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Explore Physics Summer Course in Cambridge

Immerse Education’s Physics Summer Programme in Cambridge for students aged 16-18, offers an exceptional opportunity for students to delve deep into the fascinating world of physics. This immersive experience combines rigorous academic instruction with hands-on experiments and engaging discussions, creating an environment that encourages intellectual growth and curiosity. With access to world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Cambridge, students can explore fundamental principles of physics, from classical mechanics to quantum theory, and gain valuable insights into the cutting-edge developments in the field.

Immerse Education’s summer course not only fosters academic excellence but also nurtures critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a passion for understanding the fundamental laws that govern the universe. It is an enriching and unforgettable educational journey that prepares students for future success in the field of physics and beyond.

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Physics Programme in Cambridge (Ages 16-18) with Immerse

Our programme caters to 16-18 year old secondary / high school students who are intrigued by the world of physics and its practical applications. This engaging experience explores the fundamental principles that govern the universe.

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Physics

Participants will decipher the universe's laws, probe the principles of physics through advanced experiments, and take steps towards subject mastery.
Participants will decipher the universe's laws, probe the principles of physics through advanced experiments, and take steps towards subject mastery.
2 weeks – July & August 2024Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study Physics in Cambridge with Immerse?

Average Class Size of 7

Maximum class size of 10 students

1:1 Tutorials

Supportive, challenging and engaging

Undergraduate Level

University-style subjects to inspire your future

World-Class Tutors

Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

Programme Outcomes

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Personal Project: Ignite Your Creativity

Through our programmes, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and creativity. Our personalised approach empowers you to design and execute a university style personal project that reflects your passions and interests. This project is your canvas to showcase newfound knowledge, skills, and innovative thinking. Expect to bring your ideas to life and make a meaningful impact.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme means becoming a part of a vibrant and supportive community. As well as having personalised support during the programme from your tutor and like-minded indivdiuals, our network of participants, mentors, and experts extends beyond the programme’s duration. You’ll have access to a lifelong learning community that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and networking. This community serves as a continuous resource for guidance, inspiration, and growth throughout your educational and career journey.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Jeff C. Alumni Academic Insights, Physics
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Studying with Immerse was a once in a lifetime experience. The programme ignited my passion in Physics and Mathematics and I feel as though I now have a good understanding of University life. I really enjoyed giving a presentation at the end of the programme and that highlighted that this was the subject for me.

Thanks to the insights that Immerse provided, I’ve decided to apply to Cambridge University, inspired by how driven the other students on the programme were.

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Meet some of our Cambridge Tutors

An example of the Oxford tutors who have previously worked on our programmes.

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Vladimir F
Vladimir F

Vladimir Farenkov is a PhD candidate at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring students receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help students achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

Examples of Alumni Projects

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Accreditations, Awards & Partnerships

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An Experience to Remember

Live and study in a Cambridge University College

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice. If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible.

Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.
For more information, please visit this page.

Fine-dine in Formal Hall

Traditional Formal Dinner is a Three Course Meal that align with each College’s Traditions. Our participants get to experience two typical Cambridge College traditions during their stay. One during the first week of their arrivals and one after their Graduation ceremony

Activities

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, Scavenger Hunt and a murder mystery night in the college.

Day Excursions

There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Allister Frost (BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION MANAGER, ADVISOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER)
Business transformation manager, advisor and motivational speaker
Allister Frost

Microsoft’s first ever Head of Digital Marketing Strategy, this business transformation manager is now an advisor and motivational speaker for world-leading organisations including Vodafone.

Dr Sue Mitchell
Former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader
Dr. Sue Mitchell
A former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader, who speaks on
adaptable leadership. She is also an executive coach and author of “The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People”.
James Peach (GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR)
Global Brand Director
James Peach

This Global Brand Director has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, including Innocent, Vinted, Uber and Coca Cola.

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student. Meet some of our previous team:

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Freya

Mentor Jem

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Jem

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Participant Welfare and Safety

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any participants.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme will award you:

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Immerse provides unparalleled educational experiences with long-term post-programme support.

Academic Insights

Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£6195
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Dinner (weekdays)
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Classic

Residential
£6995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

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Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£9016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Immerse Students Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

Why study Physics in Cambridge?

Cambridge’s contributions to physics and research institutions offer an optimal setting to study the subject. Collaborate with physicists, access advanced laboratories, view archival materials related to the field (like Isaac Newton’s handwritten notes!) and contribute to groundbreaking discoveries.

Immerse Education offers online and residential courses in Physics.

To discover the subjects included in the Cambridge Physics course, you can access the downloadable syllabus.

Other Locations we offer Physics

Immerse™ Physics Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, download the Academic Insights timetable here.

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Module 1 - Classical Mechanics

The study of classical mechanics is the study of how objects move and is a topic tightly bound to the University of Cambridge via its founding father, Sir Isaac Newton. The skills required for mechanics are found in many areas of physics, and you will extend your knowledge of high school mechanics to include more complex problems relating to kinematics.

Propagation of energy or matter is often described either by the kinematic travel of an object or by the evolution of a wave. Whilst the most popular example of a wave, the water wave, might not seem too thrilling to study, the number of physical processes that include waves are innumerous.

Electronic engineering is a wide branch of engineering which applies the general principles of electromagnetism to digital circuits, sensors, actuators, mobile telecommunications, optic fibres etc. Participants will be introduced to basic electronic components and systems, and we will collaborate to briefly describe their working principle in scientific terms.

The study of light as a wave initially turned out to be immensely powerful. It lays the foundation for the production of a wide range of things, ranging from reading glasses to far- space telescopes. In this topic, we remind ourselves of how light travels through mirrors, lenses, and pieces of apparatus built with optical elements.

Whilst the study of the movements of objects (from planets to apples) occupied physicists for centuries, the Industrial Revolution and the discovery of electricity led to an era of making the impossible possible.

The matter in our universe can consist in different states. Some common examples include the gaseous state, the liquid state, and the solid state.

The ancient Greeks realised that many things in our universe seems to be governed by some underlying symmetry. Schools of fish tend to adapt symmetrical formations. Many flowers contain rotation symmetries etc. Over the last century researchers have been occupied with exploring what matter is ultimately made from.

Whilst physicists were happy to work with Newton’s laws of motion when describing the movement of macroscopic objects, it eventually became clear that his formalism could not properly describe the movement of small objects. For example, electrons, which had been considered to move as particles, sometimes behaved as waves. To confuse things even more, light, which had been thought of as a wave, seemed to sometimes behave as particles. This famous wave-particle duality forced the community of physics to develop a new theory to resolve the paradox. This theory was called the theory of quantum mechanics.

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