Indian students would get to experience the teaching and learning style of Oxford University in the program to be offered by Oakridge International School.
Press Release, Hyderabad:
The Oakridge International School and Oxford Summer Courses have partnered to bring an exciting opportunity for students of grades 9 to 12 to participate in ‘Oxford Summer Courses in India’. The program will be held at Oakridge International School, Hyderabad and aims to develop the necessary academic and study skills, intellectual rigor and creativity needed at a world class university.
The program will enable Indian students to experience the teaching and learning style of one of the world’s top universities at the convenience and cost of India. This was announced at a press conference by Harry Hoare & Robert Phipps, Founders of Oxford Summer Courses and Avneesh Singh, Director – Oakridge International School, at a Press Conference at Oakridge International School, Gachibowli, on Saturday.
The course will be taught by Oxford educated tutors from UK. The students will be given an option of choosing one of four subjects – Medicine, Law, Economics and Business, and English Literature and Creative Writing.
In this increasingly competitive world the value of a good education is more important than ever for securing entry to top academic institutions. For this reason, the program aims to provide a learning experience that will help students realize their passion and get an edge in preparation for university applications, said Avneesh Singh.
Harry Hoare and Robert Phipps are Oxford alumni who founded Oxford Summer Courses in 2010. Harry studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford before taking an M.Phil in Political Theory. During his time at Oxford he taught Politics to visiting students, gained academic prizes for essays on Rousseau and Plato and played football for Oxford University.
Alongside developing Oxford Summer Courses, Harry worked for the non-profit organisation Social Finance (2011-2015) where he helped structure social investment deals worth over £10mil. Harry remains a keen footballer, amateur politician and endurance sports enthusiast.
Robert graduated from University College, Oxford with a degree in Modern History. He taught History as a private tutor in the UK, Egypt and Hong Kong before training as a Strategy Consultant with the international firm Roland Berger (2012-2014) where he specialised in analysing, and providing advice on, the social care industry.
Robert led Oxford Summer Courses’ British Accreditation Council inspection and helped grow the organisation across 3 Oxford University colleges and welcome over 300 students in 2015. During his spare time Robert enjoys film, football and food.
Robert and Harry are Company Directors and aim to grow Oxford Summer Courses whilst maintaining the commitment to small class sizes and high quality teaching. In 2016 they are looking for opportunities to expand the range of courses offered in Oxford and internationally.
For more information, please visit www.oakridge.in/oxford or call 9676666268/ 9654799000