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IB Teacher Workshops

Professional development in person, in Oxford

In cooperation with the IBO since 2002

IBO approved leaders

Social programme and all lunches and dinners included

IB Teacher Workshops

Language level: Native level proficiency (C1+ or IELTS 7.5)
Category: 1, 2 or 3
Course length: 2.5 days
Start dates 2024: 20 & 23 June, 19 September, 10 October, 21 November
Start dates 2025: 6 February, 20 March, 10 April, 22 May, 12 June
Maximum class size: 12 ideally, 16 maximum
Teaching method: Face-to-face
Tuition fee 2023/2024: £875
Tuition fee 2024/2025: £925
Included in the fee: Tuition, lunches and dinners, certificate of attendance, and social programme
Optional Extras: £114.95 – Hotel accommodation (single ensuite with breakfast)*
Timetable: Wednesday to Saturday or Thursday to Sunday, usually*


* Special rate for 2024 when booked directly through us (£118.95 in 2025).

* Please note that whilst the start and finish times will as far as possible remain unchanged, precise timings of workshop sessions and other activities might vary according to season, availability, weather, and demand.

Why choose our IB Teacher Workshops?

  • Category 1, 2 and 3 workshops offered in a range of subjects
  • We cater for a wide variety of experiences and professional development needs
  • Delivered in cooperation with the IBO since 2002
  • Gain an official certificate of attendance as evidence of continuing professional development
  • Workshops led by highly experienced IBO-approved IB Diploma practitioners
  • Visit England’s longest established IB World School
  • Opportunity to study, network, and share experiences with other like-minded IBDP teachers


Category 1

Category 1 workshops are intended as introductory workshops for those who are new to teaching the subject as part of the IB Diploma. It is possible that those attending category 1 workshops are experienced teachers of the subject, but have not yet taught it as part of the IB Diploma.

Category 1 workshops are likely to be attended by teachers who are:

  • new to the IB Diploma
  • new to teaching
Category 1 Workshops Start Date Booking Link
Chemistry 19.06.2024
English Language A: Language and Literature 19.06.2024
Leading the Learning 19.06.2024
Visual Arts 19.06.2024
Economics 22.06.2024
Theory of Knowledge 22.06.2024
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation 22.06.2024



Language A: Literature (generic)


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Economics 20.03.2025
Language A: Language and Literature (generic) 20.03.2025
Chemistry 10.04.2025
Leading the Learning 10.04.2025
Visual Arts 22.05.2025
Biology 22.05.2025
Theory of Knowledge 12.06.2025
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation 12.06.2025

Category 2

Category 2 workshops are intended to provide professional development opportunities for those who have had significant experience of teaching the subject as part of the IB Diploma. It is possible that those attending category 2 workshops are experienced teachers but are working in an IB world school teaching another subject. Such teachers will need to have knowledge of the IBDP programme, its structure and philosophy.

Category 2 workshops are likely to be attended by teachers who are:

  • working or have worked in an IB World school
  • experienced in teaching their subject as part of the Diploma
  • experienced in teaching a different subject as part of the Diploma
  • familiar with the current subject guide
  • willing and able to contribute ideas and opinions to the workshop
Category 2 Workshops Start Date Booking Link
Biology 22.06.2024


Environmental Systems and Societies 22.06.2024


Chemistry 19.09.2024
Theory of Knowledge 19.09.2024
Geography 21.11.2024
Language A: Language and Literature (generic) 21.11.2024
Economics 22.05.2025
Psychology 12.06.2025

Category 3

Category 3 workshops are intended for experienced teachers of the IB Diploma. Previous attendance at a category 1 or 2 workshop is not necessarily a requirement, although it is likely that most participants will have attended IB workshops before and will be experienced IBDP practitioners.

There are no events in the selected category.

If you are in any doubt about which category of workshop you are best suited to please contact Dr Karen Patricia Heath, Director, IB Institute, on ib.workshop@stclares.ac.uk

Accommodation Information

St Clare’s reserves a number of beds at a reduced rate* at The Linton Lodge Hotel for each workshop. The hotel is very close to the St Clare’s main campus (5 minutes on foot) and is ideally positioned for participants to make the most of their time in Oxford.

  • All rooms are ensuite
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lunch and dinner are provided at the College

Hotel Fees

Bed and Breakfast fee per night:

  • £114.95*
  • Fees are payable directly to the hotel in advance; they are not included in the workshop fees.

*The reduced rate is for bed-and-breakfast and is only available if you reserve the room via the St Clare’s online application form.

Check-in and Registration

On your arrival day, we suggest you check in to the hotel before walking to St Clare’s IB World School (139 Banbury Road) to register for the workshop between 20:30 and 21:30.

  • Hotel check-in from 15:00
  • Payment in full is required in advance
  • Parking is available in the hotel car park for a small fee

On departure day, rooms must be vacated by 11:00. Both the hotel and the College will be happy to look after your luggage until the workshop closes at 14:00.

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