HISTORY

History Summer School in Cambridge

HISTORY

Academic insights for 16-18 year olds

Programme Overview:

  • Programme: History
  • Price: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK
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Summary

history summer school

The Immerse Education History course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. In addition to covering material that is studied at the A-level and IB-level, students are also taught advanced university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand.

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The Immerse Education History course is perfect for those considering studying History and related disciplines at university level. This course will give participants an exciting and unparalleled insight into what studying History at university would entail. The topics explored will give students a taste of the key academic concepts in contemporary historical study, together with encouraging them to think critically and develop informed, logical arguments – an essential skill set for university-level History.

Summary

The Immerse Education History course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. In addition to covering material that is studied at the A-level and IB-level, students are also taught advanced university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand.

The Immerse Education History course is perfect for those considering studying History and related disciplines at university level. This course will give participants an exciting and unparalleled insight into what studying History at university would entail. The topics explored will give students a taste of the key academic concepts in contemporary historical study, together with encouraging them to think critically and develop informed, logical arguments – an essential skill set for university-level History.

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious.

Key Facts

The course is taught in small groups

Tutors are experienced experts in their field

Programme content aims to bridge the gap between A-level and university while exploring some university topics

The course will be practical and theoretical allowing participants to learn interactively

Participants also take part in workshops on a number of interesting and exciting topics

Participants are able to explore some of the most prestigious Cambridge colleges

Topics Covered

Over the course of the two-week residential programme, participants can expect to explore several fascinating topics such as religion, knowledge and power, early modern history, and late medieval and early modern princely courts while exploring the theory of historical practice, and constructing historical arguments.

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Below you’ll find a list of topics that you’ll explore in detail with your peers/class:

  • Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World
  • Serfdom in Late Medieval England
  • European and world history
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • India
  • Independence and modernity

Topics Covered

Over the course of the two-week residential programme, participants can expect to explore several fascinating topics such as religion, knowledge and power, early modern history, and late medieval and early modern princely courts while exploring the theory of historical practice, and constructing historical arguments.

Below you’ll find a list of topics that you’ll explore in detail with your peers/class:

  • Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World
  • Serfdom in Late Medieval England
  • European and world history
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • India
  • Independence and modernity

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants will come away with an understanding of what studying history at a UK university entails. Moreover, they will have gained valuable insights into a number of history topics that they can expect to come across on a university programme. Not only will they learn theory, but also learn some valuable skills to make them better history students such as how to analyse historical texts, debate issues and explore the theoretical challenges of studying history.

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In completing the course, students will:

  • Learn how to construct historical arguments
  • Gain an insight into several fascinating history-related topics
  • Acquire historical research skills
  • Glimpse into the life of a UK history student
  • Take part in interesting historical debates and discussions
  • Understand how to critically analyse historical texts
  • Explore the history of Cambridge
  • Look at the theoretical challenges of studying history

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants will come away with an understanding of what studying history at a UK university entails. Moreover, they will have gained valuable insights into a number of history topics that they can expect to come across on a university programme. Not only will they learn theory, but also learn some valuable skills to make them better history students such as how to analyse historical texts, debate issues and explore the theoretical challenges of studying history.

history summer school

In completing the course, students will:

  • Learn how to construct historical arguments
  • Gain an insight into several fascinating history-related topics
  • Acquire historical research skills
  • Glimpse into the life of a UK history student
  • Take part in interesting historical debates and discussions
  • Understand how to critically analyse historical texts
  • Explore the history of Cambridge
  • Look at the theoretical challenges of studying history

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

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Ready to enrol?

The History Summer School is available on the following dates:

7th – 20th July 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

The History Programme takes place in the following locations

Christ's College
University of Cambridge

Originally formed as 'God's House', Christ's College was home to leading academics such as Charles Darwin.

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Founded in 1828

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge

The site of much religious conflict during the English Reformation, Sidney Sussex has produced 5 Nobel Prize winners.

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Founded in 1596

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Murray Edwards is one of three women only colleges in Cambridge, set in 14 acres of award winning gardens.

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Founded in 1965

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

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