Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Summer Programme

The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Programme is a prestigious academic summer course for high-school students ages 16-19. It is a unique opportunity for high-achieving students to live, study and socialise in beautiful Oxford and Cambridge University Colleges. Students travel to Oxford (OASP) and Cambridge (CASP) from all over the world.

Location: Brasenose College.

Oxford Brasenose College enjoys the best location of any Oxford University College with the entrance to the Old Quad on Radcliffe Square next to the Bodleian Library. Brasenose College was founded in 1509 and over the years it has been home to many famous students from author William Golding to the ex-British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Each student has a comfortable single bedroom. The Frewin Court annex is situated next to the historic Oxford Union, the world-famous student-debating club. In addition to student rooms, there is a pleasant common room area with a TV and games for evening leisure time.

Location: Magdalene College, Oxford.

The Cambridge Advanced Studies Program (CASP) is located in Magdalene College, which was founded in 1428 and is the seventh oldest Cambridge University College. Located just north of the city centre on the River Cam, it enjoys the longest riverfront of any college. Magdalene is famous for housing the diaries of Samuel Pepys, the writer who recorded the events of the Great Fire of London in 1666. Older, more traditional Magdalene buildings, such as the famous Pepys Library, are complemented by the modern Cripps Court accommodation and teaching block. Student bedrooms, teaching rooms and the dining hall are all located in the main college buildings. CASP students all have single rooms. Wi-Fi is available across the campus. It is also a very short walk to the historic centre of Cambridge and the many attractions, shops and cafes on offer to students.

URL: http://advancedstudiesprogram.com/

Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program
Bucksmore Education, 259 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NB, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 208 312 8060
Fax: +44 (0) 208 293 1199

Gordonstoun International Summer School, Scotland

This programme includes academic study, adventure training, creative arts, sport, confidence and team building as well as recreation, and is designed for 8- 6-year-old students.

Founded in 1934 by Dr. Kurt Hahn, the originator of the ‘Outward Bound’ philosophy of education, Gordonstoun School is one of the most famous boarding schools in the U.K. The School has among its past pupils five members of the British Royal family together with boys and girls from other royal families from around the world. Great importance is attached to international understanding with a quarter of the School’s pupils coming from overseas.

URL: http://www.giss.org.uk/

Contact Information:
Gordonstoun International Summer School
ELGIN, Moray, Scotland, IV30 5RF
Tel: +44 (0)1343 837821
Fax: +44 (0)1343 837825
Email: giss@gordonstoun.org.uk

Oxford Royale Academy Summer School




Offers Summer courses from ages 13-18 ranging from subjects and a variety of sub-programmes such as law, enterprise, leadership, medicine, engineering, film, computer science, mathematics, and much more. Our Broadening Horizons course offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford or Yarnton Manor. Students choose three subjects from the 23 options available, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new. Attendees on the Broadening Horizons programme receive more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Students select two unique morning options (one from List A and one from List B) and an Afternoon Workshop class. Students follow all of their classes for two weeks – attendees on the four-week programme are asked to select two options from each list. 

Campuses include the following:

  • Balliol College
    Jowett Walk (Balliol College)

URL: http://www.oxford-royale.co.uk

Read the ORA Brochure.

Oxford Royale Academy
The Punt House
St Catherine’s College
Manor Road Oxford, OX1 3UJ UNITED, KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0) 845 130 60 21
Email: admin@oxford-royale.co.uk

Reach Cambridge Summer School



A residential summer school based in Cambridge for 14-18-year-olds. The program includes a combination of academic courses with a university preparation program, which includes evening lectures, workshops on life skills and mentoring from a team of supervisors. Outside the classroom, students take part in a wide range of daily activities, as well as excursions to places of cultural and historical significance in England. 

Location: Cambridge, UK

URL: http://www.reachcambridge.com/

Reach Cambridge Summer School
23 King Street, Cambridge, CB1 1AH, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 8708 031 732
Fax: +44 8707 625 542

The International Summer School of Scotland, St Andrews (ISSOS)





This programme is designed for students aged 13-18, and combines learning, creative enrichment and action.

Location: St Andrew’s in Scotland, Queens’ College in Cambridge, UK

URL: http://www.summerschoolscotland.com

69 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TF, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tel. +44(0) 3300 777 247
Email: info@issos.com

Oxford Study Courses



Provides Pre-IB courses for prospective IB students, Mid-IB courses as well as IB revision.

Pre-IB Programme

  1. Focused classroom teaching on key IB subjects
  2. Introduction to the IB core
  3. Small classes and study groups
  4. Daily homework
  5. Class reports for parents
  6. Full social programme

Mid-IB Programme

  1. Morning teaching in subject of choice
  2. Optional afternoon classes
  3. Small classes
  4. Daily homework
  5. Class reports for parents
  6. Full social programme

Location: A number of sessions, run both in the UK and U.S. on campuses such as Harvard, MIT and Oxford

URL: https://osc-ib.com/

Oxford Study Courses Ltd.
Belsyre Court 57, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HJ UK
Tel: + 44 1865 512802
Fax: +44 1865 512335
Email: osc@osc-ib.com

King ’s College Pre -University Summer School





The King’s College London Pre-University Summer School is open to high-school students (16-18 years), and combines on and off campus study, alongside a programme of social events and activities. There is a residential and non-residential option. Students on the full residential programme will stay in College accommodation and take part in all activities and trips throughout the programme (including the residential weekend). Students on the non-residential programme will attend classes during weekdays only (typically 10:00 – 17:00). 

Location: Accommodation is guaranteed at the College’s Stamford Street Apartments which is located in the heart of Waterloo, within short walking distance to our Strand and Waterloo campuses where Pre-University teaching takes place. It is minutes away from London’s top attractions, including the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Covent Garden and the South Bank cultural centre.

URL: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/summer/summer-schools/preuniversity/pre-university-index.aspx

Tel: 020 7848 1533
Email: summer@kcl.ac.uk

Imperial College Global Summer School 2020




This course is for students who are aged 11-17 and are:

  • Highly motivated in studying science
  • Consistently achieve A*/A grades in at least 50% of their subjects
  • Have academic achievements in the top 5% of the national average
  • Have academic achievements which are in the top 10% of their school average or are recognised as gifted relative to those in their own year group;
  • Has one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities).

Location: South Kensington Campus

URL: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/global-summer-school

Global Summer School Manager
Division of Student Recruitment and Outreach Level 3
Sherfield Building, Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8040 then select option 2
Email: globalsummerschool@imperial.ac.uk

Millfield School, Somerset






Summer language, sports and activity programmes for various age groups. 2016 summer courses are 2, 3, 4 or 6 weeks long with two optional extra weeks and cater for students between 6 and 17 years old. All students have 15 hours of English tuition per week, with qualified teachers, in small classes with a maximum size of 12. All students attend three hours of English classes during the morning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Location: 4 campuses including Street in Somerset, Bruton, Glastonbury and Bath.

URL: http://www.englishholidaycourses.com/summer_courses.php?sid=3f51b12f949ab1716ad95a13b3534e27

Millfield Enterprises Street, Somerset BA16 0YD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1458 444112, +44 (0)1458 444458, +44 (0)1458 444319
Fax: +44 (0)1458 840584
Email: mahc@millfieldschool.com

Bocconi summer school  

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to
motivated students. It’s a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of
teaching and experiential learning. It is for students who are looking to further develop their
passion for business and economics by taking part in a life and learning experience on
leading-edge subjects.

Ages: 16-18 year olds (must have completed 1st Lykeion or 2nd Lykeion/IB1)

Entry requirements:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Motivation Letter (personal statement)
  • English Proficiency (this can be demonstrated with a language certificate or with previous or current education in English or native speaker status)

URL: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/bocconi/sitopubblico_en/navigation+tree/home/programs/summer+school/for+high+school+students

Arts University Bournemouth

This course has been specifically designed for young students who have a keen interest in
art, design and media who wish to develop their artistic talents.

Ages: 14-16+ years old

Entry requirements: Online registration

URL: https://aub.ac.uk/courses/summer-courses/

University of the Arts London International Summer School

The UAL International Summer School is an intensive three-week summer residential course
designed to provide an introduction to art college, offering a unique opportunity to
experience all six colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea
College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and
Wimbledon College of Arts.

Ages: 16-18 years old (must be 16 years old by 1st July 2020)

Entry requirements: Online registration

URL: https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/fine-art/short-courses/portfolio/ual-international-summerschool-camberwell

Berklee College of Music 

Berklee summer programs will give you a taste of Berklee—the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts—on the stage, in the studio, and in the classroom.

With programs in music performance, theater, dance, music production, songwriting, opera, and music business, there is a Berklee summer program for you whether you are in middle school, high school, college or beyond.

Explore all summer programs.

USL: https://www.berklee.edu/summer



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