Academic Options

Millfield’s main aim is to provide students with an engaging learning experience suitable to their ability. In the mornings there are four options to choose from, each consisting of 15 teaching hours per week.

Students at Street Campus can choose one of the following English options: General English, Academic English, Cambridge Assessment English or Global Young Leaders.

All teaching materials are provided and are included in the cost of the course. On successful completion of the course, all students will receive a report and course certificate.

Students can further their English by choosing the English Workshops afternoon option - click here for more information.

General English

Available in weeks 1-6
For ages 12-17

This option is suitable for all abilities with students participating in English classes with trained teachers. Students will complete an online placement test prior to arrival and from this will be placed in multinational classes with those of a similar age and English level. Teachers involve students when planning their lesson in order to meet their interests and language needs. Each week there is a choice of 3 broad topics enabling teachers to plan an interesting, engaging and personalised lesson programme. All lessons include communicative activities and functional language which can be used in real-life situations.

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Academic English - New!

Available in weeks 1-6
For ages 12-17
Minimum level of English of CEFR B1 and above required

A new course designed to prepare students for academic study in an English speaking education setting. Students will develop their English language skills through subject based lessons in line with the KS3/KS4 curriculum such as Maths, English, Geography, History and the Sciences. They will also improve their academic study skills in key areas such as critical thinking, note-taking, time management, presentation skills, essay writing and reading skills.

Please note, not all subjects will be covered in the programme every week. Students will need to complete an online placement test prior to arrival. We reserve the right to move students to General English if we believe their English level is not B1 or above.

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Cambridge Assessment English*

Available in weeks 1-3 
For ages 12-17

An exam preparation course designed for students who wish to improve their current level through the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment English examinations. Students choosing this option will benefit from a new 6-week online pre-arrival course.

The 6 week pre-arrival course will run from 9 May to 17 June 2022. It will include self-access study materials, one 40 minute group lesson per week (groups of no more than 12 students), one 40 minute Group Tutor led question and answer session, plus written feedback on coursework if appropriate. The live lessons and question and answer sessions will be recorded for students to access at any time during the pre-arrival course.

Whilst at Millfield, lessons will focus on exam technique with full mock tests tailored to students’ personal needs. Each student will receive a practice tests book for their personal use. 

Exams available for students to sit at the end of their course are Cambridge B1 Preliminary for Schools, Cambridge B2 First and Cambridge C1 Advanced. The exams will take place at Millfield during week 3. For further information on the exams, please refer to the Cambridge Assessment English website.

Photographic ID is required at the time of registration in the form of a scanned ID document, and all students must ensure they have the original photographic ID on them when they sit the exam. Please note that the ID used at registration must be identical to the ID used during the exam.

*This option will incur a supplementary charge of 350 GBP which includes the pre-arrival course, a practice tests book and the cost of the exam.

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Global Young Leaders

Available in weeks 1-6
For ages 14-17
Minimum level of English of CEFR B2 and above required or for students who are native speakers

This option has been designed as an alternative to General English. Effective communication is fundamental to the programme with a belief that it is not enough to be able to speak excellent English; one also has to have something valuable to say.

The course encourages students to learn about themselves and about their place in the world. It will challenge some perceptions and make students think about life in the 21st century. The course aims to look at what being a leader really means and will examine this through weekly topics looking at some of the most important issues the world currently faces, helping students to be a leader of the future.

The course is structured to allow students to participate for one week or up to 6 weeks and to examine and develop their own ideas. They have the chance to discuss, explore and challenge sometimes unfamiliar viewpoints and are encouraged to examine and review ideas when negotiating with people from other backgrounds who may hold different views.

The students are involved in the choice and design of the topics discussed; a different focus is taken each week reflecting issues that students commonly mention as challenges which affect their own lives. On previous courses these topics have included the environment, equality, poverty, press and media, war and technology.

Guest speakers are invited to offer personal insights into the issues being examined. Students will also take their studies beyond the classroom with visits to places within the local community.

Please note that there is one topic per week and the focus will change daily. Students will need to submit a written task prior to arrival. We reserve the right to move students to General English if we believe their English level is not B2 or above.

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Students are supervised 24 hours a day and student health or welfare problems are spotted quickly and dealt with promptly by staff who have a qualification in Safeguarding. 

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Evening Activities

An impressive programme of evening activities provides the fun that delivers the true ‘Millfield Experience.’

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Optional Extras

We offer a range of optional extras including transfers, exams and courier delivery for paperwork.

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Prizes are awarded throughout the courses to students who show outstanding progress, whose effort in sports or competitions is exceptional, or who make a positive impact around campus.

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Students enjoy one full-day and one half-day excursion every week.

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Following the afternoon programme, there are a variety of clubs on offer for students to enjoy. This is an opportunity to try something new or join with friends in the same activity.

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