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Environmental Science

The Environmental Science summer school at Oxford Summer Courses, designed for 13-15 years old students, provides seminars and small group learning and is priced from £6,395.
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Learning

Outline

Environmental Science Oxford summer school at Oxford Summer Courses for ages 13-15 years. Study Environmental Science with Oxford Summer Courses. What drives climate change? How do we measure pollution? How are we coping with the impending threat of global warming? Answer all the questions inspiring your environmental curiosity on our eye-opening Environmental Science course. We’ll explore the political and economic context of environmental issues, reconstructing climates and what it means to be truly sustainable for an efficient, just world today and in the future. Broaden your worldview by examining our planet through the ages, from shifts in the past (and their effect on human development) to the political implications of current trends. Participate in a masterclass to acquire life skills such as teamwork, debating, and collaboration through an interactive workshop led by on-course staff. Set and reflect on ambitious goals with the support of our staff and engage in a reflection session to review the goals set at the beginning of the Oxford course and what you've learned so far.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 8 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The Summer Courses experience

For the 13-15 age group, the Oxford Summer Courses experience is a dynamic blend of academic exploration, curriculum enrichment, and social and cultural engagement. In the academic realm, students engage in two lessons per day with their Oxford summer school tutors, ensuring an interactive learning experience with a maximum class size of 8 students. Additionally, directed study sessions provide dedicated time to work on homework with on-course staff available for general assistance.

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Oxford Summer School Accommodation

Lady Margaret Hall

Lady Margaret Hall

Typical outings

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British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

Bath

Visiting Bath is a must-see attraction, as it is home to some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in the world and the ancient Roman Baths. Visitors can also explore Georgian architecture, such as the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Centre, which celebrates the life of the famous author.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is an impressive example of baroque architecture in Britain, home to Sir Winston Churchill. Visitors can explore the state rooms, stroll through the gardens, and try their hand at the challenging maze. It also houses a butterfly house, model village, and miniature train, providing entertainment for all ages.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious museums, founded in 1683. Its collection of over 1 million objects spans from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, including archaeological treasures, fine art, and rare manuscripts, making it a must-see destination for art, history, and culture enthusiasts.

Oxford

Oxford is a world-renowned university city with stunning architecture, idyllic cobblestone streets, and rich history. It is home to some of the most iconic university buildings in the world, such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, which inspired the Hogwarts dining hall in the Harry Potter movies. Visiting Oxford is like taking a step back in time and discovering the quintessential beauty of England.

Portsmouth

Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Bristol

Discover the wonders of Bristol, one of the UK's coolest cities, as you explore its many attractions. Step aboard Brunel's engineering marvel, the SS Great Britain, and delve into its fascinating history. Get hands-on with science at We The Curious, gaze in wonder at the Planetarium, and uncover even more of Bristol's secrets as you explore this vibrant and eclectic city.

Review

Mark, Sweden

"It has been a very fun experience, and I have very much enjoyed the classes, which felt more real than they do in school; I learned a lot from it! My favourite part of the course was the physics, especially the equations, and the challenge of figuring them out."

Stay in the City of Oxford

For the 13-15 age group, residing in the City of Oxford provides a diverse array of experiences. City tours and orientations conducted by our Oxford summer school course staff deliver a comprehensive introduction to the city's highlights. Planned activities, excursions, and supervised group exploration allow students to deeply immerse themselves in the local culture. Unique events like formal dinners and Bop gatherings create a special atmosphere for socialising.

When you apply to participate in a Oxford summer school with Oxford Summer Courses, your accommodation assignment will be based on your chosen room type and age group. Each venue, including Lady Margaret Hall, New College, Somerville College, and Worcester College, offers distinctive features. Please note that you won't have the option to select your preferred Oxford college; it will be assigned based on room availability and your age group.

For our 13-15 Oxford age group, full-board accommodations include breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided by the college, with packed lunches on excursion days and potential unique dining experiences. The 16-17 and 18-24 Oxford age groups have half-board arrangements, offering breakfast and dinner, with dinner featuring a mix of college and local restaurant meals. Lunch is not provided, but on-course staff will offer suggestions for individual purchase.

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Tutors

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Isaac T

MPhil Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge - Isaac is an experienced teacher of geography, politics and environmental science, graded 'Outstanding' in his PGCE (U.K. teaching qualification). From September he will be starting a new career as a Government and Public Sector Consultant, at PA Consulting in London. He also holds work experience with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Napp Pharmaceuticals, DeHavilland political consulting and OpenRoad political affairs. He is an Ambassador for TeachFirst, the British equivalent of Teach for America, and previously worked as a Governor for a Cambridge sixth form college.

Yangsiyu L

DPhil Geography and Environment, University of Oxford - Yangsiyu is currently a postgraduate researcher at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on evaluating the impact of environmental policy on firms and how to drive technological innovation in energy transitions. She specialises in environmental science, sustainable engineering, and environmental economics and policy. Her ambition is to become a full professor in the field of energy or the environment.

Timetable

Discover our sample timetable for learners aged 13-15 and experience the immersive learning of Oxford Summer Courses. Our small group tutorials and seminars, led by expert tutors, will help prepare you for future academic pursuits and professional careers while considering the experience you already have in your chosen subject. With a dynamic social and cultural programme, you'll get valuable insights of what it's like to study at Oxford and create unforgettable memories.

Timetable

Dates & Prices

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

4 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

11 Aug 2024 - 24 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

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