History Summer School Cambridge

HISTORY

Academic insights for 16-18 year olds

History Summer School Programme Overview:

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

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Summary

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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.

History Summer School Course Summary

From the performative nature of medieval european courts, to present socio-political conflicts, participants on the Immerse History summer programme will explore fascinating historical themes as well as concepts of best historical practice. This programme is perfect for those considering studying History and related disciplines at university level. In addition to covering material that is studied at A-level and IB-level, participants will also discover more advanced university-level topics in a way that is accessible and easy to understand.

This history summer school programme will give participants an exciting and unparalleled insight into what studying history at university would entail. The topics explored will provide 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 studying the subject at a higher level.

Immerse is an inspirational academic History summer school programme for the intellectually curious

Cambridge History Summer School Key Benefits

Learn techniques to analyse historical texts in accordance with best practice

Gain insights into writing university level History essays through hands-on experience

Bridge the gap between A-level and university while exploring introductory university topics

Study interactively through a blend of theoretical and practical tasks

Present complex topics and their historiography to fellow participants, engaging them in debate

Explore a broad range of historical topics and time periods from Late Medieval to Modern

Topics Covered

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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 history summer school 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. Participants are taught by expert tutors from some of the world’s leading universities who not only facilitate participants academic development, but share their passion for History.

Participants will explore the following topics:

  • 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 emerge with an understanding of what studying history at a world leading university entails. Moreover, through a carefully designed curriculum, they will have gained valuable insights into a number of history topics that they can expect to encounter on a university programme. Not only will they learn theory, they will also gain 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 programme, participants will:

  • Learn how to construct arguments around historical topics
  • Evaluate the significance of key moments in a range of historical events
  • Acquire historical research skills
  • Have gained experience of university level study
  • 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
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Case Studies

Parent, United Kingdom United Kingdom

2018

The program was very professionally organized. Custom service was excellent; enquiries promptly answered, and airport pick up and drop off all went according to plan. According to my daughter, the accommodation was great, and she really enjoyed her time there. She's made lots of new friends from around the world, loved the activities offered, and the challenge the academic program brought. She came back as a changed person; more mature, more motivated, and in general, has a more positive attitude towards everything. I'm not sure how Immerse Education has done this, but I'm immensely grateful to them. I have no reservation at all in recommending this program.

Learn more about our alumni's exciting journeys on our Alumni Success page



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. 

Ready to enrol?

The History Summer School is available on the following dates:

7th – 20th July 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

4th – 17th August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

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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