Science in Oxford

Develop your scientific skills

The Practical science course is specifically designed for students who want to continue to study science after they are 15. You will be able to develop your practical investigative skills and you will improve the level of your English language in the context of a school laboratory.

Science in Oxford prepares you for further study in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Scientific academic teaching: Our academic activities focus on a weekly theme around the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Develop specialist knowledge: After an initial introduction on practical science and language, our course can be tailored to your needs, as you can select from specialising in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Prepare for further academic study: You will develop practical investigative skills in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics whilst improving your English language fluency and vocabulary in science

Study environment: You will learn in state-of-the-art laboratories where you will use specialist equipment like data logging machines and microscopes

Laboratory experience: We will introduce observational techniques. You will also learn how to measure, control variables, record results, and evaluate conclusions

Meet practising scientists: Our interactive learning approach includes talks from inspirational guest speakers, who are making advancements in the Scientific field

Academic support: We have a high staff to student ratio, which means that our classrooms are a supportive and nurturing environment

Stimulating excursions to places of scientific interest: We connect the classroom with the academic city of Oxford, so you can become inspired by study visits to Natural History Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, History of Science Museum, and the Botanical Gardens

Scientific research: You will create a personal research project on an area of scientific interest. We encourage an investigative approach to this project; you will initiate experiments and use your improved language skills and scientific vocabulary to present your findings

Inspiring activities: Our varied study programme enables you to learn more about Oxford and other places nearby, including various World Heritage sites as well as visits to London

A member of the English UK specialist group for Young Learners

At a Glance


15-17 years old


2 weeks

Start dates

23 June 2024 and 21 July 2024

English language level

From upper intermediate (CEF B2) to very advanced (CEF C2)

Class size

Maximum 12 students

Lesson length

25 (22.9 hours) Monday to Friday

Package fee


Package includes

Tuition, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, activities, sports and 1 excursion per week




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