Natural Sciences Summer School

Natural Sciences is the perfect course for any student with a passion for understanding how the universe works. During the course, students will focus on three core science subjects: chemistry, physics and biology. These subjects are studied with the objective of better understanding the laws of the physical world around us, giving students the flexibility to broaden their understanding of science in general. The course includes a dynamic week-long science project in which you will put your learning into action in a collaborative effort to solve global 21st century scientific issues. You will also rub shoulders with experts in the sciences field and visit live, working labs as part of our Industry Experience programme.

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Key Benefits and outcomes

  • Broaden your understanding of natural sciences and accelerate your learning with an immersive, intellectually-stimulating course led by current practitioners in the field.
  • Witness science in action through our Industry Experience Programme with visits to live working labs and workshops with experts in their place of work.
  • Put your knowledge and skills to the test in our practical lab sessions in which you will sharpen your collaborative and cognitive skills to solve real 21st century scientific challenges.
  • Prepare for your future and stand out from the competition with enhanced subject knowledge, training in core skills, and university application coaching.

Course highlights

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    Learn from top academics

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    Work alongside industry professionals

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    Prepare for your future

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Learn from top academics

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Work alongside industry professionals

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Prepare for your future

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Learn from top academics

  • Blend of practical and theoretical tasks
  • Soft Skill development projects

During the course, you’ll take part in a range of practical seminars blended with tutor-led input and participant-driven discussion to further prompt thought and understanding around key topics in chemistry, physics and biology. You will also develop your soft skills of interpersonal communication and collaboration in a dynamic group project on modern-day scientific challenges, leading to a final presentation in front of an audience of your tutor, peers and college staff.

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Work alongside industry professionals

  • Visits to active places of scientific work
  • Practical workshops with real equipment
  • Discuss the sciences with current professionals

You will have the unique opportunity to meet real professionals and be guided through authentic, practical activities to sharpen your knowledge and give you a first-hand view of life in the sciences. Experiences may include a visit to a laboratory with an expert-led workshop using lasers and supercomputers, or a practical particle physics workshop.

Prepare for your future in Natural Sciences

  • Develop transferable soft skills
  • Expert academic skills coaching
  • Make your university application stand out

Coaching sessions will develop core transferable skills, such as analytical reasoning, critical evaluation and public speaking to construct and articulate your thoughts and research effectively. You will also receive guidance in the university application process, including coaching in performing impressively in entrance interviews and making your written personal statement stand out from the pack.


Below you’ll find an example overview of a typical 2-week on our Natural Sciences course at Cambridge College.
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

Natural Sciences at Cambridge College

Natural Sciences takes place at Cambridge College (Ages 15 – 17).  To find out more about our Cambridge College campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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