Young Professionals UK – Computer Science
Introduction to future careers in computer programming
13-16, 16-18 year-olds
The Computer Science stream of Young Professionals UK aims for coding students interested in pursuing a career in the technology industry. With different classes beginners and intermediate students, it is suitable for those with a passion for coding as well as those looking for an introduction to the subject.
The course will cover popular programming languages such as C#, Java and Python and students will find algorithmic solutions to a range of procedural and object-orientated problems. In practical sessions, students will put their new coding skills into practice by creating a new video game. They will also have the opportunity to explore future careers with technology-focused day trips such as using state of the art VR technology to explore space at the Science Museum or coding workshops at Apple or Microsoft.
2 days including a technology-focused day trip
B1 (lower intermediate)
Create a new video game
Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Program
University-level subjects in a campus environment
English language summer camp with additional coding workshops
English language summer camp
Young Professionals UK requires an intermediate level of English (B1)
The age range for students on Young Professionals UK is 13-18
Ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in the technology industry. In maximum classes of 11, students receive a combination of classroom theory-based teaching, as well as practical sessions.
The aims of this syllabus are to:
• Provide students with an opportunity to go beyond the basics of programming and coding
• Develop abilities in creating an algorithmic solution using both a procedural and an object-orientated approach to problem-solving
• Understand the relationship between programming, problem solving and algorithms
• Develop knowledge and usage of C#, Java and Python languages
• Stimulate interest in professional choices and careers in computer science
Students are kept busy with a packed social programme when they aren’t in the classroom. Our Young Professionals UK students enjoy two full days out of the centre each week plus a fun-filled activity programme outside of lessons.
Study-in-Action days have a larger academic element, as students visit destinations within that provide real-life experiences relating to their chosen subject area.
This year Study-in-Action days include:
We The Curious, Earth to Mars
Programming robot ‘rovers’ and deploying them to carry out real missions.
Design Museum, 3D Design
Work with 3D printing software to create their own designs and explore terms and techniques of 3D printing.
Apple, Coding Workshop
Use Swift Playgrounds – an app for iPad that makes learning how to code interactive and fun.
Microsoft, Code Your Own Game
Learn key fundamental game concepts and core CS concepts and put them into action to create and customise a playable arcade-style game.
Science Museum, Space Descent VR
Be guided on an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts them in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz capsule.
Excursions are a relaxed way for students to visit famous landmarks and attractions helping them explore British culture and make new international friends.
This year destinations include:
Tour Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey.
Visit the famous Roman-built baths, the UK’s only natural hot spring and see the city’s famous Georgian architecture.
Say hello to the British Royal Family at their residence, Windsor Castle, and explore the historic market town.
Activities are organised by a dedicated Activity Manager enabling us to respond to the students’ requests and needs to ensure that students are never bored during their time with us. Student favourites include bowling, film nights, traditional British sports and of course the graduation party!
On Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings students also have the opportunity to discover Oxford through guided walking tours, visit the Oxford Colleges or take part in a photography challenge.
Sample Study-in-Action, Excursions & Activities
Politics and royalty tour of London
Google UK headquarters
Traditional British Sports
The Cube (game)
|Wednesday||Intro to Subject Theory |
Subject Theory 2
|Thursday||Study In Action Excursion||Study In Action Excursion||Film Night|
|Friday||Subject Theory 3|
Subject Theory 4
|Project Preparation 1|
Subject Practical 1
|Sunday||Subject Theory 5|
Subject Theory 6
|Project Preparation 2|
Subject Practical 2
|Monday||Subject Practical 3|
Subject Practical 4
|Skills Elective 1 |
Skills Elective 2
The price is inclusive of everything – transfers from the airport, travel insurance, lessons, study materials, excursions, activities, accommodation and all meals.
The only additional thing you will have to purchase is your flights (and of course any souvenirs you’d like to buy while you’re here).
Dates & Fees
|Length of Stay||Location||Age Range||Dates||Price Per Week|
|2 to 5 week courses available||d'Overbroeck's||13-16||7 July - 4 August||£1,700|
|2 to 5 week courses available||d'Overbroeck's||16-18||7 July - 4 August||£1,700|
|Welfare||Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.|
|Airport Transfers||Bucksmore offers a complementary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.|
|Staff||Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.|
|Pastoral Care||High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.|