The EPQ Boot Camp is a very different experience to most summer schools. A significant amount of time will be sent on (semi-supervised) independent study, with students working on their own projects in between group classes and peer-to-peer reviews. It’s an intensive four weeks but students can study while enjoying all the usual summer school activities and excursions in and around Oxford, and it also means they won’t have to spend time on their EPQ during term time while revising for their other exams.
- Full academic and social programme for all students, including a formal dinner in Wadham's Hall for Graduation
- Study degree level concepts with expert Oxbridge tutors, as well as learning about applying to, and what life as a student is like at Oxford University
- 3 excursions every two weeks, including to London and Cambridge.
- Single en-suite bedrooms
- all meals
- all excursions and activities
- tuition and academic resources
- Student insurance
- airport transfers.
Students live, study, and eat in the brand new Dorothy Wadham Building (opened in 2020). Bedrooms are in flats of 4-7 rooms with fantastic shared living space. All bedrooms are single en-suites. The DWB Building is a 15 minute walk from the historic centre of Oxford.
Students on the EPQ Boot Camp will enjoy 'traditiona';' classes with the group, including introductory sessions on how best to structure an EPQ, as well as vital academic writing and presentation skills. They will also conduct peer-to-peer reviews and enjoy 1:1 sessions with the course supervisor over the four week period. Outside of these sessions, students are expected to be motivated to study independently (with supervisors available for questions and to offer research assistance). This is vital to be able to able to complete a finished EPQ by the end of the course.
Outside of classes and studying, students enjoy a packed social programme on campus and around Oxford, shared with all students on Leading Education programmes. As well as the on-site and Oxford based activities - including the classic punting trips and visits to world famous locations like Christ Church College and the Ashmolean Museum - three full-day excursions are included every two weeks, with an additional half-day trip over the middle weekend for any student staying for 4 weeks.