Middle School Programme

• prepare for the IB Diploma

• take 5 IGCSE subjects in English, Maths and Science

• specialist IB teachers

• study in England’s 1st IB World School

Our Middle School Programme develops your study skills and enhances your subject knowledge for the International Baccalaureate Diploma

Age: 14 years old
Start date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Class: Maximum 15 students
Lessons: 30 hours of classroom lessons Monday to Friday
Lesson length: 55 minutes
Annual fees: Day students: £20,276  Residential students: £42,203

Our Middle School Programme provides quality academic teaching to support your progression to the IB Diploma

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

Flexible progression options: If you successfully complete our Middle School Programme you can progress to our IB Diploma

Internationally recognised qualification: Our Middle School Programme offering gives you the opportunity to achieve IGCSEs in English, Maths 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

Flexible start dates: You can start our Middle School Programme in September and achieve 5 IGCSEs upon completion of the course

Pre-IB 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

Maximum classes of 15 students: Small class sizes of 15 students provides quality academic support

Pastoral support: We have a strong pastoral provision to support your wellbeing during your studies

Thriving multicultural city: The academic resources in Oxford make it an inspiring place to study.

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As an IB World School, we prepare for your IB studies and help you gain IGCSEs in English, Maths and Science

The IGCSE adds to the scope and quality of our Middle School Programme provision. The key benefits include:

  • Excellent preparation for the IB Diploma: Deepen your understanding of Maths, English and Science in preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma and achieve IGCSE qualifications in these subjects
  • Intensive study: Complete 5 IGCSE awards in just 2 years. Our next cohort starts in September 2020
  • Renowned awarding body: Cambridge Assessment is a well-known provider of the IGCSE
  • Benefits future career aspirations: A specialist qualification in Maths, English and Science complements university applications, supports professional development and strengthens career prospects; IGCSEs are recognised by employers worldwide.

Course structure


  • 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

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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