The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program is designed to offer a well-rounded academic and social experience. Students need to have a creative outlet as well as developing academic skills. Students choose one workshop option over a two-week period. They will have three preparation sessions led by an expert over a fortnight before presenting their work to the rest of the student body during the graduation ceremony and party.
A range of creative workshops is available across both campuses. Options will be confirmed nearer the summer and students will be asked to make their decision a few weeks before arriving in Oxford or Cambridge.
Students are tasked with identifying a product or service that they can turn into a business, and will then have to produce a business plan as well as presenting an elevator pitch.
Both Cambridge and Oxford University and renowned for their debating pedigree. A range of public figures from Ronald Reagan to the Dalai Lama have spoken at the world-famous Oxford and Cambridge Unions. Students will be coached in the art of constructing coherent arguments and will partake in a formal debate.
A team of students will compile and edit articles from the student body to create a student magazine. Workshops will also have an academic focus on various forms of journalism, with both theoretical and practical work.
Students interested in the different aspects of film making and production are given guidance with the basic methods and techniques involved, working towards the production of short films on topics chosen by the group. Bucksmore employs local film companies to help students prepare, edit and produce their modern masterpiece.
For those with dramatic flair, this is the ideal workshop to release it. No previous experience is required, although enthusiasm and creativity are essential. Ideal for both novice thespians and matinee idols. Previous weekly workshops have ranged from Shakespeare to stage combat and improvisation classes.
Armed with a sketchbook and graphite pencils, students are tasked with capturing the beauty of Oxford and Cambridge’s world-famous architecture by visiting historical Colleges and castles in the area, led by a counsellor with a background in art.