Discover Technology Academy

(for ages 12 to 14)

Are you interested in technology and fascinated by how things work? Oxford Scholastica’s Discover Technology Academy will give you hands-on experience in the fields of Computing and Engineering.

You’ll learn alongside ambitious students from around the world, experience the magic of Oxford and leave with the insights you need to get ahead in your future.

Discover Technology course


Our courses combine Oxford-style teaching with practical challenges and debates. Small class sizes and expert tutors help you dive deep into your chosen subject area.

By joining our Discover Technology Academy, you’ll get to:

  • Explore introductory technology concepts such as the basics of electronics and website building under the guidance of expert tutors from leading universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Meet a successful young technology professional and learn their lessons of success and failure.
  • Put your engineering skills to the test in our exciting challenge where you’ll build a rocket and compete against your fellow students to make the best one!
  • Develop skills in high demand by universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork, via our Masterclasses.
  • Build your global professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community.
  • Attend our Graduation Ceremony at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and get a Graduation Certificate and personalised Letter of Recommendation from your tutor.
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What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme enables you to meet a successful young professional who has gone on to build a career in technology. You’ll be able to:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Understand more about the cutting edge aspect of the technological field that they work in, and hear their top career tips
  • Ask them your burning questions about their university experience and career path


Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! Halfway through our Discover Technology Academy, you’ll be given the chance to put your skills to the test during our Rocket Challenge. It’s certainly not the only practical activity you’ll do on your course – the course is full of opportunities to apply your skills – but for many of our students, it’s their highlight!

  • Put your technology knowledge to the test by designing a new rocket.
  • Work with the Discover Business students to pitch your rocket to a panel of investors.
  • Try and persuade the judging panel that your rocket is the best – will you be on the winning team?
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Course programme

Course Outline

In our Discover Technology Academy, you’ll cover a range of challenging topics across nine classroom sessions.

Class 1: Discover Rockets

Explore what a rocket is and the concepts required to design and build simple and complex rockets.

Class 2: Explore Electronics

Study how electricity and electromagnets make machines work.

Class 3: Photonics

Explore photonics – the science of generating and harnessing light – and how photonic systems work.

Class 4: Maths in Engineering & Computing

Explore how basic mathematical concepts underpin engineering and computer science.

Class 5: Introduction to HTML

Discover the basic building blocks of web pages.

Class 6: Introduction to CSS

Learn about the different ways of styling a website.

Class 7: Make Your Own Website

Put your HTML and CSS knowledge to the test as you create your own website.

Class 8: The Future of Technology

Explore examples of how cutting-edge technology could change our lives and humanity’s future.

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Your final class is based on your tutor’s personal expertise in the field, focusing on cutting-edge research that they’re passionate about.

More information

Want to know more about attending our Discover Technology Academy? Learn about what your schedule will look like, where you’ll stay, and some of the fun activities that will round out your academic experience.


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