IB Introduction

The best preparation for starting the IB

A unique three-week course

Taught by experienced IB specialist teachers

Refine and develop your study skills

Why take the IB Introduction?

The IB Diploma is highly valued by universities and employers worldwide. Its unique combination of breadth with depth provides superb preparation for further study and the world of work. The St Clare’s, Oxford IB Introduction course provides students with an invaluable head start on their own IB Diploma course.

25 lessons per week (22.9 hours per week)

Level: from intermediate to advanced

Length: three weeks

Class size: 12 maximum

Develop skills vital for success in the Diploma Programme

Students taking this course will:

  • Develop skills vital for success in the Diploma Programme
  • Meet the three main styles of literature
  • Be introduced to the Theory of Knowledge
  • Develop “hands on” practical science skills
  • Collaborate with others in the CAS/Arts project

Course overview

Devised, developed, and delivered by our own highly experienced IB Diploma staff, this is a three-week course that exploits the full range of IB Diploma specific facilities in England’s longest established IB World School. Activities based around the theory of knowledge and international mindedness are embedded throughout the programme.

Week 1: Language and Literature
Teaching groups are arranged according to English ability. The three main genres of literature are introduced — using a Shakespeare play as the central focus. The week culminates with an open air, live performance of the play in an Oxford college.

Week 2: Science and Arts
Teaching takes place in our well-equipped specialist science laboratories. In the CAS/Arts project you will collaborate in small groups to develop a small-scale performance or exhibition.

Week 3: Mathematics and Humanities
An introduction to IB Mathematics in groups according to ability, and an integrated approach to the most popular humanities subjects.

View our sample timetable.

Dates Number of weeks Price
Sunday 30 June – Saturday 20 July Three  £4125
Sunday 21 July – Saturday 10 August Three  £4125


Contact us

If you have any questions about our courses, please get in touch.

Patricia Alvarez
Summer Admissions Manager
Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator


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The perfect course to prepare for the IB

This three-week course will make all the difference.

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