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Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Programme

Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Programme

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire
City/Twon
Oxford, Cambridge
School
Oxbridge
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bucksmore Education
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
16-18 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 2 Weeks
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 2 Weeks
Max Class Size
8 per class
Earliest Start Date
Start: June 28, 2020
English Level Requirement:
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary
B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Upper Intermediate
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Proficient

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C1 - Advanced

Overview

The course allows students to experience life as an Oxford or Cambridge undergraduate , and also gives students a real advantage in the competitive world of college applications. The course in Oxford is held at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. The course in Cambridge is held at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. Students choose two academic subjects with different courses available in Oxford and Cambridge.

Highlights

  • Spend a summer living and studying like a UK university undergraduate
  • Supplement subject knowledge and improve grades
  • Study academically relevant and challenging subjects in small groups and individual tutorials
  • Be taught by expert tutors from Oxford and Cambridge
  • Develop key skills for success in future education and careers in workshops and master classes
  • Broaden horizons by exploring historic locations and other famous UK destinations
  • Network with like-minded, high-achieving students from around the world , including approximately 20-25% native speakers from countries such as the USA, Canada and UK
  • Potentially progress to study at a top British university, including Oxford and Cambridge
  • The course is operated by Bucksmore Education, which is founded in 1980, history of 39 years, accredited by British Council and English UK and awarded by the EL Gazette of the Centre of Excellence 2018

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Outcomes

1. Certificate

2. Programme Report

3. Study Materials

4. Any Special Awards or Prizes

Testimonials

After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
I am really very happy about being here. The Counsellors are very friendly and helpful. The electives were great. I was dancing for 2 weeks and I really liked our teachers: The dance teacher Justine, and Emily, Megan and Lauren. I had a lot of fun.
Valeriia
Ukraine
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

Programme Schedule

2-week
Brasenose College
University of Oxford
28 June - 11 July
12 July - 25 July
26 July - 08 August
2-week
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge
05 July - 18 July
19 July - 01 August
Fee includes:

✓  Tuition

✓  Accommodation

✓  Airport Transfer (10:00 – 22:00)

✓  Programme Report and Certificate

✓  All Meal

✓  All study materials

✓  Welcome Pack on arrival

✓  On Campus Activities

✓  Excursions Per Week

✓  Weekly laundry

✓  VISA Invitation Letter (If Necessary)

✓  Insurance (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Fee excludes:

✗ Flight Tickets

✗ Optional excursion

✗ Optional activities

✗ Exams application

✗ Pocket Money

Sample Timetable

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Programme Details

Lessons

All the tutors have a real passion for their subject as well as a wealth of teaching experience. Tutorial and seminar content is designed specifically by each tutor and is tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programs. Academic support outside the classroom is provided by the Course Director and a team of Counsellors who are on site 24 hours a day. Their residential staff are all very dedicated and committed to ensuring every student on the program receives the highest possible level of academic, social and emotional support.

 

Students of an advanced or native level of English choose two academic subjects to study in a maximum class size of only eight students, taught by expert tutors.

 

Brasenose College, University of Oxford

 

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Technology
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Law
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sustainable Development

 

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

 

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biochemistry
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Law
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Space Exploration

 

In addition to the subject tutorials, students receive subject insight workshops and master classes. The subject insights are designed to give students a more detailed idea about what is required to be successful in each field. Master classes are an overview of the essential skills and preparation that is needed for success at university. Master class topics include IELTS preparation, interview skills, essay writing skills and an opportunity to talk about the UK undergraduate experience.

 

1:1 Supervisions

 

Students have two Oxbridge style 1:1 supervisions with each subject tutor, at the beginning and end of the course.

 

Master Classes

 

The group sessions help build key skills for future careers and higher education. Students sign-up on arrival to learn key skills essential for success. Examples:

 

  • SAT Preparation
  • Introduction to UCAS(Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Study Skills
  • IELTS Preparation
  • UK Undergraduate Experience
  • How to Choose a Degree

 

Subject Insight

 

Students receive one subject insight session per week for each of their two chosen subjects. The subject insights are organised into five academic schools.

 

In Oxford, the five schools are culture, health science, social science, business and STEM.

 

In Cambridge, the five schools are new technologies, health science, social science, business and STEM.

 

The first subject insight will address topical issues within the school led by Bucksmore Counsellors and the second subject insight, led by an external provider, gives students a ‘hands-on’ experience in the subject field.

 

 

Guest Speakers

 

Each session, a dynamic visiting lecturer is invited to inspire students and help enrich their experience on the Advanced Studies Program. The guest lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds, including Oxbridge academics and industry experts.

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Activities

The program provides a full immersion into British culture and are designed to ensure our students have as much fun as possible during the summer. In the evening, students can relax after a busy day. They offer a range of activities in Oxford and Cambridge – from bowling to cinema to restaurant visits – although some students prefer to stay in college and prepare for the workshops or seminars. Whatever their preference, the programme provides a full social program that caters for all students’ needs and expectations.

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Excursions

Every fortnight includes three full-day excursions to exciting locations across the UK, including at least one visit to London. Students will also enjoy academically-relevant visits to local businesses, museums and other cultural highlights of the UK. In addition, tutors are encouraged to take their students on field trips linked to their lessons.

 

Other excursions destinations include:

 

  • Bletchley Park
  • Bristol
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Cambridge
  • Liquid Leisure
  • Oxford
  • Windsor
  • Bury St Edmund
  • Lee Valley Park

 

Students are allowed to sign out of college during set periods. They are older teenagers so they are trusted to explore the cities with their new friends. They must always be with at least one other student and stick to strict curfews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Accommodation

Oxford accommodation are located in Frewin Court, a minute’s walk from Cornmarket Street, Oxford’s busiest shopping area, whilst meals are taken in Old Court, next to the world-famous Radcliffe Camera.

 

Cambridge accommodation is spread across three courts; Malory, Benson & Buckingham. All of the tuition and meals will take place in Cripps Court

 

The rooms are single. Separate male & female accommodation. Bathrooms are shared.

 

Laundry is free and available on-site. Students must load and empty the laundry machines themselves (with Bucksmore staff guidance), though laundry detergent will be provided by Bucksmore.

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Airport Transfer

Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00 at either London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Students requesting private transfers outside of these destinations and times will be subject to additional charges.

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Meal

All meal included. Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated.

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Care

Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day. They take great pride in the excellence of their academic content, the excitement of their social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.

 

Staff

Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.

 

Pastoral Care

Bucksmore summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.

 

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Cancellation

The cancellation of the course must be made in writing (email, or post) in legible and unambiguous English. Any cancellation shall only be of effect from the date it is received by us in writing and the following fees shall apply (before the Start Date):

 

30+ days : 35% of the total amount

7-29 Days: 70% of the total amount

0-6 Days: 100% of the total amount

 

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they obtain the appropriate VISA for their time in the UK covering the course dates, and that they comply with all other UK entry requirements. Under no circumstances will the course organizer make any refund on grounds of lack of visa or similar travel documents required to enter the UK legitimately. In a situation where a course needs to be cancelled due to a visa rejection (and upon supply of the original visa rejection letter at least 7 days before the start date)  all fees will be refunded minus an administration fee of £350.

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School Address
  • Nearest International Airport(s) :

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) : 114 km

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 62 km

  • Nearest International Airport(s) :
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) : 76 km
  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 140 km

£ 2,185.00 £ 1,900.00

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English Level Requirement : CEFR and Language Assessment

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment, (CEFR), was created by the Council of Europe to be a language standard that describes the ability of English language learners in speaking, reading, writing and listening and measures learners’ learning outcomes at different stages.

This standard is widely recognised and used by educational institutions, enterprises and governments around the world and provides general guidance for the development of language syllabuses, curriculum and textbook design, language testing, etc.

Additionally, many internationally recognised English language tests, such as IELTS and Aptis, are associated with this standard as a reference for test score grading. In describing a language learner’s ability, in terms of speaking, reading, listening and writing, CEFR is broadly categorised into the Levels below: 

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English Level
Category
At this level you can understand:
A1
Beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Elementary
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1
Intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Upper Intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1
Advanced
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Proficient
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

English level, category and at this level you can understand:

A1 – Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 

A2 – Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Proficient

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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JUNE - Course Schedule
2-week
Brasenose College
University of Oxford

28 June - 11 July

2-week
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge

JULY - Course Schedule
2-week
Brasenose College
University of Oxford

12 July - 25 July
26 July - 08 August

2-week
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge

05 July - 18 July
19 July - 01 August

AUGUST - Course Schedule
2-week
Brasenose College
University of Oxford

2-week
Magdalene College
University of Cambridge

Sample Weekly Schedule

Sunday
Arrivals
Arrivals
Welcome Games
Monday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Tour of Oxford
Subject Insight
Tuesday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Workshop
Activity
Wednesday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Excursion
Master Class
Thursday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Workshop
Sports
Friday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
1:1 Supervisions with Tutor
Master Class
Guest Lecture
Saturday
Excursion
Excursion
Film Night

Sample Daily Timatable

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After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
I am really very happy about being here. The Counsellors are very friendly and helpful. The electives were great. I was dancing for 2 weeks and I really liked our teachers: The dance teacher Justine, and Emily, Megan and Lauren. I had a lot of fun.
Valeriia
Ukraine
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

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