Summer School is a six-week intensive course of study (followed by a week-long exam period) that allows you to complete one full paper towards your degree. The maximum workload in Summer School is two papers (up to 36 points).
Summer School usually runs from early January to mid-February, with additional pre-Christmas Summer School papers sometimes offered. Many papers are unique to Summer School, and the small class sizes and fewer people on campus offer a unique learning environment. The papers are taught in a condensed timeframe but with the same academic standards and content as a semester paper, so the experience of Summer School is quite demanding but also very satisfying.
For most Summer School papers one point implies 10 hours of work. Taking one 18-point paper will therefore involve 180 hours of work (or 30 hours a week for six weeks, including classes and private study time). One 18-point Summer School paper is considered full-time study. A maximum of 36 points is allowed but it is recommended that you first seek course advice and carefully check the timetables of both papers to ensure that there are no clashes. Students on conditional enrolment may only take one paper.
Note that Summer School points do not count towards the total points for the academic year when working out if a student is full-time.