English Plus Exam Skills

English Plus Exam Skills summer course, by St Giles International.

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Course Summary

This course is aimed at introducing students to exam formats and includes elements from various exam suites such as Cambridge English: First, Cambridge English: Advanced, IELTS and the American SATs. It will cover skills work (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in addition to reviewing grammar and vocabulary. The course will offer students a taste of the various exams and introduces them to the different task types and will help students develop exam strategies. The sessions take place over five hours on two afternoons per week and the following outline is a sample of what may be covered in this option.

Classes take place in the teaching buildings on campus, which is a 5 minute walk from the residence. All meals are taken in a modern café on site. A packed lunch or meal ticket will be provided for full day excursions.

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  • Live and study in Oxford Brookes' modern university campus
  • Enjoy tuition with experienced tutors
  • Take part in a range of sports and cultural activities, including 3 half-day and 2 full-day excursions
  • Experience the sites and sounds of Oxford, just 20 minutes away by bus

What's Included?

  • 20 lessons (16.7 hours) each week from qualified teachers
  • Residential accommodation on university and independent school campuses
  • All meals, with a healthy and varied menu
  • 24-hour care, supervision, and support
  • At least 2 full-day and 1 half-day excursion per week
  • A daytime and evening programme of social activities, sports, local visits, and sightseeing
  • Option to take part in additional language or sport English Plus Options
  • Airport transfers (supplements apply)
  • All course materials and a leaving certificate


St Giles Oxford is based on the beautiful, green and modern campus of Oxford Brookes University. Based at one of the UK's leading modern campuses, St Giles Oxford junior centre offers high standards of accommodation, leisure and teaching facilities. This is a safe and secure campus, with plenty of green outdoor space to relax and enjoy our exciting social programme. The classrooms, student houses and leisure/dining facilities are all within walking distance from each other, and are located just a 20-minute bus ride from the centre of Oxford.


At St Giles Oxford Juniors, students have the option to personalise their course on arrival by adding one of three English Plus language options: University Studies Taster, Exam Skills or Performing Arts - all available at no extra cost.

Extracurricular Activities

Two full-day and three half-day excursions per week. Full-day excursions include London, Stratford Upon Avon, and Bath. Half-day excursions include local museums, punting on the river, and Oxford University College visits. A full and varied afternoon and evening activity programme is organised which will include a choice of sports as well as other activities such as movie nights, talent shows, karaoke night, student discos and quizzes.

Key Details
  • Available from: June - August
  • Provider: St Giles International
  • Ages: 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17
  • Fees: £995 / week
  • Duration: 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
Start Dates
  • 3/7/2022
  • 10/7/2022
  • 17/7/2022
  • 24/7/2022
  • 28/7/2022

St Giles International

St Giles International is a group of English language schools with centres in the UK, USA, Canada and Brazil. St Giles Juniors Oxford is located at Oxford Brookes University, in the scenic outskirts of Oxford city centre