OXFORD SCHOLASTICA 2019

Explore your subject, discover your career, prepare for your future on our Oxford Summer School


OXFORD SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY 2019

EXPERIENCE OXFORD WITH OUR

2019 OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL

Welcome to the city of Oxford. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Birthplace of famous leaders, entrepreneurs and cutting-edge scientists. The inspiration behind Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. From literary greats to modern medical breakthroughs, Oxford is a place of discovery.

We offer 12-18 year olds a chance to experience the magic of Oxford on our academic summer courses. Reach beyond the textbooks and experience what studying a course and pursuing a career will really be like. Independent of Oxford University, our accredited courses combine university-style teaching with practical Challenges, Masterclasses and cultural adventures to inspire you to discover, explore and prepare for a successful future.

EXPERIENCE OXFORD

Welcome to the city of Oxford. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Birthplace of famous leaders, entrepreneurs and cutting edge scientists. The inspiration behind Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. From literary greats to modern medical breakthroughs, Oxford is a place of discovery.

We offer 12-18 year olds a chance to experience the magic of Oxford on our academic summer courses. Reach beyond the textbooks and experience what studying a course and pursuing a career will really be like. Independent of Oxford University, our accredited courses combine university-style teaching with practical Challenges, Masterclasses and cultural adventures to inspire you to discover, explore and prepare for a successful future.

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NATIONALITIES WERE REPRESENTED BY OUR STUDENTS IN 2018

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OUT OF 10 STUDENTS HAD ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SUMMERS OF THEIR LIFE

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OUT OF 10 PARENTS SAID THEY’D RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE

"Going to classes every morning was an exciting experience as we were all on edge as to what we would learn. From classroom discussions to exploring Oxford during free time, the whole experience was unforgettable. The friendships I made will last me a lifetime."

Douw Steenkamp, South Africa

WHY CHOOSE A SUMMER IN OXFORD?

EXPERIENCE OXFORD

Experience the greatest minds, culture and architecture in the “city of dreaming spires”.

You’ll study on the Oxford University campus, tasting independent student life. You’ll get to explore Oxford’s cobbled streets, following in the footsteps of such greats as J.R.R. Tolkien, Iris Murdoch and Stephen Hawking.

After only a few hours of being in Oxford with the other students, I realised how different and amazing it was to explore the city – like its historic architecture. Alana Scauzillo, Italy, Leadership Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be captivated by the historic Oxford Union, founded in 1823, home of our Debating Masterclass. Widely seen as one of the world’s most famous debating chambers, its famous speakers have included Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson – and you?
The Mock Court Challenge was so amazing; I learned so much about criminal trials and enjoyed it very much. It was such a good experience and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. Tara Amine, America, Young Lawyers' Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be stretched by your Challenge. Visit a hospital to diagnose real patients in our medicine Challenge, experience a mock trial at a real court in our law Challenge, code a prototype app in our Computer Science Challenge, build a bridge in our Engineering Challenge and much more.

EXPERIENCE A NEW WAY OF LEARNING

This won’t be like sitting in a school classroom! You’ll Learn, See & Do, discovering a whole new university-style experience where you take control.

Learn through small Classes and skills-based Masterclasses. Be inspired by the career journey of your Hero, a young professional who studied your course. Gain hands-on experience of your subject in action with your Challenge.

EXPERIENCE A NEW WAY OF LEARNING

This won’t be like sitting in a school classroom! You’ll Learn, See & Do, discovering a whole new university-style experience where you take control.

Learn through small Classes and skills-based Masterclasses. Be inspired by the career journey of your Hero, a young professional who studied your course. Gain hands-on experience of your subject in action with your Challenge.

The Mock Court Challenge was so amazing; I learned so much about criminal trials and enjoyed it very much. It was such a good experience and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. Tara Amine, America, Young Lawyers' Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be stretched by your Challenge. Visit a hospital to diagnose real patients in our medicine Challenge, experience a mock trial at a real court in our law Challenge, code a prototype app in our Computer Science Challenge, build a bridge in our Engineering Challenge and much more.

EXPERIENCE THE BRIGHTEST MINDS

Oxford Scholastica tutors are inspirational educators at the cutting edge of their subjects, including Oxford and Cambridge University academics.

You’ll also meet passionate Masterclass leaders who’ll communicate their expertise on topics ranging from Conquering Happiness, Failure to Success and Public Speaking, as well as our Heroes who will share their experience of successfully going into a career. Plus our fantastic staff team will share their experiences of being at university.

90%

of students rated their tutor “excellent” last year (10% “good”)

98%

of students agreed their tutor was “inspirational” (2% “neutral”)

98%

of students agreed their tutor “made sure I was supported and able to participate” (2% “neutral”)

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be inspired meeting your Hero, a young professional who studied your subject and has gone on to success in their early careers. Learn from young surgeons, barristers, entrepreneurs, psychologists, coders, writers etc.
OSA was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only does it broaden your perspective of the world, the academic part is really helpful in professional lives.

Now I am a 1st year university student, I am able to put the knowledge gathered at OSA to good use, which sets me apart from the rest of my fellow university students. Huzaifa Zafar, Pakistan, Young Doctors' Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be excited by “Class X” – your tutor will introduce you to a cutting-edge project at the forefront of their research – for example, last year’s Engineering and Discover Tech students experienced 3D-printing, learning how to use a 3D-printer to scan and print copies of each other!

EXPERIENCE YOUR FUTURE

We’re on a mission to inspire you to discover, explore and prepare for your future. In today’s world, knowledge is available at the touch of a button, so a successful education needs to be more than learning facts and taking exams.

We’ll give you a taste of your future, helping to inspire you to develop the skills and expertise needed to thrive in the competitive modern world.

EXPERIENCE YOUR FUTURE

We’re on a mission to inspire you to discover, explore and prepare for your future. In today’s world, knowledge is available at the touch of a button, so a successful education needs to be more than learning facts and taking exams.

We’ll give you a taste of your future, helping to inspire you to develop the skills and expertise needed to thrive in the competitive modern world.

OSA was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only does it broaden your perspective of the world, the academic part is really helpful in professional lives.

Now I am a 1st year university student, I am able to put the knowledge gathered at OSA to good use, which sets me apart from the rest of my fellow university students. Huzaifa Zafar, Pakistan, Young Doctors' Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be excited by “Class X” – your tutor will introduce you to a cutting-edge project at the forefront of their research – for example, last year’s Engineering and Discover Tech students experienced 3D-printing, learning how to use a 3D-printer to scan and print copies of each other!

EXPERIENCE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP

One of the highlights of your time with us will be the friendships you’ll forge with other students who come from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe.

You won’t just learn about your subject this Summer, you’ll learn about other world cultures, experiences, beliefs and traditions from young people just like you.

What truly made Oxford Scholastica Academy special was the people I met. From literally all over the globe, I now feel as if I could fly or drive anywhere, and land in a place where I could find old friends. India, Greece, Brazil, China, Pakistan, Switzerland, and more, and I suddenly had a source of first-hand information on all these places. Bella Catten, America, Creative Writing Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be dressed up as you experience our International Ball on a boat on the historic River Thames. Balls are an Oxford tradition, and we encourage you to wear something representing your country!
Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential.

One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to Oxford Scholastica. Mubasher Lucman, Pakistan, Parent

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be prepared for life skills with our range of expert-led Masterclasses – from learning how to react to failure, to experiencing public speaking, to discovering how to Conquer Happiness and more.

EXPERIENCE CONFIDENCE

Boost your confidence and enhance your communication skills this summer. You’ll be challenged to expand your comfort zone, supported by our super-friendly young staff team. They’ve been in your shoes not long ago, and appreciate the pressures of teenage life.

You’ll gain independence, be given responsibility for learning, and develop motivation to succeed for the future.

EXPERIENCE CONFIDENCE

Boost your confidence and enhance your communication skills this summer. You’ll be challenged to expand your comfort zone, supported by our super-friendly young staff team. They’ve been in your shoes not long ago, and appreciate the pressures of teenage life.

You’ll gain independence, be given responsibility for learning, and develop motivation to succeed for the future.

Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential.

One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to Oxford Scholastica. Mubasher Lucman, Pakistan, Parent

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be prepared for life skills with our range of expert-led Masterclasses – from learning how to react to failure, to experiencing public speaking, to discovering how to Conquer Happiness and more.

EXPERIENCE THE UK

We love Oxford, but there’s so much more of the UK to discover! You’ll get to visit Windsor Castle, home of Her Majesty the Queen, as well as Blenheim Palace – plus take part in fun local experiences including punting along the River Cherwell and an evening Shakespeare play.

Oxford Scholastica has changed my life in such an unforgettable way. We had some really unforgettable experiences seeing Windsor Castle. Re-enacting the royal wedding at the chapel was really fun too! Varshika Balachandar, India, Young Doctors' Academy

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be an Oxonian, as you experience “punting” – a quintessential Oxford tradition where you’ll push a flat-bottomed boat along the river using a long pole!
My daughter’s time at Oxford Scholastica was outstanding and memorable. For her – and for us as a family – this was one of those experiences which define the next step and which we will all remember for the rest of our lives. Lucy M, UK, Parent

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be connected as you keep in touch with your subject and develop your interests through our resource hub, OSA Inspires, after you leave Oxford.

EXPERIENCE THE SCHOLASTICA FAMILY

Oxford Scholastica isn’t just for summer – it’s for life! You’ll be part of our family and we want to help you to be a success.

You’ll have access to Scholastica Inspires, our hub of fantastic academic and career blogs, vlogs, podcasts etc. You’ll be able to access funding from the Scholastica Foundation (supporting charitable projects you’re passionate about) and you can also sign up for our mentoring programme, Scholastica Be, where our expert tutors can continue to support you.

Many students also choose to return in the future to Oxford Scholastica – or London Scholastica, our London programme.

EXPERIENCE THE SCHOLASTICA FAMILY

Oxford Scholastica isn’t just for summer – it’s for life! You’ll be part of our family and we want to help you to be a success.

You’ll have access to Scholastica Inspires, our hub of fantastic academic and career blogs, vlogs, podcasts etc. You’ll be able to access funding from the Scholastica Foundation (supporting charitable projects you’re passionate about) and you can also sign up for our mentoring programme, Scholastica Be, where our expert tutors can continue to support you.

Many students also choose to return in the future to Oxford Scholastica – or London Scholastica, our London programme.

My daughter’s time at Oxford Scholastica was outstanding and memorable. For her – and for us as a family – this was one of those experiences which define the next step and which we will all remember for the rest of our lives. Lucy M, UK, Parent

You’ll particularly enjoy…Be connected as you keep in touch with your subject and develop your interests through our resource hub, OSA Inspires, after you leave Oxford.

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