International summer school in Oxford

At d’Overbroeck’s, we have run a popular summer programme for international students for many years. The Bucksmore Young Professionals course is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience our Sixth Form and boarding facilities. It is also ideal for students wanting to experience life at d’Overbroeck’s and in Oxford before studying at the school full time.

Young Professionals is an academic enrichment programme for ambitious students with a high level of English design to introduce them to future career options.

Students choose one of five subject areas in which to specialise, covering Business & Finance, Medicine, Computer Science, Media & Communications, and Engineering. Within these subjects, students participate in a range of theoretical classes, practical sessions, and group projects. Each week students go on a ‘Study-in-Action’ excursion, to a destination related to their chosen career.

The Young Professionals summer programme is run at d’Overbroeck’s by Bucksmore Education.

Academic content

Students choose one vocational subject to study for a minimum of 2 weeks. We are excited to announce that the specialist subjects for summer 2020 are as follows (click on the ‘+’ for the course content):

Business & Finance

Theory lessons

Business structures
Management styles and techniques

Practical sessions

Case studies of companies


Theory Panels

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Viruses and infectious diseases