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Oxford Summer School 2018

Introduction to Website Coding Ages 13-15

Oxford Summer School 2018

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 Oxford summer website coding course.

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

2 weeks | Available July 2018

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's technology faculty
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 130 nationalities in 2017
  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Course Summary

Great websites don’t happen by accident!

ORA's Introduction to Website Coding course provides a broad foundation in computer programming, web design and development, teaching students how to build great websites. It is a hands-on introduction to all of the essential tools and skills you’ll need to build real and active websites. You’ll 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.

Where could the Introduction to Website Coding summer course lead you?

Why choose Introduction to Website Coding for 13-15 years?

The course is dedicated to teaching you about the Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML), a programming language that forms the backbone of any web page; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which is for setting style rules and appearances of web pages; and Javascript, a scripting language that is used to add functionality and interactivity to web pages. All these tools are required to design and develop modern websites.

How will Introduction to Website Coding help me?

You will be introduced to best practices and you will become proficient with syntax and the principles of these languages. You will also learn new features and capabilities that will take you to the forefront of website design and development. By the end of this course, you will be able to develop a functional website.

Students seeking a longer technology or coding summer school might like to combine this course with our Computer Science course or our Robotics course, both of which can be combined with the Website Coding summer course for a longer stay in the University of Oxford.

Is this course for me?

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, then this course is for you.

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

What will you get out of the Introduction to Website Coding course?

This course will give participants a headstart in this fast-developing field by introducing them to key website development knowledge and processes.

It will help students with strategies for problem-solving, project-planning and communicating ideas, while encouraging students to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively.

By the end of the course each student will have acquired full knowledge of the steps involved in developing a modern website, produced a working website incorporating HTML5, CSS 3.0 and Javascript, and presented their site to their peers for review.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.

Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.

As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

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 Oxford student might be like. 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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Introduction to Website Coding for Ages 13-15 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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