Technology summer school

Technology Summer School

Develop your passion for technology this summer and be inspired. Join our Technology Summer School held on the Oxford University campus and discover, experience and prepare for your future.

Oxford Technology Summer School

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 technology summer school courses focus on two particular areas: engineering, and computer science and coding.

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.

During your time with us, 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. And, by the end of your time in Oxford, you’ll have a much clearer idea of whether a technology-related subject is the right direction for you.

Browse our Technology Summer School Courses

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Discover Technology (12-14 year olds)

On our Discover Technology Academy course, you’ll be introduced to computer science, coding and engineering. You’ll get to put your maths and physics knowledge to practical use through fun, hands-on challenges including creating a website and designing and launching a rocket. You’ll discover the different paths open to you in engineering and computing, and have a memorable summer.

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Experience Computer Science and Coding (15-18 year olds)

Fascinated by computers and the potential for artificial intelligence? You’ll love exploring these complex subjects on our Experience Computer Science and Coding Academy course. You’ll spend your time learning different programming languages, designing and building your own website and finding out what it’s really like to study and work in a technology-related field.

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Experience Engineering (15-18 year olds)

If you’re someone who’s curious about the way things work, you might be considering a career in engineering. Our Experience Engineering Academy introduces you to the study of engineering and its many branches, giving you the chance to build your own engine and helping you decide whether it’s the right subject for you to pursue at university and beyond.

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Engineering Preparation (15-18 year olds)

If you’ve already decided you want to study engineering at university, our Engineering Preparation Academy will help you narrow down which course is right for you. You’ll pick up valuable tips for preparing your university applications, and take part in university-level engineering projects to help you start developing the skills and knowledge universities look for in prospective students.

The Best Courses, The Best People, Your Future Success:

Get the Oxford Experience

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The Best TECHNOLOGY Courses

High school summer technology courses designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge

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The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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Your future SUCCESS

Technology summer school designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future

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Get the Oxford Experience

Delivered on the prestigious Oxford University campus

Technology Summer School Testimonials

The Oxford Scholastica Academy was a very enriching experience overall. It helped me reinforce my desire to study computer science at University. I also met many wonderful people during my time there and participated in a variety of fun activities.
Romain Lacoste

France, Experience Computer Science & Coding Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.
Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former teacher at leading UK school

Why choose our Oxford Technology Summer School?

Regardless of where you are in your education, our technology summer school courses are designed to help you build your technological knowledge and skills. You’ll also get a greater understanding of whether you want to pursue a technology-related course at university or a career in this field.

With our Oxford technology summer programmes for middle school and high school students you can expect: 

  • To be taught by expert, predominantly Oxbridge-educated tutors
  • A learning programme that combines classroom-based studies with real-life experiences, such as building your own website or designing and launching a rocket
  • To find out all about what’s involved in studying technology-related subjects at university and working in a computing or engineering-related field. We have a proven track record of preparing thousands of high school students for future success
  • To build on the transferable skills that will stand you in good stead for university and your career, whether you go into computing or engineering or a different field – such as teamwork, critical thinking and public speaking.

What can you expect from our Technology Summer School?

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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

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Have the chance to live and work like a real computer science or engineering student, enjoying first-class teaching from predominantly Oxbridge-educated staff

Technology summer courses students in class

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

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Build an international network of fellow students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni

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Be helped to decide whether you wish to pursue a technology-related subject at university, through our fully accredited technology course

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Use practical challenges and classroom-based discussion to get you engaging with a variety of concepts at a level expected by universities

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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

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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

Technology summer courses students at graduation

On successful completion of your technology summer course, graduate in a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Whichever of our Oxford technology summer courses you choose, you’ll spend two weeks getting to grips with it on the campus of the world-famous Oxford University. Whether your interests lean more towards engineering or computing, or you’re still making up your mind, you’ll find the right course for you from among our four technology programme options.

How does our Technology Summer School offer you an authentic university experience?

  • Our team of top tutors give you expert tuition in small classes inspired by the university style of learning
  • Studying and socialising on the Oxford University campus, you’ll get a taste of student life and take part in some traditional Oxford activities, such as punting
  • You’ll be introduced to university-level thinking as you explore some of the big issues surrounding technology and its future
  • You’ll begin to build your own international professional network made up of the ambitious students you’ll study alongside

Why study technology?

Our Technology Summer School students regularly go on to pursue a technology-related subject at university and beyond. But what are the benefits of studying technology? Here’s why we believe technology is a great subject to study:

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Technology applies to every aspect of our lives

Whether you choose engineering or computer science, technology-related subjects have direct and wide-ranging applications to improving our daily lives. From designing the next big app to planning out a huge infrastructure project, you never know how your knowledge could be used to change people’s lives in the future.

It’s constantly evolving

Technology is an area that never stands still, with new innovations being unveiled all the time. You could be at the forefront of future developments by pursuing a career in a technology-related field. The city of Oxford is at the forefront of cutting edge technological innovation, with new companies spinning out of Oxford University each year in healthcare, finance, education and more.

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Technology summer school students at graduation

It’s a challenging and intellectually stimulating subject

Technology-related subjects typically require a strong grasp of maths and science, but they’ll also stretch your problem-solving and lateral thinking skills.

There are so many career options

Whether you see yourself as a future web developer or you like the idea of being a civil engineer, studying technology gives you a headstart to pursuing any number of interesting and challenging career options. The emergence of new technology can also mean demand for cutting-edge skills, for which a background in technology could well stand you in good stead.

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Demand for technology knowledge and skills is growing

So this is a great time to pursue a technology-related degree and career. For instance, demand for information security analysts is predicted to grow 32% in the next decade.

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Meet Technology Students from Around the World

This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our technology summer school:

out of 10 students said our technology summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that our high school summer technology courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our technology summer courses to other parents

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Inspected and Accredited

Our technology summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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