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What Biss offers (Ages 13-18)

  • Brighton: an exciting resort with much for students to enjoy
    (see Visit Brighton).
  • School: good residential location yet easy reach of city centre, pier and beach
    (see Dorothy Stringer High School).
  • Fantastic Facilities: modern classrooms, sports hall, large playing fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, dance studio, fitness suite, drama studio, art and music rooms, computer suites, TV and video, library and cafeteria (subject to availability)
  • Lessons: stimulating and enjoyable English lessons, 15 hours per week (option of 21 hours), maximum 16 students per class, multi-national (see Lessons).
  • Teachers: qualified teachers (TEFL and/or QTS), all native speakers and CRB checked as being suitable to work with children and young people.
  • British High School: meet and interact with local English students (aged 11-16), both socially at break times, and formally during their lessons (term time only)
    (see Dorothy Stringer High School).
  • Activities: supervised varied afternoon programme of sport, cultural activities and excursions, both in and out of school, entrance included.
  • Excursion: full day week-end excursion, e.g. Tour of London.
  • Homestay: accommodation with carefully selected local families (see Homestay).
  • Supervision and Welfare: during school hours 2 (see notes below)
  • Airport Transfers: taxi, mini-bus or coach.
  • Individual Summer School Bookings: minimum 2 weeks, maximum 9 weeks, (see Standard Programme).
  • Standard Plus Semi-Intensive: 21 hours per week lessons. (see Plus Semi-Intensive).
  • All year round one to one: private lessons to suit your requirements. (Contact us for more information).
  • Residential Accommodation: at Sussex University. For supervised groups only. (see Groups).
  • Group Programmes: all year round - minimum 1 week (see Groups).

A typical School Week

Monday-Friday  
8.15-8.45: Journey from homestay to school. Students staying close to school may walk, or we can provide a local bus pass or arrange a taxi.1
8.45-9.00: Arrive at Dorothy Stringer High School.
9.00-10.00: Lesson 1
10.00-11.00: Lesson 2
11.00-11.20: Break
11.20-12.20 Lesson 3
12.20-13.05: Lunch - packed or school cafeteria.
13.05-17.00: Afternoon Activities: either a) in school e.g. tennis, basketball, fitness suite, football, swimming, trampoline, dance, music, art, computers, 'integrated lesson' with British students, or b) out of school e.g. beach, sightseeing, places of interest, castles and museums, shopping, bowling, and local excursions.
17.00-18.00: Return to homestay.1
Evenings: One activity per week (e.g. disco). Students must be home by 22.00.
Saturday: Full day Biss excursion (e.g. London by train)
Sunday: Airport transfer day and/or time with family.
 
Notes
  1. Students are usually brought to school by the homestay family on the first day. Biss then issues maps, I.D. cards and emergency numbers and ensures every student knows how to get home, either by walking or local bus. Students are then expected to travel to/from their homestays to school unsupervised, unless a taxi service is booked using one of our approved drivers. Of course, we will assist if any student is having difficulties.
  2. Students are expected to attend both lessons and leisure programme.

 
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