

Late dinner 20.00 House Social Activities 20.45 – 22.00

EVE

Bingo or Exam Revision 19.00 – 21.00

MONDAY 9/7

MONDAY 16/7 Classes

POST - CB

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (3) 20.00 – 22.30

08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Breakfast 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner 18.00 – 18.45 Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Testing Day campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

H/D excursion class times Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

08.45 – 10.45 10.45 – 11.10 11.10 – 12.30 12.30 – 13.05

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Classes

POST - BM

PM

Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

BBQ 19.00 – 20.00 ‘Olympics’ 20.00 – 21.00

Classes

PRE LC

Classes

2.1 depart

PM

Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + ICT

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

Disco (2) 19.00 – 22.00

EVE

Film Night 19.00 – 21.00

TUESDAY 10/7

08.45 – 09.00

Meal times

SATURDAY 14/7

SATURDAY 7/7 POST - PB

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

2.1 FBK

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FRIDAY 6/7

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WEEK 4

WEDNESDAY 18/7

WEDNESDAY 25/7

Classes

2.2 arrive

Classes

PRE – EL

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

PM

H/D ELY (inc. Cathedral) by coach (PL)

EVE

Bingo 19.00 – 21.00

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) + Crazy Games 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

PRE – WK

PM

H/D WARWICK CASTLE by coach (PL)

EVE

Quiz 19.00 – 21.00

Normal class times

Classes

POST – EL

PM

Team Sports Competitions (Finals) + Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Karaoke (2) 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

POST – WK

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

‘Fashion Rocks!’ 19.00 – 21.00

PM

Campus Activities + ICT 15.15 – 17.00 or International Night preparation

EVE

BBQ 19.00 – 20.00 Olympic Opening Ceremony (big screen) 20.00 – 21.00 or House Social Activities

SATURDAY 21/7 PM

F/D LONDON by coach (PL) National Gallery, shopping in Covent Garden & flight on London Eye

EVE

Late dinner 20.00 House Social Activities or Exam Revision 20.45 – 22.00 SUNDAY 22/7

PM

Optional excursion to WICKSTEED PARK (GBP 13 excluding transport costs / 20 pax min.) or Campus Activities

EVE

BBQ (3) 19.00 – 20.00 ‘Fashion Rocks!’ 20.00 – 21.00 MONDAY 23/7

4.1/2.2. FBK

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA or International Night preparation

EVE

International Night 19.00 – 21.00 SUNDAY 29/7

PM

F/D HUNSTANTON by coach (PL) Sea Life Centre (inc. Group Photograph)

EVE

Film Night or Exam Revision 19.00 – 21.00 MONDAY 30/7

Classes

POST - NG

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 or Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (4) 20.00 – 22.30 TUESDAY 24/7

Classes

Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Film Night 19.00 – 21.00

09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Testing Day campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

H/D excursion class times Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

08.45 – 10.45 10.45 – 11.10 11.10 – 12.30 12.30 – 13.05

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Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 14.15 – 17.00 or Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 19.30 Farewell Disco 19.30 – 22.30

Classes

2.2, 4.1 depart

TUESDAY 31/7

3.1 depart

PM

08.45 – 09.00

Normal campus activity times

SATURDAY 28/7 Classes

08.45 – 09.00

Breakfast 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner 18.00 – 18.45

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Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5 Meal times

FRIDAY 27/7 FRIDAY 20/7

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THURSDAY 26/7

THURSDAY 19/7

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There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Entrance charges are included. All excursions are by coach. There are two optional excursions at Oundle in 2012, which students pay for if they wish to participate. Recreation activities on campus are available for students not wishing to go on the optional trips.

Inclusive excursions 2012

H/D = half day excursion, F/D = full day excursion

Friday 6/7

H/D PETERBOROUGH – including Peterborough Cathedral / Bowling

Sunday 8/7

F/D LONDON – including British Museum / Thames River Cruise Shopping in Oxford Street

Wednesday 11/7

H/D LEICESTER – including National Space Centre

Saturday 14/7

F/D CAMBRIDGE – including Clare College

Thursday 19/7

H/D WARWICK CASTLE

Saturday 21/7

F/D LONDON – including National Gallery / Flight on the London Eye Shopping in Covent Garden

Wednesday 25/7

H/D ELY – including Ely Cathedral

Sunday 29/7

F/D HUNSTANTON – including Sea Life Centre

Optional excursions 2012 Sunday 15/7

BIRMINGHAM (£12 transport only)

Sunday 22/7

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Description & location Rugby school was founded in 1567 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is one of the most famous schools in England, where the game of rugby was invented in 1823 when William Webb Ellis picked up a soccer ball and ran with it. Students on the course will have the unique opportunity to play the game of rugby on the original pitch.

Main school quadrangle

School cloisters

The campus is located in the centre of the historic market town of Rugby, which has a population of 91,000. The town is within 35 km of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Warwick Castle and Birmingham (England’s rejuvenated second city). Rugby is 50 minutes by train from central London. One of the school’s most famous Headmasters was Dr Thomas Arnold (1828-42) who introduced reforms which began the transformation of the harsh environment of schools in England at the time, to the modern private school system of today, recognised as one of the best educational systems in the world. Tom Brown’s Schooldays, first published in 1857, is a famous story set at Rugby, describing the school’s traditions and reforms instituted by Dr Arnold. More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.rugbyschool.net

Warwick Castle

Interior school chapel

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The school is now co-educational with a total of 800 pupils, of which 650 are boarders. Sports facilities at the school include: • A 25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool

Classroom

25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool

• A large sports hall for badminton, 5-a-side football, volleyball and basketball • Two outdoor all-weather, floodlit, synthetic pitches for soccer, tennis and other sports • Up to 32 outdoor tennis courts, including three of competition standard • Three squash courts • 12 rugby pitches, including the original pitch where the game began. (Rugby is one of the afternoon sports activities available to students.) • 10 soccer pitches • Four rounders pitches • Surrounding land of over 20 hectares Other facilities at the school include an Information Technology Centre with 35 workstations; a Design Centre for art & craft and pottery; and a Social Centre for discos, karaoke and social events.

More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.rugbyschool.net School rugby on original pitch

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Contact details Thames Valley Summer Schools c/o Rugby School Enterprises The Sports Centre Rugby School Horton Crescent Rugby CV22 5DJ

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Cotton

+44 (0) 7938 699221

Griffin

+44 (0) 7512 469119

Kilbracken

+44 (0) 7938 699223

Rupert Brooke

+44 (0) 7938 699224

School Field

+44(0) 1788 556160

Sheriff

+44 (0) 1788 556180

Students will be accommodated in the above boarding houses, and will be told to phone home as soon as possible after arrival to notify their parents which house they are in. We know that most students bring their own mobile phones, but telephone numbers in boarding houses are listed above should parents wish to use them.

Accommodation is mostly in single rooms, with some twins available. For younger students, there are larger rooms with 3 – 6 beds. Showers are provided to students on the ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending on the boarding house. Thames Valley uses up to six boarding houses, with 30 – 50 students in each. Boarding houses are less than five minutes’ walk to the school’s main buildings. Sheets and duvet covers are provided by the school and are changed once a week and on student changeover days. Personal laundry is provided daily, Monday-Friday, and returned within 48 hours. The bedrooms are cleaned daily except at weekends, when only the common areas are cleaned. Kilbracken | Rugby School

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Griffin

To reduce disruption, we recommend that students telephone their parents rather than vice versa. Except in an emergency, students are not permitted to use their mobiles during classes and when participating in organised activities. If parents need to phone their son/daughter, the best times to call are 13.30 14.00, 17.30 - 18.30 and 19.00 - 19.30 UK time. Clients must not contact the school before the start of courses.

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TUESDAY

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Students eat in the centrally located dining halls. Meals are self-service with a 3-course lunch and 3-course dinner menu. There is a vegetarian option for all meals. Packed lunches are provided for the full day excursions and packed dinners for the half day trips. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Poached Eggs Sliced Gammon Grilled Tomatoes Hash Browns Blueberry Muffin Toast

Continental Breakfast Sliced Meats and Cheeses Boiled Eggs Kaiser Rolls Toast

Breakfast – Cereal bar, fruit juices, homemade yoghurt bar, tea and coffee. Scrambled Eggs Grilled Bacon Hash Browns Baked Beans Croissants Toast

Fried Eggs Grilled Bacon Grilled Tomatoes Pain au Chocolate Toast

Poached Eggs Pork Sausages Hash Browns Croissants Toast

Fried Eggs Grilled Bacon Baked Beans Pain au Chocolate Toast

Pork Sausages Fried Eggs Grilled Tomatoes Hash Browns Danish Pastries Toast

Lunch – Self-serve salad bar with four daily choices, freshly baked bread and cut fresh fruits. Beef Cannelloni and Tomato Sauce

Haddock Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Goujon with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Grilled Pork Escalope with Mushroom Sauce

Salmon Baked in fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

Packed lunch:

Pasta with Watercress Pesto

Margarita Pizza

Roasted vegetables with grilled goats cheese

Vegetarian Moussaka

Stuffed Peppers with Mushroom Couscous

Caesar Salad

Green beans

Corn on the cob

Roasted tomatoes

Tossed sauté courgettes

Sandwich Option Fruit Crisps Chocolate Bar

Roast New Potatoes with rosemary

Stone Baked Jackets

Sauté Potatoes

Pesto Spaghetti

Vegetarian Pancake with Tomato Sauce (V)

Peaches & Cream with shortbread biscuit

Chocolate Éclairs

Pear Jelly with ice cream

Iced Buns

Apricot Flapjack

Mineral water

Roast Turkey with Stuffing Spinach and ricotta cannelloni Broccoli Roast potatoes Eve’s Pudding & Cream

Lunch – Self-serve salad bar with four daily choices, freshly baked bread and cut fresh fruits. Sweet & Sour Pork

Chicken served with basil cream sauce

Beef Chilli Con Carne

Roasted Ham joint

Hunters Style Chicken in BBQ sauce

Beef Bourguignon

BBQ in Café Pork sausage hot dogs

Egg Noodles & Stir Fry Vegetables

Swedish style meatballs

Turkey escalope with tomato & olive sauce

Homemade Chicken Pie

Grilled Cod with lemon and parsley

Chicken Tandoori pieces With coriander salad

Chicken burger with bap and sweetcorn relish

Quorn Sausage Cassoulet Carrots Oven baked wedges

Vegetable Chow Mein

Cauliflower Cheese With caramelized red onions

Quorn sausage hot dog

Peas Crushed New

Cauliflower Cheese With caramelized red onions

Tossed salad Pasta Salad Tortilla Chips

Mandarin Cheesecake

Yum Yums

Ice Cream Sundays

Spring Rolls

Macaroni cheese

Cheese & Onion Quiche

Mushroom Rice

Glamorgan Sausages with Yorkshire Pudding (V)

Broccoli Braised Rice

Chocolate mousse

Vanilla ice cream with Summer Berry Compote

Chocolate Fudge tray-bake

Hot Waffles with Apple compote and whipped cream

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WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEDNESDAY 11/7

WEDNESDAY 18/7

Classes

2.1, 3.1, 4.1 arrive

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) or Multi-Sports 19.30 – 21.30 THURSDAY 12/7

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes / Afternoon A Group Photograph 16.15 – 17.00

POST - STF

EVE

Disco (2) 19.30 – 22.00

PM

AM

Placement Testing / Induction + House Meetings

Classes

AM

PM

Classes 1-3 14.00 – 16.00 4-5 16.25 – 17.45

PM

H/D BLENHEIM PALACE by coach Return 19.15

EVE

Welcome Disco (1) 19.30 – 22.00

EVE

Late dinner 19.30 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00 + Talent Show preparation until 22.00

FRIDAY 13/7 Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes / Afternoon A + Campus Activities (session 3) + ICT

EVE

BBQ (1) 19.00 – 20.00 Olympics 20.00 – 21.30

Classes

AM

PM EVE

PRE - BLH

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes / Afternoon B + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO or Talent Show preparation

EVE

Talent Show 19.30 – 22.00

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO

PM

F/D CAMBRIDGE (inc. Clare College) by coach (PL)

Bingo 19.30 – 21.30

EVE

Film Night (in-house) 19.30 – 21.30

SATURDAY 14/7

PM

F/D LONDON by coach (PL) Thames River Cruise & shopping in Oxford Street

EVE

Late dinner 19.30 Film Night (in-house) 19.30 – 21.30

SUNDAY 22/07

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes/Afternoon B + Junior and Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO

EVE

Karaoke (1) 19.30 – 21.30 TUESDAY 17/7

Classes AM

PRE - STF

PM

H/D STRATFORD–upon–AVON (inc. Shakespeare’s Birthplace) by coach Return 19.15 Late dinner 19.30 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

08.45 – 09.00 08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Intensive classes/Afternoon A Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.35 – 16.15 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30 Intensive classes/Afternoon B Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.45 – 16.30 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30 Meal times Breakfast: 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.30 – 19.15

PM

Optional Excursion to BIRMINGHAM by train (GBP 9.55 adult GBP 4.55 child 15 y.o. or younger) or Campus Activities or Exam Revision

EVE

BBQ (2) 19.00 – 20.00 Junior & Senior Sports Competitions (Finals) 20.00 – 21.30

Classes

AM

PL = Packed lunch

PM

Trinity exam 09.45 – 13.00 Trinity exam 14.00 – 17.15 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.15 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (3) 20.00 – 22.30

AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

MONDAY 16/7

EVE

PRE- CB 2.1 FBK

SATURDAY 21/7

SUNDAY 15/7

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

Afternoon class times (twice a week)

FRIDAY 20/7 POST-BLH

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THURSDAY 19/07

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EVE

Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

POST - CB

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

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TUESDAY 24/7 Classes

AM

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO

2.1 depart

EVE

Quiz Night 19.30 – 21.30

Specialist Recreation Activities

ICT Information Communication Technology PA

Performing Arts

SHO

Shooting

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PM EVE

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

WEDNESDAY 25/7

WEDNESDAY 1/8

2.2 arrive

Classes

AM + PM

Placement Testing /Induction + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO

PM

Intensive classes / Afternoon A + Campus Activities (session 3)

Treasure Hunt 19.30 – 21.30

EVE

Blind Date 19.30 – 21.30

THURSDAY 26/7 Classes

AM

PM EVE

Morning class times

Classes

AM

H/D WARWICK CASTLE by coach (PL)

PM

H/D LEICESTER (inc. National Space Centre) by coach (PL)

Karaoke (2) 19.30 – 21.30

EVE

Bingo 19.30 – 21.30

FRIDAY 27/7 POST – WK

PRE - LC

FRIDAY 3/8

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes / Afternoon A + Campus Activities (session 3) + ICT

EVE

‘Olympic Quiz’ 19.00 – 20.00 Olympic Opening Ceremony (big screen) 20.00 – 21.00 or House Social Activities

PRE- BM

3.1 FBK

SATURDAY 28/7 PM

F/D LONDON by coach (PL) British Museum, shopping in Covent Garden & flight on London Eye

EVE

Late dinner 20.00 House Social Activities 20.30 – 21.30

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes /Afternoon B + Campus Activities + ICT or International Night preparation

EVE

BBQ (4) 19.00 – 20.00 International Night 20.00 – 21.30 AM

PM EVE

Sports Competitions (Finals) 19.30 – 21.30

PM

Optional excursion to COVENTRY ‘Lady Godiva Carnival’ by train (GBP 5.90 adult GBP 2.95 child 15 y.o. or younger) or Campus Activities or Exam Revision

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.15 – 20.00 Crazy Games 20.00 – 21.30

PM

F/D BIRMINGHAM by train (PL) Sea Life Centre (inc. Group Photograph)

EVE

Film Night (in-house) 19.30 – 21.30

SUNDAY 29/7

MONDAY 30/07 Classes

AM

POST - BM

PM

Trinity exam 09.45 – 13.00 Trinity exam 14.00 – 17.15 + Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

‘Lady Godiva’ Event (inc. BBQ)18.30 – 20.30 Disco (5) 20.00 – 22.30 TUESDAY 31/07

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Intensive classes /Afternoon B + Campus Activities + AER + ART + ICT + PA + SHO

SUNDAY 5/8

MONDAY 6/8

08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Intensive classes/Afternoon B Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.45 – 16.30 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30

2.2, 4.1 FBK

Meal times Breakfast: 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.30 – 19.15 Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Classes

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

= Coffee Bar

PM

Trinity exam 09.45 – 13.00 Trinity exam 14.00 – 17.15 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

PL = Packed lunch

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.15 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (6) 20.00 – 22.30

AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

3.1 depart

Film Night (in-house) 19.30 – 21.30

PRE - BH

08.45 – 09.00

Intensive classes/Afternoon A Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.35 – 16.15 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30

SATURDAY 4/8 Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + ICT

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

Afternoon class times (twice a week)

POST - LC

Classes

EVE

2012 Course programme

THURSDAY 2/8

PRE – WK

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2.2, 4.1 depart

END OF SUMMER SCHOOL

Specialist Recreation Activities

ICT Information Communication Technology PA

Performing Arts

SHO

Shooting

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There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Entrance charges are included. Except where indicated, all excursions are by coach. There are two optional excursions at Rugby in 2012, which students pay for if they wish to participate. Recreation activities on campus are available for students not wishing to go on the optional trips.

Inclusive excursions 2012

H/D = half day excursion, F/D = full day excursion

Sunday 15/7

F/D LONDON – including Thames River Cruise / Shopping in Oxford Street

Tuesday 17/7

H/D STRATFORD UPON AVON – including a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Thursday 19/7

H/D BLENHEIM PALACE

Saturday 21/7

F/D CAMBRIDGE – including Clare College

Thursday 26/7

H/D WARWICK CASTLE

Saturday 28/7

F/D LONDON – British Museum / Shopping in Covent Garden / Flight on the London Eye

Thursday 2/8

H/D LEICESTER – National Space Centre

Sunday 5/8

F/D BIRMINGHAM by train – including Sea Life Centre

Optional excursions 2012 Sunday 22/7

BIRMINGHAM by train (adult £9.55/children up to 16 years £4.55, transport only)

Sunday 29/7

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Main school gardens

The climbing wall

Swimming pool

Central buildings

Sevenoaks School was founded in 1432 and is one of the oldest schools in England. It is situated in pleasant parkland, five minutes’ walk from the lively, small town of Sevenoaks. Sevenoaks is only 30 minutes from central London by train (Charing Cross station). Brighton is one hour away by coach. Facilities at the school are of the highest standard, including a multi-million pound centrally located dining hall and classroom complex opened in 2001, and an £8 million sports centre, opened in 2005. Sports facilities include: • Multi-purpose sports hall for volleyball, basketball, 5-a-side football and badminton • A 25-metre, 6-lane indoor heated swimming pool • Dance and aerobics studio • Three squash courts • A climbing wall covering 265 square metres of wall space • All-weather tennis courts • Extensive games fields Discos, karaoke and the talent shows are held in the multi-purpose Sackville Theatre. There are also excellent art facilities. Thames Valley has access to the school’s well equipped computer rooms for students to send/receive emails and access social networking sites. One special feature of the campus is the beautiful landscaped gardens, which are at their most attractive in the summer. In total the campus is 40 hectares. More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.sevenoaksschool.org

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Contact details Thames Valley Summer Schools c/o Claridge House Sevenoaks School High Street Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HU

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Girls Interna+44 (0) 1732 455421 tional (GIH) Girls Interna+44 (0) 1732 457477 tional Annexe International +44 (0) 1732 452811 Centre Johnsons

+44 (0) 1732 460820

Park Grange

+44 (0) 1732 457054

School House +44 (0) 1732 454396

Students are accommodated in single or twin bed rooms and mini-dormitories with 3-6 beds. Up to six boarding houses are used by Thames Valley, depending on student numbers, with 40-65 students in each (except GIH Annexe - 25 beds and Lambardes – 20 beds). GIH, Park Grange and International Centre are five minutes’ walk away from the school’s main buildings. School House and Johnsons are 10-15 minutes’ walk away. Sheets and duvet covers are provided by the school and changed once a week and on student changeover days. Personal laundry is provided twice per week and returned within 48 hours. Bedrooms are cleaned daily except at weekends, when only the common areas are cleaned. Showers/baths are available to students on the ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending on the boarding house.

Students will be accommodated in the above boarding houses, and will be told to phone home as soon as possible after arrival to notify their parents which house they are in. We know that most students bring their own mobile phones, but telephone numbers in boarding houses are listed above should parents wish to use them. To reduce disruption, we recommend that students telephone their parents rather than vice versa. Except in an emergency, students are not permitted to use their mobiles during classes and when participating in organised activities. If parents need to phone their son/daughter, the best times to call are 13.30 14.00, 17.00 - 18.00 and 18.30 - 19.00 UK time. Clients must not contact the school before the start of courses.

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International Centre

Johnsons

Park Grange

School House

Common room

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Students eat in the centrally located dining hall, opened in 2001. Meals are self-service, with a three course lunch and three course dinner menu. There is a vegetarian option for all meals. Packed lunches are provided for the full-day excursions and packed dinners for the half-day trips to London. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Breakfast –Cereal bar, cut fresh fruit bar, fruit juices, homemade yoghurt bar, tea, coffee and hot chocolate Jams and Marmalade Bagels and Philadelphia portions, Grilled Bacon Scrambled Eggs Grilled Tomatoes Watermelon

Mini Danish Toast Pork Sausages Baked Beans, Fried Eggs Sauté of Mushrooms Oranges

Croissants, Toast Grilled Streaky Bacon Sauté of Mushrooms Boiled Eggs, Hash Browns Pineapple

Mini Chocolate & Blueberry Muffins, Toast, Chipolata Sausage, Grilled Tomatoes Sauté Potatoes, Poached Eggs Honeydew Melon

Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup, Toast Grilled Bacon Boiled Eggs, Baked Beans Pineapple

Pain au Chocolat, Toast Pork Sausage, Hash Browns Scrambled Eggs Grilled Tomatoes Watermelon

Croissants, Toast Sliced Danish Salami Sliced English Ham Smoked Cheese & Smoked Mackerel with Fresh Lemon

Lunch – Fresh bread, self-serve salad bar and cut fresh fruits Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Pumpkin Seeds

Carrot and Cumin Soup with Thyme Oil, Croutons

Tom Yum Style Chinese Broth with Chilli Flakes, Croutons

Cauliflower Soup with Coriander Oil, Croutons

Broccoli Soup, Blue Cheese Croutons

Vegetable Soup Herb Oil, Croutons

Tomato Soup Pesto, Croutons

Spicy Beef Mandras with Toasted Coconut & Coriander Seeds

Cajun Pork Steaks with Tomato and Spring Onion Salsa

Roast Salmon with Jersey Royals, Asparagus, Peas & Herb Oil

Gammon Steaks with Char Grilled Pineapple & Watercress

Freshly Breaded Haddock with Tartare Sauce

Traditional Beef Lasagne

Basque Style Chicken Garnished with Red Peppers, Parsley and Green Olives

Tomato & Mozzarella on Ciabatta with Rocket

Sweet and Sour Quorn

Caramelised Squash and Pea Risotto with Fresh Mint

Chick Pea, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry

Cannelloni Verdi with Tomato Sauce

Quorn Cottage Pie

Black Bean Tofu & Noodle Fry

Pasta, Tomato, Chorizo & Parsley Sauce, Rocket and Spinach Pesto, Confit Garlic Focaccia

Jacket Potatoes, Baked Beans Chilli Con Carne Grated Cheddar Cheese

Pasta, Tomato and Rosemary Sauce Carbonara, Garlic Bread

Jacket Potatoes, Baked Beans Tuna & Cucumber Mayo Grated Cheese

Pasta, Neapolitan Sauce Bolognaise Sauce Fresh Parmesan

Jacket Potatoes, Baked Beans Chilli Con Carne Grated Cheese

Wholegrain Pasta Tomato and Rosemary Sauce Four Cheese Sauce, Garlic Bread

Basmati Rice Steamed Charlotte Potatoes

Egg Noodles

Thyme and Lemon Roast Potatoes, New Potatoes

Herby Diced Potatoes Steamed Rice

Chips Roast Potatoes

Jersey Royal Potatoes

Patatas Bravas

Savoy Cabbage

Stir Fried Vegetables Sugar Snaps, Peas & Mange Tout

Turmeric Roast Cauliflower Pan Fried Mushrooms with Garlic

Green Beans Cauliflower

Peas Carrots

Broccoli Sweetcorn

Cauliflower Stir Fried Vegetables

Apple Crumble with Custard

Fruit Jellies

Rice Pudding with Compote

Treacle Tart and Custard

Jam Doughnuts

Fruit Cake

Ice Creams

Soup of the Day

Herb Crusted Pollock with Sauce Vierge

Roast Turkey Breast with Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Braised Beef in Ale

Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets with Redcurrant Jus

Roast Beef, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy

Stir Fried Pork & Oriental Vegetables in Black Bean Sauce

Wild Mushroom Aranchini with Pesto

Individual Cheese and Tomato Quiche

Mushroom & Spinach Stroganoff (V)

Boulangere Potatoes Jersey Royal Potatoes

Roast Potatoes Steamed New Potatoes

Steamed Rice

Roast Mediterranean Vegetables, Green Beans

Carrots Pan Fried Cabbage

Charlotte Potatoes

Homemade Short Bread

Jam Roly Poly and Custard

Baton Carrots

Apricot Coulis and Natural Yoghurt Pots

Mixed Berry Yoghurt Pots

Supper – Fresh bread, self-serve salad bar, cut fresh fruit, hot chocolate, tea, coffee Pan Fried Steaks with Caramelised Mushrooms & Onions

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry

Chilli Con Carne, Guacamole, Cheese, Sour Cream, Tomato Salsa

Spicy Lamb Koftas with Mint Yoghurt

Homemade Sausage Rolls with Apple Chutney

Fish Pie

Macaroni Cheese

Plantain Tempura with Scotch Bonnet Chilli Dip

Ciabattas Bruschetta with Fresh Basil

Chunky Chips, Fruity Cous Cous

Rice Noodles Half Baked Jacket Potatoes

Spicy Rice, Parsley Buttered New Potatoes

Steamed Sugar Snaps, Turmeric & Cumin Roast Aubergine

Steamed Carrots, Thai Vegetables in Coconut Broth

Refried Beans Steamed Mange Tout

Chocolate Cheesecake with Berries

Lemon Meringue Pie

Spring Berry Crumble & Custard

Passion Fruit Coulis and Mango Yoghurt Pots

Raspberry Coulis and Natural Yoghurt Pots

Toffee Yoghurt pots with Biscuit Topping

BBQ Pork Sausages with French Stick Cajun Spiced Chicken Thighs Vegetarian Burgers with Seedless Buns Potatoes Salad Mixed Leaf Salad Coleslaw

Hand Held Ice Cream

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WEEK 2

TUESDAY 3/7

TUESDAY 10/7

Classes

2.1, 3.1, 4.1 arrive

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach)/Induction + Multi-Sports 19.00 – 21.00 WEDNESDAY 4/7

Classes

Classes

PRE – SM/NHM

PM

Group Photograph 14.15 – 15.00. Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

Singled Out or Blind Date 19.00 – 21.00 WEDNESDAY 11/7

Classes

AM

Placement Testing / Orientation + House Meetings

PM

Classes 1-3 14.00 – 16.00 4-5 16.25 – 17.45

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground, Science Museum or Natural History Museum & shopping in Knightsbridge

EVE

Welcome Disco (1) 19.00 – 22.00

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

THURSDAY 5/7 Classes

PRE - NG/NPG

Classes

POST - SM/NHM

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery & shopping in Covent Garden

PM

Talent Show preparation + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA or Exam Revision

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

EVE

BBQ (2) 19.00 – 20.00 Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Finals) 20.00 – 21.00

Classes

PRE - CM

PM

Trinity Exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity Exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT + Talent Show preparation

EVE

Talent Show 19.00 – 22.00

PM

F/D CAMBRIDGE (inc. Clare College) by coach (PL)

EVE

Senior Bingo & Junior Quiz 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

POST- NG/NPG

PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

Treasure Hunt 19.00 – 21.00 SATURDAY 7/7

SATURDAY 14/7

PM

Campus Activities

EVE

Karaoke (1) 19.00 – 21.00

PM

F/D BRIGHTON (inc. Sea Life Centre) by coach (PL)

EVE

Junior & Senior Film Night 19.00 – 21.00 MONDAY 9/7

Campus Activities or Optional excursion to LONDON Big Bus Tour (GBP 29 adult GBP 12 child 15 y.o. or younger, excluding transport costs / 15 pax min.) (GLV) Madame Tussauds & flight on London Eye by train

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 19.45 Disco (3) 19.45 – 22.30

EVE

BBQ (1) 19.00 – 20.00 Junior & Senior Olympics 20.00 – 21.00

Classes

2.1 depart

PM

Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Junior & Senior Film Night 19.00 – 21.30

08.45 – 09.00 08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Breakfast 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.00 – 18.45 Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Testing Day campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

08.50 – 10.50 10.50 – 11.10 11.15 – 12.35 12.40 – 13.15

= Coffee Bar PL = Packed lunch Specialist Recreation Activities AER

MONDAY 16/7 Junior & Senior Team Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

PM

Classes

Normal class times

H/D excursion class times

SUNDAY 15/7

SUNDAY 8/7

PM

2.1 FBK

FRIDAY 13/7

Classes

2012 Course programme

Meal times

THURSDAY 12/7

FRIDAY 6/7

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Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

CLI

Climbing

ICT Information Communication Technology PA

Performing Arts

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WEEK 4

TUESDAY 17/7

TUESDAY 24/7

Classes

2.2, 3.2 arrive

Classes

2.3 arrive

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) / Induction + Crazy Games 19.00 – 21.00

EVE

Bingo 19.00 – 21.00

Classes

Classes

PRE – GR

AM

Placement Testing / Orientation + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

PM

H/D GREENWICH by coach National Maritime Museum & shopping at Bluewater

PM

Classes 1-3 14.00 – 16.00 4-5 16.25 – 17.45

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

EVE

THURSDAY 19/7 3.1 FBK

PM

Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA BBQ (4) 19.00 – 20.00

Normal campus activity times

H/D LONDON by train & underground British Museum or Museum of London & shopping in Oxford Street

EVE

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities + ‘Fashion Rocks!’ preparation or Exam Revision 20.30 – 22.00

Classes

2.2, 4.1 FBK

PM

International Night preparation + Campus Activities + ICT or Exam Revision

EVE

‘Olympic Quiz’ 19.00 - 20.00 Olympic Opening Ceremony (big screen) 20.00 - 21.00 or House Social Activities

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

BBQ (3) 19.00 – 20.00

SATURDAY 21/7 F/D CANTERBURY (inc. Cathedral) by coach (PL)

EVE

Water Sports Competitions 19.00 – 21.00 Campus Activities

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (4) 20.00 – 22.30 3.1 depart

PM

Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Film Night 19.00 – 21.30

PRE - OX

PM

Trinity exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

International Night 19.00 – 21.00

POST - CN

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (5) 20.00 – 22.30

PM

Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Film Night 19.00 – 21.00

08.50 – 10.50 10.50 – 11.10 11.15 – 12.35 12.40 – 13.15

= Coffee Bar

F/D OXFORD (inc. Trinity College) by coach (PL) (inc. Group Photograph)

2.2, 4.1 depart

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

PM

Classes

Testing Day campus activity times

HH/D excursion class times

PL = Packed lunch Specialist Recreation Activities AER

MONDAY 30/7

MONDAY 23/7 Classes

Classes

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

SUNDAY 29/7

SUNDAY 22/7 PM

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

SATURDAY 28/7

‘Fashion Rocks!’ 20.00 – 21.30

PM

Sports Competitions (Finals) 19.00 – 21.00 FRIDAY 27/7

FRIDAY 20/7

PM

09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

POST – GR

PM

PRE-CN

08.45 – 09.00

Classes

PRE - BM/MoL

POST – BM/MoL

08.45 – 09.00

Breakfast 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.00 – 18.45

Classes

Classes

Normal class times

Meal times

THURSDAY 26/7

Karaoke 19.00 – 21.00

2012 Course programme Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

WEDNESDAY 25/7

WEDNESDAY 18/7

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Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

CLI

Climbing

ICT Information Communication Technology PA

Performing Arts

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WEEK 5 TUESDAY 31/7 Classes PM

Campus Activities + AER + ART + CLI + ICT + PA

EVE

Quiz 19.00 – 21.00 WEDNESDAY 1/8

Classes

Dining hall

PM

H/D ASHFORD by coach Bowling & shopping at Designer Outlet

EVE

Packed dinner in boarding houses 20.15 House Social Activities 20.30 – 22.00

Normal class times Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

08.45 – 09.00 08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Meal times

PM

Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Karaoke (3) 19.00 – 21.00

Normal campus activity times

THURSDAY 2/8

FRIDAY 3/8 Classes

2.3, 3.2 FBK

PM

Sports Competitions (Heats) + Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

BBQ (5) 19.00 – 20.00 Crazy Games 20.00 – 21.00 SATURDAY 4/8

Classes PM

Trinity Exam 09.30 – 12.45 Trinity Exam 13.45 – 17.00 Exam Day Campus Activities + ICT

EVE

Sports Competition (Finals) 19.00 – 21.00 SUNDAY 5/8

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

Testing Day campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

09.00 - 10.00 10.15 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.30

H/D class times Classes 1-3 Morning Break Classes 4-5 Lunch

08.50 – 10.50 10.50 – 11.10 11.15 – 12.35 12.40 – 13.15

= Coffee Bar PL = Packed lunch

PM

F/D BRIGHTON (inc. Sea Life Centre) by coach (PL)

Specialist Recreation Activities

EVE

Leavers’ Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (5) 19.30 – 22.30

AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

CLI

Climbing

MONDAY 6/8 2.3, 3.2 depart

Water slide

2012 Course programme

Breakfast 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.00 – 18.45

Classes

Multi-purpose sports hall

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Performing Arts

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There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Entrance charges are included. Full-day excursions are by coach; halfday excursions to London are by train. There is one optional excursion at Sevenoaks in 2012, which students pay for if they wish to participate. Recreation activities on campus are available for students not wishing to go on the optional trip.

Inclusive excursions 2012

H/D = half day excursion, F/D = full day excursion

National Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

or

National Portrait Gallery Shopping in Covent Garden

or

Natural History Museum Shopping in Knightsbridge

or

Museum of London Shopping in Oxford Street

Thursday 5/7

H/D LONDON

Sunday 8/7

F/D BRIGHTON – including Sea Life Centre

Wednesday 11/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 14/7

F/D CAMBRIDGE – including Clare College

Thursday 19/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 21/7

F/D CANTERBURY – including Canterbury Cathedral

Wednesday 25/7

H/D GREENWICH – National Maritime Museum / Shopping at Bluewater

Sunday 29/7

F/D OXFORD – including Trinity College

Wednesday 1/8

H/D ASHFORD – Bowling and shopping at designer outlet

Sunday 5/8

F/D BRIGHTON – including Sea Life Centre

Science Museum Shopping in Knightsbridge

British Museum Shopping in Oxford Street

Optional excursion 2012 Sunday 15/7

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Description and location

Contact details

Bedrooms

Food

Course programme

This year’s excursions

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Tonbridge Ages 13 - 16 | Intensive course

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Description & location Founded in 1553, Tonbridge is one of England’s leading schools. There are 800 pupils, aged 13-18. The campus occupies an extensive 60 hectare site, five minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic town of Tonbridge, which has a population of 30,000. Tonbridge is 40 minutes from central London, (Charing Cross station) by train. One excursion a week to the capital in included in fees. Canterbury and Brighton are one hour away by coach.

Main school buildings

Interior school chapel

The school has recently completed a multi-million pound development, incorporating a 350-seat theatre (the E.M.Forster Theatre) and exceptional art and design, social and dining facilities. Thames Valley Summer Schools also has access to one of the school’s well-equipped computer suites (24 computers). Tonbridge boasts some of the most impressive sports facilities to be found in any school in England. In addition to the 40 hectares of games fields and 17 outdoor tennis courts, there is the brand new indoor Sports and Media Centre, featuring a 25m heated swimming pool, 7 multi-usage sports courts, a gymnasium, squash courts and a climbing wall. The complex is so wellequipped that it served as a training camp for athletes taking part in the 2012 London Olympics. More detailed information about the school can be found at http://www.tonbridge-school.co.uk

Sports and Media Centre

E. M. Forster Theatre

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Tonbridge campus

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Contact details Thames Valley Summer Schools c/o Tonbridge School High Street Tonbridge Kent TN9 1JP England

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Bedrooms JUDDE HOUSE

+44 (0) 1732 771932 PARK HOUSE

+44 (0) 1732 362406

Students will be accommodated in the above boarding houses, and will be told to phone home as soon as possible after arrival to notify their parents which house they are in. We know that most students bring their own mobile phones, but telephone numbers in boarding houses are listed above should parents wish to use them. To reduce disruption, we recommend that students telephone their parents rather than vice versa. Except in an emergency, students are not permitted to use their mobiles during classes and when participating in organised activities. If parents need to phone their son/daughter, the best times to call are 13.30 14.00, 17.45 - 18.30 and 21.00 – 22.00 UK time. Clients must not contact the school before the start of courses.

Most students are accommodated in single rooms. There are a small number of twin or three bed rooms, which are usually used for younger students. Showers are provided to students on the ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. Two boarding houses are used by Thames Valley; each boarding house has 45 beds. Judde House and Park House are five minutes’ walk from the main school buildings. Sheets and duvet covers are provided by the school and are changed once a week and on student changeover days. Personal laundry is provided weekly and returned within 48 hours. Bedrooms and common areas are cleaned daily except on Sundays. Students eat in the Orchard Centre, the school’s central dining hall. Meals are self-service, with a two course lunch and three course dinner menu. There is a vegetarian option for all meals. Packed lunches are provided for the full-day excursions. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. See following page for sample menu.

Judde House

A typical room

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Sample 2013 weekly menu MONDAY

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Students eat in the centrally located dining hall. Meals are self-service with a 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner menu. There is a vegetarian option for all meals. Packed lunches are provided for the full day excursions and packed dinners for the half day trips. There is an outdoor BBQ on campus each week. TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Grilled tomato Hash browns Scrambled egg

Continental breakfast

Breakfast - Selection of cereals, fruit juice,tea, coffee, toast and: Poached eggs Bacon Baked beans

Boiled egg Sausages Tomato

Scrambled eggs Hash browns Bacon

Fried egg Sausage Mushrooms

Omelette Bacon Baked beans

Lunch – Self service salad bar, bread rolls, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and: Chicken curry

Bolognese

Pizza varrious toppings

Beef bourgignone

Sweet & sour pork

Roast chicken PACKED LUNCH:

Vegetarian curry

Vegetarian bolognese

Cheeze & tomato pizza

Roast vegetables & tomato sauce

Vegetable spring rolls

Braised rice

Penne pasta

Herby diced

Buttered new potatoes

Noodles

Poppadums

Garlic bread

Mixed salad

Broccoli

Stir fried vegetables

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Choice of filled rolls (Ham/cheese/tuna) Chocolate bar Fruit & crisps Bottled drink

Vegetarian Kiev Roast potatoes Carrots & leeks Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Dinner – Home made soup of the day, a full self service salad bar, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and: Fillet of salmon Chive sauce

Pork fillet basque style

Chicken in chilli sauce

Chilli con carne

Vegetarian strudel

Stuffed peppers

Vegetables in chilli sauce

Vegetarian chilli

BBQ:

New potatoes

Parsley potatoes

Cous cous

Rice

Green beans

Mushroom, leek and onion

Garlic courgettes

Tortilla chips

Cheesecake

Ice cream

Iced buns

Lemon cake

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Sausages Burgers, Vegetarian Burgers, Filled Doughnuts, Rolls & salads

Moroccan beef in a fruity sauce

Cannelloni

Moroccan vegetables

Vegetarian cannelloni

Spring onion, cous cous

Foccacia bread

Roasted aubergine

Broccoli

Strawberry gateaux

Tiramisu

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

Fresh fruit and yoghurt

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WEEK 2

SATURDAY 13/7

SATURDAY 20/7

2.1, 3.1, 4.1 arrive

PM

F/D CAMBRIDGE by coach inc. college visit (PL)

PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) / Induction + Campus Activities

EVE

Film Night 19.30 – 21.30

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) or Ice Breaker Activities 19.30 – 21.30 SUNDAY 14/7

AM

Placement Testing (08.30 - 09.55) F/D BRIGHTON by coach (depart 10.00) inc. Sea Life Centre (PL)

EVE

Welcome Disco (1) 19.30 – 22.30

Classes

AM

PM

Campus Activities + ART + AER + ICT + CLI

EVE

Treasure Hunt 19.30 – 21.30

MONDAY 15/7

TUESDAY 16/7

SUNDAY 21/7

EVE

‘Take Me Out’ or Speed Dating 19.30 – 21.30

Classes

AM + PM

Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

PM

Afternoon A + Campus Activities

Afternoon class times (twice a week)

EVE

BBQ (2) 19.00 – 20.00 Team Sports Competition Finals 20.00 – 21.30

Intensive classes/Afternoon A Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.35 – 16.15 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30

MONDAY 22/7

TUESDAY 23/7 Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon B + Campus Activities + Preparation for Talent Show

PM

Afternoon A + Campus Activities

EVE

Talent Show 19.30 – 22.00

EVE

Karaoke (1) 19.30 – 22.00

WEDNESDAY 24/7 Classes

AM

Classes

AM

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground Science Museum or Natural History Museum & shopping in Knightsbridge

PM

H/D LONDON by train. National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery & shopping in Covent Garden

EVE

Packed Dinner in Boarding Houses 20.00 – 20.30 House Social Activities or Exam revision 20.30 – 21.30

EVE

Packed Dinner in Boarding Houses 20.00 – 20.30 House Social Activities 20.30 – 21.30

Classes

AM

PM

Campus Activities + ART + AER + ICT + CLI

EVE

BBQ 19.00 – 20.00 ‘Olympics’ 20.00 – 21.30

THURSDAY 25/7 Classes PM

FRIDAY 19/7

Morning class times

Optional F/D LONDON by train (PL)

AM + PM

THURSDAY 18/7

2013 Provisional Course programme

PM

Classes

WEDNESDAY 17/7

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AM

FRIDAY 26/7 Classes

AM

2.1 depart

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon B + Campus Activities

PM

Campus Activities + CLI

EVE

Disco (2) 19.30 – 22.30

EVE

Quiz 19.30 – 21.30

08.45 – 09.00 09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

Intensive classes/Afternoon B Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.45 – 16.30 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30 Meal times Breakfast: 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.30 – 19.15 Normal campus activity times Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

2.1 Examinations (all day) Campus Activities + ART + AER + ICT Leavers Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (3) 20.00 – 23.00

08.45 – 09.00

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

= Coffee Bar PL = Packed lunch Specialist Recreation Activities AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

ICT Information Communication Technology CLI

Climbing

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WEEK 4

SATURDAY 27/7

SATURDAY 3/8

2.2 arrive

PM

F/D CANTERBURY by coach inc. Cathedral (PL)

AM/PM

Placement Testing (to 16.00 coach) Campus Activities + ART + AER + ICT + CLI

EVE

Film Night 19.30 – 21.30

EVE

Placement Testing (to 19.30 coach) or Team Building Activities 19.30 – 21.30

PM

Campus Activities

EVE

Crazy Games 19.30 – 21.30

SUNDAY 28/7 PM

F/D GREENWICH by coach inc. National Maritime Museum & shopping in Oxford Street (PL)

EVE

Film Night 19.30 – 21.30

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon A + Campus Activities

EVE

Karaoke (2) 19.30 – 22.00

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon B + Campus Activities

EVE

BBQ (3) 19.00 – 20.00 ‘Fashion Rocks!’ 20.00 – 22.00

MONDAY 29/7

TUESDAY 30/7

SUNDAY 4/8

MONDAY 5/8 Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon A + Campus Activities

EVE

Team Sports Competition Finals 19.30 – 21.30

Classes

AM + PM

PM

Afternoon B + Campus Activities

EVE

BBQ (4) 19.00 – 20.00 International Night 20.00 – 22.00

TUESDAY 6/8

AM

PM

H/D LONDON by train & underground British Museum or Museum of London & shopping in Regent Street

EVE

Packed Dinner in Boarding Houses 20.00 – 20.30 House Social Activities or Exam revision 20.30 – 21.30

THURSDAY 8/8 AM

PM

EVE

Leavers Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 20.00 Farewell Disco (4) 20.00 – 23.00

4.1 & 2.2 Examinations (all day) Exam Day Campus Activities

EVE

Leavers Certificate Presentation 19.00 – 19.45 Farewell Disco (5) 19.45 – 23.00

FRIDAY 2/8

Quiz 19.30 – 21.30

Intensive classes/Afternoon A Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.35 – 16.15 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30 Intensive classes/Afternoon B Classes 6–7 14.00 – 15.20 Class 8 15.45 – 16.30 Recreation 16.45 – 17.30

Normal campus activity times

Classes

EVE

Afternoon class times (twice a week)

Packed Dinner in Boarding Houses 20.00 – 20.30 House Social Activities or Exam revision 20.30 – 21.30

3.1 Examinations (all day) Exam Day Campus Activities + AER + ICT

Campus Activities + ART + CLI

09.05 – 11.05 11.30 – 12.50

EVE

PM

PM

08.45 – 09.00

PM

AM

3.1 depart

08.45 – 09.00

Breakfast: 08.10 – 08.40 Morning Break 11.05 – 11.25 (afternoon break on testing days 16.00 – 16.20) Lunch: 12.55 – 13.30 Dinner: 18.30 – 19.15

Classes

AM

Morning class times Student morning meeting Teachers’ morning meeting Classes 1-3 Classes 4-5

H/D LONDON by train National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery & shopping in Covent Garden

THURSDAY 1/8

Classes

2013 Provisional Course programme

Meal times

WEDNESDAY 7/8

WEDNESDAY 31/7 Classes

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FRIDAY 9/8 Classes

AM

2.2, 4.1 depart

END OF SUMMER SCHOOL

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

14.15 – 15.00 15.15 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00

= Coffee Bar PL = Packed lunch Specialist Recreation Activities AER

Aerobics & Dance

ART

Art

ICT Information Communication Technology CLI

Climbing

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There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Entrance charges are included. Full-day excursions are by coach; halfday excursions to London are by train. There is one planned optional excursion at Tonbridge in 2013, which students pay for if they wish to participate. Recreation activities on campus are available for students not wishing to go on the optional trip.

Provisional inclusive excursions 2013

H/D = half day excursion F/D = full day excursion

Sunday 14/7

F/D BRIGHTON – including Sea Life Centre

Wednesday 17/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 20/7

F/D CAMBRIDGE (including College visit)

Wednesday 24/7

H/D LONDON

Sunday 28/7

F/D GREENWICH (including National Maritime Museum) and shopping in Oxford Street

Wednesday 31/7

H/D LONDON

Saturday 3/8

F/D CANTERBURY (including Cathedral)

Wednesday 7/8

H/D LONDON

National Gallery and shopping in Covent Garden

Science Museum and shopping in Knightsbridge

British Museum and shopping on Regent Street

National Gallery and shopping in Covent Garden

or

National Portrait Gallery and shopping in Covent Garden

or

Natural History Museum and shopping in Knightsbridge

or

Museum of London and shopping in Regent Street

or

National Portrait Gallery and shopping in Covent Garden

Provisional optional excursion 2013 Sunday 21/7

F/D LONDON – by train (adult £13.10/children up to 15 years £6.55, transport only) 52


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Coming & going

Taking care of our students

Daily timetable

Study programme

Recreation programme

What to bring

Rules

Pocket money transfer

More about our schools The information in the Parent Manual relates to 2012 and does not form a contract between Thames Valley Summer Schools and its clients. Amendments for 2013 will be published in May. Amendments will be minor and the information provided is a fair representation of what students should expect for this summer’s courses.


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Students are met at London Heathrow airport by Thames Valley Summer Schools’ staff on published course dates and are taken by private coach to their course centre. At the end of the course, students are taken back to Heathrow and escorted safely through check-in procedure. Arrival and departure times of TVSS scheduled coaches are detailed below.

Scheduled transfer times

ARRIVAL DAYS

DEPARTURE DAYS

Depart Heathrow 12.30

Arrive Heathrow 08.30

Depart Heathrow 16.00

Arrive Heathrow 12.00

Depart Heathrow 19.30

Arrive Heathrow 15.30

Sign to look for at Heathrow

Our staff, who will be carrying a ‘Thames Valley Summer Schools’ sign, will be waiting in Arrivals at the exit from the Customs Hall. Students must not leave this area but wait until met.

Scheduled transfer charges are £50 each way. And individual taxi service for transfers at other times or from other airports can be arranged at an additional charge. Airport meals are not provided. There is a £50 additional charge for students registered with the airline as an Unaccompanied Minor (to cover staff waiting).

Emergency telephone numbers

Office hours:

Out of office hours:

+44 (0)1753 852001

+44 (0)1753 842856 +44 (0)7780 695586

Arrival and departure flight details are required at least 3 weeks before course commencement. Thames Valley Summer Schools cannot guarantee to arrange transfers if details are received later than this. Even if the transfer service is not required, we need flight details so that we know when to expect you.

Click here to download the Airport Transfer Form

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Taking care of our students Return to Courses menu

Management structure At all Thames Valley centres, there’s one adult in residence for every 5 students. In overall charge of each centre is a Course Director, who is responsible for the successful management of the course. He/she works with a team of experienced Housemasters/mistresses, senior educationalists, English teachers and recreation staff. Teachers are appointed on the basis of one teacher per 13-14 students, maximum 1:15. (On the intensive course at Rugby and Tonbridge there is one teacher per 9 students on average, maximum 1:10.) * One per boarding house. ** Sports Instructors and Specialist Recreation Teachers.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Recreation Director

Director of Studies

Senior Housemaster/ mistress

Assistant Recreation Director

Senior Teacher

Housemasters/ mistresses*

Specialist Recreation Staff**

EFL Teachers

Sports & Recreation Programme

EFL Lessons

Accommodation & Student Welfare

English School Friends At Epsom, Rugby and Tonbridge, students have the opportunity to mix and make friends with English boys and girls of a similar age. There’s one English School Friend in each class at these centres, assisting students in the learning process. They have lunch with students, join in the afternoon activities on campus and go on half-day excursions during the week. 55


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Accommodation Students are accommodated in boarding houses. Typically each boarding house accommodates 40-50 students, and bedrooms are either single, twin or mini-dormitories with 3-6 beds. Although we endeavour to respond to particular accommodation requests (which must be stated at registration) there is no guarantee that any such request can be fulfilled. Click on School name for more information about acommodation

Epsom College Oundle School Rugby School Sevenoaks School Tonbridge School

Each boarding house is supervised by an experienced Housemaster or Housemistress who is responsible for the personal safety and welfare of the students in their care. Teachers and other senior staff also live in the boarding houses and assist in the supervision of students. Full-board accommodation includes English breakfast (continental breakfast on Sundays), lunch and dinner, with a good choice of menu. There is an outdoor BBQ each week, and packed lunches or dinners are provided on excursion days. Birthday cakes can be provided at extra cost. To see menus for each school, click on the school you’re interested in

Epsom College Oundle School Rugby School Sevenoaks School Tonbridge School

Students are advised to deposit passports, airline tickets and pocket money with their Housemaster/Housemistress for safe-keeping. No responsibility can be accepted by Thames Valley Summer Schools for losses occurring as a result of ignoring this advice. Students should arrive with enough English money for the first day in this country. £75 a week spending money is suggested, although this may vary according to the individual. Fire regulations are displayed in each boarding house and students are shown where the fire extinguishers and emergency exits are located. Fire drills take place within 48 hours of each student intake. Personal laundry is collected at least once a week and returned within 48 hours, except for jeans which take seven days. Heavy items of clothing such as jerseys and coats have to be taken to specialist cleaners at students’ expense. Students must have all clothing clearly marked with their names. Bed linen is changed weekly. 56


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Welfare Students are issued on arrival with an Identity Card, which must be carried at all times. The card shows the TVSS emergency mobile telephone for the centre.

SEVENOAKS SUMMER SCHOOL Student Identity Card

Name

13 Park Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1LU T: 01753 852001 english@thamesvalleysummer.co.uk

Sevenoaks School High Street Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HU

Emergency telephone numbers Office: 01732 467762 Course Director Mobile: 07746 230716 First Aid: 07784 393848 Head Office Daytime: 01753 852001 Evening: 01753 842856 Mobile: 07780 695586

Any relevant medical conditions or food/medicinal allergies must be advised on registration. We strongly advise that students are insured against travel cancellation, accident, illness and loss of personal property. Students who need medical attention during their course will be accompanied by a member of staff to the school doctor’s surgery or, if necessary, the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital. Thames Valley Summer Schools accepts students on the assumption that they are in good health. It is the responsibility of students’ parents to inform us of any particular health or special needs requirements at the time of registration. Thames Valley Summer Schools appointed nurses/first aiders will administer non-prescribed medicines (such as cold and flu medication, allergy tablets) as necessary, except when advised by parents not to. It will depend on each student’s eligibility whether or not they are entitled to free medical care and treatment while in the UK at either a doctor’s surgery or at a hospital. To obtain further information, please visit the UK’s Department of Health’s website at www.dh.gov.uk

If urgent medical treatment is required, we will use all reasonable endeavours to seek parents’ consent. In circumstances where this is not possible, Thames Valley Summer Schools will give consent on behalf of parents to receive such medical treatment. 57


Daily timetable Return to Courses menu

Trinity Examination course EPSOM, OUNDLE and SEVENOAKS 08.00

BREAKFAST

08.45

Morning meeting

09.05

Lessons 1 to 3

11.05

BREAK

11.30

Lessons 4 and 5

12.50

Lessons end

12.55

LUNCH

14.15 - 15.00/15.15 - 16.00/16.15 - 17.00

Organised sports and recreation activities

18.00

DINNER

19.00

Evening social programme begins

22.20 - 22.45

Bedtime depending on age

22.45 - 23.30

LIGHTS OUT

Intensive Trinity Examination course RUGBY and TONBRIDGE 08.10

BREAKFAST

08.45

Morning meeting

09.05

Lessons 1 to 3

11.05

BREAK

11.30

Lessons 4 and 5

12.50

Lessons end

12.55

LUNCH

14.15 - 15.00/15.15 - 16.00/16.15 - 17.00

Organised sports and recreation activities or lessons*

18.30

DINNER

19.30

Evening social programme begins

22.20 - 22.45

Bedtime depending on age

22.45 - 23.30

LIGHTS OUT

* In addition to morning classes (25 lessons per week), there are two afternoons of classes, one with three lessons and the other with two. Recreation activities follow classes on tuition afternoons.

Afternoon A

LESSONS 6 & 7 14.00 – 15.20

LESSON 8 15.35 – 16.15

RECREATION 16.45 – 17.30

Afternoon B

LESSONS 6 & 7 14.00 – 15.20

RECREATION 15.45 – 16.30

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Study programmes Return to Courses menu

All our courses prepare students for the Trinity College Graded Examinations in Spoken English. The examination takes place at the end of each 2, 3, or 4 week course. Last year, our pass rate was 99% with 84% of students achieving merit or distinction.

1% 15% 43% 41%

Distinction

Merit

Pass

Fail

Lessons At all centres, there are five 40-minute lessons every morning, five days a week: • Lessons 1-3 focus on conversational and interactive language tasks • Lesson 4-5 focus on the Trinity required topics and/or excursion preparation At Rugby and Tonbridge, the course is more intensive (30 lessons a week) and is designed to speed up improvement in accuracy and fluency, so that students can take the examination at a higher and more challenging level. In addition to morning classes, there are two afternoons of classes a week. There is one teacher per 9 students on average, maximum 1:10. (At other centres, there is one teacher per 13-14 students, maximum 1:15.) Click here to view intensive daily timetable

The afternoon classes are not simply a continuation of the morning classes; they have dedicated materials, the activities are more task-based and the teacher can focus more on individual linguistic needs. Lessons may include specific pronunciation or grammar work, interactive activities such as surveys and questionnaires (both in and out of the classroom) and the use of language aids such as DVDs and ICT. 59


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Levels Trinity College London has been setting standards and testing English language for more than 50 years and their certificates are recognised worldwide. Their examinations are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the UK and are linked to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) levels A1-C2. CEFR level

Trinity exam level

Description of communicative ability

Pre-A1

Grade 1

Beginner

A1

Grade 2

Elementary

A2

Grade 3/Grade 4

B1

Grades prepared for vary from centre to centre, reflecting student ages in each centre: Centre

Ages

Grades

Epsom

10-16

1-9

Pre-Intermediate

Oundle

9-14

1-9

Grade 5/Grade 6

Intermediate

Sevenoaks

13-17

1-11

B2

Grade 7/Grade 8/Grade 9

Upper Intermediate

Rugby

12-17

1-10

C1

Grade 10/Grade 11

Advanced

Tonbridge

13-16

1-10

About the examination The Trinity examination is a one-to-one speaking and listening test which assesses accuracy and fluency in communication. Students must demonstrate that they can confidently use the grammar and vocabulary that they have previously learnt. Thames Valley courses are designed to: • activate and reinforce students’ existing knowledge • improve students’ confidence • improve students’ ability to accurately and fluently use the grammar they already know • ensure that students’ range of vocabulary is appropriate to their level • improve students’ pronunciation The exam lasts for 5-25 minutes, according to the grade, the higher the level, the longer the exam. Depending on the grade of the exam taken, students ask and answer

questions, exchange opinions, respond to comments and generally interact in English using the appropriate language for their level. On the first day of the course, students have an oral assessment to determine the appropriate class and the level at which they prepare for the examination. Teachers make this decision based on students’ ability to use English to communicate, not on just the grammar areas they have covered at school. 60


Study programmes Return to Courses menu

Materials Each student receives a Trinity Student Book, which has been designed by our team of language experts (who between them have over 50 years’ experience) to support students in preparation for their exam. We also use up-todate published course books, which are regularly reviewed to ensure that students always have relevant, interesting and contemporary material.

Excursions The Trinity Student Book includes material that links academic content to many of the excursions. This comprises: • pre-excursion language activities that are covered in class before the excursion • excursion materials that the students complete during the excursion • post-excursion activities that they do in class on their return The excursions can also offer useful ideas and topics for the examination.

Benefits of taking the examination

1 2 3 4 5

Students can achieve formal recognition of their skills – the Trinity exam is an internationally recognised qualification and is widely accepted by universities, schools and employers around the world as evidence of the ability to communicate in English. The exam is based on students’ interests and opinions – the combination of realistic and personalised tasks means that every single exam is as unique as every single student. It is a positive, motivational experience – the examiner creates a friendly, supportive atmosphere that students can enjoy. We choose a level that each student can feel comfortable and confident at. The emphasis is on what each student can do, not what they can’t do. There is a sense of achievement from beginner to advanced – the 12 grade system (we prepare for 11 grades) means there is an exam for every stage of each student’s development in English. Students build their confidence in using real-life English – both our courses and the exam have a strong emphasis on the practical ability to use the language in context and encourage students to speak English as it used in everyday communication. 61


Recreation programme Return to Courses menu

A balanced programme of recreational activities is organised for students seven days a week. All programmed activities are supervised by our staff and student attendance is compulsory.

Afternoons on campus Students can plan their own afternoon programme from the variety of sports and creative activities available each day. Sports include volleyball, tennis, badminton, basketball, squash, table-tennis, football, softball and swimming. In all centres there are also excellent facilities for art and craft, aerobics & dance, and performing arts. Shooting is also available at Rugby, and indoor climbing at Oundle and Sevenoaks.

Evenings Many afternoon activities interact with the evening social events. For example, students may be involved with designing posters for the weekly discos or helping to produce costumes for a themed BBQ. Other evening events include karaoke, talent shows, language quizzes, competitions and DVD evenings.

Excursions There is one full-day and one half-day excursion each week included in fees. Fullday excursions to some of the country’s most famous landmarks are by coach and are usually on Saturdays. Half-day excursions to London are by train, and usually offer a choice of destinations in the capital. The Trinity Student Book includes language-based material for excursion preparation. Click on the name of the school you’re interested in to view recreation programmes:

Epsom College

Oundle School

Rugby School

Sevenoaks School

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Sample weekly recreation programme Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09.05-12.50

Classes

Classes

Classes

Classes

Classes

Basketball

Swimming

Football

Squash

Art & Craft

Badminton

Dance

Football

Tennis

Volleyball

Performing Arts

ICT

Performing Arts

Squash

Tennis

Volleyball

Aerobics

ICT

Half-day excursion

Art & Craft

Tennis

Volleyball

Tennis

LONDON

Basketball

Basketball

Performing Arts

Rounders

Volleyball

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Squash

Football

Football

Swimming

Performing Arts

ICT

Art & Craft

Badminton

Dance

Badminton

Basketball

ICT

British Museum or Museum of London

Art & Craft

Basketball

Aerobics

Football

Badminton

Tennis

Rounders

Swimming

Shopping in Regent Street

Football

Swimming

Art & Craft

Tennis

Art & Craft

Tennis

Volleyball

ICT

Volleyball

ICT

Tennis

Football

Badminton

Squash

Quiet Time

In Town

Quiet Time

In Town

Karaoke

Bingo

Disco

Talent Show

14.15 -15.00

15.15 -16.00

16.15 –17.00

Evening

Social activities in boarding houses

Saturday

Sunday Free

Organised activities on campus Full-day excursion

or

OXFORD

Optional half-day excursion BICESTER VILLAGE (Designer shopping outlet)

Film Night

BBQ

Activities and timings may vary from centre to centre. At Rugby and Tonbridge there are classes two afternoons per week. Morning class times include a mid-morning break 11.05 – 11.25. There will be Saturday classes in weeks 1 and 3, except at Tonbridge (full day excursions these weeks are on Sunday). In the third afternoon recreation period there is a Quiet Time option. Students can used this time to relax in a supervised environment. In Town sessions are included in the afternoon for supervised visits into the local town. The number of activities offered for each session is dependent on student numbers.

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What to bring

Rules

This list should not be regarded as comprehensive, but simply as a number of items which must not be forgotten:

Students are given full details of course guidelines in writing when they arrive. These include the following rules: • Attendance at English classes and recreation activities is compulsory. • Students must wear their Thames Valley wristband and carry their Thames Valley Identity Card at all times. On excursions students are required to wear their Thames Valley T-shirt. • Students must return to boarding houses by 22.00, except when an evening activity finishes later. Boarding houses are locked at 22.45. • Students are not allowed into bedrooms of the opposite sex. • No food or drink is permitted in bedrooms. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed on school premises. It is illegal in the UK for people under 18 to buy or consume alcohol. • No smoking is permitted on campus except in designated areas. It is illegal in the UK for people under 18 to buy cigarettes. • Students using drugs for any purpose except medicinal will automatically be expelled from the course. • Access to sports facilities is only permitted during programmed activities. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn for sports activities. • Students are not permitted to leave town unless accompanied by a member of staff. Students are required to follow procedures when leaving the campus. • Students whose behaviour is unreasonable will be given a formal warning by the Course Director; if there is no improvement their parents will be advised. In the event of serious misconduct or continuous bad behaviour, students will be sent home at their parents’ expense with no refund of fees. • Students are responsible for any damage or injury they cause to property or third parties.

• Sufficient personal clothing to last at least a week (including warm clothing and raincoat in case of bad weather) • Sportswear including tracksuit and jersey • Tennis racket (if intending to play tennis) • Trainers and/or tennis shoes with non-marking soles • Towels for both swimming and bath/shower use • Swimsuit • Personal items e.g. toothbrush, hairbrush, hairdryer • Electrical adaptor/converter for UK voltage (240 volts)

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Thames Valley is not able to lend students money during courses. The easiest way for parents to send pocket money is by Western Union.

Money Transfer Instructions Students must take the following to the Western Union branch when collecting money: • Photo ID [Passport / ID Card] • Name of person sending money [Exact name or Agent name] • The exact monetary amount that has been sent • The location from which the money has been sent Once at the branch they will need to fill in a form with the above information. Western Union contact details +32 (0)2 639 7103 Click for more information - www.westernunion.com

Addresses and opening hours of the nearest Western Union branches EPSOM

Thomson 26 High Streett Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AH

Mon-Sat: 09.00 – 17.30 Sun: Closed

OUNDLE

Thomson 57 Queensgate Centre Peterborough PE1 1NH

Mon-Sat : 09.00 – 17.30 Thurs: 09.00 – 20.00 Sun: 10.00 – 16.30

RUGBY

The Co-operative Travel 9 Church Street Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3PH

Mon-Fri: 09.00 – 17.30 Sat: 09.00 – 17.00 Sun: Closed

SEVENOAKS

W H Smith 133 High Street Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XA

Mon-Sun: 09.00 – 18.00

TONBRIDGE

Cash Converters Tonbridge 92 High Street Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AP

Mon-Sat: 09.00 – 17.30 Sun: 09.00 – 17.00

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Thames Valley Summer Schools 13 Park Street, Windsor Berkshire SL4 1LU t: +44 (0) 1753 852001 f: +44 (0) 1753 831165 e: english@thamesvalleysummer.co.uk

www.thamesvalleysummer.co.uk Thames Valley Summer Schools is the trading name of Thames Valley Cultural Centres Limited. Registered in England No. 1169201.

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