HISTORY

Why Study History With Us?

Our programme has been designed to ignite the curiosity of an aspiring historian and discover periods and phenomena far beyond the school curriculum. Our course looks at a wide range of topics; students will consider global history, from political movements to failing states, as well as delving into social history and considering the role of the individual when learning about the past.

All lessons are taught through small group seminars and students have the opportunity to explore their favourite topics in their one-to-one tutorials. Our group project will hone their analytical and critical thinking skills whilst also developing confidence in defending their ideas to 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
Book now

HISTORY

Oxford Tutors Cambridge Tutors Online Summer School

Why Study History?

Our programme has been designed to ignite the curiosity of an aspiring historian and discover periods and phenomena far beyond the school curriculum. Our course looks at a wide range of topics; students will consider global history, from political movements to failing states, whilst also delving into social history and considering the role of the individual when learning about the past.

All lessons are taught through small group seminars and students have the opportunity to explore their favourite topics in their one-to-one tutorials. Our group project will hone their analytical and critical thinking skills whilst also developing confidence in defending their ideas to an academic.

What will we cover?

Topics may include:

E

Modernism Movement in the 20th Century

E

Why Do Empires Fail?

E

The History of Pandemics

E

What Happened in the Dark Ages?

E

The Renaissance and Religion

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

Application Guidance

We understand that applying to study History can be daunting, and so we have designed a programme to clarify the process and help students understand what an Admissions Tutor is looking for.

Our afternoon sessions cover all aspects of the application process in detail through group discussions and during one-to-one admissions sessions. We work directly with individual students to answer any concerns and questions they may have regarding pre-application preparation, from personal statements to submitted work. Later in the week, we spend time considering the post-application requirements, such as the Aptitude tests (HAT) 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 Statements 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?

N

10+ hours of live History seminars, led by our expert tutors

N

10+ additional hours of live interactive teaching

N

30+ hours of directed learning throughout the week

N

A one-to-one Oxbridge-style tutorial

N

Live guest lecture from a leading Oxbridge Academic

N

Application workshops, from personal statements to mock interviews

N

History reading list and lecture guide

N

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 History 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 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 a HAT paper (for Oxford) 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