We are committed to providing summer programmes that expand your horizons and inspire you to reach your individual potential. We recognise that the world is changing quickly and that the only way to prepare you to excel is to respond quickly to these changes ourselves.
We recognise that every student has their own strengths and ambitions, and our huge range of courses is designed to reflect this. Our courses will help you to master core subjects such as Physics and Mathematics, or challenge you to extend existing interests in Creative Writing or Film. Our courses will inspire you towards aspirational futures including Business Enterprise and Leadership, while others will prepare you for specific professions such as Law and Medicine.
All of our courses are designed by our own expert faculty and updated every year to reflect changes in knowledge, industry, and university requirements. This means students are always working on the most up-to-date case studies, cutting edge scientific advancements and the latest technologies.
We know that you will learn best when you are challenged and engaged and our classes are carefully designed to promote interactivity.
Our ideal class size is between 10 and 15 to ensure an exciting ‘buzz’ and opportunity for discussion and debate, balanced with plenty of time for individual attention. You will enjoy the unique opportunity to study with a diverse international mix of peers, helping to expand your own understanding and challenge your world views.
Our teachers are educated at the world’s best universities and many now teach in these same universities and are leading lights in their fields. They are committed to the ORA philosophy, infectiously enthusiastic, and are experts in bringing out the very best in students of all backgrounds and abilities.
Achievement and assessment
Each course will require you to submit one formal written piece and one presentation for assessment. At the end of your course, you will receive a full written report which includes your grades, highlights your specific achievements, and offers suggested next steps for future learning.
Skills for life
Students and teachers alike consistently praise the energy and excitement of an ORA classroom. Not only will you learn about your specific subject, you will also benefit from renewed enthusiasm for learning, an increased appetite for debate and discussion and an improvement in your self-confidence. As you learn, you will hone your study skills, your presentation skills, and your organisational skills, all in the knowledge that these skills will serve you well whatever path you choose to pursue in life.
And it doesn’t end there…
It is extremely important to us that learning is not confined to the classroom or lab. When not in lessons, you might be directing a play in the college quad, leading a team through a business challenge, touring an ancient archaeological site, or even just getting ready for a party with friends – all of this makes up an ORA summer and is every bit as important as the lessons!