General English + Academic English

Get the Skills you Need

Our General English + Academic English course is for motivated students with a B2/C1 level of English, who wish to improve their academic skills or study in the UK in the future. Students enjoy all aspects of our General English Course along with eight additional lessons focusing on Academic English.

Our professional, friendly teachers help students to hone their academic skills and prepare for higher education in English. Lessons include a Q&A session with the Bloxham admissions team who offer useful advice and information on UK academic life.

Develop Your Mind

We aim to develop and practise essential academic skills and to nurture life skills that are necessary for studying away from home, such as time management, being independent and making international friends.

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Gain Real Life Skills

Students benefit from practical lessons on essay writing, giving effective presentations and note taking techniques, useful for university lectures.


Students create and deliver short presentations and receive individual feedback.

Learning Objectives

  • To experience daily life at a historic UK boarding school

  • To gain an understanding of the UK education system

  • To learn and practise transferable life skills, such as how to create and deliver an effective presentation

  • To develop academic writing skills, such as essay writing

  • To develop and practise spoken communication skills, such as giving presentations

  • To practise essential academic skills, such as reading strategies and notetaking/listening strategies for university lectures

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Key Information

  • For students aged 14-17 years old

  • Maximum class size – 8

  • For students studying towards a B2/C1 level of English

  • 2 week course - 8 x 45 minute lessons along with 27 lessons/30 hours General English (maximum class size – 16)

  • Excursions and daily activity programme