Oxford, United Kingdom – SMARTPREP & StudyNova join forces with OSC to deliver advanced revision resources for IB Diploma students.

“Make it Happen!”

OSC, SMARTPREP and StudyNova have a shared vision to help IB students “Make it Happen” and succeed in their exams & reach their full potential.

By working together, combining years of expertise, and consolidating our three services, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new revision app, OSC Study. 

Launching in March 2021, the OSC Study App provides an all-in-one Study solution, combining over 8,000 SMARTPREP flash cards, 3,000 StudyNova tutorial videos, and 24 OSC Revision Guides to provide the most powerful revision resource available for the modern IB Diploma student.

Building on decades of experience and creativity across the OSC, SMARTPREP and StudyNova teams, Faria further reinforces its commitment and dedication to supporting schools, students and parents on every step of their IB journey.

Theodore King, Co-Founder and CEO of Faria Education Group

“We are delighted to join forces with Nikolas, Tobias and Mitch to launch OSC Study as an all-in-one study solution, which builds upon OSC’s thirty-year history, and returns us to our original roots in serving the global community of IB Diploma students.”

Nikolas Hammermann, Co-Founder of SMARTPREP:

“Working with the team of Faria Education Group in recent years has been a great pleasure and a cornerstone of our alumni-founded Start-Up. Accordingly, we are very proud to join forces with them and to become a part of their fantastic journey and story. 

Moreover, we see tremendous potential in the shared vision and consolidation of services between Faria, OSC, StudyNova and SMARTPREP. Educational communities around the globe are facing major challenges and are quickly demanding resources that fit into the context of the time and circumstances we live in. We are now in an even better position to assist them, and are expecting some major updates in the upcoming months.

Tobias Hübner, Co-Founder of SMARTPREP:

“Offering the best resources for students at an affordable price has always been the key vision behind SMARTPREP. By combining the expertise of Faria, OSC, StudyNova and SMARTPREP, we are in a unique position to help students reach their full potential with a state-of-the-art app launching very soon.”

Mitch Campbell, Founder of StudyNova:

“It is a great pleasure and honour to be joining the Faria team! At Studynova, we have focussed mainly on offering video resources for mathematics and the natural sciences. However, as we are brought into the Faria family, we can expand to include many other subjects as well. What is most thrilling is that we can be a part of such a dedicated team of passionate educators. 

By combining our resources with those of OSC, Smartprep and Faria, we can provide an amazing service for IB students all over the world. Students will be able to learn in the method that works best for them – be it flashcards from SMARTPREP, OSC’s now digitised revision guides, or videos from StudyNova. The next few months should prove very exciting for both OSC’s new online revision courses and for the new Study App that will be launched and will feature all of the very best we have to offer in order to help support students.”


About Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform, ManageBac, which is a world leader in international education systems and services. Our global team of 233 serves over 10,000 schools and 4 million students.

SMARTPREP gives teachers and students instant access to the core knowledge that needs to be mastered in each subject. Thousands of flash cards add up to full coverage of the IB Diploma syllabus across seven subjects. Each card is a kernel of essential knowledge with concise explanations and clear graphics, building towards mastery one question at a time.

SMARTPREP combines the simplicity of flash cards with the power of online tools. It is built to enable a fluid knowledge exchange between teachers and students, making it easy to study at home, in school and anywhere in between.

About Studynova
Founded in 2015 by Mitch Campbell and Giacomo Neri, Studynova is an online education company based on Copenhagen. Designed for IB Diploma students primarily in the mathematics and sciences, Studynova features thousands of videos that students can access anytime, anywhere. The videos go through the relevant syllabus needed, and feature additional examples and past exam questions with full solutions showing every step of the process. Studynova’s aim is to give practical tools for students, while using a healthy dose of humour and plain explanations in order to help students feel ready and confident for their exams.

About Oxford Study Courses
Oxford Study Courses delivers short academic programmes and exam revision courses around the world. Established in 1990, it supports students in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes, working with experienced teachers renowned within the IB community. Oxford Study Courses is a member of the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education as a Short Course Provider of UK courses.