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Cambridge Summer School

Cambridge Futures Ages 13-15

ORA's Cambridge Summer School 2019

Immerse yourself in the academic environment of the University of Cambridge for a week this summer. Live, dine and study on the campus of the magnificent Clare College, University of Cambridge, and choose between our two fast-track academic streams; Enterprise or Leadership. This course can be taken as a standalone short course, or as an add-on to one of the prior 2-week programmes of our Cambridge or Oxford summer schools.

1 week | Available 28th July - 3rd August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's faculty
  • Choose from two fast-track streams according to your interests
  • International student community
  • Can be combined with any Cambridge or Oxford course running in any earlier session

Course Summary

Our Cambridge Futures programme is designed for students who are looking for a fast-track introduction to the fascinating subjects of Leadership or Business and Enterprise. The course can be booked as either a one-week summer study experience, or by those who would like to extend an existing ORA programme to stay in Cambridge for a total of three weeks.

Available for students aged 13-15, the programme offers all of the benefits of a regular two-week ORA course condensed into a single week, including 20 hours of teaching, combined with social, cultural and extracurricular activities.

What to expect from the Cambridge Futures programme

This course has been specifically designed to give students an introduction to life on the campus of the University of Cambridge, with a choice of study options.

Students will choose between specially formulated fast-track versions of two of our most popular courses: Introduction to Leadership, and Introduction to Enterprise.

The Leadership strand is designed to give students an early insight into what it takes to be a successful leader in the modern international community.

The Enterprise strand combines exciting, interactive study of the key principles of Economics with cutting-edge Business Studies.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Experienced a flexible summer programme with a choice of subjects
  • Gained knowledge and experience to boost their academic performance
  • Improved their practical skills
  • Developed a deeper appreciation of their chosen subjects
  • Made friends for life and formed a global network of the leaders of the future

Topics Covered

Students are required to choose between the Leadership and Enterprise strands.

Leadership strand

  • How leadership is defined
  • Effective communication skills
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Public Influence and the media
  • Culture and diversity - what it means to be a leader in a globalised world
  • Conflict resolution skills

Enterprise strand

  • Business and economic theory
  • Skills and traits required to be a successful entrepreneur
  • The importance of understanding and calculating risk
  • Market research and developing a marketing plan
  • The evolution of business funding and investment
  • How the economy operates in national and international contexts
  • How fluctuations of the economy and the market affect a business
  • The key concerns when developing a business, from initial proposals to funding and operations

Take this course if...

You are looking to spend a week in a Cambridge college this summer (or extend an existing two-week course to stay in Cambridge for three weeks), and if you aspire to be an entrepreneur or in a leadership position in the future.

Welcome to the City of Cambridge - your home this summer

students walking through a small street in front of the King's College, Cambridge

Cambridge has been recognised for centuries as one of the most beautiful academic locations in the UK. With its soaring gothic buttresses, green lawns, gently meandering river, and quiet little coffee shops, Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of quality of student experience.

Students will live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge, providing them with the ideal opportunity to discover what life in a top UK university is really like. Students can immerse themselves in the teaching of knowledgeable academics, many of whom have studied at top UK institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford. They will have plenty of opportunity to explore the city in their free time, and take part in educational excursions in and around Cambridge.

Students residential in Cambridge will experience life in a top UK university city, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our Cambridge Summer School has to offer.

A Cambridge college dining hall
Punts lined up on the River Cam in Cambridge
Students smiling at the camera in front of the King's College, Cambridge?

Useful information for students & parents


Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college (please contact our registrations team if you would like more information on this). Twin rooms are strictly shared by students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard for undergraduates studying at the university, so students are able to get a taste of what being an undergraduate student might be like at Oxford or Cambridge. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, however in some cases en-suite facilities are available.

Pastoral care & student welfare

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Each campus has members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on [email protected] and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.

Our Teaching Faculty

At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.

Guest Lectures & Debates

At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.

Coach Excursions

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK.

Extracurricular Activities

At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.

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Cambridge Futures is residential in the following venues:

(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our admissions team)

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