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

Monday 30th July- Saturday 4th August 2018

The Elite IB Mid-IB Course has been designed specifically for students between their first and second year of the IB. Whether you are looking to sharpen your writing skills or refine your understanding of the topics covered in your first year of the IB, this course has been built to ensure you can leave the course feeling ready to take on the upcoming academic year!

Each morning will begin with a bespoke Core IB workshop, setting the tone for the day. Feel yourself take away valuable skills which you can then implement throughout the rest of the day as you continue to focus on your chosen IB subjects.

7.5 contact hours each day, with opportunity for further additional subject support

Comprehensive programme of Core IB Skills workshops

Led by IB graduates, IB teachers, and IB Examiners

Mid-IB Course Schedule

Mid-IB Course Schedule
Sunday 29th July Monday 30th July Tuesday 31st July Wednesday 1st August Thursday 2nd August Friday 3rd August Saturday 4th August
Mid IB Revision Course, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 Arrivals and Registrations Optional Oxbridge Day - Optional group guided tour of Oxford OR Cambridge with our team.
9:00 - 10:30
Morning Core Workshops
Maths Skills & Calculator use
Study Skills and Academic writing
Acing Internal Assessments
Theory of Knowledge
Extended Essay
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:00
Late morning
Subject specific workshops Making your University Application workshop Subject specific workshops
12:00-13:00
Lunch
Take an hour to relax or grab some fresh air and lunch in the nearby areas.
13:00-16:00
Afternoon
Subject specific workshops Tour of central London Universities Subject specific workshops
16:00-21:00
Evening
Optional Pizza night for early arrivals! Join us for activities in the evenings for a chance to enjoy everything which London has to offer.

Core (IB Skills) Workshops

Each day at the Course begins with a specially designed 'IB Skills' workshops. These vary on a day to day basis and you will receive a personal schedule in the weeks leading up to the course where you will be able to submit any questions you may have or areas which you will wish to cover in these workshops. The workshops focus on the study skills and Diploma Programme knowledge you require to excel in the International Baccalaureate.

Study Skills & Academic Writing

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.

Theory of Knowledge

In this workshop, you and your tutor will review your first year Theory of Knowledge learning, and re-focus for the new academic year, by cementing the eight areas of knowledge and ways of knowing (WOK) ahead of your TOK assessments. Get to grips with TOK, understand how you know what you know, and ensure you are on the right track for the 3 extra bonus points!

Extended Essays

This workshop is a unique opportunity to discuss your Extended Essay ideas and area(s) of interest with similarly-minded peers, as guided and led by Extended Essay experts. The core points from TOK and the EE can easily be overlooked with the pressures of the final year, but are often vital in aiding students in meeting their university offers- as well as being vital in securing the Diploma. Use this workshop to discuss your topic area, as well as to understand the IB’s EE requirements and where to pick up marks by formatting and organising your EE properly. Make sure to submit information prior to the course on your Extended Essay topic for maximum support during the workshop.

Making Your University Application (& London Universities Tour)

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.

Subject Specific Workshops

Mathematics HL, SL, Studies

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.

Maths Skills & Calculator Use

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

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.

Subject specific workshops

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd August

We offer the opportunity to select an additional IB subject to revise for two days at the Course. With the final year being filled with Internal Assessments, Mock Exams, and your Extended Essays, CAS and TOK, it must not be forgotten that it is also the year you have to apply to universities. With predicted grades having an increasing significance, ensure you fully comprehend the parts of the syllabus covered in your first year and that you enter the final year ready to achieve the predicted grades you require ahead of University application submissions. Work through key concepts, example past paper questions and exam techniques as well as know how to ensure you ace your internal assessments in small workshop groups

Choose your second IB subject
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd August

English (Lit.) HL, SL

Biology HL, SL

English (Lit. & Lang.) HL, SL

Physics HL, SL

Chemistry HL, SL

Economics HL, SL

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 .