Friday, 22 May 2015

What you get at Summer School

smiling boyWe have described, in our last blog, how our Oxbridge Summer School subject masterclasses will stretch students and give them a flavour of university level studies in a fun and stimulating environment. These will run as two one and a half hour classes each morning and afternoon. Alongside these, students (in their subject groupings) will rotate round five study skills classes across the five days of Summer School.  These classes will cover critical thinking; speed-reading; researching; lecture note-taking; public speaking/presentation skills; and debating.  The aim is to bridge the gap between A-level and university studies.


At the end of the day, Insight Education will run a taster programme of the Oxbridge Mentoring scheme, which is our tried and tested programme of preparation for entry into the top UK universities. These sessions will include presentations to introduce the Russell Group and Oxford & Cambridge universities; UCAS brainstorming; role plays to improve interview technique; and understanding how to make strategic university choices.  Friday will end with peer group interviews and submission of UCAS statements for Insight Education to review over the summer.


The Summer School will end on Saturday with a “Showcase Event” involving parents and other guests to present outcome of students’ work from their week at Summer School.  There will be Young Enterprise presentations judged by panel of professionals, and an exhibition to judge computer generated art work.


For updates, follow this weekly blog on the Oxbridge Summer School. Please also visit OTC’s webpage for further background on the Oxbridge Summer School and to register your child. Spaces are limited so register your child ASAP to secure a place. If you have any questions, you can also email us at oms@insight-ed.co.uk.



What you get at Summer School

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