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Since 1990, Oxford Study Courses has been supporting students around the world to achieve success in the IB Diploma Programme. Covering a wide range of IBDP subjects, our courses are taught by experienced teachers renowned in the International Baccalaureate community.

With the opportunity to work with like-minded students from around the world, OSC offers exam revision courses designed to support DP2 students to feel prepared and confident for their exams. Our Pre and Mid IB courses provide support at key milestones in your IB Diploma journey.

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IB Exam Revision Courses

For the IBDP student aiming to achieve exam success

From US$648 per subject

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For the pre-IBDP student aiming for a head start

From US$508 per subject

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    For the IBDP student aiming to make the best of their second year

    From US$548 per subject

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      Our Teachers

      Experienced educators, renowned in the IB community.

      OSC teachers are educators from leading IB World Schools. Their experience ranges from subject and group coordination, to participating in curriculum reviews and authoring for the main publishing houses. Most importantly, they’re passionate about helping every student succeed. Learn more about some of our teachers:
      Martin Bluemel

      Martin Bluemel

      28 years with OSC

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      Ian Lucas

      Ian Lucas

      22 years with OSC

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      Pat Roby

      Pat Roby

      22 years with OSC

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      Nisha Bauluck

      Nisha Bauluck

      6 years with OSC

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      Duncan McCulloch

      Duncan McCulloch

      7 years with OSC

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      Joe Gauci

      Joe Gauci

      26 years with OSC

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      Kavita Mathai

      Kavita Mathai

      2 years with OSC

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      Dave Allen

      Dave Allen

      9 years with OSC

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      Surita Devi Nair

      Surita Devi Nair

      10 years with OSC

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      Anna Androulaki

      Anna Androulaki

      8 years with OSC

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      Margarita Mechkova

      Margarita Mechkova

      15 years with OSC

      Learn more

      Anders Carlsson

      Senior School Principal – Munich International School

      Oxford Study Courses (OSC) has run revision courses at Munich International School for several years. OSC have provided world class IB teachers, flawless organisation and a caring environment for students.

      Live Stream

      100% Digital. 100% OSC.

      We’ve made a huge leap towards digital. Our Live Stream courses present the same content as our in-person courses, and allow you to take part from the comfort of your home. Rest assured, we’ve designed these courses from the ground up to deliver the same high quality teaching that you’d receive in one of our traditional OSC classrooms.

      Zoom

      Classes take place via ManageBac, with in-built Zoom integration.

      Office Hour

      Take advantage of a weekly teacher office hour, where you can ask your OSC teacher for help and advice on your studies.

      Class Forum

      We welcome questions and discussions with your teachers and peers during the lessons.

      in-person courses

      Inspiring places. Like-minded people. Unforgettable experience.

      Feel inspired by attending one of our in-person courses courses in great academic cities such as Oxford and Boston. Experience what it’s like to learn in top universities such as Oxford University and Harvard, with like-minded students from around the world with the same goal as you: reaching your full IBDP potential!

      Locations

      You’ll be sitting where the biggest thinkers have sat – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard…

      Face-to-Face Teacher Meetings

      You’ll meet your teachers directly in small groups.

      Resource Centre

      This will give you easy access to all the resources you need: before, during and after the course.

      Community

      OSC students return home with new friends and stories to tell. Our in-person courses courses are an adventure and will positively impact your IBDP journey.

      Safety

      We guarantee your safety, 100% of the time. Our entire team follows a comprehensive safeguarding policy in their day-to-day work. They’re trained in student welfare, with first aiders at every location.

      COVID-19 Adapted

      We’ve been implementing measures to keep you safe and healthy. These include bigger classrooms for distancing, a limit of 10 students per class, hand sanitizer dispensers throughout all locations, and increased cleaning measures.

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      Martin Bluemel

      Martin Bluemel

      Chemistry examiner and teacher formerly at:Taunton School, UK

      Ian Lucas

      Ian Lucas

      Maths examiner and author, and formerly teacher at:Sevenoaks School, UK and St Peter’s, Adelaide

      Pat Roby

      Pat Roby

      Maths and Physics teacher at:International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland

      Nisha Bauluck

      Nisha Bauluck

      Maths examiner and teacher at:St Clare’s, UK

      Duncan McCulloch

      Duncan McCulloch

      Geography author and teacher at:International School of Leipzig, Germany

      Joe Gauci

      Joe Gauci

      History teacher at:Malvern College, UK

      Kavita Mathai

      Kavita Mathai

      English Literature and Language & Literature teacher, formerly at:Lauriston Girls’ School and Preshil School, Melbourne

      Dave Allen

      Dave Allen

      Chemistry author and teacher at:Canford School, UK

      Surita Devi Nair

      Surita Devi Nair

      Maths teacher at:Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet, Sweden

      Anna Androulaki

      Anna Androulaki

      IB English Literature and Language & Literature author and teacher, formerly at:TASIS and UWC China

      Margarita Mechkova

      Margarita Mechkova

      Chemistry teacher at:Heidelberg International School, Germany

      About me

      "I've been teaching chemistry ever since university where I studied biochemistry and I always enjoyed explaining it to people who were interested to know more. Chemistry is a challenging subject at IB Diploma level, so I find it very rewarding to help motivated students who need to understand it better and improve their grade."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      28 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      An OSC course gives students the opportunity to focus exclusively on chemistry for a few days - something that is not normally possible at school. I can help students join up what they have learnt and see how the subject fits together, so it is great when you can see it begin to make much so more sense.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Memorise carefully the facts you need to know (and make sure you know what these are), then practice as many past questions as you can, looking carefully at the feedback so you can continually improve.

      About me

      "It is always a joy to see the light dawning when I have been able to explain a mathematical concept or technique which was previously a closed book"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      22 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The camaraderie with colleagues, and making a difference for students.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Practice as many exam-style questions as possible, and if you can’t do one (or get it wrong), find out why.

      About me

      "I love teaching because it must be one of the only vocations where you can use pretty well all the skills and knowledge you have picked up throughout your life, and - even better - you (almost always!) have an appreciative audience."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      22 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      It gives me a strong injection of internationalism - you could say I'm addicted!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Quality is as or more important as quantity: get the most out of every question you practise. Don't just answer a bunch of questions. Use them to practise speed, technique, concepts... Use up every drop of one question paper before you start another.

      About me

      "Maths excites me, patterns and algebra is a way for my brain to organise and tidy up and I love a neat environment! Calculus has always been my favourite as I love a puzzle. Lately, I have been working through further statistics and really enjoy working with big data sets for modelling purposes."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      6 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I really enjoy meeting students from all over the world and watching them come together to solve the same problems. The support staff are always cheerful, helpful and generally fantastic human beings who are willing to assist no matter how tough the challenge!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      As far as maths is concerned, it is all about doing past paper questions. Start with 1 topic, and work through every paper, doing all the questions on that topic. Then do the other topics. I also recommend dividing a paper question by question. Those aiming for grade 7 should be able to attempt the most difficult questions (Q7-10).

      About me

      "Having been involved in either studying or teaching geography all of this century I am both fascinated and concerned about the changing dynamics of the planet we live on. As the subject has evolved, so has my passion. Whether it be environmental sustainability, demographic transition or how to respond to global pandemics, it continues to be the most relevant subject for encapsulating contemporary affairs."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      7 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The whole experience! There is a fantastic base of in-house OSC staff who make sure everything runs smoothly and I have the opportunity to work with great teachers and highly motivated students from all over the world.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      For geography a top tip is to combine your case-studies wherever possible. For example, your 'detailed example' of a country with uneven population distribution could also be used as your 'case-study' of a country benefitting from a demographic dividend.

      About me

      "I love trying to reconstruct the past, looking for insights into what made and makes men and women tick, and discussing with students and colleagues the array of different perspectives from which our human experience can be viewed."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      26 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I love the buzz of the revision courses and the mix of students and tutors from across the IB world community.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Start early and keep your revision active.

      About me

      "I've always loved literature so teaching the subject comes naturally to me. At university I was also introduced to linguistics which I found fascinating. So it is not surprising that I love taking my students into the worlds that literature creates or engaging them in the power of language to shape our thoughts, our understanding and our perceptions."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      2 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I like teaching with OSC because it is so effective and highly professional, while at the same time reaching the individual with a personal touch.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Structure your revision time to alternate focused study with activity. The mind needs to rest and absorb between study sessions.

      About me

      "Chemistry is about atoms and molecules and how they interact. The universe is made from the interaction of atoms and molecules. So without chemistry, there wouldn't be anything!"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      9 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I enjoy working with students from all over the globe and seeing them come together a form a dynamic class for a small period of time.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Practice past paper questions. And then practice some more. And some more. And then check the markscheme.

      About me

      "The reason I love maths is that it there is no fuzzy logic; the answer is either right or wrong. Getting the answer to a challenging question is such a satisfying feeling!"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      10 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      What I enjoy most is the students; they are so enthusiastic and eager to learn! Also, not to forget the great colleagues that I work with there. It is such a positive place to be!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Two tips: Do maths at least one hour a day; work with past IB examination questions and always use the formula booklet. Be very familiar with your GDC.

      About me

      "I love the discovery of a new aspect of the meaning of texts I have read several times."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      8 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The students, always. And the enthusiasm of everyone involved.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Reflect, focus, and “chunk” your study. Stay realistic and invest in your strengths.

      About me

      "I love Chemistry and its concepts, which successfully explain life. The two most important ones are attraction (in chemical bonding) and competition (in rates of reaction and in many other areas of chemistry.)"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      15 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The highly intellectual talks with colleagues and students. OSC is more than Professional Development for me; it is an invaluable experience.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Mind maps, peer teaching, past papers questions practice, asking experts and of course attending OSC IB Exam Courses.

      COVID-19 Adapted

      Feel safe so that you can focus on what counts.

      We've been implementing a range of measures to offer you COVID-19 adapted at location courses, guaranteeing you a worry-free and safe experience. We’ve handpicked the locations that allow us to put into practice all of the following measures:

      Social Distancing

      We have optimised every inch of space in our classrooms, common areas and offices to ensure that everyone has the space to work comfortably and safely.

      Staggered Class Times

      Our classes run on different schedules throughout the day, to reduce footfall in common areas and to avoid any crowding or queues before class, during breaks and at the end of the day.

      Face Coverings

      Every member of staff and all of our students are required to wear face coverings at all times, unless they are seated at their designated work stations.

      Temperature Checks on Arrival

      Every individual who enters the venue is required to check in and have their temperature taken and contact details recorded. Daily temperature checks provide an added line of defence to our staff and students while on course.
      Martin Bluemel

      Martin Bluemel

      Chemistry examiner and teacher formerly at:Taunton School, UK

      Ian Lucas

      Ian Lucas

      Maths examiner and author, and formerly teacher at:Sevenoaks School, UK and St Peter’s, Adelaide

      Pat Roby

      Pat Roby

      Maths and Physics teacher at:International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland

      Nisha Bauluck

      Nisha Bauluck

      Maths examiner and teacher at:St Clare’s, UK

      Duncan McCulloch

      Duncan McCulloch

      Geography author and teacher at:International School of Leipzig, Germany

      Joe Gauci

      Joe Gauci

      History teacher at:Malvern College, UK

      Kavita Mathai

      Kavita Mathai

      English Literature and Language & Literature teacher, formerly at:Lauriston Girls’ School and Preshil School, Melbourne

      Dave Allen

      Dave Allen

      Chemistry author and teacher at:Canford School, UK

      Surita Devi Nair

      Surita Devi Nair

      Maths teacher at:Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet, Sweden

      Anna Androulaki

      Anna Androulaki

      IB English Literature and Language & Literature author and teacher, formerly at:TASIS and UWC China

      Margarita Mechkova

      Margarita Mechkova

      Chemistry teacher at:Heidelberg International School, Germany

      About me

      "I've been teaching chemistry ever since university where I studied biochemistry and I always enjoyed explaining it to people who were interested to know more. Chemistry is a challenging subject at IB Diploma level, so I find it very rewarding to help motivated students who need to understand it better and improve their grade."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      28 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      An OSC course gives students the opportunity to focus exclusively on chemistry for a few days - something that is not normally possible at school. I can help students join up what they have learnt and see how the subject fits together, so it is great when you can see it begin to make much so more sense.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Memorise carefully the facts you need to know (and make sure you know what these are), then practice as many past questions as you can, looking carefully at the feedback so you can continually improve.

      About me

      "It is always a joy to see the light dawning when I have been able to explain a mathematical concept or technique which was previously a closed book"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      22 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The camaraderie with colleagues, and making a difference for students.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Practice as many exam-style questions as possible, and if you can’t do one (or get it wrong), find out why.

      About me

      "I love teaching because it must be one of the only vocations where you can use pretty well all the skills and knowledge you have picked up throughout your life, and - even better - you (almost always!) have an appreciative audience."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      22 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      It gives me a strong injection of internationalism - you could say I'm addicted!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Quality is as or more important as quantity: get the most out of every question you practise. Don't just answer a bunch of questions. Use them to practise speed, technique, concepts... Use up every drop of one question paper before you start another.

      About me

      "Maths excites me, patterns and algebra is a way for my brain to organise and tidy up and I love a neat environment! Calculus has always been my favourite as I love a puzzle. Lately, I have been working through further statistics and really enjoy working with big data sets for modelling purposes."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      6 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I really enjoy meeting students from all over the world and watching them come together to solve the same problems. The support staff are always cheerful, helpful and generally fantastic human beings who are willing to assist no matter how tough the challenge!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      As far as maths is concerned, it is all about doing past paper questions. Start with 1 topic, and work through every paper, doing all the questions on that topic. Then do the other topics. I also recommend dividing a paper question by question. Those aiming for grade 7 should be able to attempt the most difficult questions (Q7-10).

      About me

      "Having been involved in either studying or teaching geography all of this century I am both fascinated and concerned about the changing dynamics of the planet we live on. As the subject has evolved, so has my passion. Whether it be environmental sustainability, demographic transition or how to respond to global pandemics, it continues to be the most relevant subject for encapsulating contemporary affairs."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      7 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The whole experience! There is a fantastic base of in-house OSC staff who make sure everything runs smoothly and I have the opportunity to work with great teachers and highly motivated students from all over the world.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      For geography a top tip is to combine your case-studies wherever possible. For example, your 'detailed example' of a country with uneven population distribution could also be used as your 'case-study' of a country benefitting from a demographic dividend.

      About me

      "I love trying to reconstruct the past, looking for insights into what made and makes men and women tick, and discussing with students and colleagues the array of different perspectives from which our human experience can be viewed."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      26 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I love the buzz of the revision courses and the mix of students and tutors from across the IB world community.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Start early and keep your revision active.

      About me

      "I've always loved literature so teaching the subject comes naturally to me. At university I was also introduced to linguistics which I found fascinating. So it is not surprising that I love taking my students into the worlds that literature creates or engaging them in the power of language to shape our thoughts, our understanding and our perceptions."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      2 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I like teaching with OSC because it is so effective and highly professional, while at the same time reaching the individual with a personal touch.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Structure your revision time to alternate focused study with activity. The mind needs to rest and absorb between study sessions.

      About me

      "Chemistry is about atoms and molecules and how they interact. The universe is made from the interaction of atoms and molecules. So without chemistry, there wouldn't be anything!"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      9 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      I enjoy working with students from all over the globe and seeing them come together a form a dynamic class for a small period of time.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Practice past paper questions. And then practice some more. And some more. And then check the markscheme.

      About me

      "The reason I love maths is that it there is no fuzzy logic; the answer is either right or wrong. Getting the answer to a challenging question is such a satisfying feeling!"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      10 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      What I enjoy most is the students; they are so enthusiastic and eager to learn! Also, not to forget the great colleagues that I work with there. It is such a positive place to be!

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Two tips: Do maths at least one hour a day; work with past IB examination questions and always use the formula booklet. Be very familiar with your GDC.

      About me

      "I love the discovery of a new aspect of the meaning of texts I have read several times."

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      8 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The students, always. And the enthusiasm of everyone involved.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Reflect, focus, and “chunk” your study. Stay realistic and invest in your strengths.

      About me

      "I love Chemistry and its concepts, which successfully explain life. The two most important ones are attraction (in chemical bonding) and competition (in rates of reaction and in many other areas of chemistry.)"

      Q&A

      How many years have you taught with OSC?

      15 years

      What do you enjoy about teaching with OSC?

      The highly intellectual talks with colleagues and students. OSC is more than Professional Development for me; it is an invaluable experience.

      What is your best tip for revising for exams?

      Mind maps, peer teaching, past papers questions practice, asking experts and of course attending OSC IB Exam Courses.