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#Cambridge #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 8 #From £6395

Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Cambridge 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

Natural Sciences Cambridge summer school at Oxford Summer Courses for ages 13-15 years. Study Natural Sciences with Oxford Summer Courses. Explore the underlying principles of the world around us while building a solid knowledge to fast-track your career beyond typical physics, chemistry, or biology. Study Natural Sciences with us, and you’ll learn how the core concepts can be applied to modern fields of study such as nanotechnology, materials science, and biochemistry, plus gain insight into modern scientific discovery. See what happens when you break down the barriers between physics, chemistry, and biology, and learn how scientific breakthroughs can come from the most unexpected places. Engage in a masterclass to acquire life skills like 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 participate in a reflection session to review the goals set at the beginning of the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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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Cambridge Summer School Accommodation

Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College

Typical outings

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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.

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.

Canterbury

Visiting Canterbury is a journey back in time to the heart of medieval England. The charming city boasts a rich history and stunning architecture, including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, which has been a place of worship for over 1,400 years. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the world of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and even try on clothing from the era for a truly authentic experience.

Greenwich

Greenwich is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, science, or exploration. The Royal Observatory offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of space, time, and navigation, while the Cutty Sark provides a unique opportunity to step aboard a historic tea clipper from the 19th century. At the National Maritime Museum, visitors can uncover stories about how the modern world was shaped by centuries of seafaring exploration.

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.

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.

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 Cambridge

Staying in the City of Cambridge offers a rich array of experiences for the 13-15 age group. City tours and orientations by our Cambridge summer school staff provide a thorough introduction to the city, while planned activities, excursions, and group exploration allow students to immerse themselves in the local culture. Formal dinners and Bop events create a unique atmosphere for socialising.

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

For our 13-15 Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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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Tutor

Gail O

Gail is a polymath, interested in a number of fields of learning. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in the UK, Europe and North America, has been a Head of Science, Teacher trainer and has an MA in Education. She has also written a paper on "Beyond the classroom learning" and is an advocate of practical experimentation. When not teaching, she runs her own company as a Science presenter and enjoys mountaineering, skiing, the theatre and exploring. Her favourite teaching experience? Teaching Glaciation on Mont Blanc or Volcanic structures in Hawaii.

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 Cambridge and create unforgettable memories.

Timetable

Dates & Prices

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

29 Jun 2025 - 12 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

6 Jul 2025 - 19 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

13 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

20 Jul 2025 - 2 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

Flexible Payment Options for 2024 Summer Courses

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