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Web Coding Ages 16-18

Oxford Summer School 2020

Oxford Royale also offers an Introduction to Website Coding course for ages 13-15

Every successful organisation needs a high-quality website, and skilled web developers are therefore in high demand. Start your journey on this exciting, creative path with our Oxford summer website coding course.

2 weeks | Available July 2020

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Learn programming languages & computer science theory
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 150 nationalities in 2019
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

Oxford Royale Academy's Web Development Programme provides students with an essential foundation in programming and the design and development of websites. Inviting the most tech-savvy students to participate, the course will use cutting-edge, advanced technologies to teach individuals to create their own design framework for a website in an encouraging and fun environment.

This two-week course will focus on teaching students about the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript to gain a rounded understanding of programming.

Students seeking a longer technology or coding summer school might like to combine this course with our Computer Science Programme or our iOS App Development course, both of which can be combined with the Web Development Programme for a longer stay at the University of Oxford.

What to expect from Web Coding

Students will create features and stand-alone applications as well as design beautiful interfaces using software tools such as Adobe or Sketch. Proficiency with the syntax and principles of using various web and database technologies will be acquired, as well as learning new skills that will propel students to the forefront of website design.

By the end of this course, students will present a final project highlighting their ability to develop a functional website. The project encourages students to display their advanced knowledge of structuring, styling and testing web pages that they have acquired during the course.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Have a headstart in the cutting-edge field of development by introducing them to key knowledge and processes
  • Have acquired full understanding of Web Development and the various elements associated with this
  • Have developed their ability to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively
  • Gained fundamental skills in web development
  • Be able to develop a functional website with advanced knowledge of structuring, styling and testing web pages
  • Have developed strategies for problem-solving, project-planning and completed their own web development project, presenting it to their peers for review.

Topics covered

During the course, students will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to HTML (HTML 5.0)
  • Installations and environment set-up
  • How to structure a web page with advanced HTML
  • Working with CSS, bringing their website to life by adding style
  • The world’s leading software development platform Github
  • Web hosting and creating a domain name
  • Adding dynamic functionality and interactivity to their web pages using JavaScript
  • User interfaces, colour schemes and layout
  • Consume Representational State Transfer (REST) web services
  • Setting up analytics

Day-by-Day Schedule

Week | Day Lesson Content
Week One | Monday - Introduction to HTML (HTML 5.0)
- Introduction to Web Design & Development
- Installations and environment set-up
Week One | Tuesday - Advanced HTML- Structure your web page content
Week One | Wednesday - Working with CSS – Bring your website to life by adding style
Week One | Thursday - Advanced CSS
- Using Github
Week One | Friday - Website styling using CSS framework
- Web hosting and Domain name

Week Two | Monday - Add dynamic functionality and interactivity to your web pages using JavaScript
Week Two | Tuesday - Introduction to JavaScript libraries and Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation
Week Two | Wednesday - Advanced JavaScript
- Web design – User interfaces, colour schemes and layout
Week Two | Thursday - Consume Representational State Transfer (REST) Web Services
- Database Technology
Week Two | Friday - Web hosting and setting up analytics

Take this course if...

Take this course if you are interested in web development, regardless of your previous experience, or looked at websites and thought you could design them better.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.

Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.

As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

Useful information for students & parents


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.

Pastoral care & student welfare

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.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Admissions Team on [email protected] and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Admissions Team for more detailed information.

Our Teaching Faculty

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.

Guest Lectures & Debates

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.

Coach Excursions

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.

Extra-curricular Activities

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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