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Academic Discovery Plus for ages 11-12

Academic Discovery Plus for ages 11-12

An academic summer programme designed to investigate a key question throughout a themed week of lessons and activities.

Students may choose either the Arts or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) stream for each week. Courses run for a minimum of one week and a maximum of five weeks.

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Course Summary

Oxford Royale Academy’s Academic Discovery Plus Programme is one of its most popular junior courses, offering younger students the chance to investigate key questions through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops.

The investigation of a key question throughout the course ensures the programme is structured and that students can enhance their researching and planning skills. Practical sessions will maximise engagement levels and encourage students to formulate their own opinions, an important and transferable skill.

Our Academic Discovery Plus Programme offers students aged 11-12 the opportunity to live and study in a top UK boarding school.

 

What to Expect from the Academic Discovery Plus Programme

Rather than focusing on learning facts, the goal of this course is to enable pupils to achieve higher-order outcomes by extracting information and applying skills in multiple contexts. Lessons will involve pitched debates and all students will conclude their course with an assessed presentation.

Each student will have the option to enrol in either the Arts or STEM stream of the course for each week and this choice will decide which key question they will investigate for that week.

 

 

Course Topics

 

Week Choose ONE key question to explore for each week you attend
28 Jun – 4 Jul 2020 STEM: ‘Self-driving cars and bullet trains. How can scientists and engineers improve transport for the future?’
OR
ARTS: ‘
In what ways have travel and exploration shaped the world in which we live?’
5 Jul – 11 Jul 2020 STEM: ‘Stranded! What skills would enable you to survive on a remote Indian Ocean island?’
OR
ARTS: ‘Please Sir, I want some more.’ Was life in Victorian Britain as bleak as Dickens portrayed?’
12 July – 18 Jul 2020 STEM:Designing a better world: Can technology and engineering alone help us to achieve ‘sustainable cities?’
OR
ARTS:From scene to screen: how is the way we experience ‘The Arts’ changing over time?’
19 Jul – 25 Jul 2020 STEM: ‘Self-driving cars and bullet trains. How can scientists and engineers improve transport for the future?’
OR
ARTS: ‘In what ways have travel and exploration shaped the world in which we live?’
26 Jul – 1 Aug 2020 STEM: ‘Stranded! What skills would enable you to survive on a remote Indian Ocean island?’
OR
ARTS: ‘Please Sir, I want some more.’ Was life in Victorian Britain as bleak as Dickens portrayed?’
2 Aug – 8 Aug 2020 STEM: ‘Designing a better world: Can technology and engineering alone help us to achieve ‘sustainable cities?’
OR
ARTS: ‘From scene to screen: how is the way we experience ‘The Arts’ changing over time?’
9 Aug – 15 Aug 2020 STEM: ‘Self-driving cars and bullet trains. How can scientists and engineers improve transport for the future?’
OR
ARTS: ‘In what ways have travel and exploration shaped the world in which we live?’

 

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have:

 

Which stream is right for you: Arts or STEM?

Each week of study will be themed around a key question, framing the lessons and activities in a wider context but from either a STEM or Arts angle.

Students may choose only STEM subjects, only Arts subjects, or a combination – but you can’t study the same question twice! If you’re planning to study with us for longer than three weeks, you must choose a combination of STEM and Arts subjects.

 

 

Stream
Arts Stream
Choose our Arts stream if you're interested in all things creative! If you like literature, film and fine art and are interested in how we experience the world artistically as well as how that experience has changed over time, the Arts stream is for you!
STEM Stream
Choose our STEM stream if you're interested in mathematics, technology, science or engineering. If you like asking lots of questions and enjoy finding out exactly how things work and how they can be improved in the future, the STEM stream is for you!

Campuses

St Mary’s School

  • Location Ascot
  • Ages Ages: 8-12
  • Bedroom Type Twin & dormitory
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1885

Uppingham School

  • Location Uppingham
  • Ages Ages: 8-12
  • Bedroom Type Twin & dormitory
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1584

Further Information

How to Enrol

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  2. Click 'Apply Now' on an available course.

Availability for: Academic Discovery Plus for ages 11-12

12th - 18th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

19th - 25th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

26th Jul - 1st Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

2nd - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

9th - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

16th - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

28th Jun - 4th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Uppingham

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

5th - 11th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Uppingham

  • Price

    £1,395.00

  • Duration

    1-Week Programme

Good Availability

12th - 25th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

19th Jul - 1st Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

26th Jul - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

2nd - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

9th - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

28th Jun - 11th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Uppingham

  • Price

    £2,595.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programme

Good Availability

12th Jul - 1st Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £3,795.00

  • Duration

    3-Week Programme

Good Availability

19th Jul - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £3,795.00

  • Duration

    3-Week Programme

Good Availability

26th Jul - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £3,795.00

  • Duration

    3-Week Programme

Good Availability

2nd - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £3,795.00

  • Duration

    3-Week Programme

Good Availability

12th Jul - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    4-Week Programme

Good Availability

19th Jul - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    4-Week Programme

Good Availability

26th Jul - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    4-Week Programme

Good Availability

12th Jul - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £6,295.00

  • Duration

    5-Week Programme

Good Availability

19th Jul - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £6,295.00

  • Duration

    5-Week Programme

Good Availability

12th Jul - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Ascot, Berkshire

  • Price

    £7,595.00

  • Duration

    6-Week Programme

Good Availability

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