Pre-IB Summer Course

The Pre-IB Course is the best way to ensure you’re perfectly prepared to start the International Baccalaureate in the new academic year. Our unique programme of core workshops will introduce you to the most novel aspects of the IB, and our subject tuition will make sure you hit the ground running when classes start.

Pre-IB Summer Course, 2020

Subject Workshops

Mon 27th July - Saturday 1st Aug
Grey Coat School - Central London
Registrations Now Open!
Register Before 10th May for a 10% Early-Bird Discount

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is made up of six subject groups and students will choose three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects. Choosing the right subjects and levels may not be the easiest depending on the subjects on offer at your IB school and there are many factors which will influence your decision. At the Pre-IB Course we encourage students to explore the difference between Higher and Standard levels, and to refresh their knowledge and ensure they are comfortable with any pre-assumed knowledge before tackling the first topics of the syllabus. Below you can read a bit more about the subject specific workshops on offer:

Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches

If you are a strong analytical thinker, and are considering pursuing a degree which requires a strong degree of Maths, you will be considering the Mathematics: Analysis and approaches course in the IB Diploma. This IB course is new in 2019 and is designed for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. This workshop will give students the chance to gain a glimpse of real and abstract applications, mathematical problem solving and generalization which can be expected over the next two years.

English Language & Literature HL & SL
English Literature HL & SL

This English workshop offers students the chance to explore the IB English subjects through a variety of different channels - begin the day by getting to grips with genre-specific terminology expected in the IB, followed by a workshop seeking to leave the students understanding the difference between Language & Literature and Literature, both in terms of content and expectation as well as what universities look for from English students. The afternoon will be spent applying the knowledge acquired from the morning session in different ways, using new vocabulary and general analysing skills.

IBO Subject Briefs

English Language & Literature

English Literature

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation course

If you are thinking of taking more humanities based higher levels, but are still interested in the fundamentals of Mathematics, then this workshop is for you. The day will be focused around covering common areas of weakness for Pre IB students intending to sit the Mathematics: Applications and interpretation course. Gain an overview of the areas which are covered in the syllabus, from modelling and solving practical problems using the power of technology.

Biology SL and HL, Chemistry SL and HL, Physics SL and HL, ESS

Choose the science subject you are debating choosing in the IB, for a chance to catch up on presumed knowledge for the subjects and to get a feel for some of the topics which you will come across in your first year. If you are looking to take more than one science subject, Chemistry SL and HL is offered on two separate occasions. Explore the difference between SL and HL and leave with a greater concept of the syllabus. On the 2nd August, all science subject attendees will join together for the last hour of the day to share what they have covered in the day for a chance to offer students a comparison on the different science subjects and what they cover in the IB.

IBO Subject Briefs




Economics SL and HL
Business and Management SL and HL,
Psychology SL and HL

For many students, Economics, Business Management and Psychology are brand new subjects which has not been studied previously to the IB Diploma. This one-day crash course covers the basics of each subject respectively, exploring the overall concepts which will be covered in the IB and touching upon the difference between SL and HL. The workshop promises to leave you burning to get started on the IB content in the upcoming academic year.

IBO Subject Briefs

Business & Management



Pre-IB Course Workshops Available
  27th & 28th July 29th July 30th July 31st July 1st August
IB Core Workshops        
Business Management        
Maths Analysis & Approaches        
Maths Applications and Interpretation        
English Literature        
English Literature & Language        

Are you looking for support in a subject not listed above? Please let us know on [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements.

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