Vacation Extra Centres
At College

During the course, the Vacation Extra programme will normally be run in two shifts. This means, for example, that the students could have lessons in the morning or afternoon. Activities take place at the opposite time of the day.

The Intensive Academic course will have English lessons and Academic lessons throughout the day.

First day and testing

Students will have a test on their first Monday morning. Their residence manager will provide them with details of what time they will need to be at the college for registration. When they do their test, they will be given information regarding their first day at college.

Welcome and orientation

On Monday students will also receive a welcome talk, orientation, a tour of the college and a walking tour of Oxford. During their welcome talk they will receive a welcome pack, their timetables and a map.

Attendance rules

90% attendance = CERTIFICATE
Less than 90% = NO CERTIFICATE!

If students are absent for any reason, they must inform the Course Coordinator.


Students must be on time for their lessons and activities. If they are late, they will be marked absent.

Mobile phones

Please ensure students switch their mobile phone OFF or to SILENT before they come into class. They must not make or receive calls in class, and must not send text messages. If they do not obey this rule, their teacher may take their phone away. If a student is expecting an important phone call, they should speak to their teacher before the lesson.