The business world can be a confusing mystery to younger students. So there is no better time to prepare for it than the present.
On this one week intensive course, students will learn about the aims and objectives of companies and why they operate the way they do. They will also cover topics such as consumer needs versus wants, the costs and risks of starting a business, and explore modern marketing techniques. Relevant examples of famous products will be explored to discover how they have been successful. Students will then delve into the exciting challenge of creating a product idea of their own.
Students will develop their product idea from design to point of sale. In teams, and with the guidance of Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s outstanding teaching staff, they will examine their product from a variety of angles - such as start-up costs, marketing strategy, supply chain logistics, and disaster scenarios. At the end of the week, students will present their product at a Dragon’s Den-style product launch, where other groups will act as the Dragons and ask them to defend their product and the methodology of their business.
Students participating in Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Business Discovery Plus course will learn all the relevant aspects of business and marketing. In addition to rigorous academic theory, students will have the chance to get creative when they come to produce their own business idea and take it to fruition- from product design, to sales pitch, through to customer delivery.
Students will hone their public speaking and business English skills, while learning how to defend their case in a debate and operate in a team. They will explore how to handle life as an entrepreneur, and gain the confidence to follow their own innovative ideas through to fruition, which is a valuable life skill in any business sector they go into in later life.
If you are full of bright ideas and need a creative outlet for them, enjoy building or designing things, and would like a class in which to argue your point (without getting in trouble with your teachers!) then this is the course for you.
This intensive week of business study covers all the key questions behind relevant business theories, such as:
Students will explore their business idea from all relevant angles, before launching it to their peers in a Dragon's Den style launch event.
By the end of the course, students will have:
Attendees on the Business Discovery Plus programme are encouraged to work on important key skills during their time with Oxford Royale Summer Schools. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in St Mary’s School in Ascot (a top UK boarding school), enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment.
Students on our Junior summer school courses at St Mary's School, Ascot, will enjoy the facilities of one of the top boarding schools in the UK, with its extensive grounds and well-equipped learning spaces.
During lessons, students will be taught by experienced tutors, while outside of class they will enjoy a varied extracurricular programme in a safe environment, led by our student counsellors.
The international environment, combined with top-quality tutoring in a world-class venue, make Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School the best junior summer school in the UK.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable twin or dormitory rooms, separated by gender - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for school pupils who study at St Mary's School, Ascot, so students are able to get a flavour for what being a pupil at this prestigious UK boarding school is like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender.
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 are there to help pupils with their daily needs and to run activities for them outside of class. 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. Residential staff live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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