IB Preparation Summer Course - International Baccalaureate Diploma

A level or IB Preparation Summer Course

Our A level or IB Preparation Summer Course is designed to help international students starting A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma courses settle into their new school courses more quickly and confidently.

The course will really improve your chances of gaining good grades early in the course – a real help with final results and university applications.

A Level / IB Preparation Summer Course – Key Points

  • For students aged 8-17
  • Very small class sizes (5 – 8 students)
  • 30 lessons per week = 22 hours, 30 minutes
  • Six lessons in each of four of the following subjects, plus six lessons of drama:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Maths
    • History
    • English
    • English literature
  • Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay to prepare for IB Diploma programme
  • Essential study skills for A Level and IB preparation
  • Experience of practical science
  • Optional additional individual tuition classes available
  • Full programme of sports, afternoon and evening activities
  • Two excursions a week (including study trips on alternate Wednesdays for those staying more than two weeks)
  • For students with CEFR level B2 and above

Lessons cover the basic components and techniques of each subject, plus the style of working at this level. Practical skills, written requirements and effective study habits relevant in each subject are emphasised.

Students develop their use of English language appropriate for studying and for life in a UK boarding school while socialising with students from many different nationalities. They learn to analyse texts, develop research skills and present conclusions and results verbally and in written form. Drama lessons help increase confidence with speaking and presentation.

The pre A Level course was a new experience for me but I enjoyed every minute of the lessons!
Maria, 15 – Russia


There is now very limited availability on our 2018 A Level / IB Preparation Summer Course and some weeks are completely full:

  • 4 July (for 2 weeks) – completely full
  • 18 July (for 2 weeks) – completely full
  • 1 August (for 2, 3 or 4 weeks) – completely full
  • 15 August (for 2 weeks) – places available

The last two weeks (15-29 August) are ideal preparation for students placed in UK Boarding Schools from September, helping students feel more confident and prepared.


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The teachers were amazing (like every year) and really prepared me for school life in Britain.
Emily, 16 – Germany


View photos of students on our 2018 summer school courses ...