Oxford Study Courses is the world’s leading provider of revision courses, revision books and summer programmes for high school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.




CEO Kim Polgreen




"It is now OSC’s 28th year, and looking at it today, I am so proud of what my mother and brother created in 1990, and of what the OSC “family” of IB teachers and supporters have achieved.  Together we have helped tens of thousands of IB students with their studies, and OSC has become a wonderful global community of IB teachers and friends, ably coordinated by our fabulous, happy and hardworking Oxford team. The key to success has been that we care a great deal about what we do and work very hard to make it better and better each year. We always try to work with empathy, and with integrity: ensuring that students, teachers and staff feel comfortable and confident – so that they can do their best, and feel great about it."

Dr Kim Polgreen, Director




IB Revision and Summer Programmes

We engage world-class IB teachers from top IB schools globally, to run very high quality academic summer programmes and revision courses, in various locations around the world. Locations include Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney, Melbourne, Harvard and MIT. 

"The OSC Courses are very professionally run. The level of teaching is very high (often with professors who have written the text books or have marked exams). The intense, structured environment is an ideal boost for the final revision for the IB Exams. The added value of the marvellous environment of Oxford and the chance to mingle with other students from other schools and nationalities in the evenings, makes the week fun as well as hard work. Our children returned motivated and pumped up"

- Parent Testimonial, April 2017





IB Summer Programmes

  • Students coming from a non-IB background will get a strong introduction to the IB on our Pre-IB summer schools in UK and US – recommended by IBDPCs. 
  • Students struggling slightly with year 1, or wanting to secure predicted grades at the start of year 2 will benefit hugely from the Mid-IB programme.


IB Revision Courses

  • Time is short for these students and they should only trust those valuable final weeks to experienced IB teachers who are really skilled in helping students revise. 
  • OSC’s Oxford course is totally unique in being able to cater for students with very specific requirements.


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IB Study & Revision Guides

We offer the largest range that covers core IB subjects and options. Our IB books focus on the key areas that will help students to achieve their best at exam time. Our authors draw on their years of IB teaching experience and the unique revision skill-set they have developed by delivering OSC courses.


Read about our books