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Genetics is a branch of biology that focuses on the study of genes. During this two-week course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts underpinning modern genetics. They will learn about DNA, how it was replicated, and the scientists who discovered it, as well as covering topics on inheritance and the relationship between genetics and the environment. After building a solid foundation in the first week, the course will move onto the applications of genetics to food, medicine and society in the second week. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a practical experiment to extract DNA and the chance to engage with material from the emerging subfield of epigenetics.
If you chose to study Genetics you will improve your reflective writing and group work skills, as the course incorporates both written and oral assessments. By the end of the course, you will be able to interpret scientific pieces of work and have an understanding of the current and future directions of genetics. This course will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you progress in your further studies and future career, but also empower you to think more widely about the value that the study of genetics offers our society.
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.
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.
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
With the New Perspectives Programme, you also get:
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