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Benefits of Chemistry Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

Are you captivated by the intricacies of matter and the marvels of chemical reactions that shape our world? Do you yearn to explore the diverse realms of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry and witness their practical applications in everyday life? If you're eager to immerse yourself in the thrilling world of chemistry and gain a solid understanding of this captivating science, then the Chemistry Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you're aged 13 or 24, get ready for an enlightening and fun-filled learning experience that will ignite your passion for chemistry. Let's uncover the fantastic benefits of joining our Chemistry Summer School in the captivating cities of Cambridge and Oxford.

What’s Included in an Oxford Summer Course?

Our tailored summer courses for ages 9-24 include all teaching and academic content, accommodation, meals (including Friday night formal dinners), a prize-giving ceremony, all-day trips and activities, airport transfers, access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations, travel and medical insurance, and a welcome pack. Apply now to secure your spot in one of our comprehensive summer courses.

Explore the Wonders of Chemistry

Prepare to delve into the captivating realm of chemistry! Our Chemistry Summer School is designed to provide you with a comprehensive study of the various branches of chemistry, from understanding the behaviours of chemical reactions, such as rates of reaction, changes of state, and surface tension, to exploring the mysteries of crystals, fossil fuels, and the periodic table. This thought-provoking course will not only introduce you to the theory behind chemical phenomena but also teach you how to apply this knowledge in real-life scenarios. You'll gain practical insights that can be applied in medicine, technology, agriculture, and more, unlocking a world of exciting possibilities.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting creates an engaging and enriching educational environment. For ages 13-15, our Chemistry Summer School accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring quality time with your teacher and the freedom to ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts, assign practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills, and provide opportunities for group work and independent research. Small classes foster a supportive atmosphere where everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another and their tutor.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology is similar, with seminars in small groups of no more than 8 students. This approach fosters self-directed learning and critical thinking, providing an immersive and intellectually stimulating experience. During the course, you will complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets, which your expert tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials offer a valuable opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor, enabling you to gain new perspectives from your classmates as well. Upon completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, showcasing your achievements and knowledge.

Discover the Charms of Cambridge and Oxford

Picture a summer filled with enrichment in the captivating cities of Cambridge and Oxford, where history, culture, and innovation harmoniously converge. Cambridge's esteemed academic institutions and alluring architecture create an atmosphere steeped in intellectual pursuit, while Oxford's storied heritage and captivating landmarks have kindled inspiration for generations of scholars. As you wander through the quaint streets and bustling cityscapes, you'll find yourself immersed in a vibrant tapestry of knowledge and creativity.

Cambridge: A Hub of Chemistry Exploration

In Cambridge, your journey into the world of chemistry is enriched by the city's legacy as a hub of scientific discovery. Here, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the wonders of chemistry, explore the building blocks of matter, and gain insights into the natural world. Field trips may include:

  • Science Museum: Engage with the chemistry of cutting-edge technologies and innovations, drawing inspiration from interactive exhibits and experiments.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum: Immerse yourself in the intersection of art and chemistry at The Fitzwilliam Museum, where creativity and scientific exploration come together in fascinating ways.
  • Cambridge Punting: Glide along the tranquil waters of the River Cam, beneath the iconic Mathematical Bridge, drawing inspiration from the timeless surroundings.

Oxford: A Cradle of Chemistry Excellence

Meanwhile, in Oxford, your exploration of chemistry is enriched by centuries of academic tradition and scientific achievement. The city provides a unique backdrop for your journey, with captivating field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a source of inspiration for chemists and thinkers throughout history.
  • Warwick Castle: Step back in time and explore the chemistry of medieval life as you visit Warwick Castle, an architectural masterpiece.
  • Oxford Punting: Drift along the serene waters of Oxford's rivers, finding inspiration amidst the picturesque surroundings.

It's important to note that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Moreover, you'll have the chance to cultivate enduring friendships with fellow students from diverse backgrounds, crafting memories that will nourish your passion for chemistry in the years to come. Your summer experience across Cambridge and Oxford will undoubtedly become an unforgettable chapter in your journey toward a deeper understanding of the fascinating world of chemistry.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Chemistry Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an unforgettable experience. Learning in a small group allowed for personalised attention from my tutor, and the interactive seminars deepened my love for chemistry. The course equipped me with practical skills and knowledge that I still use today. I highly recommend it!" - Sarah, Canada


Ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of chemistry? Join our Chemistry Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock a world of knowledge and practical applications. Whether you're intrigued by the intricacies of chemical reactions or fascinated by the wonders of matter, this course offers an opportunity to explore theory and real-world applications, all under the guidance of expert tutors. Apply now and become part of a community of enthusiastic learners from around the world. Let's unravel the mysteries of chemistry together and make this summer an extraordinary one!

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Ignite your passion for chemistry! Join Oxford Summer Courses Chemistry Summer School in Cambridge and Oxford. Dive into chemical wonders, interactive learning in small groups, and the charms of historic cities.

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