Get excited about technology
Imagine spending your summer in the world-famous city of Oxford, getting hands on with technology and learning how things work. The term ‘technology’ covers a broad range of subjects, and at Oxford Scholastica our Oxford technology summer programmes focus on two particular areas: engineering, and computer science and coding.
Learn from world-class technology tutors
You’ll get to put your knowledge and skills into practice with a practical challenge, such as designing and launching a rocket, coding a website or building an engine.
You’ll meet people who have built successful careers in technology-related areas such as computing or engineering, and you’ll have the chance to ask them questions and find out what it’s really like to work in these exciting fields. You’ll study with ambitious students from all over the world.
Get the Oxford experience
By the end of your course, you’ll have a much clearer idea of whether a technology-related subject is the right direction for you – and you’ll achieve all of this while enjoying everything that the magical city of Oxford has to offer.
Browse our Oxford Summer Technology Courses
Our summer technology courses are two weeks long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you’ve studied aspects of the subject before, or are totally new to it, our Technology Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.
In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds
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.
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
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.
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
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.
Browse our Online Technology Courses
Drawing on the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s years of experience of running world-class summer schools, our online technology courses combine Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.
Live Online | 12-14 Year Olds
On this exciting course, you’ll be introduced to some of the most important concepts in Engineering and Engineering — and you’ll learn how to build your own website! With your tutor and classmates, you’ll also explore how the practical applications of Maths and Physics work in the real world.
On this course, you’ll explore:
- Photonic systems (the science of light)
- Coding in HTML and CSS
- How to build your own website
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds
Computer Science & Coding
Interested in learning to code? Python is widely regarded as an excellent first language to learn. This course will help you develop a functional level of ability in programming in Python, supported by independent coding projects. To further your knowledge, you’ll look more deeply at technical and practical topics in Computer Science.
On this course, you’ll cover:
- Programming in Python
- Building a website
- The history and future of computing
- The applications and potential of Artificial Intelligence
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds
Does the world of engineering spark your interest? Guided by an expert tutor, you’ll explore key introductory engineering topics and work together to design your own models. You’ll learn how to apply Mathematics and Physics to solve problems, and learn how to stand out in future university applications. You’ll also get to participate in a Q&A with a software engineer.
On this course, you’ll cover:
- Maths for engineers
- Material efficiencies and construction
- HTML for building websites
- Building a tower from limited materials – and then building a website to advertise it!
Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our technology courses last year:
9 out of 10 said our technology summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
9 out of 10 said that our high school summer technology courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices
Why choose one of our Oxford Technology summer school programmes?
The Best Courses
We’ve designed our high school summer technology courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.
The Best People
Your technology course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Your Future Success
Our technology summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.
Get the Oxford Experience
You’ll be taught technology on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the field began their own career journeys.
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.
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 summer program.
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!
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 summer school. Overall, the summer school was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.
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!
I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy in 2018. 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!
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.
The friendships I made will last me a lifetime. Oxford Scholastica taught me many life lessons that I will keep with me until I die.
I’ve never done anything like this; Oxford Scholastica has exceeded my expectations and I am glad to have made valuable memories with it, which I will cherish forever!
Oxford Scholastica has had a profound impact on my skills as a debater and student and is an experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for an educational, engaging summer adventure.
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.
What You’ll Get From Our Technology Courses
Whether you’re interested in exploring more about your subject, or are keen to pursue a technology-related course at university, this summer school is for you. You can expect:
- Take part in hands-on challenges to get you thinking about computer science and engineering in a practical way, such as designing and launching a rocket or building an engine
- Live and work like a real computer science or engineering student, enjoying first-class teaching from predominantly Oxbridge-educated staff
- Meet people who are studying and working in technology-related fields and have the chance to quiz them on what it’s really like to pursue computer science, engineering or a similar area
- Build an international network of fellow students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni
- Be helped to decide whether you wish to pursue a technology-related subject at university, through our fully accredited technology course
- Use practical challenges and classroom-based discussion to get you engaging with a variety of concepts at a level expected by universities
- Gain an excellent understanding of your options when it comes to applying to universities and colleges to study a technology-related degree, and exposure to the issues likely to shape the future of computer science and engineering
- Learn more about the huge number of options you have if you choose a career in computer science or engineering, including the different branches of engineering
- On successful completion of your technology summer course, graduate in a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Get an Authentic University Experience
You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would at Oxford or Cambridge University. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best technology summer school experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world.
You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme.
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