Study Courses & Cultural Experiences in Oxford
Campus Oxford have specialised in high-quality summer and Gap Year programs for over thirty years. During this time our programs have become a benchmark for academic quality cultural experience. Our students are typically motivated high school students and graduates, from the US and elsewhere, and our emphasis is on interactive, student-focused teaching in small seminar groups and one-on-one tutorials. We offer a supportive environment, in which students are encouraged to develop as independent, self-motivated learners.
Campus Oxford builds on long-standing relationships with high school students, their counsellors and parents. We offer a unique opportunity for students who wish to ‘step outside the box’ during their summer or Gap Year, and take an academic and cultural enrichment course in Oxford or Cambridge in order to extend their knowledge, develop their skills and prepare for the demands of college-level work.
The Advanced Studies Program is one of the longest-established academic and cultural summer courses for High School students. The course offers a wide choice of stimulating study subjects, with students working in small tutorial groups according to the Oxbridge tutorial method. This thereby enables students to develop as confident and independent learners. There is a varied and full program of interesting cultural visits, workshops and activities to balance the academic work. A sublime and comfortable Oxbridge residential college setting completes the picture, making this a summer program experience like no other.
The Oxford Gap Year is the perfect way to prepare for the independent mode of study required at college and gives the opportunity to pursue courses of interest in depth and at comfortable pace, freely exploring topics that arouse curiosity. Skilled tutors provide a rich subject choice to enhance knowledge in chosen areas, without formal assessment but with close engagement and support. A varied cultural and visits program complements the study element. Students may work on college applications with their tutors’ help or take time to decide on what direction to take next. The ambience of Oxford, home to England’s oldest and most prestigious university, provides an historic and inspiring backdrop..
A-level subjects may be taken as part of the Gap Year Program, taking one or two A-level courses alongside Pathways subjects. They may also be taken as preparation for British university or to attain qualifications for Higher Education in the student’s home country. These are the benchmark qualifications for entrance to universities throughout the UK, typically taken by British students in their final High School years, two or three A-level subjects typically being taken. Thus they may be studied either from interest, or to gain a valuable formal qualification.