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Summer Courses for Ages 13-15

Summer Courses for Ages 13-15

Maximise your progress and achieve your ambitions this summer with Oxford Royale Academy’s world-renowned summer schools for ages 13-15 in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Yale.

Outstanding academic summer programmes

A summer course with Oxford Royale Academy is ideal for ambitious students from around the world who want to get ahead, prepare for upcoming exams, or try out a brand-new subject.

Discover your future with an ORA summer programme

Experience world class education

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Qualified teachers who are experts in their fields will guide students through a stimulating schedule of learning, including lively debates, workshops and experimentation, as well as regular talks from highly-esteemed guest speakers.

Outside the classroom, students will enjoy supervised sightseeing excursions, themed parties and dynamic workshops including dance, theatre and sports.

Locations for ages 13-15

Oxford Royale Academy offers courses for ambitious students aged 13-15 years in Oxford, Cambridge and London in the UK, and Yale in the USA. Studying, living and dining on the campuses of these prestigious academic institutions offers students the opportunity to feel a step closer to realising their future educational endeavours.

Students can choose a single location, or select multiple sessions in different cities to increase their breadth of campus experiences.

This unique chance to experience undergraduate life is not one to miss this summer.

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A unique experience for growing learners

Discover the unique experience of living and learning in some of the world’s most prestigious academic cities and institutions, from Oxford, Cambridge and London in the UK, to Yale in the United States.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest minds of all time, and use this to step closer to realising your own ambitions.

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Learn from the best, to be the best

Whether you’re looking to try exciting new subjects or boost your knowledge in specific areas, our teachers’ enthusiasm for their subjects is infectious, and you’ll explore your chosen subject (or subjects) in far greater detail than would ever be possible in an ordinary school curriculum. We pride ourselves on cultivating an ongoing spirit of curiosity that will propel students forward on their academic journeys.

You’ll learn through a stimulating schedule of debates, workshops, experimentation and exploration, all the while soaking up the environment of your chosen venue.

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A huge variety of courses to choose from

Students aged 13 to 15 can choose from a range of courses that have been carefully developed to suit all academic interests and goals. 

Whether you’re interested in seeing what Medicine is like, in building your own app, or in honing your economics and management skills, ORA has a course for you.

Not sure which course to choose? Why not try the New Perspectives programme, which lets you create your own course by selecting from a range of subject options. 

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Learning that continues beyond the classroom

Outside of class, you’ll enjoy a wide range of enrichment activities, from guided tours of your host city and its key sites, to lessons in public speaking, debating and more.

And though the focus is on learning, we never forget that our students are on vacation. An action-packed schedule of fun extracurricular activities is provided to ensure students make the most of their free time and relax, as well as excursions to places further afield.

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Join students from over 150 countries!

In 2019, ORA students came from over 150 countries all over the world to form an incredibly diverse student body.

This unique opportunity to collaborate with an international peer-group is one reason why students return to ORA each year, and why over 25,000 students have attended our summer schools to date.

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It gave me the opportunity to improve my confidence. I would recommend this course at Yale to anyone!

- Camila, Argentina

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“I learnt a lot from my academic immersion at ORA, not just about the topics of my selected courses, but also how to organise and express my thoughts in the most effective way.”

- Livia, Italy