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Oxford Royale's Oxford Summer School 2018

Website Development Programme Ages 16-18

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.

2 weeks | Available July 2018

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Learn programming languages & computer science theory
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 130 nationalities in 2017
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

Websites project the public image of organisations big and small around the world, and a top website can make a huge difference to an organisation's success - high quality web developers are therefore in high demand.

Oxford Royale Summer Schools's summer Web Development Programme provides a broad foundation in computer programming and the design and development of websites using some of the advanced web technologies available today.

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

Where could the Website Development Programme course lead you?

Why choose the Website Development Programme for 16-18 years?

This two-week course will equip students with the skills required to create their own design framework for a website. It will focus on teaching students 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 a code 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. Students will create features and stand-alone applications as well as design beautiful interfaces using design software tools such as Adobe or Sketch. At the end of the course, topics covered will be combined into one final project. Students will be introduced to best practices and you will become proficient with the syntax and principles of using various web and database technologies. They will also learn new features and capabilities that will take you to the forefront of website design and development.

How will the Website Development Programme help me?

By the end of this course, students will be able to develop a functional website with advanced knowledge of structuring, styling and testing web pages. Web development is a continuous process and to become an expert, they will need to practice regularly and also work on projects in open-source platforms such as Github - this course provides the foundations required to do just that. Students will learn how to join a project and upload future projects on Github so they can share their work as well as collaborate easily with other people on their projects.

Is this course for me?

If you have looked at websites designed by others and thought “I could do better”, and would like to gain the fundamental skills necessary to achieve this end, then this course is for you.

Topics covered

During the course, students will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to HTML (HTML 5.0)
  • Installations and environment set-up
  • How to structure a web page with advanced HTML
  • Working with CSS, bringing their website to life by adding style
  • The world’s leading software development platform Github
  • Web hosting and creating a domain name
  • Adding dynamic functionality and interactivity to their web pages using JavaScript
  • User interfaces, colour schemes and layout
  • Consume Representational State Transfer (REST) web services
  • Setting up analytics

Day-by-Day Schedule

Week | Day Lesson Content
Week One | Monday - Introduction to HTML (HTML 5.0)
- Introduction to Web Design & Development
- Installations and environment set-up
Week One | Tuesday - Advanced HTML- Structure your web page content
Week One | Wednesday - Working with CSS – Bring your website to life by adding style
Week One | Thursday - Advanced CSS
- Using Github
Week One | Friday - Website styling using CSS framework
- Web hosting and Domain name

Week Two | Monday - Add dynamic functionality and interactivity to your web pages using JavaScript
Week Two | Tuesday - Introduction to JavaScript libraries and Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation
Week Two | Wednesday - Advanced JavaScript
- Web design – User interfaces, colour schemes and layout
Week Two | Thursday - Consume Representational State Transfer (REST) Web Services
- Database Technology
Week Two | Friday - Web hosting and setting up analytics

What will you get out of the Website Development Programme?

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Gained a headstart in this cutting-edge field by introducing them to key web development knowledge and processes
  • Developed strategies for problem-solving, project-planning and communicating ideas
  • Begun thinking creatively, reasoning systematically and working collaboratively
  • Acquired full knowledge of Web Development, and the various elements thereof
  • Completed their own web development project
  • Presented their project 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

Accommodation

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 admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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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Website Development Programme for Ages 16-18 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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