IB Introduction

• Study at a specialist IB World School

• Enrich learning with dedicated IB teachers

• Enhance your IB study skills

• IB subject introduction classes



IB Introduction is a 3-week summer course for teenagers designed to develop your study skills and give you a taster of the key IB subject areas



15-17 years old


from intermediate (CEF B2) to very advanced (CEF C2)

Start date:

30 June or 21 July 2019


3 weeks


maximum 12


25 lessons Monday to Friday (22.9 hours)

Course Fees:



college residence or homestay 

Course structure:

view our sample timetable

Course content:

our teaching approach follows a Theme of the Week 

Our IB Introduction course provides introductory classes covering the fundamental skills to support your progression to our IB Diploma

Key benefits include

Academic methodology: Our 3-week summer course for teenagers focusses on understanding the IB philosophy and methodology and is inspired by a Theme-of-the-Week.

Excellent preparation for the IB Diploma: Our rich subject offering aligns with the IB Diploma and includes skills development which assists your progression to the IB Diploma

Study facilities: You will study our programme in England’s longest established IB World School, which exploits the full range of academic resources including well-equipped science laboratories and modern teaching spaces. Our environment and resources provide a safe environment to inspire learning

Specialist IB teaching: Our course is delivered by our highly experienced International Baccalaureate teachers. We have been successfully delivering the IB Diploma for over 40 years

Specialist subjects: Our IB Introduction includes introductory classes in English Literature, English Language, Maths, Arts, Humanities and Science

Learning approaches: You will discover more about the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and how this can be applied to the key IB subjects which is fundamental to the IB Diploma programme. This element promotes critical thinking and international mindedness

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) enriches the learning experience: CAS promotes the opportunity to work collaboratively to solve problems, develop new skills and gain new experiences

Collaborative working: You develop a sense of teamwork through a subject-based project, which enables you to engage and interact with different cultures

International friendships: Our diverse student body enhances the quality of the study experience, and helps you make new friends from around the world

Maximum of 12 students: classes are small, so you benefit from dedicated support from your subject-specific teachers

Exciting experiences: As well as the CAS programme, our academic provision includes a wide range of sports, cultural and social activities in Oxford, as well as unforgettable excursions to London

Academic setting: We link the classroom with Oxford; the rich academic resources make it an inspiring place to study.

Quality summer course in Oxford

Click here to join our IB Introduction course for teenagers

Contact Us

Please fill in this form to submit an enquiry on our IB Introduction course, or call us on +44 1865 517704.

You may also wish to get in touch to arrange a campus tour or find out what it is like to live and study in the city of Oxford.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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