Summer Boarding Courses

Introduction

SUMMER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN ENGLAND

Summer Boarding Courses provides high-quality residential summer schools in Oxford and Bournemouth for students aged 8-17 from around the world.

In 2016 we welcomed students from 103 different countries to our summer courses to study English and a wide range of academic subjects including Business, Medicine and International Relations. Last summer 63% of our students were returners or found us via the direct recommendation of a previous student. Our fantastic campus locations in some of the best boarding schools and university halls in Oxford and Bournemouth offer students the opportunity to study in a traditional British environment.

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International

In 2016 from over 100 different countries, making us one of the most diverse summer educators in the UK. We limit the number of students speaking the same language so there are no large groups from one country or dominant languages.

Trusted

Every year, 50% of our students have either been on one of our courses before or come to us through personal recommendation.

Quality

Accredited by the British Council, we excel in the care of young learners.

Academic

Our courses have been specifically designed by our academic experts to develop students’ abilities in their chosen field, from General English through to Law and Medicine.

Immersive

All lessons, activities, and excursions take place in English and are led by native English level staff.

Safe

All students are accommodated in the Summer Schools or Summer Colleges supervised at all times by our professionally qualified and trained staff.

Supportive

Anyone making a reservation with us will benefit from the help and support of a dedicated head office team member, who will oversee your booking with us and support you through the process.

Comprehensive

Our programmes begin the moment students wake up and continue right through to the end of the day, with no time wasted travelling to or from the campus.

Over 20 years of summer school management experience

Summer Boarding Courses is one of the most experienced companies providing quality English summer schools for overseas students.

We are proud to have been awarded areas of strength in staff management, student administration, quality assurance, premises and facilities, academic management, course design, teaching, care of students, leisure opportunities and care of under-18s in a recent inspection by the British Council.

As a result of our years of teaching international students, we have received official accreditations and markers of quality from the organisations detailed below:

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Business & Leadership Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

The perfect summer course for an aspiring businessperson, our Business elective offers students an exciting opportunity to learn key stages of setting up a business project in today’s world. [+]

Students aged 8 to 17

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

The perfect summer course for an aspiring businessperson, our Business elective offers students an exciting opportunity to learn key stages of setting up a business project in today’s world. Throughout the course students will participate in assignments and projects that develop their knowledge of marketing, leadership, finance and sales, as well as their understanding of business English. At the end of the course our young entrepreneurs will design and present a sales pitch for their own product and start-up company, to a panel of industry leaders.... [-]


English, Literature and Creative Writing Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

English Literature & Creative Writing introduces students to a diverse range of literary styles and techniques, to develop their literary knowledge, creative writing skills and ability to form critical response. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

ENGLISH LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITING

English Literature & Creative Writing introduces students to a diverse range of literary styles and techniques, to develop their literary knowledge, creative writing skills and ability to form critical response. During the course students discuss famous literary works, both classic and modern, including works of fiction, poetry and play. The Creative Writing aspect of the course enables students to develop their own writing techniques and ideas, drawing inspiration from both the texts studied and from the wealth of British literary history available to our students whilst studying in the UK. Also included is the exciting opportunity to participate in creative workshops, as well as see theatre productions of some of the literary texts studied.... [-]


General English Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

General English has been designed to improve our students’ language skills and their English for academic situations. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

General English

General English has been designed to improve our students’ language skills and their English for academic situations. Through its dynamic and topical content, students are encouraged to express their ideas and produce the relevant vocabulary and grammar, helping to increase both their confidence and accuracy in English. Lessons are taught in a student-centred environment and the development of presentation skills are embedded in the syllabus; a valuable life skill in preparation for the start of college or university. ... [-]


History of Art Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

In this communicative and interactive course, students will look at trends and movements in the art world and understand the significance of these movements as both works of art and as products of their political, historical and cultural contexts. [+]

HISTORY OF ART St Hugh’s At a Glance Two weeks. Research Skills, Critical & Analytical Thinking, Presentations. Intermediate and above. Fine Art, History, English, Architecture Why Choose History of Art?

History of Art is the ideal subject for students who love art in all its visual media; from painting and sculpture to architecture and design. In this communicative and interactive course, students will look at trends and movements in the art world and understand the significance of these movements as both works of art and as products of their political, historical and cultural contexts.

From the Renaissance to Modern Art

Throughout the course, students will analyse key works in major artistic movements, from the early Renaissance period to major contemporary movements, including Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Modernism and Postmodernism. In doing so, students will enrich their knowledge of art’s history, build on their understanding of the relationship between society and art, and are encouraged to discuss and debate their interpretations.... [-]


International Relations Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Like the world around us, International Relations is a fast-paced and dynamic course that builds on our students’ knowledge and understanding of the major institutions shaping international policy today. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success. Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage. Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn. This is Oxford College Summer School. <br\>

International Relations

Like the world around us, International Relations is a fast-paced and dynamic course that builds on our students’ knowledge and understanding of the major institutions shaping international policy today. Through innovative tasks, debates and conference scenarios, students will further develop a strong set of skills in negotiation, diplomacy, critical thinking and research and, by the end of the course, they may be well on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Length of Course Two weeks - Wycliffe Hall, Four weeks – St Hugh’s Key Skills Developed Presentation, Debating, Negotiation, Diplomacy, Critical Thinking Language Level Required Intermediate and above Suitable for further study or career International Relations, Politics, Law... [-]


Law Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Law is the perfect elective for any aspiring barristers, solicitors and lawyers. Students will develop their understanding of core concepts in the theory and practice of law, discovering how lawyers function in the fields of criminal, familial, tort and contract law. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

LAW

Law is the perfect elective for any aspiring barristers, solicitors and lawyers. Students will develop their understanding of core concepts in the theory and practice of law, discovering how lawyers function in the fields of criminal, familial, tort and contract law. They will also learn how argument is best deduced and applied in both theoretical and practical case studies, an integral skill for any successful legal career. By the end of the course students will have developed a case for the defence or prosecution, in a mock legal trial which sees them presenting their case to an audience. ... [-]


Natural Science Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Natural Sciences is the perfect course for any students with a passion for understanding how the universe works. During the course, students will focus on three core science subjects: chemistry, physics and biology. [+]

NATURAL SCIENCES St Hugh’s At a Glance Two weeks. Analytical Skills, Research Skills, Analysis, Critical Thinking. Intermediate and above. Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences. Why Choose Natural Sciences?

Natural Sciences is the perfect course for any students with a passion for understanding how the universe works. During the course, students will focus on three core science subjects: chemistry, physics and biology. These subjects are studied with the objective of better understanding the laws of the physical world around us, giving students the flexibility to broaden their understanding of science in general.

A Balanced Approach to the Sciences

Natural Sciences enables students to develop a better understanding of the natural world, from a variety of perspectives. Chemistry, biology and physics are given equal attention during the course, so that a balanced understanding of the physical universe is created. Through this approach, students can explore new areas of science and build on their existing scientific skills further.... [-]


Philosophy Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Our Philosophy elective introduces students to a range of both classical and contemporary philosophical themes and concepts. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

PHILOSOPHY

Our Philosophy elective introduces students to a range of both classical and contemporary philosophical themes and concepts. Topics include the essence of knowledge and reality, ethics, the nature of the mind, the philosophy of logic and language and the study of key philosophers, such as Kant and Hegel. Transferable study skills are an integral part of the programme and thought-provoking class discussions will enable students to develop their ability to analyse, reason and form their own judgements. As part of the course students will participate in an assignment in which they research, evaluate and present a philosophical subject they are interested in. ... [-]


Politics & Economics Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

Politics & Economics has been designed for the political leaders of tomorrow. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics has been designed for the political leaders of tomorrow. During the course students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key political and economic concepts, as well as develop their understanding of international geopolitical trends. They will discover how governmental policies are maintained or changed, while furthering their ability to evaluate the ideologies and values at the heart of different political systems. In addition, students will learn how to develop political campaigns and master the art of giving presentations.... [-]


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