IB Introduction

Introductory classes covering the fundamental skills to support your progression to the 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. Our short summer courses include Guest Speaker events 

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

Enrich your learning experience: Our varied Study Visits programme connects the classroom with the university city of Oxford

Collaborative working: You develop a sense of teamwork through a subject-based project, which enables you to engage and interact with different cultures. Focus on working collaboratively to solve problems, develop new skills and gain new experiences

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: The rich academic resources make it an inspiring place to live and study.

A member of the English UK specialist group for Young Learners

Please note: this course and any supporting material have been developed independently and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

At a Glance


15-17 years old


3 weeks

Start dates

30 June 2024 and 21 July 2024

English language level

From upper intermediate (CEF B2) to advanced (CEF C2)

Class size

Maximum 12 students

Lesson length

25 (22.9 hours) Monday to Friday

Package fee


Package includes

Tuition, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, activities, sports & 1 excursion per week



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