Oxford Summer Courses
Based in the famous university city of Oxford, our summer school runs courses for two age groups: 12-14 and 15-18.
Our summer courses give students from around the world the opportunity to explore a subject of interest in a small-class setting with Oxford-style teaching.
Oxford is a world-famous centre of academic excellence, and this tradition underpins our summer classes. Here are the courses we offer:
Business & Enterprise
Computer Science & Coding
Debate & Public Speaking
Psychology & Neuroscience
*The Oxford Scholastica Academy is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council.
Summer courses for ages 12-14
Our “Discover” Oxford summer courses for students aged 12-14 are the perfect mix of theory and hands-on learning. They let you focus on a field you’re interested in, and inspire you to explore potential future options along the way.
Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this business summer course, you’ll learn basic economics, corporate law, leadership, management, and public speaking. You’ll also explore the roles of marketing and social media in modern business.
If you’re interested in health care and helping people, this summer medicine course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn about recent and future advances in medical techniques and research.
Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers? On this technology summer course, you’ll learn how websites are built using different coding languages, design a rocket using practical applications of maths and physics, and build your own hydraulics system.
Summer courses for ages 15-18
Our “Experience” Oxford summer courses for students aged 15-18 delve deep into a subject, with a focus on practical application balanced with real-world theory. This combination helps secondary school students try out some of the key aspects of the subject they want to explore (and possibly go on to pursue in university).
Experience Business & Enterprise
This course brings business, economics and management to life, to help you better understand what it’s like to pursue study in this field. You’ll explore different types of businesses, discover a range of economic models, learn about game theory and financial markets, and see how management theories enhance business.
Experience Computer Science & Coding
If you’re fascinated by computers and information technology, this computer science summer course is a great option. You’ll develop your knowledge of programming languages and put your skills to the test by designing a website. You’ll also learn about the development of computing throughout history and explore the future of Artificial Intelligence.
Experience Creative Writing
Where better than Oxford to hone your skills in creative writing? Get inspired by the city that was home to Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and Philip Pullman. In this course, you’ll explore different genres and plot-types, learn about the importance of dialogue, and practise different techniques to hone your skills and ensure writing becomes a part of your daily routine.
Experience Debate & Public Speaking
Want to improve your public speaking and debate skills? This debating summer course will help you develop confidence, learn persuasive techniques, and practise the art of rebuttal — skills that are essential in many careers and day-to-day life. You’ll learn what made famous speeches so powerful and put your skills to the test in our international diplomacy challenge.
If you love understanding how things work and exploring individual components of machines and structures, there’s a good chance you’re considering engineering as an area of study. On this engineering summer course, you’ll explore the differences between mechanical, civil and electrical engineering — and build your very own engine.
Experience International Relations, Politics & Leadership
Are you considering a career as a lawyer? This summer law course will give you a strong understanding of the legal system and different types of law, including human rights, international, corporate, and criminal. You’ll put your new-found understanding into practice with a mock trial.
Curious to explore the field of medicine and see what it’s like to be a doctor? This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of different specialties and medical ethics. You’ll also get hands-on experience with both clinical tasks and doctor-patient communication skills.
Experience Psychology & Neuroscience
Fascinated by the human mind, thought and behaviour? If you’re thinking of studying psychology, this course will give you a great head start. You’ll learn how to define and measure personality, explore the connection between language and thought, and start to better understand social psychology and human interaction. You’ll also learn practical research skills.
Masterclasses are skills-based workshops you attend alongside your course of choice. Led by tutors with expertise on a specific topic, or by external speakers, these workshops are designed to bring out the best in students, present diverse perspectives, and help you truly achieve your potential.
Oxford Summer Course Dates & Prices
|Length||Start Date||End Date||Price||Next Step|
|Two Weeks||2nd July 2023||15th July 2023||
|Two Weeks||16th July 2023||29th July 2023||
|Two Weeks||30th July 2023||12th August 2023||
|Four Weeks||2nd July 2023||29th July 2023||
|Four Weeks||16th July 2023||12th August 2023||
Frequently Asked Questions about Oxford Summer Courses
What will make you a great Oxford summer courses student?
There are many qualities that make a student great. You should be passionate about learning and have a strong desire to learn more about your subject. You should also be committed, as the courses are 2 to 4 weeks long.
What are Oxford summer courses?
Our Oxford summer courses are a series of intensive academic courses that take place over the summer months. These courses cover a wide range of topics and are designed for students between the ages of 12 to 18 and various levels of experience.
Can I get a scholarship for Oxford summer courses?
We offer scholarships for students who have been nominated by a teacher at one of our Partner Schools, and who would otherwise be unable to attend.
A scholarship entitles you to a place on our OxBright programme for free.
Learn more about our summer school scholarships.
Are Oxford summer courses worth it?
Absolutely! Our Oxford summer courses for teens are worth it because they give young students the opportunity to learn new skills and explore different subjects. They also provide high-quality education which is tailored to each student’s needs and interests, and give teenagers an opportunity to network with other bright-minded students.
Are your Oxford summer courses legitimate?
Yes! Oxford Scholastica Academy has been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), who have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care and overall standards as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. Upon successful completion of our programme students will also receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Are Oxford summer courses free?
Our Oxford summer courses aren’t free, but the price for our Oxford summer school includes all the equipment and material you’ll need for your course, as well as accommodation, academic content, all trips and activities, breakfasts and dinners.
Learn more about our Oxford summer school fees and prices.
Is it hard to get into Oxford summer courses?
Our summer courses are open to all UK and international students from ages 12 to 18 with a strong eagerness and desire to learn. When you apply, you’ll be asked to fill in our application form where you’ll be able to outline your motivation for wanting to join us in Oxford
Students who enrol in our courses (other than our English Language courses) need to be able to speak, understand and read English to an Intermediate/Upper Intermediate/Advanced English level. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a call to check whether you have the right level of English required.
Our teaching philosophy
We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our Oxford courses you’ll:
Take part in our engaging digital courses and expert-led Masterclasses.
Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.
Apply what you’ve learned on the course in fun, hands-on challenges.
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