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#Juniors #11-12 years old #Interactive Learning (11-12) #From £2165

Technology Explorers

What would you prefer: hearing how important engineering and programming are, or getting stuck in and finding out for yourself? (We thought so).
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Equip yourself with the skills you need to fast track your career in technology, in the most fun way possible. Join us on our Technology Explorers course and learn the basics of programming and electronics, design or modelling, and more. We’ll also discuss engineering and look at the many different ways we can solve obstacles.

Teaching methodology

Our teaching for 11-12-year-old students is focused on interactive and task-based learning. You will be taught by experienced primary teachers, who are there to inspire and engage you with the subjects they are passionate about. Our courses run over a week, and during this time you will develop your subject knowledge through multimedia presentations, group work, games, problem-solving, and project work with a meaningful real-life focus. This teaching style has an increased focus on age-appropriate content and offers more opportunities for independent group work than our 9-10 courses.

The Summer Courses experience

Dive into a week of discovery with the option to extend your stay. Our balanced schedule combines morning lessons and afternoon activities across four enriching days, culminating in an exciting Wednesday trip. Subjects come to life over four days each week, supported by supervised homework sessions. Engaging afternoon and evening sessions are complemented by a unique 'house' system, mirroring the camaraderie and friendly competition of UK boarding schools. Additionally, our Wednesday Cultural Trip provides a structured, culturally enriching experience.


Typical outings

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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.

Harry Potter Studios Tour

The Harry Potter Studios Tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Harry Potter movies, with interactive exhibits and displays that showcase the artistry and craftsmanship that went into creating the magical world of Hogwarts. Students can explore the Great Hall, see the actual sets used in the films, and even step inside the Hogwarts Express.


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.


Auguste, Hong Kong

"When I participated in Oxford Summer Courses tech-focused summer school, it was actually really fun. We had groups and worked on creating remixes, websites, and games. It was an enjoyable experience learning how to do everything."

Stay at our Juniors Summer School

Hosted in esteemed UK boarding schools, including the prestigious Harrow School, our summer programme offers an immersive fusion of academics, vibrant community, and engaging activities. From exploring heritage to fostering global friendships, this is a promise of inspiration. With secure spaces and top-notch sports facilities, both schools ensure an unforgettable Oxford Summer Courses adventure. Our summer school sets students on a path towards independent learning, allowing them to experience time away from their parents in a secure and inclusive community, all while exploring new subjects and experiences.

Upon applying to study at our Juniors Summer School with Oxford Summer Courses, you'll have the option of selecting a private or shared room, based on availability. Our expert team will carefully assign you to one of our prestigious boarding schools where our Junior Summer Schools take place. Dedicated DBS-checked staff are accessible around the clock in nearby corridors, and parents will receive regular communications, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Throughout your stay with Oxford Summer Courses at your designated UK boarding school, you'll enjoy daily provision of breakfast, lunch, and evening meals, with snacks available during break times. All meals are included in the price of our junior summer school. Rest assured, all dietary requirements can be accommodated; just let us know in advance. Apply now for an unforgettable Juniors Summer Courses summer school experience!



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Stuart F

Stuart specialises in Computer Science, Programming, AI and Robotics. Prior to becoming a teacher, Stuart worked as a programmer and business systems analyst in the banking industry. He's published two research papers and is starting his own business to mark short answer exam questions using the AI that he invented. He has also been involved in research into platforms to use for robotics in secondary education. One day he would love to take a doctorate in natural language processing and AI.

Luke B

Luke has enjoyed maths and the sciences all through his academic career, and, as a result, he was appointed the Physics Subject Ambassador at the Royal Grammar School. He's mentored and tutored a number of students since then. Outside of academics, Luke likes to follow his passion by taking part in his University's version of Robot Wars, where his team have built a number of fighting robots to take part in the competition.

Dates & Prices

7 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

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14 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

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21 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

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28 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

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4 Aug 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

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Flexible Payment Options for 2024 Summer Courses

Embark on a remarkable summer of learning with Oxford Summer Courses. Secure your place today with our convenient payment plans, designed to enhance the accessibility and ease of your academic journey. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Terms and Conditions apply
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