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Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Program

An Academic Summer School For 16-18 Year-Olds

The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program offers a well-rounded academic and social experience. Students need to have a creative output as well as developing academic skills.

Students must choose one Workshop that runs for three sessions over a two-week stay. Students staying for the full four weeks may change their workshop choice after two weeks. All workshops are available at both Brasenose College and Magdalene College.


Students can embrace their entrepreneurial skills by identifying a product or service that they could turn into a business. Students will develop a coherent business plan as well as an elevator pitch.

A team of students will compile and edit articles from the student body to create a student magazine. Photos, profiles & cherished memories can all be included in this perfect course memento.

Film Production
Students interested in the different aspects of film making and production are given guidance on the basic methods and techniques involved, working towards the production of short films on topics chosen by the group.

For those with dramatic flair, this is the ideal workshop to release it. No previous experience is required, although enthusiasm and creativity are essential. Ideal for both novice thespians and matinee idols.
Previous weekly workshops have ranged from Shakespeare to stage combat and improvisation classes.

Both Cambridge and Oxford University and renowned for their debating pedigree.
A range of public figures from Ronald Reagan to the Dalai Lama have spoken at the world-famous Oxford and Cambridge Unions. Students will be coached in the art of constructing coherent arguments and will partake in a formal debate.

Urban Sketching
Armed with a sketchbook and graphite pencils, students are tasked with capturing the beauty of Oxford and Cambridge’s world-famous architecture by visiting historical Colleges and castles in the area, led by a counsellor with a background in art.

In addition to workshops, master classes take place on three afternoons per two-week program. These sessions explore
key skills essential for success in further education and future careers. A maximum of two classes per day are available.

Master Classes

SAT Preparation
Providing students with an introduction to a variety of techniques allows an improved level of preparation before taking the test, in order to help maximise their score.

Introduction to UCAS
The UK’s ‘Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’ can be a daunting prospect to international students at first. These master classes introduce the organisation to help give students a better understanding of its use.

Personal Statements
Writing a personal statement can be an integral part of a student’s university application process, and these classes will help students to boost the quality of their submission.

Interview Skills
Preparation is the key ingredient for interview success. Adhering to a few tips and tricks when planning for an interview can provide improved results.

Presentation Skills
The ability to give a professional and effective presentation can be a huge advantage. Students will learn a selection of methods to help them present and communicate in a variety of circumstances.

Essay Writing Skills
Essays provide students with an opportunity to shine. These sessions will give students guidance on developing arguments, syntax and tone.

Study Skills
The amount of independent learning at university can be a shock to new system. Learning proper note taking, revision and how to survive lectures can give a head start when the first day of higher education finally comes.

IELTS Preparation
For non-native speakers on the Advanced Studies Program, achieving the highest possible IELTS score can be a priority. These sessions will help students understand different possible approaches to help with this.

UK Undergraduate Experience
An opportunity to speak to Oxford and Cambridge University undergraduates about their Oxbridge experience, including the application process and life at two of the most famous institutions in the world.

How to Choose a Degree
This class aims to provide students with a clearer idea of how to match their interests and aspirations to subject disciplines.

Course Details
Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Program includes:
  • Maximum class size of 6 students
  • 20 hours of in-depth subject tuition over 2 weeks taught by expert tutors
  • 9 hours of creative workshops over 2 weeks
  • Guest lectures and interactive masterclasses
  • Optional SAT or IELTS preparation classes
  • 3 full day excursions and 1 half day trip over 2 weeks
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sporting, cultural and fun games
  • Graduation ceremony complete with detailed personalised report cards and certificates.