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Gain an insight into over 30 university subjects and expand your knowledge through these instant, interactive online courses.AGES 16+ Available any time, anywhere
Oxford Royale Academy's online learning platform - ORA Prep - offers a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating online courses, primarily designed to support students applying to university in the UK. Our online courses are instantly accessible from all over the world and provide students with an insight into subjects that takes them far beyond the school curriculum. This insight allows students to enjoy a taster of what studying a subject at university may be like, while also providing them with invaluable material for applications and interviews. All of which, as our student testimonials show, is invaluable help in an increasingly competitive university applications process.
Why Choose ORA's Online Courses?
Are you starting to think about applying to university, but aren’t sure what subject is for you? Or have you already made that decision, and want to give yourself the best possible chance of succeeding in your application, and the best possible start to your university career? ORA Prep is an online learning platform developed to address all of these challenges, and more. We offer a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating courses designed to support students applying to university in the UK, whether they are looking to try out a variety of subjects, or are looking to boost their knowledge in a subject. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system makes the learning process engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to check that students are following the topics covered. Our courses are short and are available instantly online – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away. Click on the questions to the right to find out why an ORA Prep course may be of benefit to you.
All of our online courses include the following core elements:
Audio Lectures Prepared by our expert faculty of course authors, from some of the UK's top institutions
Interactive Presentations Interactive visual material - including videos, diagrams, quizzes and more - supplement the audio lectures and create an engaging and unique learning experience.
Quizzes and ActivitiesThroughout each tutorial, you will experience a range of lively quizzes and activities designed to keep you on your toes and check you're following the course content.
Course ResourcesAll of our courses come packed with a range of resources designed to supplement the course material and also provide students with a stepping stone to further study.
Discussion BoardWhen you sign up to a course you will automatically gain access to that course's global discussion forum, so you can interact with students from all over the world!
CertificateUpon successful completion of a course, you will receive a certificate of completion to show your achievement.
Choose from a wide range of subjects...
Being able to write effective, persuasive, and lucid essays is a vital skill. This detailed online course guides students through the whole essay-writing process from analysis of the question through to writing an effective conclusion.Learn More
Introduction to Law
This course provides a brief overview of some of the fundamental areas of law typically studied at undergraduate level, such as criminal law, contract law, EU law, and the law of tort.Learn More
Introduction to Medicine
The ideal course for students considering studying Medicine at university wanting to know a bit more about what a medical degree involves, as well as the different career paths that can be followed.Learn More
Introduction to Philosophy
This course provides an introduction to a subject that deals with the most profound questions of existence, the very nature of the world around us, and the reasons for our being here.Learn More
Introduction to Biochemistry
Throughout this course students are immersed in the sub-cellular world, looking at the chemical processes that take place within living organisms and which are essential for life, offering us a fascinating insight into how our bodies function on a molecular level.Learn More
20th Century American History
A fascinating insight into the pivotal century when America became one of the most powerful nations on Earth, a century that saw the development of the nuclear bomb, put a man on the moon, and shaped the international climate in which we now live.Learn More
This mechanical engineering course will introduce you to the study of machines and how the work of a mechanical engineer is fundamental to the design, production, and operation of the tools and machines that enable us to live as we do.Learn More
This short course aims to give students an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, and the critical tools necessary for researching the social and cultural aspects of it.Learn More
Try out a range of university subjects
Choosing what to study at university is one of the biggest and toughest decisions you’ll ever have to make, affecting what you do for 3+ years of your life and costing a large sum of money per year. ORA Prep’s wide range of subject tasters offers students the chance to try out new subjects in an interactive, engaging format, helping you decide whether a subject is – or isn’t – for you.
Gain extra knowledge in your chosen subject
Choosing your subject is just the beginning – you’ve then got to succeed in your application in an increasingly competitive applications process. Universities are looking for students who stand out from the crowd and show that they’ve got the passion to study their chosen subject further. Our courses help you do just that.
Prepare for the applications process and interviews
Preparation is the name of the game. ORA's online courses aim to prepare students by giving them a foundation on which to undertake the applications process: whether it’s simply a case of stating what most interests you on your personal statement, or whether you need to discuss key case studies and events in an interview, our courses are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to impress.
Consolidate your knowledge for Oxbridge and other top universities
Many top UK universities, including Oxbridge and London universities, rely on interviews as a key part of their applications process. Interviews scrutinise a student’s ability to discuss their subject and think through problems, and ORA Prep courses are designed to help students do just that.
Boost your knowledge for exams and general interest
The aim of our courses goes beyond that of just inspiring or educating our students. Our courses are designed develop students’ skills in note-taking, digesting information, and contextualising new ideas, all of which are critical skills required for university study.
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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.