Summer schools

The Outreach team currently run Summer Schools for Year 12 students in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Languages and English, application forms for all will be available shortly.

Year 12 Summer School in English Literature

(run with the Departments of English Literature and Film, Theatre & Television)

Location: University of Reading

Date: 3/4 July 2014

Cost: FREE

The Turn of the Screw is a ghost story by Henry James, one of the most celebrated Anglo-American novelists of all time. A short novel full of mystery and intrigue, it has generated heated critical debate and inspired adaptations for stage and screen since its first publication in 1898.

The University of Reading Summer School, 'Henry James's The Turn of the Screw: Creative Transformations,' offers you an opportunity to explore this exciting and controversial text with subject specialists from the Department of English Literature and the Department of Film, Theatre & Television. Over the course of two days, we will analyse and interpret The Turn of the Screw on the page, on screen, and through practical workshops.

Summer School English Literature 2014

Deadline: 30th April 2014 extended to Friday 9th May 2014

Year 12 Summer School in French and German

Location: University of Reading

Date: 8/9 July 2014

Cost: FREE

Our Year 12 non-residential summer school is for students studying French and German at AS level and is thinking about studying languages at University. The two day course will help students to improve their linguistic abilities as well as experiencing sessions on areas of culture, history or politics from those countries enabling students to get a feel for the whole experience of language learning. Priority will be given to students that have no prior experience of Higher Education in their immediate families.

Please email A.wigham@reading.ac.uk if you wish to have an application sent out to you. We will accept emailed or photocopied applications.

Summer School Languages 2014

Deadline: 30th April 2014 extended to Friday 9th May 2014

Year 12 Biology Summer School

Location: University of Reading Whiteknights Campus

Date: 14-16th July 2014

Cost: Free

Suitable for: Year 12 students studying AS Biology. Priority will be given to students who have no experience of higher education in their immediate family and who have predicted AS grades in line with the University of Reading course requirements.

Details:  Synthetic Biology is a new, exciting and fast developing area of science with significant implications for future generations. During the three days of this summer school, you will focus on the techniques and processes that underpin synthetic biology. You will do this through practical experiments in our University laboratories using techniques such as transformations, the Polymerase Chain Reaction, and gel electrophoresis. The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with synthetic biology techniques and approaches, including the ethical and societal issues related to synthetic biology.

Please download the application below.

Biology Summer School 2014

Deadline: 30th April 2014 extended to Friday 9th May 2014

Year 12 Chemistry Summer School

Location: University of Reading Whiteknights Campus

Date: 8-9th July 2014

Cost: Free

Suitable for: Year 12 students studying AS Chemistry. Priority will be given to students who have no experience of higher education in their immediate family and who have predicted AS grades in line with the University of Reading course requirements.

Details:  This course is a laboratory based 2-day event during which you will undertake a variety of practical experiments in our Department of Chemistry relating to the cutting-edge research carried out. Throughout the two days you will experience sample lectures and undertake practical experiments in our University laboratories including an organic synthesis, natural product extraction and use analytical techniques such as IR, NMR and Mass Spectrometry.

Please download the application below.

 Chemistry Summer School 2014

Deadline: 30th April 2014 extended to Friday 9th May 2014

 

Year 12 Maths Summer School

Location: University of Reading Whiteknights Campus

Date: 15th and 16th July 2014

Cost: Free

Suitable for: Year 12 students studying Mathematics AS level or an equivalent qualification. Priority will be given to students who have no experience of higher education in their immediate family and who have predicted grades in line with the University of Reading course requirements.

Details: This non-residential two-day experience gives students opportunities to consolidate and extend their mathematical knowledge gained in their AS-level studies. Students will found out about ways in which maths is used in the 'real world' and develop their problem solving skills. Students will have a chance to experience university life and meet current undergraduates. The summer school is suited to students who are considering applying for Maths-related degree subjects at university.

Please download the application below.

Maths Summer School Brochure 2014

Deadline: 30th April 2014 extended to Friday 9th May 2014

 

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