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Computer Science Programme Ages 16-18

Cambridge Summer School 2019
Also in Oxford

The Computer Science Cambridge summer programme is designed to introduce students aged 16-18 to Computer Science, including three programming languages. Students will live and study in colleges of the University of Cambridge, experiencing life as a Cambridge University student while learning from expert tutors.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Cambridge
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's faculty
  • Learn three programme languages
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

On this Computer Science summer course, technological teens are given the chance to learn about the core theory of Computer Science as well as practical instruction in how to programme and code in three different languages. Students will ultimately possess all the skills necessary to build a website, which they will showcase to their peers at the end of the course.

The Computer Science Programme introduces students to the ever-changing discipline of Computer Science, with particular emphasis on the exploitation of computer systems to calculate, analyse and present data. In particular, the course provides valuable grounding in not only utilising computers as a valuable problem-solving tool but also in presenting and communicating results via the internet.


Oxford Royale Academy’s Computer Science Programme is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about this increasingly popular - and vital - subject. The programme is suitable for students with intermediate-level IT skills, but does not require any programming experience.

What to expect from the Computer Science Programme course

This course provides a complete introduction to the thriving field of Computer Science, using the internet to illustrate key concepts. Students will learn website design using HTML for structure, CSS for formatting and Python to provide them with a foundation in a more scientific programming language. The mathematical principles behind computer science will also be explored, as students investigate the use of algorithms in programming.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • learnt about all aspects of Computer Science
  • learnt three computer languages: HTML, CSS and Python
  • built their own website
  • acquired invaluable skills for the modern workplace
  • participated in lessons on programming theory combined with skills-based workshops

Take this course if..

Take this course if you want to know how to build your own website, if you are hoping to undertake computer-based research, enter a career in computer science, become a tech entrepreneur, or simply to gain practical skills you can add to your CV.

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.

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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. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridoor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though 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 university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college 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 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.

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Computer Science Programme for Ages 16-18 | Cambridge is residential in the following locations:

(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 registrations team)

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