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Maths Summer School
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Mathematics Summer School 2021

Study Mathematics on the campus of the world’s most prestigious universities. Live, dine and study on the campus to get an authentic taste of university life; from the historic prestige of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, to the Ivy League excellence of Yale in the USA.

Why study Mathematics?

Boost your mathematical confidence in some of the most renowned academic institutions in the world, with Oxford Royale Academy. Choose from a range of exciting summer courses, including Business and Corporate Finance, Accounting and Mathematics. Whether you still struggle with basics, or are considering studying Mathematics at university, our world-class tutors will build on your existing knowledge, and strengthen your skills. Mathematics is one of the most valuable skills in the job market. For those looking to study Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or any other science, having a strong mathematical foundation is essential.

Mathematics is a subject many find intimidating, but with Oxford Royale Academy you’ll experience some of the fun and joy of mathematics, as our world-class tutors take you further in depth than any school curriculum.

Experience life as a student of some of the world’s most prestigious universities, with Oxford Royale Academy. Not only will you receive an inspiring summer course, but also you’ll get to take in a whole new culture, surrounding yourself in an unrivalled academic atmosphere.

Find the perfect Mathematics course

Mathematics Summer School in Oxford

The Maths course challenges the logically-minded to refine their mathematical abilities and numerical curiosity, as they are introduced to several different facets of modern mathematics.

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Academic Discovery Plus: STEM Summer School for Juniors (10-12)

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

Mathematics Summer School in Cambridge

The focus of this Mathematics course is on strengthening fundamental skills and techniques as well as introducing new and advanced topics.

5 reasons to choose the Mathematics Summer School

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Tangible benefits to your future

In almost every career, being numerically literate is essential, with advanced mathematical skills being highly coveted in diverse careers such as computer science, business, economics and engineering – meaning that a grounding in Mathematics will make you highly employable with a high earning potential. For motivated students considering certain undergraduate degrees, such as Medicine, Architecture or any of the Sciences, excellent maths skills – and grades – will be vital to accessing these courses. Get an invaluable head start on this challenging subject and maximise your chances of success in the future.

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Maths is (really) fun!

Maths has an unfair reputation for being dull, which often isn’t helped by traditional lessons which rely heavily on memorisation and repetition. An ORA Mathematics course promises to be undeniably fascinating, endlessly applicable to real life – including music and nature – and revolutionary in its future scope! Expect quirky quizzes, surprising history stories, practical experiments and group problem-solving challenges. Taking you far beyond the fundamentals of a traditional Mathematics curriculum, you’ll be taught cutting-edge concepts that may just change the way you see the world.

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World-class teaching

Academic excellence is at the heart of everything we do at ORA. Our highly qualified teachers will bring Mathematics to life for you, infecting you with their enthusiasm and opening your mind to the subject’s endless possibilities. They’ll guide you through complex theories whilst always challenging you to think deeper and consider the real-life current and future applications of what you’re learning. A Mathematics course with ORA will build upon your existing knowledge, bolster your confidence and train you to think critically to solve complex problems – transferable skills to any future career and of utmost importance throughout your life in general.

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A universal language

Maths is a universal language. It’s exactly the same all over the world, regardless of race, religion or language, making it a very powerful tool. Connect instantly with the friends you’ll make from all over the world and explore your chosen subject in fascinating detail with like-minded and passionate fellow students.

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Remarkable surroundings

Whether you choose Oxford, Cambridge, London, Ascot or Uppingham, you’ll be inspired by remarkable surroundings and famous alumni. Wrap your mind around the mysteries of the universe as Isaac Newton once did in a secluded garden at Cambridge University, or study in the very same classrooms at Oxford University where Stephen Hawking experienced his lightning bolt moment that led to his famous theory of relativity. Immerse yourself in London, birthplace to the world’s very first (and female) computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Or just starting out? Ascot or Uppingham are ideal locations to find your feet. Outside classes, explore these vibrant cities bursting with fascinating museums, exhibitions and architecture, or relax in their pleasantly green, open spaces.

Study Mathematics in the world's most prestigious institutions

Useful Information

Information for Parents

Visit our parents page to find some useful information for parents and students about living and studying in our summer school centres. Further practical information will be made available through the ORA Portal in the months leading up to your summer school booking.

Pastoral Care

Over 15 years of delivering world-class summer programmes, we have established robust processes and structures to ensure all of our over 25,000 students have been well looked after during their stay with ORA. We pride ourselves on the exceptional levels of pastoral care we provide to our students

Medical Care and Insurance

All students must be comprehensively insured for their time with Oxford Royale Academy. Details of insurance available through ORA for our 2021 programmes will be announced in due course. If you would like further information on course insurance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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COVID-19 Response

As members of the British Safety Council, student safety is our top priority. Our coronavirus measures go beyond the latest UK government and Public Health England guidance, and as a minimum, guarantee a number of key features.

Arrivals and Departure

Welcome to the Summer School Arrivals and Departures Hub. Here you can find all the information you need prior to departure including information about flights, transfer options and other important information regarding your arrival and departure.

What to Pack

You will receive a Welcome Pack after you enrol. Your Welcome Pack will provide a full list of what to pack and which personal items and travel documents you will bring with you when you join the programme

Summer Blogs

Check out some of the best moments from our 2019 summer school through our student blogs. Get a taste of the ORA summer school experience through the pictures and words of our students as they describe the highlights of their summer programme

Visas and Immigration

Students are responsible for obtaining their own visa prior to travelling, but can request assistance from Oxford Royale Academy if required. You can find some helpful information here

Any questions?

Check out our FAQs

How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1PY, UNITED KINGDOM.

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2021, this is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

Payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK/US?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

Students attending our USA Summer Schools may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme – we can provide individual support on request for those that do need a visa.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be on the following terms:

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. This can be done in two ways:

  • Enrol on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Broadening Horizons course and then two more weeks on the Oxford Enterprise Programme.
  • Enrol on the same programme twice, but choose different subject options. For example, you may wish to have four weeks on the New Perspectives course, choosing Creative Writing & Experimental Psychology for the first two weeks, followed by Human Biology and Physics & Chemistry for the second two weeks. Four-week courses include New Perspectives, Broadening Horizons and Oxford Summer English only.

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.

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