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Summer IB preparation School in England

Address: 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, UK.
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Description Summer IB preparation School in England

  • Founded: in 1990
  • Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 16-19 years
  • Dates of the courses: June 24 - August 10.

A successful and sought-after college was founded in 1990 with the goal of preparing British and foreign students to enter the top universities of the UK and the world. Today, college campuses are located in Oxford and Cambridge - the main university citadels of England, known for their legendary universities, majestic architecture and a unique international atmosphere. To date, only in Oxford there are 38 colleges that are part of Oxford University: during free hours students can walk around the city and the Thames by boat, visit innumerable cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums, art galleries and shops.

The college is proud of its first-class teaching staff: about 250 professionals, most of whom are members of UK examination boards, are the authors of educational and methodical guides. About 70% of students (including foreigners from all over the world) start their studies here on the recommendation of friends, acquaintances and classmates - the highest rating, prestige and excellent reputation from year to year attract more students, and the total number of college graduates has already exceeded 35,000 people.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Summer IB preparation School in England

Program name
28.06.2020 -01.08.2020
from 2 450 £ / week

Standard course Pre-IB

  • Dates: June 24 - August 4
  • Age of students: 16-19 years.

A special program for well-educated, academically well-off students who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills before enrolling in the International Baccalaureate (IB) course. This program is widely distributed and quoted around the world, so it makes it possible to enter any university of your choice - Preparation, and training at IB should be thought-out and effective.

The program includes 12 hours of study per week: two top priority subjects are selected, which they will need for admission to the chosen institution. In small groups, students will improve language and academic skills, perfect practical skills and deepen theoretical knowledge. Available items (note - not all courses are available throughout the summer, some are taught only on certain shifts):

  • Biology
  • Business and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Economy
  • English Language and Literature (English A)
  • Sociology + environmental protection
  • Geography
  • History
  • Supporting English for Foreigners (Improve Your English)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Theory of knowledge
  • IB Essentials (general education, universal orientation course)
  • IB Expert (based on IB Essentials general education course with a greater academic bias and more research).

A lot of time is spent on acquaintance with the structure of IB exams: using real materials over the past years, students will recognize task blocks and features, rules of implementation, learn time management, learn to see typical "traps" and avoid ambiguity of answers. In addition to the selected scientific disciplines, students will study the basics of subjects that are mandatory for everyone in the IB course:

  • writing an expanded academic essay (volume from 4000 words, the topic is chosen independently and is consistent with the teacher)
  • course of general theory of knowledge (TOK)
  • "Creativity, Service, Activity" (CAS): a set of extracurricular activities - sports, creative, charitable / social / volunteer - that will help the student develop personally, in addition to academic success.

All pupils are accompanied by a personal curator for 24 hours a day: he will always help with solving domestic, administrative, academic issues. Teachers, in turn, prepare a weekly report on the success of each student: they highlight the strengths and successful projects / work, details and topics that should be paid more attention, recommendations for admission and further education.

Pre-IB courses are held from June 24 to August 10. The cost per person is:

  • standard Pre-IB = 2150 £ / week.

The indicated price includes the course, accommodation and meals (full board), as well as entertainment, leisure and sightseeing program.

Accommodation and food

Places for students accommodation are offered in the partner St. Antony's College (founded in 1950) - the campus is designed for 400-450 people, completely safe and round the clock guarded. Most of the rooms are individual, there are also double rooms; conveniences in sufficient quantity are located on floors, as well as a laundry, a common living room for rest and communication; Internet access is provided. On request, you can book a room with a private bathroom (with a surcharge of £ 20 / day). Boys and girls are housed separately.

The boarding three meals a day is organized in the spacious dining room of the college: it is a balanced, useful and varied diet rich in delicious and nutritious dishes cooked by a team of cooks exclusively from fresh products. There is an opportunity to choose separate diets: low-calorie, halal, vegetarian products.

  • Breakfast: every day
  • Lunches: Monday-Saturday
  • Dinners: Friday and Sunday (the remaining days students can eat in the many cafes and restaurants of Oxford, discovering new dishes of British and international cuisine).

Events Summer IB preparation School in England

In their free time, students have the widest opportunities for sports, creative, personal and social development. Numerous sports clubs and sections are available for them:

  • football
  • billiards
  • mini golf
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • table soccer
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • cricket
  • croquet, etc.

Constantly organized exciting events, during which students can communicate and practice conversational English, learn a lot about the culture of Britain and other countries, relax from classes and spend time with pleasure:

  • trips to the cinema and theaters
  • visit the famous Shakespeare Festival
  • Alloys on the Thames by boats
  • karaoke
  • quizzes
  • joint movie screenings (do not forget popcorn!)
  • Talent show
  • picnics, barbecue in the open air
  • Pedestrian walks in Oxford and its environs
  • bowling tournaments
  • London sightseeing tour
  • riding on a giant London Eye wheel
  • tour of the Parliament
  • Visit Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square
  • shopping on the best shopping streets of London
  • a visit to the Harry Potter Studio, immersing in the wonderful world of a fairy tale about a young wizard: real scenery, costumes, memorable items from the film, interactive tours with special effects
  • a trip to the huge theme park Thorpe Park.

Separate attention deserves a regular University Fair (University Fair), which students of the summer course receive access. At the Fair they will be able to get acquainted with the directions, the themes of university education, colleges and faculties, to establish themselves in their decisions on admission, to learn the features of enrollment and submission of documents, to understand how the successful passing of examinations IB will help them in the future. Usually fairs are held 1-2 times per summer - in 2018 this is the 5th and 26th of July, when the following prestigious educational institutions will be represented:

  • Aston University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brunel university
  • University of Kent
  • Imperial College London
  • LSE
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Queen Mary College London
  • University of Leeds
  • St Andrews University
  • University College London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • Durham University
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Nottingham
  • King's College London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London.

For the parents of summer students, separate orientation activities are also being prepared. Having come together to settle on campus, parents or guardians can participate in a tea party with the director of the college and ask him any important questions (weekly on Sundays, 16: 00-17: 00). Also families can join students for dinner (daily from 19:00 to 20:00, a fee of 20 £ per person is required).

Term dates and fees

Pre-IB courses are held from June 24 to August 10 - available shifts:

  • June 24-30
  • July 1-7
  • July 8-14
  • July 15-21
  • July 22-28
  • July 29 - August 4.

The cost per person is:

  • standard Pre-IB = 2150 £ / week.

In this price includes training on the course, accommodation and meals (full board), as well as entertainment, leisure and sightseeing program. The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 100
  • Deposit for training = 250 £
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional): a trip to Thorpe Park for the whole day = £ 85; sightseeing tour of London + shopping = £ 50
  • Additional night accommodation + breakfast = £ 100
  • Dinner for family members or guardians = £ 20 / person
  • Meeting at the airport = £ 130; seeing off at the airport = £ 100
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Pocket money
  • Deposit for a course/programme 250 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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