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Middle School Programme

• Prepare of the IB Diploma at England’s oldest IB World School

• Achieve 9 internationally recognised qualifications

• Small classes and a friendly motivated academic environment

• Outstanding pastoral care and boarding provision

Our Middle School Programme is a stimulating academic course which prepares you for the IB study route

We have places available for September 2022

Age: 14 years old
Start date: Teaching begins: 5 September 2022 (Orientation weekend: 1 September) 
Length: 2 years
Class: Maximum 15 students
Lessons: 30 hours of classroom lessons Monday to Friday
Lesson length: 55 minutes
Annual fees: Day students: TBC Residential students: TBC

Achieve 9 internationally recognised qualifications in our Middle School

Provides excellent preparation for the IB Diploma: Improve your study skills and academic knowledge for progression to the IB Diploma

Internationally recognised qualification: 9 internationally recognised and certificated qualifications – 5 IGCSE’s and 4 IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) components 

Experience a unique blend of the best from both the UK and international educational systems: The IB Middle Years Programme approach provides students with a rich, stimulating and authentic curriculum based on inquiry; an education fit for the 21st century. The highly regarded IGCSE qualifications are embedded into this framework

Subject choices: Our Middle School Programme enriches your subject knowledge in the key areas covered in the IB Diploma including English Literature, English Language, Maths, Arts, Humanities and Science

Quality teaching: We have been offering the IB Diploma for over 40 years. Our Middle School Programme is taught by specialist teachers who deliver our IB Diploma; many of whom are IB examiners

England’s first IB World School: Our experience reflects our academic resources, including well-equipped science laboratories and modern teaching spaces to inspire learning

Small class sizes: a friendly informal atmosphere and excellent pastoral support provide the ideal environment for students to thrive

Oxford as a study destination: Oxford is a safe and vibrant multicultural city of learning. It is an ideal location for young people to grow and develop. The academic resources and the beautiful architecture make it an inspiring place to study.

Middle School Programme methodology: A key aspect of our Middle School Programme is the emphasis on skills development and establishing a globally-minded outlook. This links in with the qualities and attributes of the IB learner profile which encourages learners to become knowledgeable, open minded, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, risk-takers, reflective, balanced and caring

Discover new experiences: Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) promotes the opportunity to have fun and develop skills through new experiences. Create your own CAS programme from over 50 experiences a week. Please note that Service is not a compulsory element, instead you can choose between two Creativity and one Activity, or two Activity and one Creativity element

More than studying: As well as our CAS programme, our academic provision includes sports and social activities at the college

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Prepare for the IB Diploma and achieve internationally recognised qualifications


A specialist qualification in Maths, English and Science complements university applications, supports professional development and strengthens career prospects. IGCSEs are recognised by employers worldwide. Our awarding body is Cambridge Assessement, a well-known provider of the IGCSE.

  • Mathematics: gain a recognised international qualification and become equipped for the new curriculum ‘Analysis and Approaches’ and ‘Applications and Interpretation’
  • English Literature and English Language: achieve a specialist award in English (as a native or non-native speaker) and become prepared for Group 1 or Group 2 study at IB level
  • Double Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics): develop your practical experience and deepen your subject knowledge to support your future IB studies

Middle School Programme course structure

The course includes 5 IGCSE’s and 4 IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) components

Quality Middle School Programme in Oxford

Prepare for the International Baccalaureate and achieve IGCSEs in Maths, English and Science

Contact the Department

We always encourage students and parents to visit the college so they can get a much better idea of our classes, teachers, accommodation, campus and what it is like to be a student here. Visits can be arranged at any time. We also host two Open Mornings per year and one Information Evening.
Chris or Olivia
+44 1865 517304
Office hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1700 GMT

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