An Introduction to Economics

  • Teenagers
  • Brasenose College, Oxford, England

An Introduction to Economics

Price from :
5 000 £
Academic Experience

Key Points

Study from 1 - 3 weeks. Arrive any Sunday from 05/07/20 - 19/07/20. Departure on Saturday.

Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.

In tandem with English language refinement, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from academic subjects, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
Students live in the college and all lessons take place in college rooms, inspiring students onto a career path of opportunity and achievement.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.

Objectives of the stay

Objectives of the stay

To develop an understanding of economics both on a micro and macro level


The Oxford College Experience

30 hours of tuition per week. For learners aged 16 - 19 years.

Residing at one of the most traditional Oxford University colleges, students experience a unique educational environment. As a result of the dynamic tuition, students refine their social eloquence and mastery in the specificity of the English language whilst deepening their knowledge of economics.


    • This course focuses on an understanding of economics both on a micro and macro level through a wide range of key concepts such as supply & demand and the allocation of resources, market failure & government Intervention, measures of economic activity (GDP,GNP & GNI) as well as global economics and International Trade.
    • Topics covered over the week include : The nature of markets; price elasticity. the theory of the firm, employment and unemployment and poverty & economic development.
    • Each day during the programme students have lectures and discussions as well as sessions to fine tune writing, reading and listening skills all based around a different topic.
    • Project preparation with an emphasis on teamwork which takes place at the end of the day.
    • Lesson content is academically challenging and is designed to inspire students to achieve beyond their expectations. Lessons also expose students to new ideas and approaches, including the use of authentic materials and discussion of current affairs and topical issues in the classroom. 
    • Homework tasks are set daily to allow learners to reflect on and consolidate what they have learned in the day, as well as prepare for the next day.
    • A cultural programme including visits to places of cultural significance around Oxford, such as museums, galleries and exploring the breathtaking architecture. One full day excursion per week is also included.
    • The minimum level to take this course is B2 (upper-intermediate). All students are interviewed prior to the course to assess their suitability.
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Refinement of eloquence in the English language and a deep understanding of economics.
Confidence, fluency and effective communication skills.
Cultural enrichment.

Hébergement sur place


Brasenose College

Students live and study inside Oxford University's historic Brasenose College. Students have their own single bedrooms, and share a bathroom with other students. All meals are included.

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The Experience of Living at Brasenose College

Brasenose College is ideally situated in the centre of Oxford, overlooking the magnificent Radcliffe Square. A unique experience, the students live in the traditional college as Oxford University students do, and all lessons take place in college rooms. The college also has many open spaces for relaxation and absorption of the Oxford University College atmosphere.

Oxford is located 70km from Heathrow airport and 90km from central London. The city has a bustling centre, with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as opportunities to explore the rich history and culture through museums, galleries and theatres. 


Cultural Programme

Oxford in the summer offers students an unforgettable taste of university life, including outdoor activities in the city’s open spaces and a wealth of cultural enrichment in the form of museums, galleries and breathtaking architecture. Students have a schedule of evening activities to relax after a hard day's study and experience the best of the city, all included in the course cost.

Evening programme highlights include a trip punting on the flat-bottomed boats on the Thames, an open-air theatre or cinema trip, a ghost tour of Oxford or sports in the University Parks. At the weekend there is an excursion to a place of cultural interest, such as Blenheim Palace, London, Bath or Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Price Includes

The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in Brasenose College and a cultural programme.

Arrival and departure transfers on standard times and dates are included, and learners are met at the airport and accompanied to the school by OISE team members.