The Oxford summer school experience (for ages 12 to 14)

Looking for a summer school that can prepare you for the future and give you the experience of a lifetime?

Set in the famous city of Oxford, our programme gives students the opportunity to explore a subject of interest, meet new friends from around the world, and live away from home on the oldest university campus in the English-speaking world.

summer school for teenagers aged 12-14
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Discover the magic of Oxford

As the inspiration behind Harry Potter, Narnia, and Alice in Wonderland, Oxford is the perfect place to embark on a journey of learning and self-discovery. 

Learn from world-class tutors

Take classes led by tutors from universities like Oxford and Cambridge. They’ll help you level up your academics and inspire you to learn like never before.

Make lifelong friends

Meet other extraordinary students from around the globe who are keen to embark on new experiences and make a positive change in the world.

Have fun!

Whether it’s dancing the night away at our International Ball, exploring castles, or playing sports, we’ve got activities to fill your schedule.

Summer courses for ages 12 to 14

Our “Discover” 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.

Business

Medicine

Technology
 
business academic course

Discover Business

Want to know what life in the business world is really like? On this 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.

Discover Medicine

If you’re interested in medicine and helping people, then this 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.

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technology course for teens

Discover Technology

Are you fascinated by rockets and robots? Do you love playing with computers?  In this 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.

The Oxford Scholastica Academy is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council.

Dates & Prices

Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 3rd July 2022 16th July 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Two Weeks 17th July 2022 30th July 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Two Weeks 31st July 2022 13th August 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Four Weeks 3rd July 2022 30th July 2022 £9,690 Reserve
Four Weeks 17th July 2022 13th August 2022 £9,690 Reserve

Challenges

academic challenges for teens
Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! You’ll work in small groups within your class (or jointly with another class) to solve a problem or build something from scratch.

These activities let you put what you’ve learned on the course into practice and give you an idea of what it’s like to pursure a career in your field of study.

Examples of challenges

The Discover Medicine students go to Oxford’s famous John Radcliffe Hospital to meet real patients and take their medical histories. They then work in small groups to attempt to diagnose the patients, based on the information they’ve gathered.

The Discover Business and Discover Technology students work together to launch a rocket, with the technology side designing and building it, and the business side writing a business plan and marketing pitch for it.

The Heroes Programme

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What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme invites you to meet young professionals in your field of study who’ve gone on to have early success, and:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Take part in a practical activity related to their day-to-day work
  • Ask them questions about their career path

 In past summers, Discover Technology students have met an engineer who helped pioneer the Playstation technology and Discover Medicine students met a young surgeon, who spoke about his experiences in laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) .

Testimonials

Student testimonials

The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the programme. Overall, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Lina

Finland, Law
Student testimonials

My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.

Abdul Rahman

UK, Medicine
Student testimonials

My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this programme.

Richard

Parent of Alexander, USA, International Relations
Student testimonials

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 the Oxford Scholastica Academy. 

Mubasher

Parent of Fajar, Pakistan, Debate & Public Speaking
Student testimonials

This programme has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge about Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.

Radhiyya

Indonesia, Technology
Student testimonials

For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.

Maria

Parent of Sofy, Italy, Psychology
Student testimonials

I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy and I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!

Prutha

India, Business
Student testimonials

I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

Salma

United Arab Emirates, Law
Student testimonials

Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!

Ravi

Indonesia, Law

Dates & Prices

Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 3rd July 2022 16th July 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Two Weeks 17th July 2022 30th July 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Two Weeks 31st July 2022 13th August 2022 £4,995 Reserve
Four Weeks 3rd July 2022 30th July 2022 £9,690 Reserve
Four Weeks 17th July 2022 13th August 2022 £9,690 Reserve

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 courses you’ll:
Learn

Take part in our engaging courses and expert-led Masterclasses.

See

Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.

Do

Apply what you’ve learned on the course in fun, hands-on challenges.

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