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Oxford Royale Academy

The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or ... [+]

Overview

The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or a career in architecture will entail. This architecture summer course is two weeks in duration and takes place in the architecturally fascinating city of Oxford. ORA also offers this course in London. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Architecture course.

Academic Content

With ORA’s Oxford Architecture Programme, students will learn the principles of design, mapping, spatial planning and analysis essential to portfolio development. They will also be introduced to the basic concepts of construction and engineering that will underpin their future careers in and studies of architecture. On this dedicated architecture summer programme in Oxford, students will consider the modern role of the architect and space in our built environment, honing the key spatial thinking and verbal communication skills required for the creation and planning of all aspects of building design projects. Students will also develop the practical and technical skills essential for project design, as this course aims to introduce students to architectural drawing and model construction in manual and digital formats. These skills will then be put to the test in a final group-based design portfolio competition, allowing students to pair their theoretical and technical understanding with team-oriented skills developed over the programme. Students should have a keen interest in and will have ideally studied Mathematics, Physics and/or Art and Design, but advanced knowledge is not required. The... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
June 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating intro ... [+]

Overview

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues.

Academic Content

This course combines politics and international relations with the study of what it takes to be a successful leader. Through a compelling mixture of debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics, ranging from human rights infringements to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. You’ll consider the methods of social scientific enquiry, the role of democracy in British politics, and the political systems of other countries. Discussion is enhanced by the numerous different perspectives offered by you and your fellow students, who come to Oxford Royale Academy from all over the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

From the roads, tunnels and bridges that enable us to move around the country to the planes that enable us to fly abroad for our holidays, we have a lot to thank engineer ... [+]

Overview

From the roads, tunnels and bridges that enable us to move around the country to the planes that enable us to fly abroad for our holidays, we have a lot to thank engineering for. If you’d like to learn more about this interesting and wide-ranging subject and how it helps us to take advantage of the world around us, then Oxford Royale Academy’s Engineering course is the one for you.

Academic Content

On this course, you will learn about the difference between the major branches of engineering: civil, mechanical, structural, electrical, chemical, and aeronautical. You will consider the work of different kinds of engineers, and learn the technical vocabulary and analytical skills necessary to grasp complex engineering topics and problems. Interactive workshops and activities will consolidate your learning, helping you make the link between theoretical concepts and their practical applications. As well as learning engineering-specific skills such as circuit design, you will also develop transferable skills applicable to many other subjects and careers, such as public speaking and scientific methods. ... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

From the price of milk to Britain’s much-debated membership of the European Union, few academic disciplines have as big an impact on our everyday lives as Economics. This ... [+]

Overview

From the price of milk to Britain’s much-debated membership of the European Union, few academic disciplines have as big an impact on our everyday lives as Economics. This course will shine a light on the theoretical side of this complex and often misunderstood subject, considering real-life applications in conjunction with the more practical disciplines of Finance and Accounting. Whether you want to improve your general knowledge or you’re considering a career in a related field, the course is a fascinating introduction to the subject.

Academic Content

On this course, you’ll look at key economic theory and how it is applied to a range of topics within microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics. Covering models such as market structure, international trade, and exchange rates you’ll consider basic economic problems such as scarcity and choice and supply and demand. You’ll additionally consider current economic issues such as unemployment and the pros and cons of EU membership, approaching them from an intellectual perspective and engaging in debate with your fellow students.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

This two-week programme will introduce students to the fundamentals of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and related fields of study including econometrics, banking and fin ... [+]

Overview

This two-week programme will introduce students to the fundamentals of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and related fields of study including econometrics, banking and financial management. On the Oxford Royale Academy Economics course, you’ll have the chance to learn about the economics that underpin our daily lives, what causes financial crises, and different schools of thought among economists about how we can make our society a more economically stable and prosperous one to live in. Economics affects so much of our lives yet so many of us find it mysterious, so in this two-week course you can lift the lid on some of the principles, debates and uncertainties that the study of Economics holds.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

How many times have you found yourself saying “There’s an app for that”? Computers and apps have become so deeply engrained in our daily lives that it’s difficult to imag ... [+]

Overview

How many times have you found yourself saying “There’s an app for that”? Computers and apps have become so deeply engrained in our daily lives that it’s difficult to imagine life without them. The huge demand for IT skills, combined with a general skills shortage in this fast-growing field, makes Computer Science and App Programming a good area in which to grow your knowledge – and this course is the ideal way to get started.

Academic Content

In our challenging Computer Science and App Programming course, you will be introduced to the basics of computer science and how computer technology can be exploited. As well as studying programming theory, you will develop practical skills in website development, using HTML for the structure and CSS for the formatting, and you will also be introduced to Python, a more scientific programming language. You’ll gain an understanding of the mathematics behind computer algorithms, and you will work in teams to design and develop your own app to put what you’ve learned to the test. ... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

In almost every career path, if you want to advance, you’ll have to be able to manage people – and that’s particularly true in the world of business. In this course, you ... [+]

Overview

In almost every career path, if you want to advance, you’ll have to be able to manage people – and that’s particularly true in the world of business. In this course, you have to chance to look at what separates good managers from bad managers and how you can acquire management skills that will serve you well in your future career. You’ll look at leadership, people skills and how to deal with a variety of challenging management situations.

Academic Content

This highly practical course looks at how you can match the skills you have already to being a good manager. Over two weeks of study, you’ll look at everything is required of a manager, such as inspiring a team, providing useful feedback, making a pitch, budgeting, strategy and planning and how to work with difficult colleagues – and you’ll work towards learning the necessary skills to pull this off and inspire a team. You’ll look at different management styles, and work out which one is right for you and the situations you might encounter, given your own personality and abilities. Because this course is targeted at students aged 19 to 25, you’ll also look at management challenges that affect specifically that age group, such as how to handle not being taken seriously because of your age, and how to manage people who may be considerably older and more experienced than you are. Case studies of different businesses – some successful and some not – will help you understand what... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with a summer course to improve their spoken and written English language skills. The course is aim ... [+]

Overview The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with a summer course to improve their spoken and written English language skills. The course is aimed at students who want to improve their English and even study in the UK in the future! For older students, ORA offers the Oxford Summer English courses for ages 13-15 and 16-18. Academic Content The Junior English Programme consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 5.25 taught workshop hours). This programme encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas. ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
1 - 5 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Our Academic Discovery Programme offers students aged 8-10 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school. For each week-long session, stu ... [+]

Overview

Our Academic Discovery Programme offers students aged 8-10 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school. For each week-long session, students study a variety of Arts and Science subjects, along with a series of afternoon workshops. This course is also available for students aged 11-12

Academic Content

Students aged 8-10 on our Academic Discovery Programme will have the opportunity to study a variety of Arts and Science subjects, along with fun afternoon workshops which will help to consolidate what they have learned that day. Regardless of whether students would like to study an area of interest or learn something completely new, they will certainly find something of interest to them. ... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
1 - 5 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Teachers on this EFL programme are native-level English speakers and all have at least a bachelor’s degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards ... [+]

Overview

Teachers on this EFL programme are native-level English speakers and all have at least a bachelor’s degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification). Class sizes for morning and afternoon sessions are kept to a maximum of 12 students.

Attendees on this programme come from all over the world, staying for up to 4 weeks.

For younger students, ORA offers Oxford Summer English for 13-15 years.

Academic Content

The teaching programme consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 6 taught workshop hours). Oxford Summer English (OSE) encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent multi-cultural approach to English language learning, encouraging students to share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of actively expanding their English abilities.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

The Law School preparation programme combines sessions devoted to the process of applying to law school with sessions in which students will learn about an aspect of law ... [+]

Overview

The Law School preparation programme combines sessions devoted to the process of applying to law school with sessions in which students will learn about an aspect of law and then debate it.

This programme is also available in Cambridge and London.

For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Law course.

Academic Content

Interviews

On the Law School preparation programme, students focus on and practise the skills necessary in a good law school and law firm interview. They are asked to consider different types of questions they might be asked in interviews, and how best to tackle them. They learn how to write a good legal essay and increase their commercial awareness in order to apply for relevant jobs and internships in the legal sector.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
June 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

The Oxford Enterprise Program is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of both academic classes in international business and group acti ... [+]

The Oxford Enterprise Program is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of both academic classes in international business and group activities focusing on leadership. The course is aimed at students who plan to study business at University – the business leaders of the future! This program is also available in London and Cambridge. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Enterprise course.

Academic Content

Students are taught the principles of business management, economics, and finance in small groups, and will be given the opportunity to learn the principles of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and business ethics. In addition to the academic classes, skills-based workshops will develop the students’ presentation and leadership skills for the benefit of their future business goals. The program will include a competitive element in which students will work as a group to research, design and market a new business idea. The program will culminate with an Enterprise Fair during which students will have the opportunity to present their ideas to others within the school. ... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
June 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Our New Perspectives programme offers students aged 13-15 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford. For each two-week session, students ... [+]

Overview

Our New Perspectives programme offers students aged 13-15 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford. For each two-week session, students choose one combination of subjects from five possible pairs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new.

Academic Content

Students on the New Perspectives programme receive more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Students staying for two-weeks choose two-morning subjects (one each from Lists A & B below) and one workshop class from 15 possible options, and follow all of their classes for two weeks. Attendees taking the four-week programme are asked to select four-morning options and two workshop classes.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Our Broadening Horizons course offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford or Yarnton Manor. Students choose thr ... [+]

Overview

Our Broadening Horizons course offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford or Yarnton Manor. Students choose three subjects from the 23 options available, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new.

Academic Content

Attendees on the Broadening Horizons programme receive more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Students select two unique morning options (one from List A and one from List B) and an Afternoon Workshop class. Students follow all of their classes for two weeks – attendees on the four week p1rogramme are asked to select two options from each list. The Broadening Horizons programme offers a choice of 23 different subject options. Whether you would like to work on an area of interest, or you’d like to learn something completely new, we are sure we have something to capture your imagination.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
June 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus