Science in Oxford Course

General

Program Description

Develop your scientific skills

The Practical science course is specifically designed for students who want to continue to study science after they are 15. You will be able to develop your practical investigative skills and you will improve the level of your English language in the context of a school laboratory.

Age: 15-17 years old
Level: From upper intermediate (CEF B2) to very advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: 28 June and 26 July 2020
Course length: 2 weeks
Class size: Maximum 12 students
Lessons (hours): 25 (22.9 hours) Monday to Friday
Tuition Fees: £2,848
Fees include: Tuition, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, activities, sports and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: College residence or homestay
Optional extras: Airport transfers

Science in Oxford prepares you for further study in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Scientific academic teaching: Our academic activities focus on a weekly theme around the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Develop specialist knowledge: After an initial introduction on practical science and language, our course can be tailored to your needs, as you can select from specialising in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Prepare for further academic study: You will develop practical investigative skills in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics whilst improving your English language fluency and vocabulary in science

Study environment: You will learn in state-of-the-art laboratories where you will use specialist equipment like data logging machines and microscopes

Laboratory experience: We will introduce observational techniques. You will also learn how to measure, control variables, record results, and evaluate conclusions

Meet practising scientists: Our interactive learning approach includes talks from inspirational guest speakers, who are making advancements in the Scientific field

Academic support: We have a high staff to student ratio, which means that our classrooms are a supportive and nurturing environment

Stimulating excursions to places of scientific interest: We connect the classroom with the academic city of Oxford, so you can become inspired by study visits to Natural History Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, History of Science Museum, and the Botanical Gardens

Scientific research: You will create a personal research project on an area of scientific interest. We encourage an investigative approach to this project; you will initiate experiments and use your improved language skills and scientific vocabulary to present your findings

Inspiring activities: Our varied study programme enables you to learn more about Oxford and other places nearby, including various World Heritage sites as well as visits to London.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

St Clare’s welcomes students and staff of all nationalities and cultures who will benefit from, and contribute to, our learning community. Living and studying together, we learn from one another. We a ... Read More

St Clare’s welcomes students and staff of all nationalities and cultures who will benefit from, and contribute to, our learning community. Living and studying together, we learn from one another. We are enriched and challenged by a diversity of views and ideas. Read less