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Introduction to Web Coding Ages 13-15

Cambridge Summer School 2019
Also available in Oxford

Oxford Royale also offers a Website Development Programme for ages 16-18

Every successful organisation needs a high-quality website, and skilled web developers are therefore in high demand. Start your journey on this exciting, creative path with our Cambridge summer website coding course.

2 weeks | Available July 2019

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Cambridge
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's technology faculty
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018
  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Course Summary

ORA's Introduction to Website Coding course provides a broad foundation in the complex world of computer programming, web design and development. It is a hands-on introduction to all of the essential tools and skills students need to build impressive and active websites.

Students will learn what it means to be a front-end, back-end or full-stack developer and will be equipped with the skills to develop a website from scratch. Through an extensive teaching of various computer programming languages and technological skills, students will finish the course having developed a functional website.

What to expect from the Introduction to Website Coding course

The course is dedicated to teaching students about the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), a programming language that forms the backbone of any web page; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which sets style rules and appearances of web pages; and Javascript, a scripting language that is used to add functionality and interactivity to web pages. The combined teaching of these programmes ensures that students are provided with important technological skills to design and develop modern websites.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Become proficient with syntax and the principles of programming languages
  • Developed a functional website
  • Learned new features and capabilities that will take them to the forefront of website design and development
  • Knowledge about key website development procedures and processes
  • Acquired full knowledge of the steps involved in developing a modern website
  • Produced a working website incorporating HTML5, CSS 3.0 and Javascript
  • Presented their site to their peers for review

Topics covered

  • Topical issues in computer science and information technology
  • The suitability of various different web programming languages and technologies
  • Ability to implement the structure of a website using HTML5
  • An understanding of different HTML5 tags and when they are used
  • An understanding of CSS rules
  • Javascript Programming
  • An understanding of how to document, test and debug both your own and others code
  • The ability to translate a problem from another language (whether prose, Mathematics or an unfamiliar programming language) into suitable pseudo-code

Sample Daily Schedule

Week 1 Week 2
Monday Lesson 1 : Introduction toComputer ScienceLesson 2: Programming LanguagesLab 1 (Python) Lesson 11: HTML 5 Links, Images, Tables and ColoursCascading Style Sheets
Tuesday Lesson 3: Introduction to Object Oriented ProgrammingLesson 4: Introduction to Programming in Python + Programming Methods and If Decision StatementsLesson 5: Object Oriented Programming – Loops + Computer Algorithms Presentations
Wednesday No lessons- Excursions No lessons- Excursions
Thursday Lesson 6: Software TestingLesson 7: Software Evolution and MaintenanceLab 2 Lesson 12: Designing Responsive WebsitesLesson 13: Collecting User ImputLesson 14: HTML Forms
Friday Lesson 8: Introduction to the InternetLesson 9: Introduction to Web DevelopmentLab 3Lesson 10: HTLM 5 introduction Lesson 15: Handling User InputLesson 16: Introduction to JavaScriptLab 4

Take this course if...

Take this course if you would like to learn how to build your own websites from scratch, explore coding languages and apply your skills to a practical project.

Welcome to the City of Cambridge - your home this summer

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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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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 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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