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Climate and Sustainability Summer Course in Oxford Ages 13-15

Oxford Summer School 2020

Part of the NEW PERSPECTIVES Programme


The field of Climate and Sustainability is rapidly evolving. This course will help you understand the new information available, to help you progress into future studies and help you to become a more sustainable citizen, striving for a more sustainable society.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2020

  • Residential in historic buildings in Oxford
  • An inspiring Climate and Sustainability course taught by experts.
  • 17 exciting classes to choose from - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 150 nationalities at ORA in 2019

Course Summary

During this two-week Climate and Sustainability course students will acquire the skills needed to understand the cutting-edge topic of environmental sustainability. You will learn about the drivers and impacts of man-made climate change, as well as understanding how research has helped to identify these. As part of exploring Sustainability, students will explore how technology, policy and humans can lead to a shift towards a more sustainable society.

The course takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering material across the traditional sciences, technology and social sciences. This will be utilised to interpret scientific pieces of work, to understand the current challenges and future directions of Sustainability. As Sustainability is a rapidly evolving field, there is constantly new information available to keep building upon.

What will you get out of the Climate and Sustainability Summer Course?

By studying Climate and Sustainability, you will improve your reflective writing and group work skills, as this course incorporates written and oral assessments. It is hoped that this course will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you progress in your further studies, but also that it will empower you to become a more sustainable citizen who strives for a more sustainable society.

The New Perspectives Programme

This subject is part of the New Perspectives course at Oxford Royale's Oxford summer school.

The New Perspectives summer course, for students aged 13 to 15, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 17+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying New Perspectives in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.

Click here to apply for the New Perspectives Programme in Oxford

Expectations and Pre-requisites

No specific experience or skills are expected of students wishing to participate in this course, although a strong command of the English language is vital. We ask students to bring a laptop with them. If any additional course-specific equipment or software is needed, you will be notified in advance.

Choose your options and apply for New Perspectives in Oxford

The New Perspectives programme - our flagship Oxford summer course for 13-15s - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main New Perspectives Programme page

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