The Debate Chamber Summer Schools, now in their twelfth year, offer students 11-18 the opportunity to find out more about some fascinating subjects, prepare for university applications, meet like-minded peers and get to grips with some tough intellectual challenges.
The material will be challenging (for our older age-group, about the level of difficulty one might expect in the first year at university), but a relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of discussion, debate, and opportunities for students to shape the direction of classes creates the perfect environment for getting to grips with new ideas. Working in small groups (usually around 14 students per group) over several days means a real chance to get to know tutors and fellow students and to explore the topics or questions that particularly interest each individual.
Highlights of Summer 2016 for students interested in science:
The five-day Maths and Physics Summer Schools for students aged 15-18 who will have completed AS Level Maths by the summer. These courses offer a chance to explore some challenging undergraduate level material together with our friendly and knowledgeable tutors. Topics are selected to engage and inspire bright students keen to push themselves beyond the school curriculum.
The Medicine Summer School for students aged 15-18. A fun and interactive introduction to the world of medicine, allowing students to learn the theory and also to begin to develop the practical skills involved in being a doctor. This course is split into several separate two-day parts, each of which covers one or more particular areas of medical specialism. Students may attend the full course, or select whichever sections best match their interests.
The Dentistry Summer School for students aged 15-18. A two-day introduction to medical and cosmetic dentistry, including seminars on patient interaction, diagnosis of dental problems, orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery.
The Young Doctors Summer School for students aged 11-14. An introduction to the world of medicine for younger students. Each part of the Summer School is structured so that more academic sessions are interspersed with fun and enjoyable exercises which are designed to test and apply the theoretical knowledge gained. Students will take part in practical activities, like learning how to suture a wound, and in role-play and case study scenarios where they take the role of practitioners and consultants – diagnosing and recommending treatment options. There will also be experiments, group work and quizzes on each day
All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2016. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.
You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at http://www.debatechamber.com/summerschools/. There is a limited amount of bursary funding available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see our website for details.