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OISC - Summer Programmes 2021

Published Lynne on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:00 AM

OISC Summer Programmes

We have at last re-opened for in-person teaching, in line with UK government guidance, and are welcoming applications for our 2021 Oxford summer programme. The summer will undoubtedly look different to previous years, but we are looking forward to offering a high-quality learning experience to all students, whatever form that may take. In-person in Oxford, class sizes are small and socially-distanced, and all programmes are also available online. Students with an existing booking can transfer between online tuition and tuition in Oxford at any time. They may choose to begin with a few lessons each week online, before travelling to Oxford in July or August. The most important thing is that arrangements are flexible, and students can book with confidence.

Many of the programmes for older students are taught in the University, an inspiring and beautiful environment. Our summer courses are very international, with students from over thirty countries. Younger students are taught at the OISC teaching centre. We welcome students of all ages, including juniors under 14 years. Teachers may join adult professional groups.

We offer  a wide range of options, including:

- Language, Culture and Communication. Students are taught in international groups, unless closed-group teaching has been requested, and are grouped according to age and level of English. Intensive exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge) is also available.

- Academic preparation for a wide range of international examinations, including IB at HL and SL, (with TofK and Extended Essay support if required), Advanced Placement, Abitur,   A-Level, and (I)GCSE, with all syllabuses and subjects offered. These courses include Study Skills and Essay-Writing support.

Oxford Summer Experience: Create your own Oxford Adventure!

This programme offers students the opportunity to flexibly design their own schedule, and to discover the joys of Oxford, whilst continuing their education and broadening their horizons.

Some students take these programmes to enhance their existing studies and possibly gain accreditation from their own high school or college. Others see the Oxford programme as an exciting way to widen their cultural and educational experience as part of a gap year. 

Over 30 subjects are offered, including:

- Sciences and Maths

- Humanities and Languages

- Business, Law and Economics

The full list of subjects is available on request. Students select their own subjects and may combine up to four subjects, which may be changed every week if they wish.

Oxford and Cambridge University interview and test preparation. The seminars are led by experienced Oxford and Cambridge tutors, including people from admissions in colleges of the University. We prepare students for the written tests at and before the interview, such as ELAT, TSA, BMAT, and include advice on the Personal Statement and UCAS alongside interview support.

Boarding School entrance tests including ISEB, UKISET, and other entrance and scholarship examinations, including at 13+ and 16+. We also offer a range of options for those students who have school offers that are dependent on an intensive language course prior to entry, and we work with many UK schools on these.

Programmes for Teachers. We welcome teachers and educational managers from all over the world. There are a range of specialist options, including Refresher Courses, Early Years and Primary Education, Working with Students with SEN, and CLIL (Content-Language Integrated Learning) in a range of subjects.

Accommodation Options

- Host families, which have been background-checked, inspected and approved

- A College of the University (age 16+) with en-suite rooms

- A Student Residence (age 14+) which offers en-suite study bedrooms,

a common room and dining room

Cultural and Leisure Programme

During July and August, we arrange cultural, sports and leisure activities each weekday afternoon. These include punting on the river, visits to galleries and museums, the Colleges of the University with their beautiful architecture dating from medieval times, and (for younger students) Harry Potter tours, treasure hunts, selfie tours of Oxford... the list goes on! At weekends we arrange full day excursions to destinations such as Stratford and Warwick, London, and Cambridge.

For students attending the OISC Virtual Summer School, we offer a programme of online activities, such as virtual guided tours of locations in the UK, conversation cafés, prepare-your-own cream tea, and debating workshops. There are also seminars on British Literature, Oxford Art Gallery workshops, and seminars on applying to British Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Student discounts

We offer a reduction in fees for students joining the programme in small groups of two or more;

Bursaries of up to 50% of tuition fees are available to students with excellent school reports, who could not otherwise take the programme . Further information is available on request.

Most students stay for one, two or three weeks during the summer. Those saying for three weeks will receive a 25% discount on tuition fees for the third week.

Agency information

Usual agency rates apply. We offer special rates for multiple bookings and extended stays. For further information and a quotation please contact us at this email address, or call  (+44) 1865 201009.


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