ENGLISH

Why Study English With Us?

Our English course will cover a diverse and exciting array of texts, from the ancients through to contemporary literature of the 21st Century. By looking at a wide variety of literary traditions, our programme will help students feel more confident in their ability to identify eras and styles and discuss texts in an intense academic environment.

The small group seminars encourage students to share their ideas and hone their analytical and critical thinking skills. In their one-to-one tutorials, students can stretch their creativity and explore their subject of interest in great depth, whilst also developing confidence in discussing their ideas with an academic.

Choice of dates in 2022

    Week 1   25-29 July
    Week 2   1-5 August

Times   10.00-15.00 BST daily

Location   Online

Ages   15-18 years

Fees   £795 per week

Additional Support
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ENGLISH

Oxford Tutors Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School

Why Study English?

Our English course will cover a diverse and exciting array of texts, from the ancients through to contemporary literature of the 21st Century. By looking at a wide variety of literary traditions, our programme will help students feel more confident in their ability to identify eras and styles and discuss texts in an intense academic environment.

The small group seminars encourage students to share their ideas and hone their analytical and critical thinking skills. In their one-to-one tutorials, students can stretch their creativity and explore their subject of interest in great depth, whilst also developing confidence in discussing their ideas with an academic.

What will we cover?

Topics may include:

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Old English Riddles

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The Rise of Horror in Gothic Literature

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What Makes a Text a Classic?

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Shakespeare and His Rivals

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The Golden Age of Fiction

Oxford and Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School University Admissions
Oxford and Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School University Admissions

Application Guidance

Applying to study English at a top UK University can be challenging as there are many considerations to make due to the range of courses available at different institutions. Our afternoon sessions cover all aspects of the application process in detail through group discussions and during one-to-one admissions clinics.

We work directly with individual students to answer any concerns and questions they may have about choosing the course and university that is right for them. Our carefully designed programme then works through every element of an application, from personal statements to submitted work through to Aptitude tests (ELAT) and interviews.

 Our staff have years of experience in helping students access the UK’s top Universities and are all exclusively from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. As well as our expert tutors, we also have a Personal Statement and UCAS Expert on our team who has designed a workshop which provides exclusive insider guidance on how to approach an application.

What is included?

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10+ hours of live English sessions, led by our expert tutors

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10+ additional hours of live interactive teaching

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30+ hours of directed learning throughout the week

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A one-to-one Oxbridge-style tutorial

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Live guest lecture from a leading Oxbridge Academic

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Application workshops, from personal statements to mock interviews

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English reading list and lecture guide

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Certificate on completion of the course

Online Summer School with Oxford and Cambridge Tutors

Example Timetable

Summer School Timetable Oxford and Cambridge Tutors
Oxford Tutors Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School

Additional Support

Included in our course fees are a range of sessions designed to help students prepare for their application to study English at a top UK University. We cover the entire admissions process, from writing personal statements, to strategies for approaching Admissions Tests and preparing for interviews.

Students who are applying this year may opt for additional personalised specialist support. These optional extras would begin during the Summer School and continue afterwards, to help students prepare for their upcoming application.

Please click below to find out more.

 

Personal Statement Consultation

The Personal Statement is a key part of any university application and a student’s opportunity to demonstrate their passion for their subject. We understand a Personal Statement is a long-term project and we have designed a 4-hour package which guides and supports students through the writing process.

During the Summer School, students will have an initial 1-hour consultation with a Subject Specialist to set out a plan on how to develop and strengthen their Personal Statement over the coming months. Students will also receive advice and guidance from a Personal Statements and UCAS Expert experienced in competitive university admissions.

Students will meet twice more with both the Subject Specialist and the Personal Statements Expert before the UCAS deadline, once they have had a chance to develop and improve their Personal Statement. This ensures that by the time our students submit their application, they are confident they have presented themselves as strongly as possible.

Admissions Tests

We have designed and produced an ELAT paper and students may purchase a test package alongside the Summer School at a reduced rate. The test paper exactly replicates the style of the original paper, and the package comes complete with a mark scheme, full solutions and a question-by-question video walk-through. These tests cannot be found elsewhere online and are entirely unique, therefore fully replicating the Admissions Test experience for the student.

Mock Interviews

Students can also add a Mock Interview to their Summer School course. Interviews are one of the most important parts of an application and for students making an application this year, a baseline interview in the summer is an excellent way to prepare. A baseline interview allows students to work on their development points throughout the autumn and perhaps undertake additional Mock Interviews closer to the time to hone their skills.

Our Mock Interviews are conducted by our specialist tutors with Oxford and Cambridge interview experience. They last 45 minutes: 30 minutes for the interview, followed by 15 minutes of verbal feedback, discussing how the interview went and points for improvement. Students will also receive a detailed written report, which explains the content of the interview, assesses the student’s critical thinking and analytic skills, gives notes on their interview style and explains how they can improve next time.

Feedback from last year's Summer School

9.4/10

average overall Summer School rating

100%

of students would recommend a friend

9.2/10

average rating for quality of teaching

Find more testimonials about our team and our tutors here.

Choice of dates in 2022

    Week 1   25-29 July
    Week 2   1-5 August

Times   10.00-15.00 BST daily

Location   Online

Ages   15-18 years

Fees   £795 per week

Additional Support
Book now