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On this Computer Science summer course, technological teens are given the chance to learn about the core theory of Computer Science as well as practical instruction in how to programme and code in three different languages. Students will ultimately possess all the skills necessary to build a website, which they will showcase to their peers at the end of the course.
The Computer Science Programme introduces students to the ever-changing discipline of Computer Science, with particular emphasis on the exploitation of computer systems to calculate, analyse and present data. In particular, the course provides valuable grounding in not only utilising computers as a valuable problem-solving tool but also in presenting and communicating results via the internet.
Oxford Royale Academy’s Computer Science Programme is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about this increasingly popular - and vital - subject. The programme is suitable for students with intermediate-level IT skills, but does not require any programming experience.
This course provides a complete introduction to the thriving field of Computer Science, using the internet to illustrate key concepts. Students will learn website design using HTML for structure, CSS for formatting and Python to provide them with a foundation in a more scientific programming language. The mathematical principles behind computer science will also be explored, as students investigate the use of algorithms in programming.
By the end of this course, students will have:
The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.
|Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2)||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1 : Welcome and Setup
Lesson 2: Introduction to HTML5
Lesson 3: LAB Project
|Lesson 14: Methods & Functions
Lesson 15: Data Structures
Lesson 16: LAB Project
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: Tables and Multimedia
Lesson 5: CSS Web Styling
|Lesson 17: Strings & REGEX
Lesson 18: File Operations
|Wednesday||Lesson 6: HTML Forms & User Imput
Lesson 8: LAB Project
|Lesson 19: Students Presentations
Lesson 20: Student Presentations
Lesson 21: LAB Project
|Thursday||Lesson 9: Welcome to Python
Lesson 10: Variables and Operators
Lesson 11: LAB Project
|Lesson 22: Debugging Lesson
23: Student Presentations
|Friday||Lesson 12: Control Statements
Lesson 13: LAB Project
|Lesson 24: Evolution and Maintenance
Lesson 25: Code Challenge
Lesson 26: Code Challenge
Take this course if you want to know how to build your own website, if you are hoping to undertake computer-based research, enter a career in computer science, become a tech entrepreneur, or simply to gain practical skills you can add to your CV.
The most bustling of all our centres, London is a cosmopolitan hotspot where students can really experience the melting pot of the United Kingdom. Our London summer school takes place in Imperial College London, situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Students will live and study in Imperial College London, experiencing student life in one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.
Students in London will experience life in the buzzing heart of the UK's capital, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our London Summer School has to offer.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our admissions team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.
At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.
The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK.
At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.
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With an ORA summer course you also get:
(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our admissions team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
Read how Mifta's experience with us introduced her to lifelong friends from across the world.Read Mifta's story
An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.Read Rebecca's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.