Academic Options: Majors and Minors
Our academic options are offered through major and minor courses. These give students the opportunity to consolidate their current High School studies or to try something new, perhaps a subject they are considering at university. In university applications they can therefore demonstrate that they are making an informed choice of subject. There is a wide range of options available in various subject areas:
|Economics||Maths||Politics & International Relations|
In each fortnight of their stay, students choose one major and one minor option. Majors are studied for 2 hours each morning; minors for one hour. Following the Oxford tutorial system, teaching takes place in small groups, of no more than 6 students.
The Oxford Summer Academy aims to give students a taste of life at Oxford University and so, like Oxford undergraduates, students are set assignments in their chosen subjects. These papers are formally assessed, and can contribute to High School credits where appropriate. Students can work on their weekly papers in their study-bedrooms, or use the library of St Edmund Hall.
The table below shows all of the academic options available, click on the titles to find out more detail about each course.