Mid-IB Summer Revision Course

For students entering into their final year of the International Baccalaureate. At our Mid-IB Revision Course you’ll revise your first year material and get a head start on your final year subjects, as well as be introduced to the key IB skills you need to know to excel in the IB.


Mid-IB Revision Course, 2017

Course Structure

6th August - 12th August 2017

The Mid-IB Revision Course is split between 'core' workshops of IB Skills, Maths, and Science tuition over four days, and an optional, 'bolt-on' workshop of tuition in an additional subject.

   Core (IB Skills) Workshops

The introductory two days of the Mid-IB 'Core' Course are devoted to our 'IB Skills' workshops, which introduce students to the study skills and Diploma Programme knowledge you require to excel in the International Baccalaureate. You'll join five workshops during these two days, as well as tour the finest universities in the centre of London as part of the 'Making Your University Application' workshop.

  Core Subject Workshops

In the remaining days of the core course, students devote their time to revising their first year IB material, and prepare for the upcoming year in Mathematics and their chosen science in our Core Subject Workshops.

Wednesday 9th August

Mathematics HL, SL, Studies

  'Bolt-on' Subject Workshops

Stay an extra day at the Mid-IB course and bolt-on an extra day of tuition in another subject at the course on our final day.

Core (IB Skills) Workshops

Maths Skills & Calculator Use

Morning, 7th August

In this workshop, students maximise their familiarity with the Mathematics skills covered in the first year of the International Baccalaureate before being introduced to the key calculator and core skills students are expected to demonstrate on the IB, no matter the level of Mathematics you’ve chosen to study. Many subjects rely heavily on basic mathematical principles such as linear and quadratic equations, mathematical regression, and many other techniques.

Another key aspect of IB Maths success is familiarity with the ins and outs of your graphical calculator; learn how to maximise the utility of your calculator throughout your IB studies and avoid exam panic.

Acing Internal Assessments

Afternoon, 7th August

All top IB graduates know the importance of keeping on top of Internal Assessments (IAs) - and their deadlines - is key! In this workshop we’ll focus on how to best manage your time and stay ahead of IA deadlines throughout the academic year. Internal Assessments are a golden opportunity for students to ‘bank’ marks before your final exams, and many students find IA final deadlines are surprisingly pressing in the second year of the IB, so it’s vital to have a clear understanding of the IA requirements for each of your subjects.

Extended Essays & Theory of Knowledge

Morning, 8th August

In this workshop, you and your tutor will review first year Theory of Knowledge and re-focus for the new academic year by cementing the areas of knowledge and Ways of Knowing ahead of your TOK assessments. Alongside reviewing TOK, this workshop is a unique opportunity to discuss your Extended Essay ideas and areas of interest with similarly-minded peers, as guided and led by Extended Essay experts. The core points from TOK and the EE can be overlooked, but are often vital in aiding students in meeting their university offers.

Subject Workshops

Mathematics HL, SL, Studies

All day, 9th August

With Maths as a required subject in the Diploma Programme, all candidates for the IB will be expected to have a grasp of the main ideas of Maths and apply them to their other subjects. As such, Mathematics will be a key subject regardless of level taken. The Mathematics workshops, divided by HL, SL, and Studies, will ensure the understanding of the important topics of the subject, working through key concepts and example questions.

Chemistry HL, SL

All day, 10th August

A day of revision in the key aspects of the Chemistry syllabus from the first year of the International Baccalaureate, and looking forward to the final year of your Chemistry studies.

Physics HL, SL

All day, 10th August

Get on top of your Physics material with our one-day workshop. You’ll review your IBDP1 material before getting a grounding in the key concepts you’ll need to master your final year of Physics in the International Baccalaureate.

Study Skills & Academic Writing

Early Afternoon, 8th August

This workshop will help you secure your referencing, note-taking, revision, and organisational skills prior to your final IB exams. These integral skills and techniques can be learnt, developed, and applied across a number of IB subjects, resulting in improved essays and argument formation. Whether you’re looking to pursue Natural Sciences or Archaeology, confidence in your written communication and research skills is vital to success.

Making Your University Application (& London Universities Tour)

Late afternoon & Early Evening, 8th August

Understand the steps of applying to UK universities before the UCAS admissions deadline. You will be counselled in small groups on the specific steps you will need to undertake when applying for your preferred subjects, the preparations necessary to create the best possible application, and, of course, receive personal statement guidance, tailored to your ambitions. Contextualise this advice and support during our group trip to tour University College London (UCL), the London School of Economics, Imperial, and other top London university campuses.

Biology HL, SL

All day, 9th August

Whether you are aiming to apply for a degree in the STEM subjects, or take the sciences as a secondary subject, these workshops are here to help you tackle the tough concepts and questions. With the new syllabi introduced in 2016, these workshops will cover the changes any pitfalls in the subject!

Environmental Systems & Societies

All day, 9th August

Our ESS workshops will cover the key ideas of this interdisciplinary subject over the day, revising the topics from the first year while considering and developing these concepts with regard to the links between societies and their environmental issues.

Bolt-on Workshops

English (Lit.) HL, SL

All day, 11th August

English (Lit. & Lang.) HL, SL

All day, 11th August

Geography HL, SL

All day, 9th August

History HL, SL

All day, 11th August

Business Management HL, SL

All day, 11th August

Economics HL, SL

All day, 11th August

Get in touch

We're happy to answer your questions about the Mid-IB Summer Course. You can get in touch using the form below, or call us on +44(0)20 3302 3868.