• a unique three-week course
• refine and develop your study skills
Prepare for your IB Diploma this summer
|David Fowkes, Director of IB Summer Courses explains: This course is exclusively for students who will be starting an IB Diploma programme in the autumn of 2017.|
Why take the IB Introduction?
The IB Diploma is highly valued by universities and employers worldwide. Its unique combination of breadth with depth provides superb preparation for further study and the world of work. The St Clare’s, Oxford IB Introduction course provides students with an invaluable head start on their own IB Diploma course.
Develop skills vital for success in the Diploma Programme
Students taking this course will:
- Develop skills vital for success in the Diploma Programme
- Meet the three main styles of literature
- Be introduced to the Theory of Knowledge
- Develop “hands on” practical science skills
- Collaborate with others in the CAS/Arts project
- Receive professional careers guidance
Devised, developed, and delivered by our own highly experienced IB Diploma staff, this is a three-week course that exploits the full range of IB Diploma specific facilities in England’s longest established IB World School. Activities based around the theory of knowledge and international mindedness are embedded throughout the programme.
Week 1: Language and Literature
Teaching groups are arranged according to English ability. The three main genres of literature are introduced — using a Shakespeare play as the central focus. The week culminates with an open air, live performance of the play in an Oxford college.
Week 2: Science and Arts
Students choose from practical Biology, Chemistry or Physics in the well-equipped specialist science laboratories. In the CAS/Arts project, students collaborate in small groups to devise and develop a performance, drawing themes from the previous week’s work on Shakespeare.
Week 3: Mathematics and Humanities
An introduction to IB Mathematics in groups according to ability. A choice of history, psychology, or economics classes. “Spare” time is devoted to putting the final touches to the CAS/Arts project ready for a performance to other students on the penultimate day of the course.
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There’s an Arts and Crafts activity offered every day during the summer at St Clare’s. View photos of what students have been making so far this summer.
One of the first things our new summer students have to do is find their way around Oxford, not with some boring map; that would be dull! Each team has a mascot that they have to take with them to certain places where they take a photo of it to show they found that...
On Sunday we welcomed 190 more international students to our summer courses, here to improve their English, make friends and enjoy British culture.
Dates and fees 2017
|IB Introduction||2 July – 22 July||3||£3840|
All course fees for teenagers include:
- residential accommodation in double or triple rooms
OR single room in homestay with a local host
- full board — three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- teaching materials including a student folder
- certificate of attendance and academic report
- bed linen and towels
- one excursion per week including entrance fees
- full programme of social, cultural, and sporting activities in the afternoons and evenings
- travel and medical insurance
- please read our Terms and Conditions
Not included in the fees:
- airport transfers
- personal spending money. We advise £70 per week for personal expenses and extra excursions
- damage deposit of £30 (payable on arrival and refundable at the end of stay)
- express courier fees £25 (if required for visa documents)
- assisted airport check-in service on departure — a fee of £30 will be added to your invoice
- arrangements for meeting or checking in unaccompanied minors — a fee of £50 will be charged for this service
- occasional optional activities (disco, ice-skating, pizza-making, for example), which vary from £5 – £10.
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