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IB Preparation - Intensive Course in Oxford and Cambridge

Campus / school grounds

The IB programs take place in the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge. On the one hand, they prepare the students for the Entry into the IB school system abroad or at an international school in Germany. On the other hand, we offer the for students who are already in the IB school system IB refresher course as well as the targeted IB exam preparation at.

The Preparatory programs for the International Baccalaureate School System take place during the summer in the historic Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, part of the prestigious University of Cambridge. The classrooms and accommodation are located in Newnham House, about ten minutes' walk from the city center. The students go to eat together with their supervisors in the historic main building and enjoy their meals in the traditional dining room with an atmosphere steeped in history. During all other holidays, students take the course at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

The IB refresher courses and the IB exam preparation courses receive the students in St Hilda's College, Oxford. The college is part of the University of Oxford and is beautifully embedded in a beautiful park, right on the River Cherwell. Students can walk to Oxford city center in ten minutes.

In both colleges, students have access to the beautiful gardens, receive their meals in the college dining room and enjoy the special, typically English, calm and motivating learning atmosphere on the campus of these historic and renowned educational institutions. The small groups are looked after in a particularly caring and individual manner. The course creates a pleasant family atmosphere in which the students can relax and work on their needs and gain self-confidence for their upcoming tasks.

Living & living on site

The students in the IB program have the choice between accommodation on campus in a boarding school in Germany (Easter and Whitsun) or St Hilda's College (IB summer) or the Corpus Christi College (pre-IB summer) as well as accommodation in a well-chosen host family. In all cases the students live in a single room.

Learning the language

The combination of mini-group and individual lessons ensures that each student works individually on their needs and is intensively encouraged and benefits from teamwork with other course participants in the group. Each student receives an individual timetable, which is geared towards their learning goals after the placement test. The teachers specialize in the IB and focus on written expression and the development of oral skills.

Pre-IB: Preparation for the 10th or 11th grade in the IB school system (also Pre-A-Level and Pre-GCSE) = preparation for entry into the English school system

This course is aimed at students who plan to transfer to a school in English-speaking countries with an IB, A-Level or GCSE system or to an international school with the IB school system in Germany. On the one hand, the course prepares the students for the new challenge in general language in 20 lessons per week and supplements the students' knowledge with 10 individual lessons in English specialist lessons such as mathematics or history. One-to-one tuition is mainly about introducing the specialist vocabulary in the IB, A-Level or GCSE area. We coordinate the exact course content with the individual students and parents before the start of the course.

IB repetition and tutoring (IB study)

The repetition program offers students who are already in the IB program an opportunity to work specifically on their language skills or specialist knowledge and to close existing gaps. You can choose on a weekly basis which focus you would like to set.

Recommendation: Individual IB exam preparation in one-to-one tuition

For intensive and individual IB exam preparation, we recommend taking the program in one-to-one tuition with 20 or 30 lessons per week. The hours are divided into the desired subjects as required. This course enables maximum support that is individually tailored to the student. In our experience, the one-to-one course is the best way for IB students to really work on their personal needs and prepare fully and effectively for their exam.

IB English and specialist courses (language based)

In 16 mini-group lessons, the focus is on the further development of English language skills with a special focus on text analysis, writing essays and the approach to an exam in general. In an additional 14 individual lessons, the student concentrates on his chosen IB subjects (higher level or standard level), on which he works individually with his teacher.

IB subject instruction (science based)

In the 16 mini-group lessons, the focus is on expanding specialist knowledge in natural science subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. If required, subjects such as history, economics, music or foreign languages ​​are also covered. All subjects are offered at the higher level and standard level. Good language skills in English are required. Every Wednesday the students write test exams under test conditions, which are then evaluated and discussed. In the additional 14 individual lessons, further personal needs are shown, what has been learned is deepened and the personal focus of the individual student is worked on individually.

IB exam preparation (IB revision)

IB exam preparation in mini-groups and individual lessons

The IB Exam Preparation Program is specially designed to give students the best possible preparation for the May IB exams. In 16 mini-group lessons and 14 individual lessons, the participants repeat all subjects that are relevant to the curriculum and that are important to them. Every Wednesday, the students write a test exam in order to identify any gaps and to be able to adjust to the exam situation. The group lessons primarily cover the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. In the individual lessons, the participants work on their needs in history, economics, music or foreign languages.

IB revision Weekend private course for IB exam preparation

Select your major or those subjects where you still need help and support in preparing for your IB exam. Learn intensively on your topics over a long weekend from Friday to Sunday. This private course comprises 20 individual lessons of 45 minutes each, which are divided into Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You should ideally arrive on Thursday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon / evening. Subjects to be chosen are biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, history, economics, music, English, French, Spanish. This course can be booked at any time on request.

IB Preparation Activities - Intensive Course in Oxford and Cambridge

Outside of the intensive lessons, the students always particularly enjoy the beautiful gardens of the colleges and use them to relax. Doing sports, barbecues and picnics or traditional punting on the river will never get bored. The two university cities offer an extensive cultural program that our students enjoy using together with the supervisors.

Typical leisure activities in the IB programs (among others)

Picnic or barbecue in the park, punting, cricket, soccer, volleyball, tennis, open-air theater, cinema, concerts and much more.

Excursions - "Out & About"

A trip to London is organized every two weeks. In addition, additional excursions (for a fee) can take place on Saturdays and Sundays.

Information material on the program

General information about the Abitur preparation

Age
15-19 years

classes
Mini groups with a maximum of 5 students and / or individual lessons
Right time for the pre-IB course
Summer before the 10th or 11th grade, i.e. before entering the IB or Pre-IB program

The right time for the IB revision and examination preparation
Summer before 12th grade and during 12th grade until just before the exam

Pre-IB course
Mini group + private lessons
20 + 10 lessons of 45 minutes each (= 22.5 hours per week)

IB repetition and IB revision exam preparation
Mini group + private lessons
16 + 14 lessons of 45 minutes each (= 22.5 hours per week)

Private course
One-to-one lessons
20 lessons of 45 minutes each (= 15 hours a week)
30 lessons of 45 minutes each (= 22.5 hours per week)

Accommodation
College / boarding school, host family
Single room

Dates and prices

Events
Pre-IB course
Easter holidays
04/27 - April 10th, 2021 boarding school in Germany
Classes take place normally on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Pentecost holidays Boarding school in Germany
22.05. – 05.06.2021

summer holidays
07/24 - 28.08.2021 in Cambridge

Autumn break
various dates and various course locations in Germany

IB repetition and IB revision exam preparation
Easter holidays
04/27 - April 10th, 2021 boarding school in Germany
Lessons take place normally on public holidays.

Pentecost holidays Boarding school in Germany
22.05. – 05.06.2021
Lessons take place normally on public holidays.

summer holidays
07/24 - 28.08.2021 in Oxford

Autumn break
various dates and various course locations in Germany

IB private courses with one-to-one tuition are anytime on request bookable, also as Weekend courses z. B. as a long weekend from Friday to Sunday.

price
per week

PRE-IB
Pre-IB course with 20 groups + 10 individuals
Upscale GF / EZ / VP 2315 €
College single room or double room / half board 2580 €

IB REVIEW and IB EXAM PREPARATION

IB private course with 20 lessons One-to-one lessons
Upscale GF / EZ / VP 2750 €
College single room or double room / half board 3020 €

IB private course with 30 lessons One-to-one lessons
Upscale GF / EZ / VP 3550 €
College single room or double room / half board 3820 €

IB repetition and IB exam preparation with 16 groups + 14 individuals
Upscale GF EZ / VP 2450 €
College EZ / HP 2710 €

IB weekend course for tutoring or exam preparation with 20 lessons. One-to-one tuition
Go GF EZ / VP 2750.00 €

Easter, Whitsun and Fall Ruskin College, Oxford in a single en suite and full board.

Included in the price
  • Lessons, placement test, teaching material
  • Accommodation Catering
  • Leisure program
  • 1 full day excursion to London (once every 2 weeks)
  • care, support
  • Certificate of participation
  • Washing possibility
  • WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

getting there

Arrival / departure day
Vacation courses for IB preparation:
Arrival on Saturday
Return Saturday

Weekend courses for IB preparation:
Arrival Thursday evening
Return journey on Sunday afternoon

getting there
Transfer from / to London Airport
Heathrow to Cambridge or Oxford € 195
Stansted to Cambridge € 130

Heathrow transfer times (with SAES support at the airport): Arrival 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Please do not return flight before 2 p.m. in the afternoon.

In Stansted, the students are picked up by the taxi service. There are no SAES agents at the airport.

flight
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