In this Public Speaking and Debate course for 12 year-olds, students learn how to compose a speech on a particular topic, compose a strong argument, and respond composedly to different speakers.Apply Now
Under expert guidance, students discover more about the intricacies of debate, from selecting a topic to generating and allocating arguments.
The course also covers the roles of different speakers, and using stylistic techniques to achieve maximum effect.
The students will test their new skills by preparing speeches on their favourite topics and participating in debates with fellow members of the class.
Students aged 12 can expect an inspiring two weeks of study and cultural experiences while living and studying in St Hugh’s College, Oxford. The ability to choose from our range of course options means that students can tailor their course to suit their goals, enabling them to try out exciting new things and make decisions about which subjects they may like to pursue further.
Students staying for two weeks choose one morning subject (see all subjects available in the lists below) and one workshop class from 5 possible options, receiving more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Attendees can also opt to stay for four weeks, selecting additional options.
Take this course if you are aged 12 and would like to experience new subjects in the environment of the university of Oxford this summer, living and studying in an Oxford college (St Hugh’s). Outside of class, students will embark on an exciting programme of extracurricular activities in Oxford, as well as excursions further afield.
Guidance for students requiring a visa to attend one of ORA’s summer or year-round programmes.
Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college.
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