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, 2019

Course Structure

Mon 27th July - Sunday 2nd Aug
Registrations open February 1st. Email [email protected] to reserve your space

The Elite IB Mid-IB Course has been designed specifically for students between their first and second year of the IB. It is the perfect opportunity to revise up to three of your IB subjects, each over an intensive two-day period, whilst also sharpening your writing skills and 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
27th July 28th July 29th July 30th July 31th July 1st August 2nd August
Mid IB Revision Course, 2019
Maths HL UK University Exploration Day (incl. tour of London universities) Biology HL & SL English HL & SL
Maths SL Chemistry HL & SL Economics HL & SL
Maths Studies Physics HL & SL Business Management HL & SL
ESS SL Geography HL & SL
Psychology HL & SL
Chemistry HL & SL

Subject specific workshops

The Mid-IB Summer Course offers students the opportunity to select up to three of their IB subjects for intensive two-day revision workshops. With your final year of the IBDP being one of the busiest academic years you may ever face, it is not only the final IB exams which will matter, but you will also have an important autumn term leading up to your predicted grades - something which will be a key indicator in potential university applications. On top of this, with a final year filled with Internal Assessments, Mock Exams, Extended Essays, CAS and TOK, the summer is the perfect opportunity to consolidate all your knowledge from the first year. In small workshop groups with an average of five students to a tutor, you will have a chance to revise the more difficult parts of the syllabus, work through key concepts, example past paper questions and exam techniques as well as know how to ensure you ace your internal assessments .

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.

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.

Core (IB Skills) Workshops

For anyone attending a workshop from the 1st-4th August, each day at the course begins with a specially designed 'IB Skills' workshop. The workshops are a complimentary and unique feature of the Mid-IB Summer Course, carefully designed to buiild knowledge and skills required to excel in the International Baccalaureate. These workshops all last 50 minutes and will vary on a day to day basis. All students will receive a personal schedule in the weeks leading up to the course where they will be able to submit any questions they may have or areas which they wish to cover in these workshops.

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.

Exam Preparation

The key assessment and greatest contibutor towards the final IB marks are the IB exams which take place at the end of the second Diploma year, either in May or November. Counting for 70%-80% of the final marks, the exams are a crucial part of the IB and it is essential that all students hoping to succeed in the IB know how to tackle exam styled questions. Those who achieve the highest tend to be planners who not only use the spring months to their advantage but also use their full final year to their advantage. This workshop will look at how students can best prepare, not just in the short term, but also in the long-term, to ensure that they can achieve at the highest levels during their exams.

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!

UK University Exploration Day

This is an optional day, and we recommend attendance for those who would like information or guidance regarding UK university applications. A morning workshop will involve consulting with students on the specific steps they need to take to create the best possible application for their chosen subject, and our tutors will be available to give advice on personal statements and regarding entry tests. In the afternoon, we will lead a group tour to some of London’s top university campuses, including University College London (UCL), the London School of Economics, and Imperial.

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 .