Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

UK Programme

14 – 22 August 2021

Parents – register your interest to attend our webinar presentations
Teachers – register your schools’ interest

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Welcome to our brand-new programme, ISCA UK. The knowledge we have built up over 38 years of providing summer camps for 11 to 15-year-old’s, gives us a foundation to deliver this new programme which is designed exclusively for UK students aged 11 to 13 years old.

At ISCA, our teachers bring history to life in a fun and interactive way. During our one-week summer camp, we explore over 15 historic and cultural sites which complement the KS3 History Curriculum, encouraging our students to gain a greater understanding of the topics they study at school. We believe in experiential learning. Not only do we explore lots of different sights, but we also provide each ISCA student with an activity booklet to complete during the week; we stimulate learning through collaborative working in interactive workshops; and we give everyone our ISCA Explorer course book, which contains a detailed history of every place we visit.

The programme is not just about exploring new places, but about meeting new friends from all across the country. Our campus environment is intentionally designed to encourage students to mix with their contemporaries and form lasting friendships.

Our summer camp is based at one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Charterhouse School. Charterhouse School is renowned for its historic buildings but equally for its fantastic modern facilities, making it an ideal place for students to have a brilliant summer camp experience.

All of our teachers have experience with this specific age group; we have 1 teacher for every 5 students throughout the programme.

The whole ISCA team would be delighted to welcome your child onto our summer camp in 2021.


During the programme, students will visit sights which they will study in Year 7 and Year 8.

Year 7

  • The Norman Conquest: Tower of London, River Thames, Windsor Castle
  • Struggle between Church and Crown: Canterbury
  • Magna Carta and Parliament: Runnymede, Houses of Parliament
  • Society, Economy & Culture in the Middle Ages: Canterbury

Year 8

  • The English Reformation: Hampton Court Palace
  • The Civil Wars: Arundel Castle
  • The Restoration: Houses of Parliament
  • Society, Economy & Culture: Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Globe Theatre
  • Witchcraft in Early Modern Britain: Canterbury
  • Civil Rights and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: HMS Victory

Check out The ISCA Explorer for a detailed look at the history of the sights we visit.

ISCA On Campus

Our campus environment gives the students a break from touring and allows them to do activities and play sports, facilitating new friendships at all times. Sports include:

  • Cricket, Football, Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Art, Squash, Fives, Tennis, Drama and Rounders


The Itinerary The Campus The Course Book