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Year-round 10-week Gap Year and University Foundation Programmes based in Oxfordshire.AGES 17+
Our ISC programmes are designed to offer students deeply engaging and a thought-provoking experience in the traditionally British and yet forward-thinking city of Oxford. Students from all over the world and a variety of academic backgrounds flourish during their time with us as they deepen their understanding of their subject and enjoy our varied and stimulating enrichment programme. All ISC programmes are 10 weeks long, with terms starting in January, April and September 2018.
International Study Centre Programmes
Business is now one of the most popular degree choices in the UK, as well as being one of the most popular options for international students studying in the UK. This course will help you to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd in a university application or job interview. The course will enhance your ability to think critically and conduct independent research into a topic – traits that are invaluable to modern business leaders.
This course allows students to look at a wide range of different texts and teaches them the skills they need both to write well and to succeed commercially. This course is ideal both for students who wish to write for a living and those who wish to expand their literary horizons in order to gain a head start ahead of going to university.
Throughout the Experimental Psychology Gap Year Course, students explore the breadth and depth of the field. Students new to the discipline will gain the academic knowledge they need to build their confidence in preparation for further university study or career. Students with prior knowledge in Psychology will ascertain their interest in a specific area by exploring new developments and putting their skills into practice.
Oxford Royale Academy’s Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme is a dynamic and creative course, designed to take students from “concept to screen” over a period of 10 weeks. An immersive introduction to the practicalities of Filmmaking, this course is a suitable for students keen to take their first steps in the business, as well as those looking to build or expand an existing portfolio.
Getting a head-start is vital in a field as competitive as Law. The Law Gap Year Course will help you grow in understanding of the areas that underpin the legal system in the UK, as well as giving your study skills a boost. It will enhance your ability to think critically and conduct independent research into a topic – traits that are invaluable to modern employers – and will provide an introduction to more specialist legal skills such as writing legal letters.
Throughout this course, Oxford Royale Academy’s expert tutors help students get set on the right path to maximise their chances of getting into medical school and becoming a doctor. The course will enhance students' ability to think critically and conduct independent research into a topic – traits that are invaluable to modern medical practitioners – and will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of medicine. The Medicine Gap Year Course is an ideal opportunity for students on a gap year looking to use a considerable portion of their year to enhance their future possibilities in the field of Medicine.
The Politics and International Relations Gap Year Course will help you to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd in a university application or job interview, whilst also providing an in-depth understanding of the fundamental areas of Politics and International Relations, which are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the career prospects they provide.
The relevance and the importance of STEM subjects in every student’s education are increasingly acknowledged. Constant developments in science and technology have emphasised the need for data analysis, modelling and interpretation, as well as problem-solving skills to get ahead in the current and future job market. Many university degrees already require applicants to demonstrate strong quantitative or analytical skills. The STEM Themes Gap Year Course helps students fulfil their objectives by stimulating their intellectual curiosity and developing their research and critical thinking abilities.
Students on the University Foundation Programme will take a range of compulsary core courses to improve their knowledge and skills in a variety of academic settings. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the following subject areas:
As well as their complusary core courses, students will pick two elective subjects to follow during their time on the course, choosing from the list below:
*Available from September 2018
At Oxford Royale Academy we provide students with a warm environment that inspires intellectual curiosity and fosters academic achievement. We encourage our students to question and take ownership of their learning within a safe, supportive and friendly international community. The entire ISC team - our teachers, tutors, administrative and pastoral staff members - work collaboratively to ensure students have a rewarding experience academically, socially and personally. Whether students are wishing to strengthen their university applications, seek guidance as they embark on their IB Diploma studies or simply develop their interest in a subject, we would be delighted to welcome them to our vibrant community at Yarnton Manor.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.